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Stories about Development

8 September 2016

Filipino Fishers Living in a Scenic Cove Fight to Save Their Homes From Demolition and Land Grabbing

"Our forefathers have been here, 150 years ago. They were the ones who cleared the area. Now a giant developer wants us to leave the land where we grew up."

India's Bihar Is Failing to Provide Adequate Healthcare to the Rural Poor

One rural health centre in the state is open so infrequently that residents have started using the facility as storage space.

2 September 2016

Iran Declares ‘Unveiling’ of Its National Intranet

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Iran declared a grand "unveiling" of its national internet. But what's really new here? We analyze the project and the government performance around its so-called "unveiling".

30 August 2016

There's Finally a Programming Language in Bengali Script, Thanks to ‘Potaka’

"We have been looking forward to a coding language in Bengali for a long time. Why should our higher learning and computer learning be in a foreign language?"

26 August 2016

Brazil’s Highest Mountain Is Reopening for Ecotourism Guided by the Yanomami People

Closed off to tourists since 2003, the trail to Brazil's highest mountain is set to reopen in 2018, managed by the indigenous peoples themselves.

24 August 2016

The ‘Different Yet Equal’ Protest Politics of Sri Lanka

The vigil highlighted that the insecurity felt by some Sinhala Buddhists continues to persist, despite the fact that they remain the country's majority community.

17 August 2016

‘Disappointed’ Activists Criticize India's ‘Iron Lady’ for Daring to End Her 16-Year-Long Hunger Strike

"They want me to remain a martyr forever. But I can’t always be a martyr."

16 August 2016

Jalaur Mega Dam in the Philippines Threatens to Displace Indigenous Peoples in Panay Island

"The people who will be most affected by the project do not approve of the project."

12 August 2016

The Two Argentineans Showing the ‘Other’ Side of Education Are Now in Colombia and Ecuador

Our second post on the fascinating journey of these popular educators who are looking to learn, interconnect and publicize 'the other education' that social movements in Latin America are promoting.

9 August 2016

Activists in Puerto Rico Are Fighting to Keep Beaches Public

Activists, academics, and environmental experts are coming together under the slogan, "The Beaches belong to the People", to protect public maritime spaces and the Puerto Rican ecosystem.

6 August 2016

#RallyForTheValley Brings Attention to the Plight of Dam Victims in India

"They should have initiated the rehabilitation of people in the affected areas first, and then only started the work..."

27 July 2016

How Economic Hardship Pushed a Tiny Town in Macedonia Into Becoming Pro-Trump

The news that the owners of a number of pro-Trump websites are Macedonians from the little town of Veles came as a surprise to many.

18 July 2016

‘People Are Getting on Those Boats Because They Want to Live’

The rescue operation Sos Méditerranée publishes accounts of people who have survived journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on their blog.

5 July 2016

Kazakhstan's Capital Has a Million Residents? Probably Not.

"The president says a million. And the president never makes mistakes."

4 July 2016

Nurse, Restaurant Owner and Motorbike Taxi Driver: Fatoumata Diaby Is a Symbol of Mali's Resilience

An interview with Fatoumata Diaby, who is breaking gender stereotypes and inspiring others with her entrepreneurial spirit.

28 June 2016

Political Sniping Follows India's Failure to Win Nuclear Suppliers Group Membership

"Those dissing govt becoz india not part of nsg : this is the reason we not respected : letting politics come in way of standing by nation"

Teacher Shortages Aren't Always Hopeless, Proves Human Rights Group in India

A recent report by Oxfam found that 37 percent of the Indian government's primary schools lack adequate teachers due to insufficient funding.

26 June 2016

As Delhi's Ruling Party Demands Full Statehood, Could Dexit Follow Brexit?

On the heels of Brexit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, says that Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood -- but is a referendum even constitutional?

22 June 2016

India's LGBTQ Community Accuses Prime Minister of Hypocrisy Over His ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ for Orlando

"Your 110 character tweet was missing five important characters. Five characters that would reveal a truth that your government is refusing to acknowledge-LGBTQ’!"

16 June 2016

The Diaspora Comes Together to Contribute to Madagascar’s Development

"I’ve spent most of my life in France, but my whole family is...Malagasy. I think there’s a desire for us to gather and talk about our mixed cultural identity."

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