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The case for open borders

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Refugee! Terrorist! Criminal!

Damien Lawson assesses the impact that 11 September has had on asylum seekers.

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Currents

How the war on terror is destabilizing the Asia-Pacific region, plus other news this month.

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A Tribute To Gaudi

The visionary Spanish architect is honoured by John Gough.

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Last Word... With Refugees

The final word goes to four refugees. Plus further reading suggestions.

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Mixedmedia

Film, book and music reviews this month, including Power Politics by Arundhati Roy.

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Zambia

How has Zambia fared since the last country profile in 1992?

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Helen Hakena

The Bougainville activist is fighting for women - often against both sides.

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Nursultan Nazarbeyev

Communism? Capitalism? It’s all about power for the Kazakhstan President.

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The new common sense

Coming from several quarters the pointers are all heading one way. Open the borders, argues Teresa Hayter.

Please excuse us very much for daring...

A note from Yaguine Koita and Fodé Tounkara.

  • 1 Oct 2002
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You are not You

Iraqi dissident writer Zuhair Al-Jazairi prepares to leave his country – and his identity.

Fear eats the soul

Vanessa Baird examines the fears that are fuelling the debate about refugees.

Seriously

You couldn’t make this stuff up.

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Narmada river rising

Dam-resisters watch as their villages flood.

Asia-Pacific: US Security creates insecurity

How the war on terror is destabilizing the Asia-Pacific region. Reports from China, India/Pakistan, North Korea and Central Asia.

08:59

Fleeing Afghanistan, Karim Haidari arrives in the West.

Dear Mimmy

In a diary she calls ‘Mimmy’ schoolgirl Zlata Filipovic records her departure from besieged and war-torn Sarajevo and her arrival in Paris.

The Third Sex

Urvashi Butalia’s friend Mona is neither male nor female but from the third sex.

Sae Kani

East Timorese guerrillas back at school, photographed by Sae Kani.

The Facts: Road to Freedom?

Different countries, different policies, different records on asylum. Katya Nasim presents the facts.

Across the divide

A Syrian teacher who uses TV to teach Golan Heights children talks to Reem Haddad.

Act and Resist

Action, inspiration and contacts from around the globe.

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Refugee! Criminal! Terrorist!

Damien Lawson assesses the impact that September has had on asylum seekers.

Run for your life

Hotspots of the world currently producing most refugees.

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No room at the inn

Could entry to the countries of the rich world have something to do with race? Yasmin Alibhai-Brown looks at what lies at the core of the refugee issue.

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He visited in 1995 and 2005 to report on changes in the lives of individuals and on the progress of development in the community. The previous magazines have offered an intriguing insight into the lives of people battling against poverty and have reported on substantial positive changes in the life of the community – from the opening of a health centre and a primary school in the village to the first appearance of mobile phones.

Have the past 11 years of change brought further progress? And are the individuals that we have tracked over the three decades still healthy and happy?

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