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Issue 411 of New Internationalist

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May 2008

May 2008


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The price of defiance

Former political prisoners speak out.

Why We Fight

Why We Fight: It is nowhere written that the American empire goes on forever.


An Argentinean film about a hermaphrodite

City of whispers

Among Rangoon’s six million souls, a few have secret conversations with *Dinyar Godrej*.
Jamaica Constabulary Force

Jamaica Constabulary Force

A spate of murders of gays (known locally as ‘batty men’) and lesbians is just the most recent chapter in the sordid

Carlos Litulo

Guns as art, as seen by Mozambican photographer *Carlos Litulo*.

Burma - the facts

Burma is a country with very poor reporting on most basic indicators. International agencies have limited access.

Eye candy

The delights of national television.


It was the meddling British who used their cartographic skills to delineate the country that would become Uruguay in the early...
Homeless in Delhi

Homeless in Delhi

*Jeremy Seabrook* ventures inside a night shelter in India’s capital city.
Big Bad World 411

Big Bad World 411

*Polyp*’s take on one of Joni Mitchell’s most famous lines.
Recreating the Big Bang is 'perfectly safe', honest!

Recreating the Big Bang is 'perfectly safe', honest!

True tales of a mixed-up world

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