April 2010 - Issue 431
April 2010
Issue: 
431

Exposing the severe human and environmental costs of Canada’s dramatic transformation from global good guy to corrupt petro-state, and profiles some of the key figures in what is shaping up to be an iconic struggle in the effort to drag the world back from the brink of a fossil fuel-dependent future.

Included in this issue

Ethiopia’s endangered democracy

With elections fast approaching, *Nick Hunt* exposes how Meles Zenawi’s Government has turned its back on its people.

The Wayfinders

Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World. By *Wade Davis*.

Everyone's Downstream

From banks to pipeline routes, refineries to courthouses, meet the activists and communities at the frontline of resistance.

Lion's Den (Leonera)

Trapero looks at the culture in a small Argentinean prison showing life in the moment.

Taking on Tarmageddon

The international campaign to shut down the tar sands is shaping up to be an iconic battle, reports Jess Worth.

Tunisia

Tunisia continues to enjoy close economic and political ties with the US and Europe and benefits from billions of dollars of...

The New Economics - a bigger picture

Anyone who offers a diagnosis of the current economic malaise and prescribes a cure, but has not read this book, doesn’t know...

Rock that burns

There are tar sands deposits all over the world. *Mika Minio-Paluello* visits two of them.

Samson and Delilah

This is a haunting and sometimes upsetting film – with little dialogue but great authenticity and power.

Genuine Negro Jig

Hoe-down fiddles, the rhythmic rattle of spoons and kazoos with some banjos marking time, and you could be – where? A fictive...

The Ticking is the Bomb

Part memoir, part social commentary, part philosophical inquiry, US writer Nick Flynn’s book builds on his earlier autobiography...

431 - Conspiracy

431 - Conspiracy

Conspiracy theories in *Polyp*’s cartoon.

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