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Behind the tourist brochures, palm trees and tropical sun is another Caribbean one distorted by its colonial past and unsure of its future.
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The New Internationalist meets some young Jamaicans who believe small-scale, cooperative fanning is the only way for the Caribbean to conquer unemployment.
Behind the tourist brochures, palm trees and tropical sun is another Caribbean one distorted by its colonial past and unsure of its future. Issue editor Wayne Ellwood reports.
Lennox Grant talks to the Dyers of Ottawa, one of thousands of Caribbean families who have emigrated in search of a better life.
Greg Chamberlain reports on the terror and corruption of Haiti’s Duvalier dictatorship.
The New Internationalist spoke to Grenada’s Prime Minister Maurice Bishop in his St. George’s office. The following are excerpts from that interview.
Many people, including broadcasters themselves, have been complaining for a long time that British television is too parochial.
Wayne Ellwood probes the policies of Grenada’s new popular revolutionary government.
Not satisfied with other methods of destroying Bolivia’s trade union movement, the military junta has ordered that its greatest symbol - the headquarters of COB, the Bolivian Worker’s Union - be razed to the ground and replaced by a parking lot.
Sanjay Gandhi’s brief spell in politics from 1975-80 was as controversial as the crash which killed him.
Mauritania, on the west coast of Africa, has an interior with a large deposit of iron ore, nomads, oases, hundreds of thousands of date palms, and an awful lot of Sahara sand. Water, a scarce commodity, is the key to power.
Trinidad has been producing oil for more than 70 years. It was just another natural resource until the price rises of 1973 when the country’s revenues soared and the sudden transition into middle income status brought many of the ills of the industrialized world.
The Rastafarian movement has become an important rallying point for the Caribbean’s poor. Joseph Owens investigates.
The Epica Task Force details Jamaica’s important victory against the multinational bauxite companies.
Trinidad’s vast oil wealth has not lead to development says Jeremy Taylor.
The New Internationalist looks at US attempts to build a coconut curtain around the Cuban revolution.
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World Fiction Special
This issue of New Internationalist not only analyses these developments but also showcases four exquisite short stories as examples: ‘Fat’ by Krys Lee from South Korea; ‘In The Garden’ by FT Kola from South Africa; ‘Ghosts’ by the Cuban-American Ana Menéndez; and ‘The Lake Retba Murder’ by Efemia Chela from Zambia and Ghana.
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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Personal stories from our own correspondents.
Interviews with inspirational people.
Reviews of the latest books, films and music.
Seeing the world through a Southern lens.
A regular column from some of the best writers of the South.
Taking aim at the rich and powerful.
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