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Who benefits from false climate solutions?

by Karin Nansen Montevideo – In a recent special report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) argues that addressing climate change will require fundamental changes to the way we manage forests and farmland. The data are new, but the underlying conclusion isn’t: for over a decade, scientists, environmentalists, and civil society organizations have been warning that our prevailing – ... Read More »

The clean-energy fast track

by Kingsmill Bond, Angus McCrone, Jules Kortenhorst London – The global transition from carbon-intensive fossil fuels to cleaner, more reliable renewables like wind and solar is already well underway. But the big question – for the 2020s and beyond – is how fast it will happen. A slow transition would mean that energy-sector incumbents continue to flourish, and we would ... Read More »

চলমান দুর্নীতির মহড়া ভোটবিহীন নির্বাচনের ফসল -পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই

ক্ষমতাসীন দল তাদের দলীয় ক্যাডারদের ব্যাবহারের মাধ্যমে ভোট কারচুপি করে ক্ষমতায় এসেছে। একারণে দলের কেন্দ্র থেকে শুরু করে তৃণমূল পর্যন্ত দলীয় অধিকাংশ কর্মীরা দুর্নীতিগ্রস্থ। দেশের প্রত্যেকটি সেক্টরে দুর্নীতি মহড়া চলছে, যা খুবই পরিতাপের বিষয়। সাম্প্রতিক সময়ে প্রকাশ পাওয়া দুর্নীতিসমূহ কোন সুস্থ মস্তিষ্কের মানুষ মেনে নিতে পারেনা। তারপরেও তারা আশ্চর্যজনকভাবে বিচারের আওতার বাইরে থেকে যাচ্ছে। Read More »

How ‘Hindutva’ Project brings India-Pakistan back to brink

By Abdullah Yusuf Sep 9 2019 (IPS) – August is immensely important in the history of the Asian subcontinent, marking the month that India and Pakistan gained independence from the British in 1947. Now, in 2019, it has once again proved momentous, when, ten days before India’s Independence day celebrations, prime minister Narendra Modi’s government revoked the autonomy of Indian-administered ... Read More »

Drivers of anti-immigrant hate crime in South Africa

By Steven Gordon Johannesburg, South Africa, Sep 9 2019 (IPS) – Mobs have attacked foreign-owned businesses on the streets of at least three South African cities in recent days. This has caused outrage across Africa. There have even been retaliatory attacks. The South African government, under pressure to protect her large international migrant community, quickly defused the attacks. Read More »

বাংলাদেশে কেন ছাত্রদের আস্থা হারাচ্ছে ছাত্র রাজনীতি?

পারমিতা হিম – বিবিসি বাংলা আটাশ বছর পরে অনুষ্ঠিত ডাকসু নির্বাচন শিক্ষার্থীদের মাঝে বেশ আশার সঞ্চার করেছিলো। তবে নির্বাচনের ছয় মাস পরে শিক্ষার্থীরা বলছেন তাদের প্রত্যাশা পূরণে ব্যর্থ হচ্ছে ছাত্র সংগঠনগুলো। তাদের অভিযোগ, ছাত্রদের স্বার্থ সংশ্লিষ্ট বিষয় নিয়ে সোচ্চার নয় ছাত্র সংগঠনগুলো। বিশেষ করে হল সিট নিয়ে ক্ষমতাসীন দলের ছাত্র সংগঠনের রাজনীতি নিয়ে বেশ ক্ষুব্ধ এ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের শিক্ষার্থীরা। Read More »

Fire at Minister Refrigerator Factory in Gazipur

Dhaka, Sept 13 – A fire broke out at Minister Refrigerator factory, a sister concern of My One Group at Dheerashrom area in Gazipur city at around 7 am on Friday. The fire originated from a warehouse at 5th floor of 6 storied building of Minister Hi-tech Park limited. 18 fire fighting units from Joydevpur, Tongi and Uttara rushed to ... Read More »

No-deal Brexit document published: The Poorest Most At Risk

Riots on the streets, food price rises and reduced medical supplies are real risks of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, a government document has said. Ministers have published details of their Yellowhammer contingency plan, after MPs voted to force its release. It outlines a series of “reasonable worst case assumptions” for the impact of a no-deal Brexit ... Read More »

Dumping fossil fuels to drive green development

By Busani Bafana Cape Town, South Africa, Sep 11 2019 (IPS) – Disinvestments in fossil fuels amounting to 11 trillion dollars – eight times the global GDP – have been recorded in the last six months of this year, according to a new report. ‘$11 Trillion and counting: new goals for a fossil-free world’, was released by 350.org in Cape ... Read More »

‘Peace Be Upon You, Davos’

17 poets and 55 poems, these are the numbers of this verse, in short, strongly desired by the Malaysian poet Rokiah Hashim. The title already contains the ultimate essence: peace and harmony as languages proper to poetry, as an open hand to welcome differences and to change the world. Read More »

Managing cultural diversity—liberal values at a premium

by Anita Inder Singh on 12th September 2019 If Vladimir Putin thinks liberalism is obsolete when it comes to managing cultural diversity, democratic western-European leaders should not be echoing him. Greece is one of the latest member states of the European Union to be framing measures to tackle a fresh wave of human arrivals. And the handling of such newcomers—whether ... Read More »

The world and the UN must reduce population growth

by Frank Götmark, Robin Maynard Gothenburg/London – On September 24-25, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to review progress toward the UN’s 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs, which aim “to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all,” are commendable, and summarize the kind of world many of ... Read More »