THIRD WORLD RESURGENCE #211 (MARCH 2008)
This issue’s contents:
and kinship in
It is difficult to make sense of the current situation in Kenya without an understanding of the role played by British colonialism in respect of the twin issues of 'tribalism' and land, says T Rajamoorthy.
woes a legacy of colonialists' power game
you're looking for the origins of
Kenya and the myth of 'African
is the everyday heroic and pragmatic humanism of ordinary Kenyans which
has acted as a countervailing force throughout
and the implications for state restructuring in Kenya
the move brokered by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for a coalition
government under which the contending parties will share power has brought
transgenic trees on the way?
Large-scale industrial tree monocultures have already proven to have serious social and environmental impacts. These impacts could be even further aggravated by the introduction of transgenic trees, which at the same time could affect natural forests themselves. This article offers information on this relatively unknown issue as a means of creating awareness about this new threat.
society and mass depression
There is now an epidemic of depression in consumer societies and, says Bruce E Levine, most psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals have been looking in the wrong places for its root cause.
turmoil continues, West considers major subsidies
the financial crisis which has its origins in the
mortgage crisis metastasizes
bad news at the pump
World oil prices recently broke through the critical US$100-per-barrel 'barrier'. This article, though addressed to US consumers, analyses the broader political and economic implications of this historic price hike.
India's space-launch of an Israeli satellite in late January to spy on Iran further advances the India-Israel political and strategic relationship, signifies growing deviation from India's non-aligned policy, and casts a shadow over New Delhi's relations with Tehran as well as the Arab world.
crises rising in Middle East
27 February- 2 March, the Israeli army killed some 110 Palestinians
cause of Palestinian violence is Israeli occupation
Israel must address the occupation and its violation of human rights and not invoke the justification of terrorism as 'a pretext for failure to confront the root cause of Palestinian violence - the occupation', says UN Special Rapporteur John Dugard in his latest report.
commitments and inaction
Musing on the recent finding by the UN Commission on the Status of Women that the commitments to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment have not been honoured, Roberto Bissio asks: are there not enough men in power ashamed by their lack of action?
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