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

    Praful Bidwai
    17 February 2010

    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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    A pragmatic ruler

    Praful Bidwai
    26 January 2010

    Jyoti Basu gave the Indian Left parties a unique perspective on practical politics and acquired an unmatched national stature and universal respect.

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    UPA’s early drift

    Praful Bidwai
    16 July 2009
    The government has not made a break with conservative and neoliberal policies despite the election’s message and its own promises.
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    A mixed bag

    Praful Bidwai
    20 June 2009
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    India Hosts the World

    Praful Bidwai
    16 February 2004
  6. Time for the EU to shut down the casino

    Myriam vander Stichele
    22 July 2011

    Until the European Commission shows it has learnt the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis and demonstrates the political will to re-regulate the financial sector, it will be unable to resolve the crises in Greece, Ireland and Portugal

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    No sanctuary this

    20 April 2008
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    New Cold War: US missile defence and Russia

    Praful Bidwai
    09 May 2007
  9. Can the Indian Left seize its Phoenix Moment?

    09 June 2016

    The Hindu - According to Bidwai, whether or not the Left manages to arrest its descent into political oblivion would depend on its ability to honestly address five fundamental problems.

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    Prepare for the Greenwash

    Kevin Smith
    28 February 2007
  11. ‘Nature is not for sale’

    Robin van Wechem
    15 June 2012
    In the media

    He wrote one of the most progressive laws for nature conservation. He organized the first international climate conference for common people. And now he wipes the floor with the UN proposal for a ‘green economy’. The Bolivian Pablo Solón thinks we should treat nature with more respect.

  12. Summary: The coming global recession webinar

    Kirstie Crail
    15 April 2020

    The second webinar in our weekly series on COVID-19 focused on the unprecedented economic impacts of the pandemic, particularly on the Global South. A number of questions were addressed, including: How can we advance a progressive and transformative economic response that learns from our failures during the 2008 economic crisis? How can we deal with this pandemic as it unfolds both as a health issue and in terms of the underlying structures of injustice that have exacerbated the problem? How can we mobilize to influence financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF)? How can citizens be active and instrumental in their own emancipation considering the existing power structures and increasing authoritarianism?

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    Assessing the Georgian crisis

    Richard Falk
    26 August 2008
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    Ethical investment

    18 July 2005
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    A Black Cat in a Dark Room

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    15 November 2005
  19. Introduction: Damaging Side Effects - The War on Drugs

    Martin Jelsma
    01 April 1997

    The following essays present insights into the various levels of military involvement in the war on drugs and the implications of this involvement in terms of democracy and human rights in the Western hemisphere.

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    Coca Fumigation Hinders Colombian Peace Negotiations

    Martin Jelsma
    01 November 1998