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March 2006's Issue

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Camels

Nicolas Sarkozy

He enraged rioting immigrant youths by calling them ‘rabble’. But it would be a mistake to underestimate France’s combative Interior Minister, Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Break the addiction

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Spain versus the despots

The international round-up continues with Spain’s attempt to put dictators worldwide on trial.

Lost in translation

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A yellow flag in the sunset

In the first of a new series of monthly letters, novelist Lindsey Collen finds the long fingers of Bollywood stretch even to her own shores.

Bolivia's new politics

The victory of Leftist indigenous leader Evo Morales in the Bolivian presidential election has engendered real hope of change, as Gretchen Gordon and Jim Shultz report.

Polyp's Big Bad World - March 2006

Polyp offers a new take on EVOlution.

Justice & Rights

The political situation in Iran may not be as bleak as the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suggested, argues Imran Shafi.

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

The Great War for Civilisation by Robert Fisk

Tell Me No Lies: Investigative journalism and its triumphs

Tell Me No Lies edited by John Pilger

World's Fastest Indian

World’s Fastest Indian directed by Roger Donaldson

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For Facebook, Amazon and Google, we have traded our privacy for something we find useful and put on hold our support for ethical shopping in exchange for the ease of low (or no) price and almost-instant gratification. This month's magazine looks at just how far down the line we are and asks how deeply exploitative and anti-democratic is this new ‘surveillance capitalism’ under which we now live. This month’s contributors include security expert Bruce Schneier, psychologist Robert Epstein and engineer and software activist Prabir Purkayastha.

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After Ebola

The world’s media extensively covered the Ebola crisis at its peak, but now the epidemic’s impact on communities in West Africa has fallen off the news agenda. And while millions of donor dollars eventually poured in to help contain and defeat the virus, its after effects – social, cultural and economic – will continue to be felt for years to come. We take a critical look at the humanitarian response and health systems deficit. Ebola is not a new disease – it’s been around since 1976 – so why did over 11,000 West Africans die 2014-16? Did we learn the right lessons from the outbreak, and, with Ebola considered endemic in the region, is Sierra Leone ready if the virus returns?

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