Dr Timothy Walker, plants, colonialism, Goa, India, Portugal


Dr Timothy Walker has been studying the role medicinal plants played in the colonial economy. Check this out… Sitting in dusty archives rooms in Goa, Dr Timothy Walker has unearthed an amazing story of what the Portuguese learnt from Indian and South Asian traditions of plant-based medicines in the early colonial phase (around the 16th century). After a recent (Thursday, Jan 15, 2009) talk at the Fundacao Oriente, he spoke to FN and explained what his research was all about. Keywords: medicinal plants, goa, india, portugal, 16th century, old goa, colonialism On Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 6 pm, Timothy’s … Continue reading Dr Timothy Walker, plants, colonialism, Goa, India, Portugal

Alternative media is alive and well all over Latin America. — Marie Trigona (Argentina)


Marie Trigona is from Argentina. But her by-line has been splattered across so many alternative media outlets, across the globe. A writer, radio producer, and film maker, her work focuses on labour struggles, social movements and human rights in Latin America. Her writing has appeared in publications including Z Magazine and ZNet, NACLA, Monthly Review, Canadian Dimension, The Buenos Aires Herald, Left Turn, Americas Program, Clamor, Venezuela Analysis, Upsidedown World, Dollars and Sense and many other publications. She also blogs at [http://mujereslibres.blogspot.com/] FN: We’ve seen the media move over almost en bloc to support the entertainment industry, or itself entertain … Continue reading Alternative media is alive and well all over Latin America. — Marie Trigona (Argentina)