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    Breakdown or breakthrough?

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2020

    WHEN mainstream approaches to sustainability fail to challenge economic growth they provide limited, sometimes even false solutions to today’s crises. Technological and political interventions that reduce environmental impacts and...

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    Kashmir and other traumas

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2020

    AFTER tense days despite exit polls predicting outright victory for him, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party did sweep the Delhi polls with 62 seats in the 70-member assembly. The BJP gained five seats over...

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    UN business ‘black list’ and Israel’s settlements

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2020

    MIKHAIL Bakunin, in that charming anarchist tradition, regarded the state as an evil to be done away with. Such collective formations were criminal, oppressive, eviscerating to the individual. The corporation might be regarded as...

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    Nature, Ban Bibi, American cetologist in Sunderbans

    Zeenat Khan | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2020

    TO FIND answers about how to define the idea of nature, Anthropologist Philippe Descola went to the depths of the Amazon to find the Achuars, an indigenous tribe of the Ecuadorian and...

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    Labour diplomacy needed for Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    A PROMPT action on part of the government is still absent to end the plight of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. After public protests and a heated debate in the parliament over the inhuman treatment of workers in...

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    Bangladesh government must keep unfit vehicles off the road

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    THE High Court directive that has asked the government to form task forces, composed of executive magistrates and Road Transport Authority and police representatives, headed by deputy...

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    China, media and truth-telling in a crisis

    Ananth Krishnan | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    ON FEBRUARY 3, Caixin, a Chinese magazine known for its independent reporting — at least as independent as a media outlet can get in China — published the first of a four-part investigation. The article, headlined ‘How Wuhan lost...

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    Independence for French workers

    Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    IN A country whose population has been famous for demonstrating at the drop of a hat, ever since Parisians assaulted the Bastille in 1789, the Yellow Vest movement launched in October 2018 has brought the population to...

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