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Open Borders by Teresa Hayter
The Sardar Sarovar dam is supposed to end water scarcity in drought-stricken Saurashtra and Kutch. Who is fooling whom? Fifth and final stop.
Upside Down by Eduardo Galeano
Peruvian photographer Susan Pastor Brizzolese captures a family preparing for a ‘sweet fifteen’ dance.
In her last NI column, Ama Ata Aidoo stirs up Northern feminists.
If you receive a letter by registered mail offering you a useless piece of land, the authorities regard you as resettled. Fourth stop: Domkhedi.
In her Letter from Lebanon, Reem Haddad meets the man who has recreated every detail of his lost Palestinian village.
Ten years on from the 1991 ceasefire in the war between Morocco and the Western Saharan liberation movement, Polisario, the UN has delivered a body blow to Saharawis’ right to self-determination.
Agricultural experts thought Cambodian farmer Suth Sen had gone mad when he started cutting and tying back the fronds of his sugar palms to form nesting sites for bats.
In a pioneering move the Sri Lankan Government has banned the import of genetically modified foods.
The river, 30 dams, and the Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save Narmada movement).
The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh has ordered the violation of his own state laws and policies. Third stop: Maan.
‘We do not want the dam.’ And so far, the people are winning. Second stop: Maheshwar.
Official indifference to the plight of dam oustees is breathtaking. First stop: Bargi, near the Narmada River’s source.
The Supreme Court of India found against The People, in favour of The Dam. Maggie Black opens her dossier on destructive development in the Narmada Valley.
Sharp Focus on contemporary Iranian film
John F Schumaker beards the dragon of American overconsumption.
Mental health (Issue 452)
Anti-Muslim fervour is rife – yet is being ignored by the authorities, says Lewis Garland.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara congratulates the country’s Dalit community on finally winning legal protection against discrimination.
‘The Wicked Witch is dead’ but although he’s celebrating, Alan Hughes urges us to fight on against everything she stood for.
Argument: Should prostitution be legalized?
Argument: Is it time to ditch the pursuit of economic growth?
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