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For God and Country - The Iranian Choice

Has Iran exchanged one dictator for another? Issue editor Christopher Sheppard puts into perspective the fall of the Shah and the rise of Islam.

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Guatemala

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Military Madness

Why the Shah spent billions on US arms - and how it finished him. By Michael Klare.

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Islamic Rules

Altaf Gauhar on western prejudice against Islam.

Iran - The Facts

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Bad Intelligence

Should Khomeini blame the CIA? Carl Kaplan talks to one of the Agency’s operators.

The Economy according to Islam

Is the Islamic republic capitalist or socialist asks Terry Povey.

For God and Country

Has Iran exchanged one dictator for another? Issue editor Christopher Sheppard puts into perspective the fall of the Shah and the rise of Islam.

Tobacco Toll

There is,’ according to the Chairman of British American Tobacco (BAT), ‘no statistical association between smoking and health in developing countries.’

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Riding the Right Road

One of the poorest countries in the world, with one of the wisest leaders.’ That’s how President Nyerere’s Tanzania has been described.

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On the Never-Never

Default, the nightmare word for international bankers has again crept into the conversations of the big money men from New York, Bonn, London and Zurich.

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Haiti - Keeping it in the family

Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose’ is a familiar French phrase that seems gruesomly appropriate in modernday Haiti.

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Kurds at War

Miruk Siamand reports on the continuing struggle of the Kurdish people.

Fanning the Flames

In the Pope’s New Year message this January, he pointed out that just 200 of the 50,000 nuclear weapons now estimated to be in existence would destroy all the world’s major cities.

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Back to the Veil

Canadian feminist Carole Jerome investigates women’s liberation in the new Iran.

Rise Of The Ayatollahs

New Internationalist introduces the stars.

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Voices From The Crowd

Pauline Jackson speaks to Iranian people before, during and after the revolution.

Getting their hands wet

The National General Secretary of the Australian YWCA, Wendy Rose, recently admitted that ‘The ‘Y’ is now involved with political action.’

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Only One Earth

… being the book that showed how to look after a fragile planet for the good of all its inhabitants.

Food and Faith

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The Pesticide Conspiracy

This month’s books include an investigation into the potential dangers of the pest control industry, and a Chritian’s view of the causes of world hunger. Review Editor: Anuradha Vittachi

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Trade unions

A relic of a bygone era – or a billion-strong social movement fighting for workers’ rights everywhere? The reality of trade unionism today falls somewhere in between. In the Western world, union-busting laws, globalization and internal conflicts have left many trade unions reeling. In some countries of the Global South, trade unionists face discrimination, danger and even death. Meanwhile, workers’ rights are being sacrificed on the altar of corporate greed gone mad: zero-contract hours, sub-contracting, privatization, outsourcing and special economic zones are all part of a ‘race to the bottom’ being run by transnationals concerned only about their profits.
Yet all is not lost. From Colombia to China, Bangladesh to Barcelona, workers are still fighting for their rights – and, sometimes, winning. This issue, New Internationalist looks at the state of the unions, how they need to adapt to the new reality for workers in the 21st century, and why they are more important than ever.

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