Category: Essays and Reports

Control of our lives

(February 26, 2000) In the international arena, third world debt is not expected to be repaid by those who borrowed it (ex. military dictators and their cronies) but by the populations whom they oppressed.

When big dams spell disaster: assessing the Lesotho Highlands Water Project

(December 1, 1999) The Lesotho Highlands Water Project has its origins in the apartheid era. Lesotho Highlands communities are supporting the project, despite the destruction it has caused to their homes and arable land. South African environmental organisations, however, oppose it for various reasons. Steve Rothert explains why this project challenges traditional perspectives about large dams and development.