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Cover for The other America (Issue 351)

November 2002's Issue

Nowhere is typical of the United States - least of all Washington, Wall Street and Hollywood. This issue of the NI ignores the familiar images and explores an America that’s rarely seen - except by the Americans who actually live there. Most of them face similar prob- lems, and have similar ambitions, to almost everyone else. And, if anything is ever going to be done about the Rogue Superpower, then the American people will have to play a big part in doing it.

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The Angola Three

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Currents

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Freedom Dreams

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guerillas

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The Facts

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Tucson Or Not Tucson

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Letters

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Mixedmedia

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Oh No You Don't!

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Kiribati

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Rolling Thunder

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Time Theft

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View From The South

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Owens Wiwa

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Ralph Klein

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Yes We Can!

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The Angola Three

American prisons contain political prisoners who dared to challenge the domestic status quo – and who have been locked away for good to keep them quiet. Anita Roddick met one of them inside Angola prison.

Quest for support

Madagascar: catastrophe may follow conflict

Clean water from the sun

solar water disinfection

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Shampoo

A narrow victory

Africans are desperate to protect hard-won democracy, as Ike Oguine explains.

Shyam Tekwani

A holy Buddhist site in Sri Lanka, photographed by Shyam Tekwani.

The Other America _is_ America

Confronted by a growing crisis of democratic legitimacy in their own country, argues David Ransom, dissident Americans have to turn the Washington Consensus on its head – and the world the right way up.

Time theft

Working for WalMart has few compensations, as Barbara Ehrenreich found out for herself.

Rolling Thunder

Even a dead fish can go with the flow – but not Jim Hightower, Granny D, Tom Hayden, Joel Rogers and a host of others on the Downhome Democracy Tour.

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Seeking Hemalatha

Reem Haddad trails exploited Ethiopian and Sri Lankan maids in Beirut.

Asia's eco-guerrillas

Eco-resisters are making a difference from China to Singapore, Thailand to the Philippines. Mike Levin reports.

Great American Rebels

True originals Daniel Shays, Geronimo, Emma Goldman, Mae West, Paul Robeson, Rachel Carson, Cesar Chavez, Noam Chomsky and The Simpsons.

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Interview with Owens Wiwa

Ogoni campaigner Owens Wiwa – brother of executed writer Ken Saro-Wiwa – explains why he is confronting the Shell corporation in a US court.

Oh no you don’t

Corporations are trying hard to get their hands on the creaking public education system in New York. Matthew Reiss reports on what parents, teachers and students have been doing to stop them.

Roots of rebellion

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Yes we can!

Labour unions have begun to embrace ‘New Internationalism’. Mark Engler finds out what it means.

Freedom dreams

Taught as a child to see life as possibility, Robin Kelley has travelled from black nationalism to the ‘poetry’ of imagining a new society.

The Other America - Tucson or not Tucson

The place may not be what you first think of as typically American, but David Ransom finds plenty of food for second thoughts, and dissent, in a city with two very different sides.

Erratum

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Bitter Eden

Bitter Eden by Tatamkhulu Afrika

The A to Z of Postmodern Life: Essays on Global Culture in the Noughties

The A to Z of Postmodern Life by Ziauddin Sardar

The Democracy Owners' Manual

The Democracy Owners’ Manual by Jim Shultz

Yusa

Yusa by Yusa

Nommo

Nommo by Slovo

Rats' reward

Anita and me

Anita and Me by Metin Huseyin

Ralph Klein

One-man wrecking crew in a Canadian one-party state: Ralph Klein.

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Innocence behind bars

WEB EXCLUSIVE For decades the US has been jailing more and more of its own citizens. The result, as Bernice Yeung reports, is an increasing number of innocent victims inside, as well as outside, the criminal-justice system – and growing agitation

a narrow victory

Africans are desperate to protect hard-won democracy, as Ike Oguine explains.

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The world’s media extensively covered the Ebola crisis at its peak, but now the epidemic’s impact on communities in West Africa has fallen off the news agenda. And while millions of donor dollars eventually poured in to help contain and defeat the virus, its after effects – social, cultural and economic – will continue to be felt for years to come. We take a critical look at the humanitarian response and health systems deficit. Ebola is not a new disease – it’s been around since 1976 – so why did over 11,000 West Africans die 2014-16? Did we learn the right lessons from the outbreak, and, with Ebola considered endemic in the region, is Sierra Leone ready if the virus returns?

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Technology justice

Technology can be a great enabler, helping people to earn a living. But it is also a mirror of social inequality. Some of us have a glut of high-tech devices, others don’t even have electricity. Under the rubric of ‘technology transfer’ useless or harmful technology is often dumped on the Global South. How to make technology work for the poor? Here’s an idea: start from the ground up rather than top down. It’s called technology justice.

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