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  1. Open Letter: Threats in Colombia: Serious Concern regarding lack of guarantees

    15 October 2015
    Declaration

    Although there is talk of peace, there are no safeguards for the activities of the social organisations that are working to defend social rights and to oppose an economic model that is deepening inequality and that violates fundamental rights.

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    The great capitulation

    Praful Bidwai
    07 September 2009
    Article
    Indians and Pakistanis have to develop a common, rational understanding of the partition story that is free of nationalist prejudice -- although Jaswant Singh makes little contribution to this.
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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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    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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    Obama’s overture to Islamic world

    Praful Bidwai
    15 June 2009
    Article
  6. 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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    Bolivia’s New Constitution

    05 February 2009
    Article
    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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    Rural social movements and their historical contribution for building democracy in Brazil

    Sérgio Sauer
    01 December 2008
    Article

    Brazil has not experienced any sort of major agrarian reform since then, but dozens of rural movements have been organised and hundreds of thousands of landless peasants have acquired the right of access to land (especially through settlement projects) as a result of these social movements’ struggles. After so many years of fighting and popular mobilisation, what are these movements’ contributions to building rural democracy? This study seeks to understand this process by evaluating social movements’ alliances (both rural and urban alliances) and evaluating their relationships with political parties, especially with the Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores – PT) and with the Brazilian Federal Government.

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    Rural democratisation in Mexico’s deep south

    Jonathan Fox, Carlos García Jiménez, Libby Haight
    01 December 2008
    Article

    Has political regime change led to changes in state-society relations? This study begins to address this question by analysing rural movement efforts to exercise newly-won citizen rights. The specific focus is on rural civil society initiatives to use the “right to know” as a tool to bolster long-standing campaigns to build self-managed, community-based economic development institutions, to bolster peasant influence over the policy process, to defend human rights, and to respect indigenous rights.

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    Local politics and the sustainability of rural life

    UNAC Rural Democratisation Research Team
    01 December 2008
    Article

    To be a strong peasant movement in a place like Chokwe, Mozambique requires going beyond ambiguous compromises to develop collective political thinking and to develop the capacity to use political power in ways that ensure that governmental and non-governmental organisations that help the peasantry act in line with what peasants wish and need.

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    Obama's skin color and other myths

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    20 November 2008
    Article

    Most public opinion surveys indicate that the Obamamania that swept Western Europe has also seized Russia. However Russians are more afraid of change, and there is nothing in the air to indicate that they see a necessity for sweeping reforms.

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    Saffron terror

    Praful Bidwai
    13 November 2008
    Article
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    Wrong, yet again

    Praful Bidwai
    28 August 2008
    Article
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    A Parole that was not Given

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    28 August 2008
    Article
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    Changing Pakistan

    Praful Bidwai
    26 June 2008
    Article
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    Worst case scenario

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    22 May 2008
    Article
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    Rooted in prejudice

    Praful Bidwai
    10 April 2008
    Article
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    The new Himalayan republic

    Achin Vanaik
    07 April 2008
    Article
    Achin Vanaik sets out the complex socio-historical backdrop to the Nepalese Second Democratic Revolution of 2006 that overthrew the monarchy, the ensuing struggle for a new republic, and the tactical challenges facing the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist).

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