Issue 380 of New Internationalist
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In India, Leelaben has spent a lifetime carrying shit in a basket on her head. In the West, caste is still a criterion in some communities when looking for a bride or bridegroom. In Japan, the Internet is being used to incite hatred against the Buraku people.
These are among the countless examples of discrimination faced by the 250 million people who were born into what are considered to be ‘low’ or ‘untouchable’ castes.
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Somalia is the ultimate in ‘imagined communities’, the failed state whose fissiparous character is unique even in today’s...
Riding for their lives
The bleak story of tiny children used as camel jockeys in the United Arab Emirates, told in photographs by Daoud Khan.
Interview with Israel's Refuseniks
Three of Israel’s refuseniks – Haggai Matar, Adam Maor, Matan Kaminer – explain why they could not serve in the army.
La Juderia by Yasmin Levy
Björk: Army of Me
Björk: Army of Me by Various Artists
Czech Dream by Vit Viusak & Filip Remunda
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembène
Stop the War: The story of Britain's biggest mass movement
Stop the War by Andrew Murray & Lindsey German.
Shell Shock: The Secrets and Spin of an Oil Giant
Shell Shock: The Secrets and Spin of an Oil Giant by Ian Cummins and John Beasant.
Ao Toa: Earth Warriors
Ao Toa: Earth Warriors by Cathie Dunsford
Polyp's Big Bad World – July 2005
A bedtime story from the _IMF Book of Fairytales_.
Pope Benedict XVI
The NI predicted his ascent in this section back in September 2000 and now ‘God’s Rottweiler’ has become Pope Benedict XVI.