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The Accumulation of Capital
Luxemburg, Rosa
Book
1913
Rosa Luxemburg's analysis of the inherent contradictions of capitalist accumulation.
Adivasi Movements in India: An Interview with Poet Waharu Sonavane
Patankar, Prachi
Article
2012
Waharu is a Bhil Adivasi, long-time poet and activist. Since the 1970s, he has been organizing for Adivasi self-sufficiency among his community near his hometown in western India.
Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991
Hobsbawm, Eric
Book
1994
A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
Arundhati Roy on Obama's Wars, India and Why Democracy Is "The Biggest Scam in the World"
Roy, Arundhati
Film/Video
2010
Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy on President Obama, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, India and Kashmir and much more. Roy also talks about her journey deep into the forests of central India ...
Asking The Earth: The Spread of Unsustainable Development
Pereira, Winin ; Seabrook, Jeremy
Book
1992
Periera and Seabrock, using examples from India, argue that Western colonialism destroyed sustainable development in the Third World.
The AT Reader: Theory and Practice in Appropriate Technology
Carr, Marilyn
Book
1985
An introduction to appropriate technology, both as an explanation of the concerpt and extensive examples and applications.
Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
Garrett, Laurie
Book
2000
The story of recent failings of public health systems across the globe.
Blood and Belonging: Journey into the New Nationalism
Ignatieff, Michael
Book
1993
Essays on nationalism in Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Ukraine, Quebec, Kurdistan, and Northern Ireland.
Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids
Briski, Zana; Kauffman, Ross
Film
2004
The chronicling of two documentary filmmakers and their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.
The British Rule in India
Marx, Karl
Article
1853
England has broken down the entire framework of Indian society, without any symptoms of reconstitution yet appearing. This loss of his old world, with no gain of a new one, imparts a particular kind o...
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
Capitalism and Theory
Kidron, Michael
Book
1974
About the permanent arms economy, the latest phase of capitalism.
Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State
Fatah, Tarek
Book
2008
According to Tarek Fatah, "Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right." Fatah argues that since Islam's advent, th...
Chipko movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
Movement dedicated to the conservation, restoration and ecologically-sound use of India's natural resources. Known for practising Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance, such as hug...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Climate Migrants Lead Mass Migration to India's Cities
Lal, Neeta
Article
2016
South Asia will be severely impacted by climate change and cause challenges that the government must resolve.
The Common Good
Chomsky, Noam; interviewed by David Barsamian
Book
1998
Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
Connexions Library: Central and South Asia Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on central and southern Asia.
The Construction of Communalism in India: Against The Current vol. 106
Abraham, Sara
Article
2003
Sara Abraham interviews Dipak Malik, Director of the Gandhian Institute of Varanasi, about the anti-communal-violence work in which he has been involved from his base in Varanasi, in the Hindu heartla...
Corporate India Versus Indigenous People: Violent in the Name of Development
Peebles, Graham
Article
2013
The state has more or less abandoned rural people (70% of the population) and turned the countryside over to corporate India. Mineral extraction, dam building, infrastructure projects, water appropria...
The Cost of Living
Roy, Arundhati
Book
1999
Roy takes on two of the great illusions of India's progress: the massive dam projects that have displaced millions, and the development of India's nuclear weapons. Roy peels away the mask of democracy...
Cotton: The peril and the promise: New Internationalist April 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
A look at the cotton industry in India and how it is affecting the workers. Discusses alternatives to cotton and sustainability.
Countercurrents Archive
Website
Articles published in Countercurrents, an alternative news site.
Critique of Nonviolent Politics: From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan, Howard
Book
1984
Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social moveme...
Daughters of India Violated and Abused : A Woman's Lot
Peebles, Graham
Article
2013
Widespread sexual abuse rapes the land and inflicts harm upon the women of India who are isolated from the emerging "New India".
Dear Sisters, They Are Killing Our Trees
Geetha and friends
Article
2016
People in the Thrissur district of Kerala, India, are fighting to keep their forests in the face of a threatened dam project which would submerge their ancestral lands.
