New Internationalist

Cover for Poverty (Issue 310)

March 1999's Issue

Poverty

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Action

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Chesson's Choice

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Poverty

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Issue On Poverty

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Endpiece

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The Facts

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A Pound Of Flesh

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The NI Interview

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Keynote

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Letters

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Pauper's Progress?

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Country Profile

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Reviews

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Update

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The NI Crosswork

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In the name of poverty...

Who is saying and doing what about how to eradicate poverty.

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A pound of flesh

Mozambique has huge debts – but talk of rescheduling is a big con-trick, as Joseph Hanlon explains.

Pauper's Progress?

A history of poverty

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The burning of popular fear

Poverty controls us all, argues Zygmunt Bauman.

Poverty: challenging the myths

Nikki van der Gaag explores the deeper meanings of poverty.

The Poverty Quiz

How much do you know?

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Chesson's choice

Being poor in the world’s richest country, by Tom Waters.

Calvin Klein and the tea pickers

From Gudalur to Gloucester, some unusual alliances are being forged, reports Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

The simple life

How to change yours by Gerald Iversen.

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Trade unions: rebuild, renew, resist

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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