A new study in Environmental Research Letters finds that at least 126 countries are now involved in purchasing or selling global farmland.
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, recipient of a prestigious Canadian literary prize, announced this week he is donating the $25,000 award to a grassroots coalition against TransCanada Corporation’s “Energy East” pipeline. His challenge to people across Canada and the world to double his contribution to the group Coule Pas Chez Nous (Don’t Let it Flow in Our Backyard) has resulted in a flood of donations totaling at least $326,000 (in Canadian currency), with more money continuing to pour in.
As a movement crystallizes around the future of the Internet, more than 35 human rights and technology organizations from 19 countries have come together as a new coalition to define and protect the idea of ‘net neutrality’ as they lead what they say is a global battle to protect the Open Internet and online freedom.
Have we reached the end of the road for redistribution in South Africa? Recent publications by the World Bank and the South African Communist Party suggest that the time for redistribution may well be over. The oddness of the pairing is remarkable, but after a strong focus on expanding services, both the SACP and the World Bank argue that South Africa must now focus on the economy. The problem however is that much of what is being proposed rests on South Africa rapidly improving its economic gro