Do or Die: The people versus development in the Narmada Valley: New Internationalist July 2001 - #336
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
A look at the case the Supreme Court of India against The People regarding the Narmada Dam.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
The East India Company - Its History and Results
Marx, Karl
Article
1853
Thus the British Government has been fighting, under the Company's name, for two centuries, till at last the natural limits of India were reached. We understand now, why during ail this time all parti...
Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts
Sainath, P.
Book
1996
P. Sainath devoted 2½ years to visiting and recording the realities - delving into the fundamentals, the why of the realities - in India's 10 poorest districts.
Everything under control, Life in a managed society: New Internationalist April 1985
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1985
A deluge of commercial messages are subtly undermining the consumer's ability to make autonomous decisions. Discussion of why, and how, social control is becoming the norm in Western societies.
Farmers vs Coca-Cola in Water Wars
Article
2009
As India faces its worst drought in four decades, a dispute over water resources between farmers in the Kala Dera area of western Rajasthan state and a Coca-Cola bottling plant located there has sharp...
50 Years of Bretton Woods Institutions: Enough
Kothari, Smitu; Pratap, Vijah; Visvanathan, Shiv
Book
1994
This is an analysis of the IMF and World Bank's policies since its inception 50 years ago, and resistance campaigns towards them.
Filthy, deadly mayhem in India
Peebles, Graham
Article
2014
Along with the choking fumes and piles of putrid waste, sound systems and a constant bombardment of honking horns from cars, lorries and screaming buses assault residents and the unprepared in towns a...
The First Indian War of Independence (1857-1858) and the East India Company (June-August 1853)
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Website
1857
Articles by Marx and Engels on India 1853-1859.
From villages to New Delhi to Geneva: Indian farmers protest against the WTO
Khadse, Ashlesha
Article
2009
The "liberalization" and 'corporatization' of agriculture under the World Trade Organisation would put at risk the livelihoods of more than 2/3 of India's 1 billion people.
Gandhi, Mohandas: Connexipedia Article
Article
The pre-eminent political and spritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. (1869-1948).
Gandhi's Truth: On the origins of militant nonviolence
Erikson, Erik H.
Book
1969
An examination of the life, vision, and actions of Mohandas Gandhi.
GM cotton really is helping to drive Indian farmers to suicide
Sirinathsinghji, Dr Eva
Article
2015
A new study finds that Indian farmers in rain-fed areas are being driven to suicide from the increased cost of growing Bt GMO cotton varieties that confer no benefits to them. The extra expenses arise...
A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
Ponting, Clive
Book
1991
Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
Green on Red: Evolving Ecological Socialism
Vorst, Jesse; Dobson, Ross; Fletcher, Ron
Book
Essays exploring alternative economic and political strategies within an ecological context.
The Growth Illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet
Douthwaite, Richard
Book
1992
Douthwaite argues that strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty and unemployment. Moreover, in the USA, Britiain, Germany and Australia, each increase in national...
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
How the World Depression Hits Orissa
Sainath, P.
Article
2009
The recession in the West is having a profound impact on the deep rural interior of Orissa.
How To Make India Safer For Women
Flower, Merlin
Article
2013
What’s to be done to make India, a country where women are veneered in the temple and beaten at home, safer for women?
Imperial silences: From Rhodes to Surabaya
Newsinger, John
Article
2016
The campaign last year to have the statue of Cecil Rhodes removed from Oriel College, Oxford, has provoked more discussion of the British Empire and its crimes than we have seen for many years. Rather...
Imperialism, the Cold War and the Creation of Pakistan
Article
2012
The true intent of the partition was to detach Pakistan from India, create a militarily strategic foothold aimed at the Soviet Union and maintain control over the oil fields of the Middle East.
In India Any Social Activist Can Be Arrested, Charged And Tried - Sans Evidence - For Terrorism: Kobad Ghandy's Case - Part II - The Punjab Trial
Sahni, P.S.
Article
2017
In a follow-up to an article detailing how Delhi's legal system was able to detain Kobad Ghandy in Tihar Jail for engaging in supposedly communist activities, this article discusses a separate attempt...
