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The Venezuelan Revolution

President Hugo Chávez and oil - from the outside you get the general impression there's nothing else much worth knowing about Venezuela. You would never suppose that a sea change has been sweeping through this extraordinary place for more than seven years, throwing up awkward questions as it goes. Is peaceful revolution a contradiction in terms? Does the term 'Bolivarian' mean anything at all? Can economic orthodoxy and the American Empire be successfully defied? The *NI* reports from a country where ordinary people are living through far from ordinary times.

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Meles Zenawi - where did it all go wrong?

Meles Zenawi - where did it all go wrong?

A profile of the former guerilla leader turned tyrant, Ethiopian Prime Minister Zenawi, who died today after 21 years in power.
The Rescue Foundation

The Rescue Foundation

India’s brothels are full of young girls who serve as sex slaves. The Rescue Founwdation tries to liberate them.
Dam lies

Dam lies

Hunger strikes on both sides as India raises its Narmada Dam still higher.

Polyp's Big Bad World – June 2006

Vegan gruel and global warming: a cautionary cartoon by *Polyp*.
The language of gender

The language of gender

General H Norman Schwarzkopf

General H Norman Schwarzkopf

Sexual cleansing

Sexual cleansing

Ammar, a young gay man of 27, was abducted and shot in the back of the head in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.
Tajikistan’s last synagogue to go

Tajikistan’s last synagogue to go

The destruction of the only remaining synagogue in Tajikistan has left the small Jewish community there angry and shoc
Blog-on Africa!

Blog-on Africa!

While the number of Africans who blog has grown over the past years, women bloggers are still a minority in most count
Starbucks at Guantánamo

Starbucks at Guantánamo

Customer Gordon Quilty recently queried Starbucks about the transnational’s outlet at Guantánamo Bay.

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Pink ‘iPods’ for democracy

Pink ‘iPods’ for democracy

The workers of the NGO Voice for Humanity (VFH) have brought a different kind of aid to Afghanistan.

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