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Issue 417 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

November 2008

November 2008

As the war in Afghanistan intensifies we ask Afghan writers and journalists how they see events unfolding and what they think their country needs to end decades of violent conflict.

Not surprisingly, what they have to say is rather different from the statements emanating from Western politicians and mainstream media pundits.


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Afghanistan on the edge

And the West acting like it knows best... again. Isn’t it time we listened to Afghans, asks Vanessa Baird?

Beyond the burqa

Sex, dating and the struggle for modernity, by Zuhra Bahman.
Death camps

Death camps

UN negligence is killing child refugees in Kosovo

Where has the money gone?

*Abdul Basir* on the missing aid billions.

Good Dick

An off-beat LA-based comedy as a solitary, hostile young woman with a porn addiction. Written and directed by *Marianna Palka*

A brief history of Afghanistan

The fighting, the pain and the hunger for change
A 2008 US Election Hijinks

A 2008 US Election Hijinks

True tales of a mixed-up world

A Certain Woman

Winner of the best novel prize at Cairo International Book Fair, *Hala El Badry* writes about her life as an Arabic woman.

Money talks

China uses free trade to dominate Tibetans

Losing Afghans

How to lose friends and alienate people, by Kabul defence journalist, *Khabaryal*.
Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell

(1872-1970), British philosopher and pacifist

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