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Issue 416 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

October 2008

Tax justice

As globalization goes mental and public funds prop up the world’s banks, this month New Internationalist uncovers the global tax scandal - and suggests where justice might lie.


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Gort and Klaatu

Gort and Klaatu

*Marc Roberts*’ intergalactic health & safety inspectors Gort and Klaatu make their début.

Tax justice and the global fiddle

*David Ransom* listens to the false notes being played by an orchestra of financial instruments. *Top dodgers*: Bono, Rupert...
Bang your head

Bang your head

A US defence contractor is claiming to have developed a technology that allows sounds to be beamed directly into people's heads.

Tax Injustice – the facts

The measure of just tax is the ability to pay. The world’s tax system today is unjust, shifting the burden from rich to poor –...

From A to X: A Story in Letters

A heartrending love-story and a searing indictment of authoritarianism in all its forms.

Living theatre

Patience is running thin and tempers are flaring in *Maria Golia*’s apartment block.

The Rebels' Hour

*Lieve Joris*'s spellbinding account of the recent ill-starred history of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Their guns will not conquer

Their guns will not conquer

The Karen fight ethnic cleansing in Burma with economic development

Big Blue Ball

Peter Gabriel threw open the doors of his Real World studios in rural England and invited an enormous bunch of musicians – Sinead...

The Fire Inside

Women who love women still leads to suicide pacts in India, often burning themselves to death. But in the wake of a...


What war does to people’s humanity and how, without trust, touch and intimacy, we’re lost.

Queer India

*Nick Harvey* explains the background on gay rights – and then talks to lesbian activists about a cause that is beginning to...

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