In the footsteps of Gandhi: an interview with Vandana Shiva
London, Scott
Article
2016
Vandana Shiva is more than just a leading scientist, author and campaigner on green issues and anti-globalisation. She is also among the most prominent of Mahatma Ghandi's intellectual heirs. In this ...
India: Growing Inequality and Destructive Development: Misery for the Many, Benefits for the Few
Peebles, Graham
Article
2013
Under the careful guidance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund the Indian government has for the last twenty years or so, embraced market liberalization and the global market; garlan...
India - Now Nuclear and Environmental Dissent is a Crime
Sundaram, Kumar
Article
2014
In modern India any form of dissent from the neoliberal corporate model of development is being criminalised. Opponents of nuclear power, coal mines, GMOs, giant dams, are all under attack as enemies ...
India, Where Corporate Socialism is a Growth Industry: $608 Billion in Write-Offs
Sainath, P.
Article
2014
It was business as usual in 2013-14. Business with a capital B. This year’s budget document says we gave away another $88.6 billion to the corporate needy and the under-nourished rich in that year.
India: Why are Suzuki automobile workers in jail?
Article
2017
Why are automobile workers being jailed for murder? The story at Maruti is a familiar one in India's industrial scene.
Indian independence movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
Encompasses a wide spectrum of political organizations, philosophies, and movements which had the common aim of ending British colonial authority in South Asia.
Indian Rebellion of 1857: Connexipedia Article
Article
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on 10 May, 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions l...
India's Autoworkers Behaving Like the Old UAW: The Real Deal
Macaray, David
Article
2011
While it's true that international banks and corporations have their slimy tentacles in everything from foreign governments to foreign armies, the world's workers have two weapons of their own. One i...
India's Indigenous Peoples organise to protect forests, waters and commons
Achanta, Pushpa
Article
2015
India's neoliberal government is attempting the mass seizure of indigenous lands, commons and forests in order to hand them over for corporate exploitation with mines, dams and plantations. But tribal...
India's killer heatwave - a deadly warning of the world we face, without climate action
Hanna, Liz
Article
2015
As delegates prepare for the Bonn climate talks, India is being struck by extreme heat with a long-delayed monsoon season and a death toll of thousands. If this is an indicator of the warming world to...
India's Rice Warrior Battles to Build Living Seed Bank as Climate Chaos Looms
Vidal, John
Article
2014
Rice conservationist Debal Deb grapples with 'mindless Indian elite' to reintroduce genetically diverse, drought-tolerant varieties
India's Vanishing Vultures
Subramanian, Meera
Article
2011
Can the world's fastest growing nation restore its prime scavenger before there are untold human consequences?
Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India: Book review
Sinclair, Ian
Article
2017
A review of Shashi Tharoor's book "Inglorious Empire", which is a scorching indictment of British rule in India and British imperialism in general.
Jai Bhim Comrade
Patwardhan, Anand
Film/Video
2011
India’s Dalit (oppressed) castes were abhorred as “untouchables”. The film, shot over 14 years follows the music of protest of Maharashtra's Dalits. In an age of increasing bigotry and superstition, i...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Kavita Krishnan: 'Women's Liberation, Everyone's Liberation'
Krishnan, Kavita
Article
2014
Kavita Krishnan, a socialist organizer and a well-known international spokesperson for the movement against sexual violence in India, speaks on sexual violence, everyday sexism, protest, solidarity, a...
Knicker protest targets Hindu militants
Ramesh, Randeep
Article
2009
The socially conservative Hindu Sri Ram Sena (Lord Ram's Army) a group of vigilantes has attacked women in pubs and unwed couples, in an effort to protect what they call "Indian Culture". Indian women...
Land Conflict and Injustice: Development in 'New India'
Peebles, Graham
Article
2014
On agrarian crisis and the commercialization of the countryside in India.
"Lies, Lies and More Lies" - GMOs, Poisoned Agriculture and Toxic Rants
Todhunter, Colin
Article
2016
As as been well documented, it is the pro-GMO lobby/industry that distorts and censors science, captures regulatory bodies, attacks scientists whose findings are unpalatable to the industry and bypass...
