New Internationalist

Being ‘anti-’ is easy. There’s plenty to be ‘anti-’ about: corporations, globalization, global warming, human rights abuses and a myriad of deficiencies in democracy and equality. But what are we for? Suppose we did manage to buck the trend, to change the way the world is heading: what kind or reality would we create? The New Internationalist undertakes a visionary exercise at a time when visions are not fashionable and comes up with practical strategies for the future we want.

January 2002, Issue 342

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The altered landscape
The fractured violence of the post-11 September world makes it all the more necessary to chart new paths into a better future, argues Jordi Pigem.
A parliament for the planet
George Monbiot nails his colours to the mast of a directly elected world assembly.
Unchaining captive hearts
Beyond the global monoculture, Jeremy Seabrook celebrates alternative ways of being embodied in diverse local cultures.
The right to rave
Eduardo Galeano claims our right to dream, to dance, to demand the impossible.
Going down in history
Global warming is sinking the island state of Tuvalu. But the concept of 'ecological debt' could yet bring the rest of earth back from the brink, as Andrew Simms explains.
Time for renaissance
Tehmina Durrani has launched her own movement for Islamic renewal to reclaim her faith from the fundamentalists.
The impossible dream
1789 and 2001. They said it could never be done. Dangerous demands from the French Revolution set against our own.
Might or right
The world has to be able to intervene to stop genocide. But Peter Singer contends that we need a new rulebook - and new global institutions to write it.
Heavy surf and tsunamis
Ellen Frank explains why even the globalizers may have an interest in financial reform, while Carolyne Culver puts the Tobin Tax on the table.
Give us your dreams
A selection of NI readers' own utopian visions.
The end of the styrofoam strawberry
The hungry will be fed not by ever-grander schemes, ever-bigger farms, but by smaller farms that are more in touch with the earth, believes Peter Rosset.
Bringing it all back home
Jim Schultz hones some strategic tools we can use to fend off the free-trade agenda.
Letters
Oil and attacking Somalia; Israeli terrorism; the Arab world's unwavering disregard; Elvis again. PLUS Letter from Lebanon by Reem Haddad.
Southern Exposure
Morning prayers in Iran, by local photographer Javad Montazeri.
View from the South
Meditiations on The Couple - footsteps, kisses, bones and sins - by Eduardo Galeano.
Currents
Tobacco companies pull a fast one; Mozambique's swords into ploughshares; social innovation in response to Argentina's financial crisis. PLUS Word Corner, Big Bad World and Seriously.
Chronicle of the Year 2001
An alternative view of the year's events.
Mixed Media
Film, music and book reviews. Including the best of 2001.