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Issue 365 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

March 2004

IMF world bank (Issue 365)

Sixty years since the historic Bretton Woods conference in New Hampshire led to the creation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, more and more people are critical of the role they play in the global economy. Failed economic reforms imposed on the `developing world' have proved catastrophic for the vast majority of its citizens while the debt crisis looms larger than ever. Can they be reformed? Or should they be swept away? And what might a world without the World Bank and the IMF look like?


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The Two Towers

Gandalf, wizard of the World Bank, has a dilemma. Should he stand alongside the hobbits and elves of Middle-earth against the...


Osama directed by Siddiq Barmak


Unearthed by Johnny Cash

North Korea/South Korea: US Policy at a Time of Crisis

North Korea/South Korea by John Feffer

Stevenson Under the Palm Trees

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The Ordinary Person’s Guide To Empire

The Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire by Arundhati Roy


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Isaias Afwerki

Isaias Afwerki

Yet another idealistic comrade turned brutal dictator: Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki.

Globalizing Greenwash

The World Bank claims that its environmental policies have been transformed. Pamela Foster sifts through the evidence.

Polyp's Big Bad World – March 2004

The transnational approach to ethics.


Brothel is from breothan, an Old English word meaning to go to ruin, or degenerate.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

It takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law.

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