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Time to end feudalism in the Philippines

Farmers have always been badly treated – by landlords as by presidents. But could things be about to change?.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Stepping back to civilize ourselves

Spring is in the air. Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on work cycles, days off work, and those who don't own their souls anymore.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Mayday on May Day

We've 'moved on' to a brave new world in which, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara, you have to swim with the tide...…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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‘African Migration Management’

Just over two years ago the Spanish government – desperate to stopmigrant workers from crossing into Spain from the Sahara – came to anagreement with the Senegalese government to deploy their coast guard.They also agreed to set up a school for youths in the hope that wouldstop them from selling DVDs and umbrellas in Granada and Barcelona. Itdidn’t.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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On the road to self-destruction

On 2,500 dead crocodiles, 50 pesos a day and how not to do things.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Radio New Internationalist - Alternative radio waves

A test for any true democracy is whether or not people can hear, and be heard on, a diverse range of views. Paradoxically, while the Rich World wages war to bring its concept of democracy to the Middle East, it does nothing as its own minorities are marginalized by a shrinking base of media owners. While the United States media had some fifty major conglomerates in the 1980s, by the year 2000 just six corporations dominated.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Why I joined a cult last weekend

‘All hail McDonald’s! Marvel at its miraculous transformation ofrainforests into obese children!’ thundered the ‘Rev E. Littlehelps’as, watched by a crowd of amused and bemused shoppers, he dropped tohis knees to worship the golden arches. ‘Oy mate, what are you doing?’shouted an inquisitive teenager, trying to work out exactly how best totake the piss out of the Rev and his faithful followers, the iPostles.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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NGOs a No-Go at the WSF?

There are some more reflections coming out about the recent WorldSocial Forum. South Africa-based scholar activist Patrick Bond does a nice roundup of some of these and provides some further analysis about the various opinions about what is needed for the Forum’s future. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Sub-prime people

What turns a credit crunch into a financial crisis? One reliable signis when people who have always advocated privatization, free marketsand deregulation start demanding - without apology - governmentintervention, hand-outs, even 'nationalization'. People likethemselves, they say, are not to be trusted with money, so they won'tlend it to each other. Government must do it instead.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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There's no escaping racism in India

Prejudice against inter-state and foreign migrants is on the rise, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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