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, by OpenDemocracy

Are Western sanctions against Syria an option?

By Islam Qasem

In the final analysis, sanctions are unlikely to produce the desired effect in time. Assad’s killing machine will continue to target civilians, but sanctions will suck the economic and political oxygen out of the regime.
Western countries are at loss about how to pressure Bashar al-Assad to end (...)

, by Social Watch

Women living in a globalized world

Globalization has contributed to the destabilization and marginalization of women, but has also meant enhanced communications and organization and atransnational connectivity that must be united asorganizations and networks struggle to sustain themselves and maintain resilience in the face of (...)

, by Russel Tribunal on Palestine

Interview with patron Noam Chomsky

Interviewed by Frank Barat, Coordinator of the Russel Tribunal on Palestine, Noam Chomsky answers a series of six questions regarding the major current international issues such as the role of intellectuals in challenging the established order, the Arab Revolutions or corporate power. He ends (...)

, by The Hindu

Cross-line of control trade and peace-building

By Anita Joshua

Since cross-LoC trade began between Muzaffarabad-Uri and Poonch-Rawalakot, traders have found a way of insulating the process from outside influences with a fair amount of success.
“Both sides agreed to convene a meeting of the Working Group on cross-Line of Control (LoC) Confidence Building (...)

, by Ciranda (EN)

Taoufik Ben Abdallah: Brazil’s experience can inspire Tunisia

The Tunisian Taoufik Ben Abdallah has lived in Dakar for many years. As the news about the conflict in Tunisia began to spread, he was working on the organization of the World Social Forum, whose next edition was taking place in that Senegalian capital. As member of the International Council of (...)

, by CHOMSKY Noam

New World of Indigenous Resistance

Noam Chomsky and Voices from North, South, and Central America

Indigenous societies today face difficult choices: can they develop, modernize, and advance without endangering their sacred traditions and communal identity? Specifically, can their communities benefit from national education while resisting the tendency of state-imposed programs to undermine (...)

, by Al jazeera

The great land grab: India’s war on farmers

Par Vandana Shiva

Land is a valuable asset that should be used to better humanity through farming and ecology.
Land is life. It is the basis of livelihoods for peasants and indigenous people across the Third World and is also becoming the most vital asset in the global economy. As the resource demands of (...)

, by Frontline

Oil colonialism

By John Cherian

“Cooperating with Iran’s energy industry” is not the sole reason for the U.S. decision to impose sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil company.
VENEZUELA has become the latest country to be put under economic sanctions by the United States for doing business with Iran. In the last week of May, the (...)

, by SACSIS

France BRICS up emerging economies

By M K Bhadrakumar

Former United States secretary of state Henry Kissinger once complained that Europe didn’t have a single telephone number. He didn’t know who to turn to as the authentic voice of Europe. The same can be said today about BRICS, the grouping that has come to personify the best and the brightest (...)

, by Common Dreams

Gaza’s economic crisis reflects the indignity of occupation

By Michelle Chen

While governments in Europe and the U.S. scramble to boost jobs and revive markets, one country in the “developed” world is striving to pauperize an entire society.
The Gaza Strip is both an occupied territory and a no man’s land; its disenfranchised population has for years remained trapped (...)

, by Pambazuka

Strengthening public water

South–South–North public–public partnerships

By Samir Bensaid
This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
While both North–South partnerships and (...)

, by Pambazuka

Public-Public Partnerships in water

An overview

By David Hall
This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Donors and development banks have largely focused on (...)

, by Pambazuka

Water privatisation: Senegal at the crossroads

By Olivier Petitjean and Elimane Diouf

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
While the Senegalese government wishes to ‘disengage financially (...)

, by Pambazuka

Africa: access to water and privatisation

Why proclaim access to water a fundamental human right?

By Jacques Cambon
This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Despite UN recognition of access ‘to safe and (...)