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Cover for March 2006 - Issue 387

March 2006's Issue

No laughing matter - Cartoonists take 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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West Papua stands on a knife-edge between freedom and disaster. In this issue, we hear the voices of people living under Indonesian occupation and fighting to be free. We learn about the unifying power of Melanesian music, expose the extractive companies that are profiting from Papuan repression, and hear Indigenous leaders lay out their visions of the new country they want to build.

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Populism rises again

In the post-truth world of 2016, the day of the demagogue arrived. President Duterte played Dirty Harry in the Philippines. A pussy-grabbing, fact-denying, tax-shirking billionaire got elected US president. Smirking Brexiteers lied through their teeth and had their way. Authoritarian populists have stoked anger and division, and exposed faultlines in democracy. In this edition we ask, what is the appeal of the appalling? And is a progressive populism the answer?

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