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Celebrating the Dead

Inspired by the millions of people around the world who are celebrating All Souls Day this year, the Radio New Internationalist team dips into different cultures to hear the many ways in which the world's populations honour their dead and respect the dying. From the fear of the spirit-world underpinning Halloween to the burning of money at the tomb-sweeping festivals of Taiwan, the ways we celebrate death shape our own hopes and fears about dying. What better place to start than Mexico's Day…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Cyber crimes

Next time youre downloading a film or music through the internet, spare a thought for Hew Griffiths, 44 years old, unemployed and now languishing in a jail half a world away from his home. Unlike most of the other inmates, hes not there for doing drugs, theft or assault. Rather, his crime was to belong to a group that cracked security codes of some of the United States biggest media moguls, giving group members access to software and games that - if downloaded - could have been accessed free of…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Keeping the patient alive

*Wayne Ellwood* holds the aid elixir up to the light and asks whether it can ever be the cure for underdevelopment.…

  • Tue Sep 6 08:09:32 2016
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Factory farms are the new sweatshops

Not only bad for animals, they also exploit and endanger their workers, says Chris Grezo.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Time’s up for Guatemala’s ex-president

Accused of money-laundering and fraud, Alfonso Portillo’s luck could be running out, explains Anna Bevan.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The United Nations caught between dream and reality

Is the UN designed to be ineffective and maintain the status quo? Amit Singh asks.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Hong Kong: corporatist utopia, citizen’s nightmare

Squalid cage homes side by side with fat-cat condos, the ‘capital of capitalism’ is a breeding ground for extreme wealth and poverty,says Tom Grundy.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Why China should host the 2019 World Dog Show

After the recent Dog Meat Festival, animal lovers are up in arms about China’s next dog-related event. Beulah Devaney disagrees.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Where has Mandela's legacy gone?

In September, the Dalai Lama was denied entry to South Africa for the third time in five years. Amanda D’Costa analyses the situation..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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2014: A historic year for social movements in Asia

Nithin Coca explores the intricacies of social revolutions and their importance for democracy. .…

  • Tue Jul 5 13:59:00 2016
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