New Internationalist

Cover for November 1979 - Issue 081

November 1979's Issue

Inequality

Every month, we put up a selection of articles from the magazine. To enjoy the complete magazine, subscribe and receive three free issues and a world map. Or buy a digital subscription which gives you unlimited access to all magazines since 2007 and for a year after purchase on your computer or mobile device, in their original full-colour design.

Featured in issue 081

The Frontline Village

Redistribution land can cause serious problems between one group of rural workers and another. NEERJA CHOWDHURY reports from an Indian village that has become a symbol of the struggle between castes.

Burning of the Brides

For Satyarani Chaddha life will never be the same after March 17 this year when she saw her 24-year-old pregnant daughter burnt like a pile of garbage in the home of her mother-in-law.

Life without Land

JENNEKE ARENS and JOS VAN BEURDEN talk to a labourer in Bangladesh who has to survive by working on other people’s land.

The Forgotten Workers

JOE HANLON interviews ACHOLA PALA OKEYO who believes that there is little chance of useful agrarian reform while planners ignore half the rural population: the women.

The Seeds of Disaster

Global seed distribution has now passed into the hands of the huge agrichemical companies. PAT MOONEY explains how this is putting the genetic base of our foods at risk and HUGO FERNANDEZ looks at the results of another activity of the same companies.

The Ties that Bind

A cartoon by RICHARD WILLSON

The Modernisation Game

Modernising agriculture usually means drawing peasant farmers further into the cash economy. But CHERYL PAYER argues far from improving their position, such ‘modern­isation’ actually undermines it.

Land use in the Third World

A guide to land holdings and land reform in developing countries - the facts and figures.

  • 1 Nov 1979
  • 0

Growing Inequality

PETER STALKER looks at the divide between rich and poor in the Third World countryside and at the chances for successful land reform.

Also worth reading on Land

Five books on Land

  • 1 Nov 1979
  • 0

Rural Women at Work

Dixon proposes that non-agricultural work for women is a hopeful, productive answer to the self-perpetuating syndrome of rural poverty and continuous child-bearing.

Dubious Sentinel: Canada and the World Military Order

A file-style compendium of seven dossiers on militarism, this kit offers a wealth of data and research in quite digestible form.

Changing Childhood

A constructive collection of articles valuable to any parent who is attempting to think about the process of bringing up children rather than simply letting it happen.

Land Reform - success and failure

What makes a land reform work? ROY LAISHLEY looks at the factors that have led to success in South Korea and DAVID WILSON examines the relative failure in Peru.

Facts of life in US labour market

Hundreds and thousands of Americans make up what is called ‘the secondary labour market’, a group of unskilled, largely minority, workers who are the preserve of casual labour in the US.

Ticklesack and Southern Africa

An active committee of 150 members keep Canadians informed of the shifting political events in Southern Africa

The Risk Shifters

The world’s food supplies are coming increasingly under the control of multinational cor­porations who take much of the profit and few of the risks. SUSAN GEORGE explains the implications.

Regular columns

New Internationalist Magazine Issue 436

If you would like to know something about what's actually going on, rather than what people would like you to think was going on, then read the New Internationalist.

– Emma Thompson –

A subscription to suit you

Save money with a digital subscription. Give a gift subscription that will last all year. Or get yourself a free trial to New Internationalist. See our choice of offers.

Subscribe