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Why the Shah spent billions on US arms - and how it finished him. By Michael Klare.
Should Khomeini blame the CIA? Carl Kaplan talks to one of the Agency’s operators.
Is the Islamic republic capitalist or socialist asks Terry Povey.
Has Iran exchanged one dictator for another? Issue editor Christopher Sheppard puts into perspective the fall of the Shah and the rise of Islam.
‘There is,’ according to the Chairman of British American Tobacco (BAT), ‘no statistical association between smoking and health in developing countries.’
‘One of the poorest countries in the world, with one of the wisest leaders.’ That’s how President Nyerere’s Tanzania has been described.
Default, the nightmare word for international bankers has again crept into the conversations of the big money men from New York, Bonn, London and Zurich.
‘Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose’ is a familiar French phrase that seems gruesomly appropriate in modernday Haiti.
Miruk Siamand reports on the continuing struggle of the Kurdish people.
In the Pope’s New Year message this January, he pointed out that just 200 of the 50,000 nuclear weapons now estimated to be in existence would destroy all the world’s major cities.
Canadian feminist Carole Jerome investigates women’s liberation in the new Iran.
Pauline Jackson speaks to Iranian people before, during and after the revolution.
The National General Secretary of the Australian YWCA, Wendy Rose, recently admitted that ‘The ‘Y’ is now involved with political action.’
… being the book that showed how to look after a fragile planet for the good of all its inhabitants.
Climate change adaptation (Issue 451)
Mari Marcel Thekaekara congratulates the country’s Dalit community on finally winning legal protection against discrimination.
Argument: Is it time to ditch the pursuit of economic growth?
As Mother’s Day approaches in India, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on how motherhood has changed along with the online communication boom.
As a young student is injured for wearing the ‘wrong’ clothes, Mari Marcel Thekeakara says that women will fight on against violence.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara’s home is on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary, which is a pleasure and a pain, as she explains.
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