NI negotiates the difficult terrain and emotional minefield that is the present day Holy land.
Suicide bombings, selective assassinations, military incursions, house demolitions -will it ever stop? NI takes stock of the issues that underlie the perpetual crisis in the Middle East. We focus in on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. We gather a number of voices and perspectives from both Israelis and Palestinians who are committed to justice and reconciliation. We examine the underlying issues and weigh up the forces for essential change in both Jerusalem and Ramallah.
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The suicide bombs have traumatized Israel and frozen opposition to the occupation. Amichai Geva pleads for the political space for the peace movement to gather force.
Samah Jabr thinks that Israeli security is intimately linked to that of Palestinians.
Richard Swift weighs up the claims and counterclaims and lays bare the core of contention in this seemingly endless conflict.
Still mixing it after all these years? Henry Kissinger can run, but he can’t hide.
By bringing guilty fellow Africans to book we will start to repair our own hurt, argues Ike Oguine.
An interview with Palestinian intellectual Mustafa Barghouthi.
Argentina may have fallen into an abyss, but Benjamin Blackwell finds the people still alive and kicking.
Generations of young Israelis are spending their adolescence policing the hostile occupation of Palestinian territory. Dan Bar-On measures the psychological cost.
The confrontation between the Palestinians and the ultra-orthodox in the West Bank town of Hebron is about as ugly as it gets. Jessica McCallin from the front line.
Letter from Lebanon – how a woman in the Bekaa Valley started producing fine wine, by Reem Haddad.
Profile of Sunlight Bassini, excavator of the Aboriginal heritage.
David Fingrut finds that, despite the handsome perks, life in a West Bank settlement is not for him.
The rich and global warming, as seen by cartoonist Polyp.
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.
In a nutshell: the countries most recently featured in the New Internationalist magazine.
Sharp insights from an array of guest writers.
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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