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Stay . . . or Go : What drives young workers in Nepal to migrate or not in search of work ? - An info story from the ILO

Stay... or go? It's a question tens of thousands of young people in Nepal are facing. With few opportunities at home, many young Nepalese seek work abroad. - S...   [ continue reading...]

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Video recordings from Anti Nuclear World Social Forum 2017 / Forum Social Mondial Antinucléaire (Paris, 2-4 November)

See programme details here: http://fsm-antinucleaire2017.nuclearfreeworld.net/programme/ - Environment, Health and Social Justice / Nuclear Energy, Nuclear...   [ continue reading...]

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South Africa: An incredible account of a corrupt business family and its undue influence in corridors of power

Bloomberg - Newsweek: "The Brothers Who Bought South Africa" by Matthew Campbell and Franz Wild — The [African] continent's most important economy now app...   [ continue reading...]

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Long-Term Implications of Upholding World Bank's Immunity in Case Against Gujarat Fishermen | Manju Menon & others (in The Wire)

Such a decision by US Supreme Court would allow, even encourage the International Finance Corporation – World Bank's lending arm – to continue to ac...   [ continue reading...]

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India: The Supreme Court issues notice to Madhya Pradesh and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) regarding Sham Lease Deeds on Tribal Lands

The petition states the tribals in Madya Pradesh, who were dependent on an agrarian economy, were induced to sign the papers as 'lease deeds' in way of cash by...   [ continue reading...]

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The Rohingya are facing genocide. We cannot be bystanders - Open letter by Salman Rushdie and others

We call on leaders to pressure the Myanmar government to stop these atrocities, grant the Rohingya citizenship, and allow them to return to a place they call ho...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan: The QAU strike explained

Perhaps the most worrying aspect of the QAU strike is that it exposes Pakistan's failed attempt at nation building. As the May episode showed, ever-deepening et...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Letter from Eminent Citizens to Data Protection Committee

Eminent jurists, concerned citizens write to Justice Srikrishna seeking more balance and greater transparency in Data Protection Committee - Screening South As...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Proposed Code on Wages Bill 2017, Violating the Rights of the Workers - Statement by PUDR

People's Union for Democratic Rights has long been drawing attention to egregious violation of rights of workers governed under various labour laws. Most import...   [ continue reading...]

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India's Jobless - Photos, Visuals, Reference Data etc

Some visuals, URLS to key reference materials for data and select commentary - South Asia Labour Activists Library / Unemployment / Joblosses, Economy, Lab...   [ continue reading...]

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The Soviet Retreat From Emancipative Ideas of 1917: muffled tones of a nation of whisperers and diarists | Arup Banerji

The second decade of Soviet history, the 1930s, was volatile and consequential in ways that none of the other six were. The revolution that occurred then, expli...   [ continue reading...]

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Ceylon and The October Revolution

It was not until eighteen years after the October Revolution of 1917 that the first Marxist- led political party appeared on the Ceylon scene. This was in strik...   [ continue reading...]

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India figures at a new low in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index

In 2017 India slipped 21 places to 108 on the Global Gender Gap index maintained by World Economic Forum – much behind China and Bangladesh. India has bee...   [ continue reading...]

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The Enigma of the Russian Revolution and the Legacy of Bolshevism: Dilip Simeon

For seventeen years from 1905, the Russian polity was soaked in blood and cruelty. The revolution was born and bred in the crucible of warfare. It is one of the...   [ continue reading...]

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Bhopal . . . Rana Plaza . . . and now Unchahar - Statement by NTUI

The New Trade Union Initiative expresses its deep anguish at the huge loss of life at the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited's power plant in Uttar Prad...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan: 285 Turkish teachers and families risk forcible deportation and persecution - Joint press statement by HRCP & FIDH

The 285 Turkish nationals, who are teachers associated with the Pak-Turk schools and their families, have been facing deportation to Turkey since November 2016....   [ continue reading...]

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Video & Transcript of Interview with Noam Chomsky by Pervez Hoodbhoy (Oct 2017)

Noam! There's a whole lot of things that I want to talk to you about, but let me start with this. It appears as if the world is retribalizing. We are going back...   [ continue reading...]

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Remarks by Karima Bennoune (UN Special Rapporteur on cultural rights) at the Third Committee, 30th meeting - General Assembly, 72nd session 25 Oct 2017

URL: http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/general-assembly/main-committees/3rd-committee/watch/karima-bennoune-special-rapporteur-on-cultural-rights-at-the-third...   [ continue reading...]

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The Lies of UN/WHO on Chernobyl - interview with Alison Katz | Nuclear Hotseat Podcast (Oct 2017)

Alison Katz of Independent WHO reveals the suppression and dis-information campaign against the book Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and t...   [ continue reading...]

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Why nuclear weapons must be abolished | Edwy Plenel

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a coalition of hundreds of NGOs from dozens of countries, pu...   [ continue reading...]

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