New Internationalist

The Great Rebellion

Why has the Great Recession, which has stunned the wealthy West, left the Majority World more or less unscathed? We show how the Majority World learned from the bitter experience of ‘structural adjustment’ to keep as far away from financial markets as possible, and listen to the voices of ordinary citizens in Latin America, Africa and Asia for the sense that’s so conspicuously absent from the deluded din of economic orthodoxy.

March 2011, Issue 440

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The Great Rebellion
The Great Recession may have stunned the Minority World, but the Majority World has survived more or less unscathed. David Ransom investigates why, and traces the outlines of a future that might just be worth having.
Bomb drops on Indian countryside
India may be one of the world’s current economic ‘winners’ but inequality is its fastest-growing sector, reveals Jaideep Hardikar.
2010: the year of defiance
From Egypt to Romania, Colombia to China, resistance to ‘austerity’ has been raging around the world.
Silent Majority World no more
How have ordinary citizens in Latin America, Africa and Asia experienced the global financial crisis?
Join the Great Rebellion!
Challenging the politics of paranoia
Cartoonist Polyp explores conspiracy theories and finds them not just dotty but dangerous.
International Women’s Day special
Reports from India, Africa and Gaza.
Choppy waters
Exploitation of Western Sahara’s fish stocks.
Nuclear sell-out
Villagers stand firm against the Indian government.
Is it OK for protesters to damage property?
Two activists debate whether property destruction is a valid tactic for bringing about social and political change - plus your chance to join the conversation.
From Siam with love...
Louise Gray discovers lost musical treasures.
Films, books and music from around the world reviewed.
Honeybees get a helping hand
‘Barefoot beekeepers’ adopt an alternative approach to safeguarding the threatened bee population.
Green-fingered gatherings
Gardening clubs are a great way to share problems and triumphs, says Anna Weston.
It’s time to ‘demobilize’!
Discarded cell phones cluttering up your cupboards?
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Stop the tar sands trade talks
A protest against opening the EU's doors to Canada's polluting tar sands
Junk food, nuclear propaganda and the army’s carbon footprint.
A profile of the Pacific island state.
Judge Murray Sinclair, working with Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to heal a century of trauma for the indigenous community.
Interview with Parvin Ardalan
Interview with Parvin Ardalan who is at the heart of the struggle for women's rights in Iran.
Letter from Cairo
Maria Golia on the revolt that was a long time coming.
Mark Engler
Overcoming empire is not a spectator sport.
Southern Exposure
An eye-catching combination of old and new in Turkey, photographed by Emre Kuheylan.
Puzzle Page
Axe's classic crossword is joined by a wordsearch and ‘Sudokey’
Avaaz, the largest global movement on the web, is giving the world a voice.
Cartoon corner
Big Bad World, Only Planet and guest cartoonist Farid Ben Morsli from Algeria.
Anna Chen
Make-up and be damned.
And finally...
Looking in from the outside of things, novelist Jackie Kay.