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The islands of Bougainville – once awash with blood – have turned the tide of war, reports Anouk Ride.
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.
Through his patient, loving camera and his tough intellect, based on Césaire, Sissako has created a beautiful, fully controlled work of film.
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.
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.
Sarah Elton urges that Guatemala’s peaceful martyrs must not be forgotten.
Janet Smith visits a determined indigenous woman fighting for the rights of women and of her people in the Brazilian Amazon.
Peace and reconciliation via witch-hunting? The concepts may not be incompatible, argues Nancy Scheper-Hughes.
It’s not a bird, nor a plane; it’s the mighty SUPERDOVE with a hundred ways to change the world without violence.
Graeme Dixon’s poem recounts the horrible legacy of Australia’s forced resettlement programme for Aboriginal children.
According to the World Health Organization, depression will be the second most debilitating disease in the world by 2020.
Active involvement of the police has resulted in a massive reduction of hate crimes against gays and lesbians in Sydney.
US bioprospecters are cashing in on Ecuador’s natural resources prompting calls for regulation and compensation.
Inspirational leadership in today’s globalized economy.
Marcela López Levy believes the South American generals have good reason to be nervous.
Is there hope of reconciliation in Kosovo? Photos and a report from Europe’s latest war.
The cries of thousands of Aboriginal Australians who were kidnapped by the state have been stifled. Now Tjalaminu Mia tells her own story.
Ong Ju Lynn uncovers those caught in the dangerous web of Burma’s military regime.
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.
Anouk Ride joins the hunt for a non-violent solution to Northern Ireland’s conflict.
British and American doctors call to end questionable practices of the tobacco industry.
Less work in Japan is causing more stress for some.
Money problems? Print your own! That’s what one small town in Brazil has been doing to try to solve its economic problems.
Spain’s homeless left out of the country’s second-home boom.
The killing of journalists worldwide has doubled in 1998.
Oyster shells are being used to clean up polluted water in Japan.
Does repeating a thing make it true? The followers of mainstream economic dogma must surely think ‘Yes’. After the financial crash of 2008 and the malaise ever since, they haven’t changed their tune much. Their prescriptions don’t work but the patients – you or me – are still being dosed with ‘freemarket’ medicine. We’ve worked on this edition in the spirit of providing something of an antidote. The economic bottom line is inevitable, say the powers that be. Just the way things are. Well, we – and an ever-growing legion of dissenting economists and fed-up-to-the-back-teeth members of the general public – say, ‘No’. These cherished myths are causing real harm and we need to ditch them.
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