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    Key to economic recovery lies in unlocking workers' creativity

    Hilary Wainwright
    05 May 2009
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    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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    Bolivia’s New Constitution

    05 February 2009
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    Against a barrage of opposition media propaganda funded by Bolivia’s elites, the new constitution was approved with 61% of the popular vote. Bolivia was once the prized pupil for its wholesale application of policies encouraged by the IMF and the World Bank. Now it is one of the countries articulating an alternative.
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    Isolating the BJP

    Praful Bidwai
    06 May 2009
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    The convenient crisis of civilisation

    Christophe Aguiton
    11 February 2009
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    Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela (New Documentary)

    Pablo Navarrete
    02 September 2009
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    A thoughtful insight into the achievements and challenges of the Venezuelan revolution, ten years after Hugo Chavez took office.

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    New Politics News

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

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    BJP succumbs to Moditva

    Praful Bidwai
    02 May 2009
    Article
  9. Edgardo Lander

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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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    Et Tu, Daniel? The Sandinista Revolution Betrayed

    Roger Burbach
    01 March 2009
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    Why Has Cuba Become a Difficult Problem for the Left?

    Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    28 May 2009
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    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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    Reading the verdict

    Praful Bidwai
    02 June 2009
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    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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    Voices from the World Social Forum

    04 February 2009
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    Land, Rural Social Movements and Democratisation in Indonesia

    Dianto Bachriadi
    30 June 2009
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    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
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    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).

  17. Hilary Wainwright

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    Hilary Wainwright is a leading researcher and writer on the emergence of new forms of democratic accountability within parties, movements and the state. She is the driving force and editor behind Red Pepper, a popular British new left magazine, and has documented countless examples of resurgent democratic movements from Brazil to Britain and the lessons they provide for progressive politics....

  18. Australian Overseas Development Assistance and the Rural Poor

    • Dianto Bachriadi
    11 November 2009
    Report

    Australian overseas development assistance is not simply driven by a desire to assist poorer countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The fundamental premise of Australian aid is, first and foremost, its own national interest.

  19. 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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