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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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    Need-based development in a free, just society: the lasting legacy of Mahatma Gandhi

    Praful Bidwai
    17 February 2010
    Article

    An emphasis on popular mobilisation,  essential to enfranchising the millions who were excluded from public life and political processes for centuries, remains one of Gandhi’s epochal successes.

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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)

  4. Philippines: Food for a Rooted Future

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    20 January 2011
    Article

    The successful initiatives of farmers to take back control of their lives and gain food security are empowering communities in the Philippines and around the world.

  5. Big Brother is watching you!

    Praful Bidwai
    15 April 2010
    Article

    India’s government has rushed to approve the Unique Identity Project without any discussion of the risks to citizens’ privacy and its possible misuse by the State.

  6. The Davos Class

    Susan George
    24 January 2012
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    The Davos class run our major institutions, know exactly what they want, and are well organized, but they have weaknesses too. For they are wedded to an ideology that isn't working and they have virtually no ideas nor imagination to resolve this.

  7. Indignados movement takes root in Barcelona

    Hilary Wainwright
    18 October 2011
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    Five months since the launch of the indignados movement, Spain is witnessing the emergence of an experimental movement committed to profound democratisation where leadership is shared and learnt.

  8. Ten years later: challenges and proposals for another possible world

    Susan George
    21 January 2010
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    The WSF must work to strengthen and deepen the alliance of social movements with environmental campaigners, that was forged in Copenhagen, and broaden the alliance to include peace and conflict organisations as well.

     
  9. 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.

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    Fellows meeting 2007

    19 June 2007
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    A revolution without borders: reappraising Bolivia’s crisis

    Samuel Grove, Pablo Navarrete
    17 December 2008
    Article
  12. Dissidents or traitors?

    Atilio Boron
    31 March 2010
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    When the “free press” condemns the imprisonment of dissidents in Cuba, they fail to mention that similar attempts to overthrow countries with foreign help would also face imprisonment in most countries worldwide.

  13. The hidden Citizens' Revolution for Public Water

    Satoko Kishimoto
    16 April 2015
    Article

    Growing numbers of communities are reversing past privatizations in the public sector and delivering even better public services in the process.

  14. Budapest Water Summit offers mirage of water for all

    Satoko Kishimoto
    15 October 2013
    Article

    It had been billed as a summit to push for universal access to water, but attending the Budapest Water Summit held last week felt like grasping at a mirage of water in a desert. The slogans and appearance were attractive, but held no prospect of delivering the human right to water for all.

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    Literary Fascism

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    22 September 2009
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    While browsing through a major Moscow bookstore recently, I happened to notice one bookshelf with a tersely written label that read, simply, “Jews.” It contained a randomly arranged collection of books on the ancient history of Palestine, tracts on Judeo-Masonic conspiracy theories, memoirs of escaped Holocaust victims, pamphlets written by “revisionist historians” arguing that the Holocaust never happened, Russian-language publications from Israel, and a large number of books that I would classify as practical guides for organizing a pogrom. In

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    Crisis and alternatives

    • Achin Vanaik
    02 August 2012
    Paper

    In the long term we have to transcend capitalism as it cannot ensure a decent livelihood for all nor is it compatible with preserving necessary ecological balances. In the short-term we must start out with basic social democratic demands.

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    Fellows meeting 2006

    19 June 2006
  18. Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    03 February 2011
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    After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?

  19. 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.

  20. Peoples Conference model of inclusion offers only path forward on climate change

    14 May 2010
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    The Peoples' conference on climate change showed that a global movement, much larger than anyone imagined and with firm proposals, has coalesced and gathered strength

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