Issue No. 301/302 (Sept/Oct 2015)
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Global tourism growth: Remedy or ruin?
- a driver of inequality and displacement
Promoted as a strategy for poverty reduction and sustainable development,
tourism is in reality fuelling the gentrification of the developing
and the biosphere crisis: Provisions for inter-generational care
In the face of the growing severity of tourism impacts on our biosphere,
to assure inter-generational care, there must be special measures for
By Alison M Johnston
of the aerotropolis
The aerotropolis, a city built around a new or existing airport,
is a disastrous model of development that must be opposed.
By Rose Bridger
for women's rights?
The prevailing oppressive and exploitative tourism industry cannot
be allowed to take centrestage in the garb of protection and promotion
of women's rights.
fight eviction from Tanzanian community land by US-based ecotourism
Pastoralist land in Tanzania is under threat because of commercial
agriculture and conservation. In some places 'philanthropic' ecotourism
companies also add to the problem.
By Susanna Nordlund
puputan struggle against the Benoa Bay reclamation project
Fearful that the project will result in the flooding of some of
their villages, the people of Bali have been waging a bitter struggle
for the past three years against the reclamation of Benoa Bay.
the extractive industry and social conflict in Peru
Mining companies in Peru, facing local opposition to their activities
on account of the environmental damage they are causing, have turned
to tourism to clean up their image.
By Rodrigo Ruiz Rubio
and the consumption of Goa
Claude Alvares has seen all the major tourism changes that
Goa in India has gone through over the past 40 years and believes each
has been worse than its predecessor, each taking Goa further away from
By Claude Alvares
occidentalisation of the Everest
The magnificence that is the Everest has long been turned into an
arena 'where dollars can create a messy hash of Disneyfied tourism,
jingoism and machismo'.
By Vaishna Roy
ghettoisation of Palestine - tourism as a tool of oppression and resistance
Tourism has become a means for connecting Palestinians to the external
world and fostering solidarity.
By Freya Higgins-Desbiolles
bitter irony of '1 billion tourists - 1 billion opportunities'
The following is the text of the Statement by the Tourism Advocacy
and Action Forum (TAAF) for World Tourism Day (27 September 2015), prepared
by the Tourism Investigation & Monitoring Team.
alive!: The amazing world of soil
2015 has been declared by the UN as the International Year of
the Soil. Anna Lappé explains why the soil is a matter of life
HEALTH & SAFETY
abuse is driving antibiotic resistance
Though wealthy countries still use far more antibiotics per capita,
high rates in the low- and middle-income countries raise the spectre
of life-threatening infections raging uncontrollably across the world.
By Shobha Shukla
new intifada for a new generation
Palestinians are making their own decisions in defiance of both
Fatah and Hamas.
short history of US bombing of civilian facilities
The recent bombing by the US of a civilian hospital in Kunduz,
Afghanistan run by Médecins Sans Frontières provoked almost universal
outrage. This bombing of a civilian facility is not the first.
Afghanistan and other special ops 'successes'
President Obama's recent decision to dispatch US Special Operations
forces to Iraq caused a stir but few are aware of the record number
of such deployments in recent years.
By Nick Turse
in Nepal's new constitution: From politics of culture to politics
The following article offers background analysis of Nepal's constitutional
odyssey and the varied interpretations of the decade-long struggle
waged by the Maoist movement to realise their demand for a new constitution.
coming of Corbyn
Few political events in recent times have created such a political
stir as the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Britain's Labour
Party. The writer explains this extraordinary reaction, especially
by the British media.
By Jeremy Seabrook
The Venezuelan-Chilean poet, jurist, philosopher, philologist
and educator, Andres Bello (1781-1865), who served the cause
of South American independence, also extolled the natural beauty of
the continent in his poetry, exemplified by the following poem about
the Bio-Bio river in Chile.
By Andres Bello
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