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 12: Marx and Engels 1853 - 1854
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Articles mainly on British colonialism.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 15: Marx and Engels 1856 - 1858
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
1858
Mainly articles about Europe, colonialism, and India.
Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies
Anderson, Kevin B.
Book
2010
Marx’s critique of capital was far broader than is usually supposed. To be sure, he concentrated on the labor-capital relation within Western Europe and North America. But at the same time, he expen...
Marxism and Anti-Imperialism in India
Website
Writings of Marxists on India and the writings of important Indian Communists and freedom-fighters.
A Marxist History of the World part 24: Hindus, Buddhists, and the Gupta Empire
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
More than half a millennium separated the fall of India’s Mauryan Empire in the late 3rd century BCE (before the common era) from the rise of the Gupta Empire in the early 4th century CE (common era)....
A Marxist History of the World part 94: End of Empire?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
In spite of the imperialist powers' attempts to cling on to their colonies, formal empire was finished by the late 1970s. But this was not the end of imperialism.
Modi in Canada: What Canadians Should Know About Harper's New Guest
Bunsha, Dionne
Article
2015
When Stephen Harper hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Canada this week, they will be greeted with both adoring fans and with protests. Modi, an extremist Hindu nationalist, has...
A New Age Of People Power: Lessons From The Dongria Kondh
Perkins, John
Article
2010
With greater power to build alliances across boundaries, the Davids of the world are having more success throwing off the Goliaths.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
The No-Nonsense Guide to HIV/AIDS
Usdin, Shereen
Book
2003
This book gives an overview of the origins of HIV, the ways in which it spreads, the profits made by drug companies, women's special vulnerability and the positive action being taken by people and com...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
Barker, Jonathan
Book
2003
An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
Non-cooperation movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
A series of nationwide people's movements of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience, led by Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress.
Nonviolent Defence, The Road Not Taken: The Case of India
Mecartney
Article
1990
One of the most unfortunate missed historical opportunities occured when India, after achieving independence through nonviolent action, took the course of military defence. Let us imagine what might h...
On Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine"
Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2007
Capitalism has always been a shock doctrine of selfish predation, as one can discover from Hobbes and Locke, Marx and Weber, none of them saluted by Klein. However there are huge third world economies...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015: Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Police State India: Robert Clive and the Forbidden
Vltchek, Andre
Article
2012
Describing security-mania in India.
The Political Economy of Health
Doyal, Lesley
Book
1979
The Politics of Nonviolent Action: Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action
Sharp, Gene
Book
1973
An encyclopedic treatment of the theory and practice of nonviolence, with a detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of ...
Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
Chibber, Vivek
Book
2013
Against the thesis that Western subalterns are made of different stuff, Chibber argues that human beings are, at their core, not that different across contexts. The winds of history and culture may ch...
Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games
Wallberg, Eric
Book
2011
An analysis of the development of imperialism over the past century.
Press for Conversion #47: March 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
This issue begins with a series of articles examining the historical context of the conflict between India and Pakistan.
Protesters in Eastern India Battle Against Mining Giant Arcelor Mittal
Basu, Moushumi
Article
2010
In the rural, tribal lands of Eastern India, protesters are going head-to-head with world steel giant Arcelor Mittal. "We may give away our lives, but we will not part with an inch of our ancestral la...
Rahul Pandita's New India: A Hindutva India On the Ashes Of Democratic Secular India
Islam, Shamsul
Article
2017
Shamsul Islam responds to the rise of the Hindutva in India and challenges their anti-Muslim propaganda.
Reporting the Realities of Poverty
Zwicker, Barrie
Article
1997
Review of Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts, by P. Sainath.
Review of Vivek Chibber's Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
Carr, David Matthew
Article
2014
A book review of Vivek Chibber's Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital. Vivek Chibber challenges the post-Marxist framework of the Subaltern Studies group.
