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August 2003's Issue

In this month’s issue of NI, we hit you with the transformative power of music. We explore the role music plays in social struggles and movements around the world, from the proud defiant rhythms of the Dalit communities in India, to the vibrant power of hip-hop. We examine the capacity for music to energize and and inspire in the face of oppression and censorship. We introduce you to the movements fighting racism, exclusion and injustice with a music infused with meaning. It’s politics with soul.

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Culture Bandit

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Currents

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Essay

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The Facts

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Keynote

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Rock Star Kidnap

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Letters

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Mixedmedia

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Pariah Beats

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Togo

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Music Rebels

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View From The South

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Making Waves

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Songwriter musicmaker storyteller freak

Folksinger Ani DiFranco is undermining corporate patriarchy.

The Perfect Wife

mail-order Russian brides are all the rage in Beirut, according to Reem Haddad.

How much fraud is too much fraud?

Elections in Africa can be fraught and fraudulent – but are still better than the alternative, says Ike Oguine.

Togo

Verbicide

Resisting the brutalization of language, by Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti.

Interview with Stephen Kenny, lawyer for Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks

Interview with Stephen Kenny, lawyer for Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks.

Red roses

Polyp says it with flowers.

Culture bandit

Music has always played an important role in Zimbabwe’s popular uprisings. Adam Ma’anit meets Thomas Mapfumo – one of the country’s most celebrated music agitators.

John Howard

How Australian leader John Howard built his political fortune on refugee-bashing.

Politics with soul

Radical music can be a powerful force for change. Adam Ma’anit explores the world of political music.

Music Rebels

Political music pioneers Dmitri Shostakovich, Remitti, Víctor Jara, Cui Jian, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Mercedes Sosa and Miriam Makeba.

Pariah beats

Julian Silverman, explains how Dalit communities in India use music to subvert the caste system.

No compromise: a tribute to nina simone

A tribute to Nina Simone/strong.

Even our enemies deserve music

Jeff Chang takes heart from a new generation of political musicians.

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