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    Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge launched

    Hilary Wainwright
    19 November 2009
    Article

    An international coalition has launched Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge as a response to the recent agreement of the European Commission on the “protection” of Internet access, brought under the pressure of the lobbies of the culture industry.

  2. A real green deal

    Hilary Wainwright, Andy Bowman
    09 October 2009
    Article

    35 years ago, workers at the Lucas Aerospace company formulated an ‘alternative corporate plan’ to convert military production to socially useful and environmentally desirable purposes. What are the lessons for greening the world economy today?

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    Cuba Undertakes Reforms in Midst of Economic Crisis

    Roger Burbach
    21 September 2009
    Article
    The long food queues in Cuba are still causing frustration, but the open process Raul Castro is following to resolve these issues heralds a new path to socialism in the 21st century.
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    Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela (New Documentary)

    Pablo Navarrete
    02 September 2009
    Article

    A thoughtful insight into the achievements and challenges of the Venezuelan revolution, ten years after Hugo Chavez took office.

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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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    Back to basics

    Praful Bidwai
    30 June 2009
    Article
    The Left can recover from its rout only through radical rethinking and mass mobilisation on working people’s gut-level 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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    US-Cuba politics play out at OAS gathering

    Roger Burbach
    02 June 2009
    Article
    The United States is facing a virtually united front of Latin American nations demanding that Cuba be readmitted to the Organization of American States (OAS) that meets in Tegucigalpa, Honduras today.
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    Reading the verdict

    Praful Bidwai
    02 June 2009
    Article
    The Indian electorate has delivered its judgment on parties - the BJP has been punished for its divisiveness, the Congress rewarded for inclusiveness, and the Left told it must correct course
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    Why Has Cuba Become a Difficult Problem for the Left?

    Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    28 May 2009
    Article
    Both Cuba and the left have evolved during half a century along different paths, but now is the hour for the left worldwide to give back what it owes Cuba for being what it is.
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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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    Aam Aadmi please, not India Inc

    Praful Bidwai
    23 May 2009
    Article
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    Binayak case puts democracy on trial

    Praful Bidwai
    19 May 2009
    Article

    India has never before witnessed such mobilisation of international and national support for a person imprisoned within its borders. Twentytwo Nobel laureates from different countries have issued spirited statements of protest against the continued detention of Dr Binayak Sen, a public health activist and civil liberties defender.

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    Isolating the BJP

    Praful Bidwai
    06 May 2009
    Article
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    Public spending, public control

    Hilary Wainwright
    05 May 2009
    Article
    Local experiments in public reform are more democratic and cost-effective than the government's centralised bailouts
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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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    BJP succumbs to Moditva

    Praful Bidwai
    02 May 2009
    Article
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    »Indien ist nach rechts gerückt«

    Achin Vanaik, Interview von Gerhard Klas
    29 April 2009
    Article
    Koalition unter Führung der Kongreß-Partei oder unter der rechtsgerichteten Hindu-Partei BJP – wirtschaftspolitisch ist es egal, wer bei den Wahlen gewinnt. Ein Gespräch mit Achin Vanaik
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    Public Service Reform – Geordie Style

    Henry Kippin
    21 April 2009
    In the media
    The book "Public Service Reform…but not as we know it!" is a timely reminder of the public sector’s capacity to drive internal reform and cost savings – based on a case study of Newcastle Council’s ICT infrastructure over the last nine years.
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