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Binayak Sen and the 'tattered Gandhian dream'

You may recall that we ran a special feature by regular NI contributor Mari Marcel Thekaekara on the worldwide protest to free Dr Binayak Sen– a doctor who works with poor communities in central India and who wasarrested on trumped-up charges of 'terrorism' by the Indian Government..…

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy

'What is glimpsed at such times is a sense of what democracy could be: a notion of radical self-rule.'.…

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Ballot boxes Burma

May 10th vote may give Burma's generals permanent control...…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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‘This is just the beginning of Burma’s new beginning’

Democracy is within sight, Iris Gonzales is told, as she meets those who have reason to hope.…

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Raise those voices high

While countries that proudly claim to be 'democracies' are supposed to bask in the beauty of different voices and ideas, the reality seems quite different. All too often, its small pockets of people pushing limited agendas that get access to reporters, policy makers and politicians. In fact, the only time that the voices of most people are clearly heard by those in power is through the ballot box - and even then in some countries they're robbed of that chance.…

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Radio New Internationalist - Sultans of Spin

Public relations experts are manipulating information in favour of companies, governments and the rich at blinding speeds. Many communities are so resigned to this spin-doctoring that governments and officials who get caught-out lying still get elected. While conservative organizations are permitted to tear away at the truth, ordinary people are left on the sidelines wondering what to believe.…

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Between a monarch and a hard place

In Thailand, criticizing the king can land you in a heap of trouble. .…

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Welcome to 'Obamamerica'

Already the media in the US and UK are awash with proclamations thatracism has ended – gone, dead. This is one of the main dangers facingObamamerica – the struggle for racial justice is very much compromisedby notions that we are now in a ‘non-racial world’.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Another year is possible

At my home we have seen in the New Year in our particular way. Agathering on one of the larger barges toasted the hour. The smallpugnacious bitch had been tranquilized against her terror of theexplosions that quickly followed on the island between the two pubs andthe lock.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The new superpowers

As US power falls, people-power is rising...…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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