Egypt’s sectarian playing field | by Asef Bayat

Many no doubt wondered what had happened to the celebrated revolution of civility, to the Tahrir of sacrifice and solidarity, as they watched the violent collisions between Christians and Muslims in Egypt over the past few weeks. Disturbing certainly, but they were...

Dying for the environment | by Joan Martinez-Alier

One of EJOLT’s* main tasks – of which I am the coordinator – is to collect and map a large global inventory (not less than 2000 cases) of environmental conflicts. Some will be success stories of forests saved, of dams or mining projects stopped....

We don’t want your development

The people of Mpondoland are determine theird to save their land from mining by an Australian company which wants to tear apart their pristine coastal dunes to mine titanium. Four years ago, they succeeded in reversing a decision to allow the destruction of the Wild...

Policing gangs by building working-class power

by Jeremy Vearey The mission of ‘people’s policing’ in Mitchells plain, and the notion of community policing in general, seeks to correspond to community needs and priorities mandated by grassroots community structures such as street committees,...