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  1. AV is not perfect, but we need it for plurality

    Hilary Wainwright
    29 Abril 2011
    Article

    The first-past-the-post voting system in the UK has led to the slow death of a critical political culture. Saying yes in the referendum on a proposed Alternative Voting (AV) system would at least give oxygen to debate.

  2. Obama's dirty energy fixation

    Daphne Wysham
    28 Abril 2011
    Article

    Despite the clear alarm bells sounded by Fukushima and the BP Gulf oilspill, Obama has yet to change either his energy policies or strategy.

  3. The banksters and the climate fund

    Patrick Bond
    28 Abril 2011
    Article

    The resumé of Trevor Manuel, confirmed co-chair of the Green Climate Fund, gives reason to worry. As South Africa's finance minister, he frequently rewarded transnational corporations at the cost of rising inequality, unemployment and environmental degradation.

  4. The politics of achieving the Right to Water

    Susan George, aleksej, Mthandeki Nhlapo, Peter Waldorff
    28 Abril 2011
    Article

    Privatisation offers nothing to the 43 percent of Africans in cities who have no access to water. On World Water Day 2011, experts met in Cape Town to share experiences of successful public-public partnerships for equal public access.

  5. The growing crisis of credibility of the Indian media

    Praful Bidwai
    28 Abril 2011
    Article

    Despite massive growth in the Indian media industry, the lack of quality and diversity shows an increasing disconnect with the real lives of people in the country and the most important issues they face.

  6. Jaitapur draws blood

    Praful Bidwai
    28 Abril 2011
    Article

    Indian protest against nuclear power plans are answered with violent oppression. The brute force used to counter the public protests only worsens the situation and already has claimed one life.

  7. The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia's historic bill

    22 Abril 2011
    Article

    Approval of Bolivia's revolutionary 'Mother Earth' law is an historic step by social movements in a long struggle for real ecological transformation of their economy and society.

  8. From Chernobyl to Fukushima: the hazardous journey of nuclear power

    Praful Bidwai
    22 Abril 2011
    Article

    Three partial core meltdowns and other crises have precipitated a nuclear nightmare. This is a wake-up call for the world.

  9. Why so-called "Responsible Agricultural Investment" must be stopped

    21 Abril 2011
    Article

    Wealthy interests are pushing to normalise the concept of "responsible agricultural investment" but this corporate lingo masks the mass appropriation of land at the cost of local inhabitants (often forcibly removed), the destruction of livelihoods and the environment.

  10. Small-scale farmers increasingly at risk from 'global land grabbing'

    Jun Borras, Ian Scoones, David Hughes
    15 Abril 2011
    Article

    New research on the global rush for agricultural land shows that small-scale farmers will increasingly lose out to major corporations as land deals ignore local tenure rights.

  11. South Asia's misplaced confidence in nuclear technology

    Zia Mian, A.H. Nayyar, M.V. Ramana
    14 Abril 2011
    Article

    There are 20 nuclear power plants in India, two in Pakistan and plans exist to expand the industry across South Asia; yet there are always multiple risks that exist as a result of the technology that cannot be mitigated.

  12. Selective vigilantism by the West

    Tariq Ali
    14 Abril 2011
    Article

    Bombing Tripoli while shoring up other despots in the Arab world shows the UN-backed strikes to oust Gaddafi are purely cynical.

  13. The false case for humanitarian intervention

    aleksej
    14 Abril 2011
    Article

    The real motives behind the western intervention will shape its impact and outcome. Even if a flimsy excuse of humanitarism is used to cover up their hypocrisy and selectivism.

  14. Learning from Fukushima: India must put nuclear power on hold

    Praful Bidwai
    14 Abril 2011
    Article

    As the Japanese nuclear crisis escalates in severity, and the myth about nuclear energy being safe is exposed - movements around the world are calling for a change of policy and moratoriums on plant construction.

  15. Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible?

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    14 Abril 2011
    Article

    With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?

  16. Obama and his Libyan folly

    Richard Falk
    14 Abril 2011
    Article

    It remains unclear what the Western allies were hoping to achieve through their intervention in Libya; but one thing is clear, civilians are still dying as the violence continues, and the UN Secuity Council's mandate went outside the goals of the UN charter.

  17. World Bank Doesn't Belong at the Green Climate Fund's Drawing Table

    Janet Redman
    14 Abril 2011
    Article

    More than 90 environment, development, human rights, and anti-debt organizations from around the world want the Bank to have no say in setting up this key new tool for helping poor nations address climate change.

  18. How has military intervention in Libya shaped the Arab Spring?

    Fiona Dove, Kamil Mahdi, Phyllis Bennis
    14 Abril 2011
    Article

    A continuing war in Libya tarnishes the Arab revolutionary uprising, because it has subverted a democratic revolution and become a war of intervention. Two of TNI's fellows and experts on the Middle East debate the underlying causes and consequences of the Libya military intervention.

  19. In favour of the no-fly zone to support Libyan rebels

    Shibil Siddiqi
    14 Abril 2011
    Article

    Can progressives and anti-imperialists still support the UN-mandated intervention in Libya? They can, and indeed, they must.

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    Expert Workshop On Supply-Oriented Harm Reduction

    13 Abril 2011
    Article

    Can the concept of “harm reduction” be applied to supply-oriented challenges to better address the harms associated with illicit drug production and distribution, but also minimize the harms that stem from drug control itself?

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