A new biography confronts the good, bad, and repellent: Jack London's Dark Side
- Johann Hari
The United States has a startling ability to take its most angry, edgy radicals and turn them into cuddly eunuchs. The process begins the moment they die. Mark Twain is remembered as a quipster forever floating down the Mississippi River at sunset, while ...
India Scraps Controversial Dam On River Bhagirithi In The Himalayas
- Devinder Sharma देविंदर शर्मा
After the moratorium on Bt Brinjal -- which could have been India's first poisonous GM food crop -- the scrapping of the 600 MW Loharinag Pala hydroelectric project on Bhagirithi river in the lap of the Himalayas (in Uttarakhand State) is another firm ...
Social Movements Assembly Declaration
- Foro Social de las Americas - Forum Social das Américas - Americas Social Forum - Forum Social des Amériques
Our America is coming!
Nane Amérika TeeOnemongu’ Ehína!
Social movements present at the IV Americas Social Forum, in Asuncion, Paraguay, we reaffirm our solidarity and commitment to Paraguayan people to the urgent need for progress ...
Curse hangs over African languages in Senegal
- Khaleej Times
Senegal - Legend has it that the Bainouk people of southern Senegal were cursed by a tyrannical king, who with his dying breath condemned them to wander in poverty forever.
Today, the Bainouk eke out a meagre existence from agriculture in the forests ...
Pakistan: Minister tasked with saving US airbase at the cost of the displacement of thousands
- Asian Human Rights Commission
The presence of Pakistan army personnel speaks to the fact that the breach of Jamali bypass was intentional and ordered from above.
The flooded parts av Sindh and Balochistan
Activists and leaders of social movements are in training in Mozambique
- La Via Campesina
In Marracuene, a district south of Maputo in Mozambique, around 40 men and women activists, peasants and workers of rural social movements, are participating in the second exchange and political education course for members of La Via Campesina from Portuguese-speaking ...
Angola: Reinventing Pasts and Futures
- David Sogge
Today’s political economy in Angola resembles the colonial order of yesterday: a narrow state-based elite manages the economy to promote a development model that redistributes wealth upward and outward.
What’s in a name? For the ruling party ...
Basil Davidson: Populariser of African history
- Ama Biney
I heard of Basil Davidson’s passing at the honourable age of 95 from a former student who forwarded an obituary to me. For years Davidson’s prolific work has been on reading lists I distributed to all students (regardless of ethnic background) ...
Cuba and the number of political prisoners
- Salim Lamrani
The question of the number of "political prisoners" in Cuba is subject to controversy. According to the Cuban government, there are no political prisoners in Cuba, rather they are people convicted of crimes listed in the penal code, particularly ...
Pakistan Bans Islamist Aid, Even Though In Some Places It Is the Only Aid
- Zeeshan Haider
Pakistan said on Friday it will clamp down on charities linked to Islamist militants amid fears their involvement in flood relief could exploit anger against the government and undermine the fight against groups like the Taliban.
Islamist charities ...