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The People’s Social Forum: Coming in 2014

Le Forum Social des Peuples (Canada, 2014)

Résumé en français : Retour sur l’énorme succès du premier rassemblement pour l’organisation du Forum social des Peuples du Canada qui aura lieu en 2014. Ce weekend préparatoire s’est tenu les 26 et 27 janvier à l’Université d’Ottawa et réunissait des représentants de la société civile (…)

Filipino Supreme Court suspends cybercrime law

La Cour suprême philippine suspend la loi sur le "cybercrime"

Des milliers de citoyens et journalistes à travers le monde se sont mobilisés contre la nouvelle loi votée aux Philippines sur le "cybercrime" qu’ils considèrent comme une porte ouverte au "cyber-autoritarisme". Ils craignent que cette loi qui légalise la surveillance des posts sur facebook, des (…)

, by Frontline , GHOSH Jayati

The new reality: migration in India

Migration en Inde : une nouvelle réalité

En Inde, de plus en plus de conflits sociaux, politiques ou économiques sont centrés autour des questions de migration. Les tensions sociales et l’instabilité en Assam, liées aux perceptions des différences générées par les migrations passées, ont trouvé un écho inquiétant dans la circulation (…)

, 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 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 (…)

, by LINKS

The Syrian revolt enters a new phase

By Richard Seymour

As Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad flees the capital, the armed segments of the revolution appear to be inflicting blows on sections of the security apparatus and taking over major cities: the revolution is turning a corner. Robert Fisk reports that a crucial dynamic now is the fracturing of an (…)

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Rohingyas’ flight

By Haroon Habib

Bangladesh is facing another influx of Rohingyas following sectarian violence in the Rakhine state in western Myanmar.
The spillover of the sectarian violence that began in early June in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, located south of Bangladesh, has once again started affecting the border regions (…)

, by Himal Southasian

Lady liberty and the ethnic cauldron

By Kanak Mani Dixit

As the applause for her singular democratic struggle subsides, Aung San Suu Kyi will have to tackle the challenge of defining a viable nation-state while responding to the multiple assertions of identity and autonomy within Burma.
As Aung San Suu Kyi returns to Burma from her two-week tour of (…)

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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 CHOMSKY Noam

Destroying the Commons: On Shredding the Magna Carta

Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of the great events in the establishment of civil and human rights, will arrive. Whether it will be celebrated, mourned, or ignored is not at all clear.
That should be a matter of serious immediate concern. What we do (…)

, by Our Water Commons

Water Solutions

As we seek to better understand what circumstances local alternatives for democratic, equitable and sustainable control of water Commons are working best, water justice activists in the North and South continue to rediscover the wealth of alternatives in the indigenous societies that so-called (…)

, by Pambazuka

Egypt’s working class and the question of organisation

By Hossam El-Hamalawy

The nascent trade union movement in Egypt will need to develop political structures for the voices of the working class to be heard in electoral processes.
‘Who is the labour candidate in this presidential election?’ This is a question I have been asked frequently in the past few days. My (…)

, by CIP Americas Program

50% of the 99%

By Laura Carlsen

This isn’t a math quiz. To put the question in non-numerical terms: where are women in the global economic crisis?
The movement of the 99 percent that began in the United States made visible the human beings who suffer the brutal inequality and injustice of an economic system that, in crisis, (…)

, by LINKS

Quebec: Huge protest backs students

By Roger Annis

Quebec’s student movement, and the swelling ranks of its popular allies, staged a huge rally and march in Montreal on May 22. The march supported the students’ fight for free, quality public education and rejected government repression. Estimates by some mainstream news outlets and by many (…)

, by Seminar Magazine

Vaccination: Need for caution

By Indira Chakravarthi

FOR almost a century now vaccination has been promoted by governments across the world as an indispensable public health measure to reduce incidence and associated mortality and morbidity from infectious diseases. In fact, use of vaccines and ability to control infectious diseases are looked (…)

, by Himal Southasian

Dhaka: Clearing Korail

By Saad Hammadi

Dhaka’s latest slum demolition shows the full scale of the Bangladeshi government’s callousness and ineptitude.
The summer heat is scorching but it does not impede the regular bustle of Korail, one of the largest slums of Dhaka, a city where an estimated quarter of the 16 million inhabitants (…)

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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 (…)

, 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 (…)

Challenges to Civil Rights Guarantees in India

By A.G Noorani and South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, Oxford University Press, 2012, 283 pages, $60
This volume consisting of nine essays thoroughly examines the status of civil rights guarantees as enshrined in the Constitution of India. Discussing the contemporary social and (…)