October 1979, Issue 080
'Radical' governments brought to power on the crest of a wave of egalitarian enthusiasm often find that all they have to redistribute is poverty. So where is development's brighter side? This issue of New Internationalist focuses on attempts by ordinary people, by the poor and the not-so-poor, to change the structure of the world around them. There is no status quo that people cannot change when it ceases to serve their interests.
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