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Why the Gaza war is a crime against the State of Israel

Uri Avnery considers the role of propaganda in the war on Gaza. The battle for the TV screen is one of the decisive battles of the war.

Dear Barack Obama

Uri Avnery tells the US President Elect that he needs to act from Day One for Israeli-Arab peace - and suggests what needs to be done.

Route 42 to Dystopia

Anna Chen reckons we’re all being driven towards a dystopian future, and that the next stop could be terminal…

Bamboo bikes

Bamboo is so tough and so plentiful it’s used for construction scaffolding all aver Asia. So why not use it to build bikes? It seemed like a good idea to design maestro Craig Calfee and to the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York City. The two have teamed up to build better bikes for poor Africans in rural areas and stimulate the local bicycle industry in a number of African countries. The NI talked to Bamboo Bike Project co-ordinator and Columbia scientist David Ho.

Pedal power

When it comes to the future, the car simply can’t compete. Chris Webb charts the comeback of the people’s best friend – the humble bicycle. And you can even make one out of bamboo.

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Will Obama bring 1990s food policy to an end?

‘If the transition to Obama is to become the end of an era as well as the end of an error,’ says food and agriculture activist and author Wayne Roberts, then ‘the legacy of Bill Clinton as well as George Bush will need to be overcome.’

Filed in: Agriculture and Trade

Nominees for Most Artful Tax Dodger

New Internationalist’s list of nominees for Most Artful Tax Dodger.

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The Solution That Wasn't

Lorena Luo in Beijing debunks the idea of a New Green Revolution.

Filed in: Agriculture

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Rice under threat

The Pesticide Action Network reports from Penang on the threat to China’s staple food.

An historic opportunity for transformation

Late-night meetings between Asian and European social movements produced the beginnings of a manifesto for change – the ‘Beijing Declaration’.

  • November 20, 2008
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