The Rise of British Imperialism: Capitalism and Slavery (Part Two)
Article
2015
A presentation on the developments that made Britain the first modern imperialist power.
Roy, M.N. - Writings - Index
Roy, M.N.
Article
Writings of M.N. Roy (1887-1954).
Royal Indian Navy Mutiny: Connexipedia Article
Article
A strike and mutiny by Indian sailors of the Royal Indian Navy on board ship and shore establishments at Bombay (Mumbai) harbour in 1946.
Rural India — a living journal, a breathing archive: The everyday lives of everyday people
Sainath, P
Article
2015
Project on rural India consisting of an archive which depicts its diverse and complex countryside.
Said, Edward, Critical Notes on
Habib, Irfan
Article
2005
Edward Said was admired by the anti-imperialist left for his courageous defence of Palestinian rights. However, Irfan Habib argues that unfortunately Said's scholarly work, notably his major work 'Ori...
Satyagraha: Connexipedia Article
Article
A campaign of nonviolent protest against the British in colonial India in 1930.
Save the Tiger, Keep the People
Evans, Lewis
Article
2016
On the fate of India’s forest-dwelling peoples: and how many will be aware that so many of them are being illegally evicted as part of the drive to conserve flora and fauna? Despite having co-existed ...
Saving the Tropical Forest
Gradwohl, Judith; Greenberg, Russell
Book
1990
Growing numbers of people around the world are developing techniques and practices to promote the wise use and preservation of our remaining forests. The authors believe that the time has come to impr...
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered
Schumacher, E.F.
Book
1973
Schumacher argues that mainstream economics is incompatible with the long-term ends of humanity.
The Socialist Register 1966: Volume 3: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1966
The Socialist Register 1967: Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1967
The Socialist Register 1975: Volume 12: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Socialist Register 2003: Volume 39: Fighting Identities
Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Solar heat - transforming rural enterprises around the tropics
Wheldon, Anne
Article
2015
Solar energy is not just about electricity. It's also about heat - and three innovative projects highlighted by the Ashden Awards are showing how solar heat can dramatically reduce the carbon footprin...
Sounds of dissent The politics of music: New Internationalist August 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
The role of music in politics. Discusses how music has changed the world, and the pioneers in the world of political music.
Textbook Tempest in California: Who Speaks for Hinduism?: Against The Current vol. 122
Bose, Purnima
Article
2006
Decades after their arrival in the United States in significant numbers following the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, Indian Americans are entering the political fray. Like other ethnic c...
The tragedy of being a girl in India
Peebles, Graham
Article
2015
India is the "most dangerous country in the world in which to be a girl". This is stated in a controversial United Nations finding based on a range of distressing social statistics rooted in gender an...
The Trickledown Revolution
Roy, Arundhati
Article
2010
The first step towards re-imagining a world gone terribly wrong would be to stop the annihilation of those who have a different imagination - an imagination that is outside of capitalism as well as co...
Uranium Corporation of India Limited: Wasting Away Tribal Lands
Article
2009
Radiation and health experts across the world charge that toxic materials and radioactivity released by the mining and processing operations are causing widespread infertility, birth defects and cance...
The Very Future of Third World Agriculture Is at Stake
Sharma, Devinder
Article
2013
Food security is simply a smokescreen to provide a cover-up for the global efforts being made to dismantle the very foundations of Third World agriculture. Putting more income into the hands of Third ...
Voyages To Utopia: From Monastery to Commune - The Search for the Perfect Society in Modern Times
McCord, William
Book
1989
The story of William McCord's exploration of utopian communities, both in person and through literature.
'Water man of India' makes rivers flow again
Krishnan, Pramila
Article
2015
The revival of traditional rainwater harvesting has restored flow to rivers in India's driest state, Rajasthan - thanks to the tireless efforts of Rajendra Singh, recent winner of a Stockholm water pr...
We need to think about Toilets: New Internationalist August 2008 - #414
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at the history and facts about toilets. A look at sanitation and employment opportunities surrounding toilets.
What Bhopal Started: From Union Carbide to Exxon to BP
Sainath, P.
