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April 1999's Issue

Peace & Reconciliation

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Action

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End Piece

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The Facts

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NI Interview

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Keynote

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Death Of Democracy

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Letters

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Lithuania

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The Rebel Peace

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The Stolen Ones

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Superdove

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Update

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hunt

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The NI Crossword

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The rebel peace

The islands of Bougainville – once awash with blood – have turned the tide of war, reports Anouk Ride.

Manifesto

Jara’s songs have aged well. With minimal ornamentation (some percussion here, some panpipes there), his voice conceals in its light tenor a conviction and humanity that is undiminished through time or language.

Life on Earth

Through his patient, loving camera and his tough intellect, based on Césaire, Sissako has created a beautiful, fully controlled work of film.

White Nation: Fantasies of White Supremacy in a Multicultural Society

Pakistanis in the British midlands, North Africans in urban France, Indo-Chinese in suburban Australia: all have felt the sting of betrayal that comes by living in what might officially be a ‘multicultural’ nation.

Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge

Few in the West truly have the gift to stand outside the dominant cultural assumptions about science, economics, nature and technology. Fortunately, we can read Vandana Shiva.

The dead tell tales

Sarah Elton urges that Guatemala’s peaceful martyrs must not be forgotten.

Zenilda da Silva Vilacio

Janet Smith visits a determined indigenous woman fighting for the rights of women and of her people in the Brazilian Amazon.

Joining the witch–hunt

Peace and reconciliation via witch-hunting? The concepts may not be incompatible, argues Nancy Scheper-Hughes.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's SUPERDOVE

It’s not a bird, nor a plane; it’s the mighty SUPERDOVE with a hundred ways to change the world without violence.

Coolungar thieves

Graeme Dixon’s poem recounts the horrible legacy of Australia’s forced resettlement programme for Aboriginal children.

More depressing news

According to the World Health Organization, depression will be the second most debilitating disease in the world by 2020.

Police combat homophobia

Active involvement of the police has resulted in a massive reduction of hate crimes against gays and lesbians in Sydney.

Invasion of the frog–snatchers

US bioprospecters are cashing in on Ecuador’s natural resources prompting calls for regulation and compensation.

Polyp's Big Bad World – April 1999

Inspirational leadership in today’s globalized economy.

Clipping the condor's claws

Marcela López Levy believes the South American generals have good reason to be nervous.

Kosovo – death of democracy

Is there hope of reconciliation in Kosovo? Photos and a report from Europe’s latest war.

The stolen ones

The cries of thousands of Aboriginal Australians who were kidnapped by the state have been stifled. Now Tjalaminu Mia tells her own story.

Eye to eye with SLORC

Ong Ju Lynn uncovers those caught in the dangerous web of Burma’s military regime.

Miserly move

Europe has dramatically scaled back levels of aid by over half of 1980 levels as calls mount to increase funding to poverty-stricken areas of the world.

In pursuit of peace & reconciliation

Anouk Ride joins the hunt for a non-violent solution to Northern Ireland’s conflict.

Hazy standards

British and American doctors call to end questionable practices of the tobacco industry.

Stressed spouses

Less work in Japan is causing more stress for some.

Creative moneymaking

Money problems? Print your own! That’s what one small town in Brazil has been doing to try to solve its economic problems.

Empty houses, full shelters

Spain’s homeless left out of the country’s second-home boom.

Curiosity kills

The killing of journalists worldwide has doubled in 1998.

Oysters help clean ocean

Oyster shells are being used to clean up polluted water in Japan.

Language lessons

English-only policies are under fire in the US.

Chopstick controversy

China is the biggest consumer, producer and exporter of chopsticks. It fells 25 million trees a year to make 45 billion pairs. Two-thirds are used in China and few are recycled.

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