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  1. What the Wikileaks leaks don't reveal

    Kamil Mahdi
    29 October 2010
    Article

    The Wikileaks revelations demonstrate the great extent to which Iraqi loss of life and US-British cruelty has been under-reported, but what we know is only the tip of the iceberg.

  2. Bankers, bonuses and 'brains'

    aleksej
    28 October 2010
    Article

    As British bankers pocket more than 7 billion pounds in bonuses and the government takes an axe to public spending - business leaders deign to declare themselves worthy, for having 'better brains.'

  3. Obama’s Trip to India: Don’t Rush into a Bilateral Investment Treaty

    Sarah Anderson
    28 October 2010
    Article

    The U.S. and India should not sign a treaty that will only serve the short-term interests of large corporations, and undermine the authority of governments to protect their people from financial crisis.

  4. Buying the present selling the future

    28 October 2010
    Article

    Considerations from Greenaccord’s VIII International Forum on the Protection of Nature in Cuneo, Italy

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    Misplaced euphoria over UN seat

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    India 's policy-makers are beguiled by deceptive symbols of “prestige” like the Commonwealth Games, G-20 membership and nuclear arsenals. Is this really what India should do with its growing power?

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    Returning from the Middle Ages

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    Three options are available to the litigants after the Allahabad High Court judgment in the Babri mosque case. They can accept the judgment; negotiate a mutual compromise; or appeal the judgment in the Supreme Court.

  7. Relying on Big Brother’s Aadhaar

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    The fundamental assumptions underlying Aadhaar are flawed. Its likely social benefits will be minuscule in relation to its cost and the public will pay a huge price through exclusion from social services, surveillance, loss of privacy, and strengthening a Big Brother state.

  8. Poor recovery, high costs

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    The Great Recession shows no clear signs of ending, but conservative solutions to it have already wrought great long-term social damage.

  9. The Kashmir Interlocutors’ Panel

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    There's widespread disappointment over India's choice of negotiators for the recent dialogue over Kashmir, which looks more like an effort to pretend - in advance of Obama's visit to the country - that the government is "doing something" about the situation.

  10. What would Gandhi say to a seat in the Security Council?

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    The Indian government should not waste its energies vying for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, but redirect the use of its power radically.

  11. This is no model for development: the "Neoliberal Games" in India

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    The flawed neoliberal notion behind India's hosting of the Commonwealth Games, that 'development' starts with attracting foreign capital investment - has brought only corruption and the destruction of communities to Dehli.

  12. Restoring Public Faith In Rule of Law

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    One of the few institutions which people respect and trust has injured the faith of large numbers of citizens. How should the Supreme Court deal with the appeals that are certain to be filed before it against the Allahabad High Court judgment on the Babri Masjid issue?

  13. From apartheid South Africa to Palestine

    Patrick Bond
    28 October 2010
    Article

    With settlement expansion and continuing human rights abuses against Palestinians, the lessons from the anti-apartheid movement continue to motivate the growing global opposition to the occupation.

  14. Of tall caims and low cunning

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    Aadhaar - the Indian government policy dishonestly marketed as a social security-related scheme, actually originates from “national security” concerns, with nefarious implications for surveillance, profiling and tracking of citizens.

  15. Norma Rae Would Be Proud

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    28 October 2010
    Article

    While intellectuals debate whether Russia has a civil society, union leaders created an organization independent of government control with thousands of members.

  16. Alternatives to neo-liberal globalisation

    28 October 2010
    Article

    Alternatives to neo-liberal globalisation are needed that not only change people-to-people and South-South relations and situations, but also South-North relations and inter-actions to the benefit of all of humanity and our common planetary home.

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    UN expert calls for a fundamental shift in global drug control policy

    26 October 2010
    Article

    At a press conference in New York on Tuesday 26 October, 2010, at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly, one of the UN’s key human rights experts will call for a fundamental rethink of international drug policy. Anand Grover, from India, is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health, whose mandate is derived from the UN Human Rights Council.

  18. What the World Can Learn from Switzerland’s Drug Policy Shift

    Peter Sarosi
    25 October 2010
    Article

    This short film by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), a grantee of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program, outlines how the country successfully resolved these problems through the introduction of an innovative national drug policy based on scientifically proven methods, not rhetoric.

  19. Pachakuti: Indigenous perspectives, degrowth and ecosocialism

    Bob Thomson
    22 October 2010
    Article

    We have to talk to, learn from and support the indigenous movements which have inserted ecosocialist and degrowth like concepts into the formal constitutions, as in the states of Bolivia and Ecuadorian.

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    Marijuana and Democracy – All Eyes on California

    John Walsh
    22 October 2010
    Article

    “Democracy is the worst form of government,” as Churchill once put it, “except all those other forms that have been tried.”  Whatever else it should include, it’s hard to imagine democracy without regular, free and fair elections that express the majority’s preferences.

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