Article
2010
Bhopal marked the horrific beginning of a new era. One that signalled the collapse of restraint on corporate power. The ongoing BP spill in the Mexican Gulf -- with estimates ranging from 30,000 to ...
Why is India so bad for women?
Pidd, Helen
Article
2012
Of all the G20 nations, India has been labelled the worst place to be a woman. How is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world's largest democracy?
The World Bank Group's Uncounted
Yeoman
Article
2015
The World Bank has regularly failed to live up to its own policies for protecting people harmed by projects it finances. Over the last decade, projects funded by the World Bank have physically or econ...
World Minorities
Ashworth, Georgina (ed.); O'Brien, Conor Cruise (preface)
Book
1977
An account "of the plight today and the problems of some of the world's oppressed minorities". ...
World Orders Old and New
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.

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Another journalist burnt to death in India
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) strongly condemn the brutal murder of a journalist in Madhya Pradesh on June 19. The killing is t...
Britain took more out of India than it put in -- Could China do the same to Britain?
Jack, Ian
2014
Large parts of India's economy were destroyed by British technology in the 1800s, and by deals that favoured British shareholders. Today, it's China that holds that kind of power.
China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger
Vidal, John
2013
More than 400 hydroelectric schemes are planned in the mountain region, which could be a disaster for the environment.
I have never felt disadvantaged being a woman reporter
Sarin, Ritu
2014
Ritu Sarin is the investigations editor of the Indian Express group, and is the winner of several awards including the Ramnath Goenka Award and the Prem Bhatia award for excellence in journalism. ICIJ...
IFJ Backs Indian Calls for "Peace and Tolerance" in Media Reports of Religious Dispute
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for journalists to play their part in keeping the peace in India where there are fears of community violence in a long-running religious ...
In India Any Social Activist Can Be Arrested, Charged And Tried - Sans Evidence - For Terrorism: Kobad Ghandy’s Case
Sahni, P. S.; Aggarwal, Shobha
2017
In 2009, the Government of India announced a new nation-wide initiative viz. "Integrated Action Plan" (IAP) for broad coordinated operations to deal with the 'Naxalite' problem. This plan included inc...
India: End Funding Restraints on Organizations
Sources News Release
2013
The Indian government should vigorously investigate allegations that officials are using the law on foreign contributions to repress groups critical of the government. The government should amend the ...
Indian agribusiness sets sights on land in east Africa
Vidal, John
2011
Indian investors plan to spend $2.5bn on acquiring vast tracts of cheap farming land in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
The mass graves of Kashmir
India's dirty war unmasked
Scott-Clark, Cathy
2012
For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local laywer is discovering their unmarked graves and challenging India's abuses.
No visa for German journalist who wants to base himself in New Delhi
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders urges the Indian government to issue a press visa to Hasnain Kazim, a German journalist of Indian origin, so that he can base himself in India as the German weekly Der Spiege...
Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
Sources News Release
2009
The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
Reporters Without Borders condemns the hunt for French journalists’ confidential sources
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by Indian authorities' brutal search, aimed at members of the Karen community in the Andaman Islands, for those who helped two French documentarians gain access t...
Slavery in India
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The history of slavery in India is complicated by the presence of factors which relate to the definition, ideological and religious perceptions, difficulties in obtaining and interpreting written sour...
UK press targets middle India
Associated's Mail Today is one of many British titles targeting the growing market
Robinson, James
2008
International publishing groups have recently rushed to publish and market Indian versions of their publications. They are taking advantage of the booming market the growing middle class demographic h...
The vanguard of India’s assertive patriotism is a 3 million-member student group
Lakshmi, Rama
2016
In India rightwing group combs campuses to weed out voices critical of state.
Violence, arrests and censorship in all four corners of India
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders condemns a wave of violence and censorship against the media in various parts of India in the past few weeks.
Why India's first 100% organic state matters
Oberst, Lindsay
2016
In a mountainous region in eastern India, Sikkim is now a 100% organic state, with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers and no GMOs. This matters because it shows that organic food in an entire regio...

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