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Cover for Judeophobia (Issue 372)

October 2004's Issue

It has been nearly 6o years since the end of the Holocaust and the founding of the State of Israel. Today the global population of Jewish people is estimated to be 13 million of which most live in North America, Israel and Western Europe (though substantial communities exist in over loo countries worldwide). With public sympathy and widespread awareness of the atrocities committed against the Jewish people in the Second World War and the mass exodus of whole populations to the relative safety of Israel and North America, the decades since have seen some of the lowest incidences of antisemitism in over two millennia.

But antisemitism may be on the rise again. Some even go so far as to describe a `New Antisemitism’ which is gaining a foothold in the Left and Muslim communities worldwide as opposed to the traditional Far Right tendency. Others feel antisemitism is overblown and Jews and the Israeli Government use it as moral cover.

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Spreading the Stain

Palestinian writer Asma Agbarieh confronts both Arab antisemitism and Israel’s use of antisemitism as moral cover for its policies.

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Fat workers penalised

fat workers lose out in Japan

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Asia's longest war drags on

latest offensive in Asia's longest war

From conflict springs life

flourishing wildlife in Korea's DMZ

Banana benders

Transnationals fight compensation for banana workers

Life lessons

Shadi was a boy living on the street when Reem Haddad first tried to help him get an education. But then he disappeared. What has happened to him since?

The profits of doom

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Zog Ate My Brains

Chip Berlet picks apart popular conspiracy theories and their seductions.

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The language of war

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Mobutu Sese Seko

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Blue Gate Crossing

Blue Gate Crossing directed by Yee Chih Yen

The Unconquerable World: Power, Non-Violence and the Will of the People

The Unconquerable World by Jonathan Schell

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Conspiracy to Murder - The Rwandan Genocide

Conspiracy to Murder by Linda Melvern

Creating Chaos

Creating Chaos by Claire Dowie

Hymns of the 49th Parallel

Hymns of the 49th Parallel by kd lang



Fear and loathing

Peace activist Lucy Michaels describes how Judeophobia impacts on her life and her work.

Bebel Gilberto

Bebel Gilberto

The Longest Hatred

The history of antisemitism makes for grim reading, but understanding is crucial in the fight against it.

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Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999)

Famed Jewish violinist and human rights activist Yehudi Menuhin on the origins of his name and its meaning.

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Nollywood looks to the future

There's Hollywood and Bollywood. Now there's Nollywood too: Nigeria's video movie industry is the third most vibrant in the world, as Ike Oguine explains.

Shinzo Hanabusa

A historic resistance picture from Japan, by ‘The Milk Photographer' – Shinzo Hanabusa.

A human balance

Adam Ma’nit yearns for the release of Jews from the strangling vines of stereotype and bigotry.

Álvaro Uribe Vélez

Links to cocaine cartels? Paramilitary connections? No problem for Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez.

Action & Resources

Anti-racist action and resources.

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Polyp's Big Bad World – October 2004

New horizons for fair trade.

Master of the moment

A tribute to the great French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson by Indian writer Sadanand Menon.

Demagogues in Denial

Holocaust denial is the gravest of insults to Jewish memory. Nick Ryan meets the naysayers.

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The World According to Judeophobes

Many charismatic leaders have found in the Jews the perfect scapegoats.

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Interview with Pandurang Hegde

Defending the forests entails challenging aid and NGOs as well as local governments, says Indian campaigner Pandurang Hegde.

Portrait of the Artist as an Antisemite

Artists, writers and musicians have often given credence to hatred of Jews.

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Three decades of change in an African village

In the January-February 2017 issue of New Internationalist Chris Brazier completes a unique journalistic project by returning to the village in Burkina Faso, in west Africa, that he first visited in 1985 while making a film.

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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