Issue 359 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

August 2003

Sounds of Dissent

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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In this issue

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

  • 1 June was Day of the Dinosaur in Togo - a red-letter day for that dwindling band of dictators who have held sway over a country for decades but a very bad day for African democracy.