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    New Politics News

    05 February 2009
    Article

    News from the New Politics programme (last updated in February 2009).

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    Why Obama will read the riot act to Arroyo

    06 August 2009
    Article

    Reading Arroyo the riot act would not be a gesture of benevolence on the part of Washington. It is one that would serve the US’s current interests as Obama discerns them.

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    A flu for all seasons

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    17 November 2009
    Article

    Swine flu is quite handy to politicians, who can use it to postpone elections, or justify a state of emergency, if needed.

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    Fellows meeting 2006

    19 June 2006 - Event
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    Cross of Charter impasse, unfolding economy

    Walden Bello
    30 June 2009
    Article
    With its representative institutions severely weakened by unscrupulous political machinations, the fate of our constitutional democracy will once again depend on the direct democracy of the streets
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    Key to economic recovery lies in unlocking workers' creativity

    Hilary Wainwright
    05 May 2009
    Article
    The future of our public services will be as central to the next election as the future of the economy. The experience of Newcastle City Council shows that most political party leaders are wrong when they believe the solution lies in further competition and outsourcing.
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    Water: a common good, public management, and alternatives

    09 October 2009
    Multi-media

    Water justice activists gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia in August 2008 to envision just and sustainable models of water stewardship and to build alliances that will bring these visions to fruition. A compelling visual insight into a dynamic international movement building practical alternatives to privatization.

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    The great capitulation

    Praful Bidwai
    07 September 2009
    Article
    Indians and Pakistanis have to develop a common, rational understanding of the partition story that is free of nationalist prejudice -- although Jaswant Singh makes little contribution to this.
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    Land, Rural Social Movements and Democratisation in Indonesia

    Dianto Bachriadi
    30 June 2009
    Article

    Although support from urban-based students and activists was important, the rural protest in Indonesia during President Suharto's regime was built on continued protest and organisation around land issues.

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    Pro-Poor Policy Reforms and Governance in State/Public Lands:

    Jennifer Franco
    17 June 2009
    Article

    This paper attempts to specify the key criteria of a ‘pro-poor land policy’ and ‘truly democratic land governance’ concerning state/public lands, using the lessons from activist databases, including that of the international human rights organization Foodfirst Information and Action Network (FIAN).

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    A caring State

    Praful Bidwai
    25 June 2009
    Article
    Unless Left parties acknowledge their blunders and rebuild their links with progressive intellectuals and civil society activists, and involve them as well in changing course, they will face marginalisation and a historic decline.
  13. Flower seed

    William Gumede

    Profile

    William Gumede is Associate Professor & Convener, Political Economy, Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Senior Associate & Program Director, Africa Asia Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London....

  14. Aam Aadmi please, not India Inc

    Praful Bidwai
    26 May 2009
    Article
    India's general election has produced a decisive verdict which sets a new political trend after 20 years. The people have sent the Bharatiya Janata Party [Images] packing and emphatically rejected its politics of exclusion, communal divisiveness and ethnic hatred. The results shatter the BJP's claim to be a 'natural' party of governance on a par with the Congress and the national alternative to it. The difference in the two parties's vote-shares has widened from 4 percentage points to nearly 10 percentage points, putting the Congress in a different league.
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    Now to complete the democratic revolution

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 May 2009
    Article
    The current anger in Britain over MPs' misuse of public money is more than outrage at the pathetic greed of public representatives. It is a fury over a deep-seated failure of public control of public money, that should now be the basis of a movement to complete the unfinished struggle for popular sovereignty
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    Default in Europe

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    16 December 2009
    Article

    The Euro zone crisis cannot be staved off. A building with the bad foundation cannot be durable.

  17. Transnational agrarian movements: struggling for land and citizenship rights

    Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    01 April 2009
    Article
    La Vía Campesina’s transnational campaign in protest against neoliberal land policies has helped to generate new meanings of global citizenship.
     
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    Burma: Neither War Nor Peace

    05 July 2009
    Report

    Whilst a twenty year ceasefire still holds, there is unlikely to be peace and democracy in Burma without a political settlement that addresses ethnic minority needs and goals.

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    Obama’s overture to Islamic world

    Praful Bidwai
    15 June 2009
    Article