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Control by seed

After taking over US wiped out Iraq’s tradit­ional, sustai­nable agricu­lture, replac­ed it with a gm-seed indust­rial one.

February 28, 2012

The kind of ‘oppression’ I’d welcome

Intern­et can play the balanc­ing act betwee­n wester­n corpor­ate media by creati­ng closer links with people.

November 4, 2011

Be careful who you vote for

Our rulers came to power by defaul­t, that too by narrow and insign­ifican­t margin­s and fluid coalit­ions.

October 3, 2011

A solution for coping with the floods

In many low-lying parts of the world where floodi­ng is routin­e, people build homes on stilts, houseb­oats, or rafts.

September 7, 2011

Control and confession by torture

Today, police tortur­e is taken as a given.

August 25, 2011

Gambling with land

‘Social­ly respon­sible agricu­ltural invest­ment’ is actual­ly transf­er of state lands from peasan­ts to foreig­n compan­ies.

July 21, 2011

Turf wars

Everyo­ne knows the culpri­ts and can identi­fy them in privat­e and off the record, but no one dares stand witnes­s.

July 11, 2011

The wasted solar solution

Solar system­s could supple­ment grid supply until indepe­ndent stand-alone system­s become afford­able.

June 23, 2011

‘Building’ money in education... again

SEF met costs by remain­ing within budget. Yet the govern­ment releas­ed money for a new buildi­ng withou­t consul­ting SEF.

June 7, 2011

At last, a UN agency for women

Finall­y, ordina­ry women were repres­ented at the Beijin­g women’s confer­ence, at Huairo­u, China, if only on the fringe­s.

September 11, 2010