Development & Dependency

Everything on poverty, hunger, inequality and the Global South.

Finance and the privatization of rural livelihoods

by ROAR Collective on November 1, 2014

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The disappearing boundaries between financial speculation and development aid are an unsettling testimony to the rapid financialization of agriculture.

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Change must come soon for Western Sahara youth

by Jen Wilton on December 17, 2013

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Sahrawi youths, having been denied a homeland by Morocco for years, are getting increasingly frustrated in their refugee camps in the Algerian Sahara.

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Twenty years after apartheid, the old freedom fighters of the ANC have come to reproduce the same structures of oppression against which they once arose.

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The Corps of Capitalism: volunteers for free enterprise

by Nathaniel Matthews-Trigg on October 9, 2013

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Far from alleviating poverty in the Global South, the American Peace Corps locks marginalized communities into a global web of capitalist exploitation.

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Post image for Spirit of revolt drifts South as austerity protests rock Sudan

After years of neoliberal reform, authoritarian rule and increasing misery, further austerity measures drive the people of Sudan back into the street.

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The protests against fuel price hikes in Indonesia are merely the latest outburst of resistance to corporate destruction in both city and countryside.

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Post image for In Bolivia, Morales faces a challenge from below

An ongoing two-week strike by miners, teachers and health workers exposes the contradictions at the heart of Morales’ “Andean and Amazonian capitalism”.

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Financial Empire may have reduced us all to debt prisoners, but we can still become the social protagonists of history’s greatest-ever prison break.

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Halkidiki: where neither numbers nor people thrive

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on March 13, 2013

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“Come and invest in Greece! Don’t worry about those rebellious local communities; we will safeguard your investments, all in the name of development!”

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From revolutionary fantasies to active disengagement

by Sajjad Ali Malik on January 24, 2013

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The rise and success of the Punjab peasant movement proves that autonomous resistance — not party politics — is the path to popular self-determination.

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