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Life beyond growth - issue 434
Kicking out asylum seekers and ‘illegal’ immigrants is a political trump card in the rich West – particularly when there’s an election around the corner. Every cut-out custodian of democracy wants to talk tough when it comes to these ‘undesirables’. The argument is that they have no genuine claim to be in a foreign land and face no threat back home. The New Internationalist tracks down individuals who have been returned to their countries, and lets them speak for themselves. These are not the stories of spongers and scoundrels, as the rightwing press would have us believe, but of a gross betrayal of human rights and of persecution and desperation that no courtroom could foretell.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara congratulates the country’s Dalit community on finally winning legal protection against discrimination.
Argument: Is it time to ditch the pursuit of economic growth?
As Mother’s Day approaches in India, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on how motherhood has changed along with the online communication boom.
As a young student is injured for wearing the ‘wrong’ clothes, Mari Marcel Thekeakara says that women will fight on against violence.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara’s home is on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary, which is a pleasure and a pain, as she explains.
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