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, by Infochange

Papamma’s victory marks a milestone in the domestic workers’ struggle

By Anuja Mirchandaney

Papamma, a domestic worker in Bangalore, took her employers to court and managed to receive a favourable judgment. This is a historic victory for perhaps the most vulnerable segment of unorganised workers, made possible by the support of a trade union, a dedicated team of advocates and a labour (...)

, by Eurozine

Markets and migrants in the care economy

By Fiona Williams

This article has initially been published in Soundings, N°47, 2011.
The male breadwinner model of the welfare state has given way to the adult worker model, however care work continues to be left to migrant women, writes Fiona Williams. The privatisation of care favoured by contemporary policy (...)

, by Amazon Watch

Brazilian government pressured over human rights resolution on Amazon dam

By AIDA, Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network

Organizations Worldwide Call on Brazil to Respect a Resolution from Inter-American Commission to Suspend the Belo Monte Dam
Washington, D.C. – In a series of letters sent to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, nearly 100 prominent Brazilian and international human rights and environmental (...)

African Women Writing Resistance

An Anthology of Contemporary Voices

Edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez , Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin, £16.95, 360 pages.
Confronting entrenched social inequality and inadequate access to resources, women across Africa are working with determination and imagination to improve their material conditions and (...)

, by TNI

The Road to Hell is paved with ’humanitarian interventions’

Western Violence, the Hippocratic Oath, & the Second Arab Revolt, by Tom Reifer

Will the outcome of the Western intervention in Libya be positive for its people ? A look at history shows what came of ’good intentions’ and promises in the past.
“It would have been a breach of duty to have left the population prey to anarchy—deprived of all the apparatus of civilized life. (...)

How To Bypass Internet Censorship

284 pages, 10 euros

Most of governements have tools and laws allowing to lead surveillance and block of the use of cybernaut. This tools are produced by great private society. They are widely used by dictatorships against there own people, to control information and to take off the most troublesome.
To fight (...)

, by Down to earth

Polavaram fraud

The Polavaram dam on the Godavari could displace 400,000 people and submerge nearly 4,000 hectares of forestland. Most of the people threatened to be displaced cannot be relocated until their rights over forestland are recognised under the Forest Rights Act. How did the Andhra Pradesh (...)

, by Waterjustice.org

The politics of achieving the Right to Water

By Mthandeki Nhlapo, Peter Waldorff, Susan George

National ministers from Africa gathered with hundreds of people from United Nations agencies, development banks, public water operators, non-profit groups and trade unions from around the world to celebrate World Water Day on March 22 in Cape Town. A priority on the agenda: responding to the (...)

, by Grain

There can be no justifications for land grabbing!

“There can be no justifications for land grabbing!” social movements and CSOs tell World Bank, UN agencies and governments
17 April 2011
Today, on the International Day of Peasant Struggles, prominent farmers, fisherfolk, human rights and research organisations have sharply criticised the World (...)

, by Frontline

Critical cohort

By T.K. Rajalakshmi

Finally, it has been recognised that adolescents constitute a very critical category in the overall battle against poverty and inequity. It is for this reason that the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) flagship report, “The State of the World’s Children 2011”, focusses exclusively on (...)

, by Himal Southasian

Sri Lanka: Dare not criticise

After many months of work, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka submitted its report to the Sri Lankan government. Though the report has only been sent to Colombo for review, and the formal release is still awaited as Himal goes to press, extracts have already (...)

, by Pambazuka

Reclaiming African History

Jacques Depelchin, £12.95

Depelchin’s thought-provoking essays show that through African histories it is possible to reconnect to all the histories of those who have been disconnected: shackdwellers, the poor, the dispossessed. His analysis of African history demonstrates how peoples have been forced into looking at (...)

, by OpenDemocracy

Refolution in the Arab world

A new word is needed to describe these events of recent months. They should be called ‘refolutions’, radical refusals of the old choice between reform and revolution - remarkably sensitive to the grave dangers and high costs of using violent means to get their way.
Great revolutionary (...)

, by Down to earth

Biotech industry has a new patron

Department of Biotechnology is playing venture capitalist to private companies to push biotech research in agriculture.
WHY would a company with a turnover of Rs 9,712 crore and profits of Rs 933 crore want a research loan of less than Rs 10 crore from the government? Ask the Department of (...)

, by IPS

Theatre as HIV Prevention Tool in Native Communities

By Danilo Valladares

Poverty, lack of access to education and taboos about sexuality have hampered campaigns for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS among indigenous communities in Guatemala. These constraints have led to the development of new ways of communicating vital information, like theatre.
"We put on a (...)

, by The Hindu

Jan Lokpal bill: addressing concerns

Corruption in India has grown to alarming proportions because of policies that have created enormous incentives for its proliferation, coupled with the lack of an effective institution that can investigate and prosecute the corrupt. [...] The draft bill seeks to create an institution that will (...)

, by Himal Southasian

The long shadow of authoritarianism

Is the Maldives heading towards a democratic reversal? When the recent revolutions in West Asia and North Africa raised the dissent of the governed to an unprecedented crescendo, President Mohamed Nasheed was quick to remind Maldivians of their shared political trajectory with the Egyptians. (...)

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Labour Issues: United action

Trade unions of all hues join forces in an unprecedented manner and present a charter of demands to the government. In a rare show of unity, and for the first time since Independence, around one lakh workers affiliated to eight central trade unions and national industrial federations, including (...)

, by Electronic Intifada

Israel investing $1.6 million in "new media warriors"

By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours

The Israeli military establishment is once again on the offensive, but instead of high-tech weaponry and missiles, it is using computer screens, keyboards and rapid wireless connections to fight what Israeli military representatives are dubbing a "new media war."
In early February, military (...)