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  1. Focus on the Global South

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    Focus on the Global South combines policy research, advocacy, activism, and grassroots capacity-building in order to generate critical analysis and encourage debates on national and international policies related to corporate-led globalisation, neo-liberalism and militarisation.

  2. World Development Movement

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    The UK-based WDM campaigns tackle the root causes of poverty focusing on issues such as debt, trade, privatisation and climate change.

  3. Flower seed

    RedFAL - Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion and Participative Democracy

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    The FAL network is a meeting space and joint discussion with the World Social Forum from which local authorities involved in the protest movement against neo-liberal logic promote an agenda based on peace, social inclusion, participatory democracy, inter-city solidarity, the defense and promotion of public utilities, the right to the city and a sustainable environment, and respect for...

  4. Australian Overseas Development Assistance and the Rural Poor

    • Dianto Bachriadi
    11 November 2009

    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.

  5. Land Reform Policies in Belgian Official Development Assistance

    • Jonas Vanreusel
    01 September 2009

    For the most part of its history, the Belgian Official Development Assistance (ODA) focused on narrow agricultural productivity issues. With the slow but steady insertion of Belgian ODA into the international development community’s priorities, instruments and methods, Belgium started to focus on broader rural development.

  6. Public Services & Democracy Works on

    04 July 2009

    Public Services & Democracy works on a range of subjects and issues.

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    Binayak case puts democracy on trial

    Praful Bidwai
    19 May 2009
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    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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    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.

  9. About Public Sector Alternatives

    26 September 2009

    The Public Alternatives project works to build a strong countervailing force that reverses privatisation and helps construct democratic, accountable and effective public services. The project is also exploring the potential of other state-owned enterprises to lead an alternative, more human-centred and environmentally-sensitive development approach.

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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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    Cuba Undertakes Reforms in Midst of Economic Crisis

    Roger Burbach
    21 September 2009
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    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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    Civic Driven Change - A concise guide to the basics

    • Kees Biekart, Alan Fowler
    26 April 2009
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    This short booklet introduces new ideas about how civil society is taking charge in guiding development by taking key roles in society to respond to the most pressing issues the world faces such as poverty, injustice, conflict and environmental degradation.
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    Public service reform - But not as we know it! (Picnic Publishing, 2009)

    • Hilary Wainwright, Matthew Little
    17 March 2009
    Book

    "A fascinating and lively account of how it is by strengthening democracy, involving workers and citizens we can transform our public services. It truly kicks privatisation into touch!" (Baroness Helena Kennedy)

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    Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy (Seagull, 2009)

    • Hilary Wainwright
    27 October 2009
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    Reclaim the State sets out on a journey from Brazil to Britain to discover how people are creating new, stronger forms of democracy. The book shows that the foundations for new political directions for deepening democracy already exist, and provides imaginative and practical tools for building on them.

  15. A real green deal

    Hilary Wainwright, Andy Bowman
    09 October 2009
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    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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    Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge launched

    Hilary Wainwright
    19 November 2009
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    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.

  17. Edgardo Lander

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    Voices from the World Social Forum

    04 February 2009
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    US-Cuba politics play out at OAS gathering

    Roger Burbach
    02 June 2009
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    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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