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, by The conversation , BALDWIN Andrew

Why we should abandon the concept of the ‘climate refugee’

It is entirely reasonable to assume that as climate change intensifies, it will result in more human migration and displacement. Images of Bangladeshis seeking refuge from the latest cyclone or Californians fleeing suburban wildfires affirm a sense that climate change is driving the next great migration. And yet the great paradox of climate migration is that there is no such as thing as a “climate migrant” or “climate refugee”.

, by Radical Ecological Democracy , ESTEVA Gustavo

A Path To Freedom

It is possible to say that underdevelopment afflicted me when I was 13 years old. On January 20, 1949 I became underdeveloped along with two billion other people of the non-western world, the former colonies, when president Truman took office and adopted the word as a political emblem of (...)

The Two Sudans : a tour of the neighborhood

Les deux Soudans : Un tour de voisinage

Résumé en français : Avant l’indépendance du Sud-Soudan en juillet 2011, le Soudan était le plus grand pays d’Afrique, et partageait une frontière avec neuf pays.
Aujourd’hui, les deux Soudans sont au cœur d’une région au contexte géopolitique compliqué où se rejoignent le Sahara, le Sahel, la Corne de (...)

, 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 rapide de (...)

, 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 (...)

, 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 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 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 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 (...)

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

By Walter Rodney, Pamabzuka Press, June 2012, £14.95
Rodney’s classic study of the impact of European capitalism on the continent of Africa continues to provoke, inspire, and educate - it resonates more than ever before. Angela Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz
Few books have been as (...)

, by Frontline

Potential of BRICS

By Jayati Ghosh

Despite their differences, its member-countries face some common challenges, which they could address by developing new, coordinated strategies.
Strange things happen in the world. Imagine the formation of a grouping of countries spread across the globe only for the simple reason that an (...)