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World Bank Accused of Destroying Traditional Farming to Support Corporate Land Grabs

OAKLAND, CA – March 31 – Today, the Oakland Institute and /The Rules, along with other NGOs and farmer and consumer organizations from around the world launch a campaign, Our Land Our Business, to hold the World Bank accountable for its role in… Continue Reading →

Tata Tea under scanner for poor living condition and coercion of workers in Assam

Author(s): Sayantan Bera Date:Feb 12, 2014 World Bank authorises enquiry after investing US $8 million in the global beverages company Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, Tetley’s brand ambassador, at a promotional event in January this year (Photo:.tataglobalbeverages.com/) The World Bank, which invested… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- Over 100 Organisations Demand World Bank Withdrawal from Tata Mundra

Press Statement : November 4, 2013 Over a hundred prominent organisations expressed shock over World Bank President Dr. Jim Kim’s inaction on the audit report on Tata Mundra Power Project in Gujarat, condemned it and demanded International Finance Corporation’s (IFC)… Continue Reading →

World Bank: Ducking Human Rights Issues

Billions for Development, but Lack of Safeguards Undermines Benefits July 22, 2013 (Washington, DC) – The World Bank [2] has closed its eyes to risks to the human rights of the very people it seeks to benefit, Human Rights Watch said in a… Continue Reading →

Indian Gov’t on Collision Course With Civil Society

Police accost women protesting against the Kudankulam nuclear plant in India. Credit: K. S. Harikrishnan/IPS. NEW DELHI, May 23 2013 (IPS) – For years India’s pro-liberalisation, Congress party-led coalition government chafed at civil society groups getting in the way of grand… Continue Reading →

Socioeconomic Inequality in Disability – A Multi Country Study

  A Multicountry Study Using the World Health Survey.   Ahmad R. Hosseinpoor, Alana Officer, Emese Verdes, Nenad Kostanjsek, and Somnath Chatterji are with the World Health Organization, Geneva,Switzerland. Jennifer A. Stewart Williams is with the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Jeny Gautam is… Continue Reading →

#India – Why Salwa Judum was held Unconstitutional by Supreme Court

  Excerpts from NANDINI SUNDAR & ORS. VERSUS STATE OF CHATTISGARH   What is ominous, and forebodes grave danger to the security and unity of this nation, the welfare of all of our people, and the sanctity of our constitutional… Continue Reading →

Gujarat and The Illusion of Development

By – Shipra Nigam at kafila.org MAY 23, 2013 tags: Development in Gujarat, Narendra Modi by Nivedita Menon This Guest post by SHIPRA NIGAM is a review of a volume of essays edited by Atul Sood Poverty Amidst Prosperity: Essays on the Trajectory of Development… Continue Reading →

Biometrics programs for the developing world could put data in the wrong hands #Aadhaar #UID

Privacy for the Other 5 Billion Western-backed biometrics programs for the developing world could put data in the wrong hands. By Kevin P. Donovan and Carly Nyst Posted Friday, May 17, 2013, at 11:51 AM An Indian villager looks at an iris scanner… Continue Reading →

#India- World Bank team faces protests in Odisha #Posco

By Express News Service – BHUBANESWAR 11th April 2013 09:05 AM IE CPI(ML) activists staging a protest against a World Bank team which was putting up at a City hotel in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. I Express The protest against World Bank,… Continue Reading →

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