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Issue 431 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

April 2010

April 2010

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.


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Empire and Love

Empire and Love

Folk music, as Empire and Love shows so well, is a music that has a grounding in both past and present, both populist and...
A fishy business

A fishy business

European vessels fishing in Western Sahara’s rich waters are in violation of international law, according to the European...

An unfathomable future

Ugandans fight repressive anti-homosexuality bill
We are no lab rats!

We are no lab rats!

Public campaign prevents release of GM eggplant
Banning the bomb

Banning the bomb

Cluster munitions – long condemned by human rights groups for the devastating impact they have on civilians caught up in conflict...
Normalizing a coup

Normalizing a coup

Resistance continues despite US recognition of post-coup regime

A soldier’s story

*Gopal Mitra* experienced the violence and tragedy of Kashmir firsthand, but is hopeful of a peaceful future, as *Jeremy Seabrook...

Take action

Simple things you can do NOW, and a directory of films, books and organizations.

I’ll die doing this

*Zoe Cormier* meets two indigenous people for whom this fight couldn’t be more personal.

The fall of King Tuna

The fate of our favourite fish hangs in the balance. *Sara Holden* and *Greg McNevin* explain what needs to be done to give it,...

A face for today

*Maria Golia* feels she’s getting old, while the city around her is ‘getting new’.

Canada's curse

Vast reserves of the black stuff are bringing the country nothing but trouble, argues *Andrew Nikiforuk*.

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