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, by MASSIAH Gustave

Getting out of neoliberalism

Neoliberalism is in crisis but still dominating. Position concerning neoliberalism plays a major political role. We could confirm it recently in all countries of Maghreb and Machrek. After 2011, the new cycle of struggles and revolutions has offered and is still offering great hopes. They (...)

, by Mapping the commons

Mapping the Commons of Athens and Istanbul

Cartographier les Communs d’Athènes et Istanbul

Face aux politiques néolibérales, quel rôle les Communs peuvent-ils jouer ? Des citoyens en Grèce d’abord puis à Istanbul ont décidé d’explorer cette question en cartographiant les Communs. Les cartes en ligne et les vidéos rendent visibles les expériences qui soutiennent la vie quotidienne des gens, à (...)

, by SciDev.Net

Agricultural biotechnology ’should be open source’

Les biotechnologies agricoles devraient être ’open source’

Résumé en français : Pour certains scientifiques, l’intégration des principes de l’accès libre aux biotechnologies agricoles pourrait procurer d’énormes avantages aux pays en développement.
[NEW DELHI] Open source biotechnology, through which biotechnology inventions are made freely available for others (...)

, by Himal Southasian , ADVE Nagraj

"Development" at uncommon cost

Le coût exhorbitant du développement

Cet article rend compte de l’ouvrage ’Communities, Commons and Corporations" édité par Perspectives, une organisation non-gouvernementale d’étudiants et chercheurs de l’université de Delhi. Leur objectif est de "rendre compte de la vie et des luttes des populations qui se situent à la marge de la loi (...)

, by MASSIAH Gustave

Reflections on the European Social Movement

For several years we have been faced with the need to build a European Social Movement, with all its challenges. The European Social Forums were, for a while, an expression of this dynamic. But we must admit that this dynamic is now faltering, due to the changing situation of Europe and in (...)

, by SACSIS

South African Television’s Accumulation by Dispossession

By Jane Duncan

Last month, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) released draft Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) regulations for a second round of public consultations. The DTT transition provides South Africa with an opportunity to address the uneven development of television, (...)

, by Infochange

Profiting from the needy

By Samir Nazareth

Samir Nazareth questions cause-related marketing which extends a corporation’s markets – for water purification sachets or sanitary napkins — in the guise of providing essential services to the poor.
In Bhopal, Unilever and Population Services International (PSI) are sensitising citizens to the (...)

, by Down to earth

Sunshine sector loses sheen

By Kushal Pal Singh and Jonas Hamberg

About 40 kilometres from Delhi, in the bustling real estate market of Noida-Greater Noida, lies the biggest irony that the renewable energy industry faces. Indosolar, the country’s largest manufacturer of solar photovoltaic cells, has set up a 400 megawatt unit. [...]
Polysilicon wafers, the (...)

, by SACSIS

Youth Unemployment: A Global Challenge

By Glenn Ashton

All over the world the youngest, historically most employable sector of society is struggling to find secure employment. In China an estimated one third of college graduates are unable to get work. In Spain and Greece unemployment amongst the youth has risen above 50%. In South Africa it is (...)

, by OpenDemocracy

Can disruptive policy create a sustainable finance system?

By Chris Hewett

The ideas for creating a new and sustainable finance system are out there. If this thinking doesn’t get greater exposure to policy makers and the media, the world of finance will remain a barrier to social and environmental progress.
Since the financial crisis of 2007/8, there remains an (...)

, by Frontline

Patent to plunder

By Amit Sengupta

India’s efforts to produce and supply life-saving drugs at affordable prices face challenges from multinational companies trying to “evergreen” their patents.
THE average life expectancy across the globe has increased from around 30 years a century ago to over 65 years today. This has been made (...)

, by Upside Down World

Ecuador: Plurinational March for Life, Water, and Dignity

By Marc Becker

Thousands of Indigenous protestors carrying a giant rainbow flag arrived in Ecuador’s capital of Quito on March 22 (World Water Day) after a two-week Plurinational March for Life, Water, and Dignity of the Peoples. The march was in opposition to government plans to commence with large-scale (...)

, by Frontline

India’s Budget: Losing direction

By Jayati Ghosh

The Budget provides proof of the United Progressive Alliance government having forgotten the importance of its own “flagship schemes”.
BUDGET 2012-13 provides conclusive proof that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has lost its way. It has managed the remarkable feat of upsetting (...)