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Articles from No. 428, December

Bond Aid
Ecuador is looking beyond Copenhagen with its bold proposal - that the international community should pay the country not to exploit a vast oil reserve. Jess Worth catches up with the initiative.Last year, the NI got involved with the campaign to save...
Country Profile: Eritrea
A metal statue of a pair of giant sandals towers over a major thoroughfare in downtown Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. The sandals represent the decades-long struggle for independence. These rubber sandals, made from old tyres, were the main footwear...
Daniel Ortega
Taking aim at the rich and powerfulJob: President of Nicaragua.Reputation: A founder of the Sandinista Movement; political survivor; revolutionary hero turned Caudillo (boss-type politician).It's an old story, too many times told. The classic versions...
Don't Just Sit There!
In Copenhagen7-18 DecemberKlimaForum09www.klimaforum09.orgGlobal civil society summit, running in parallel with the main negotiations. Laying on a vast programme of workshops, speakers, films, theatre and music.4-1 8thThe Bike Bloc: putting the fun between...
Hunted Down
In July this year the Tanzanian Field Force Police violently and unlawfully evicted 25,150 people from eight villages in Ngorongoro District that are traditionally used for dry-season grazing by pastoralists. Homesteads were burned, women raped, people...
In Our Hands
As we hurtle towards the Copenhagen climate talks this December, the rhetoric is reaching fever pitch. Copenhagen is 'the world s last chance to stop climate change before it passes the point of no return/ warns Stavros Dimas, EU Environment Commissioner....
Letters
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Making Waves: Davi Kopenawa
Davi Kopenawa sits opposite me looking agitated. His small brown hands turn a folded piece of paper over and over. It's an email from his people, the Yanomami community in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon:'Please tell journalists that the invaders are...
Note from New Internationalist Co-Operative
You may be wondering what Al Gore is doing on the front of this magazine. Hasn't he done an admirable job in raising awareness about the urgency of climate change? Isn't it a bit unfair of the NI to suggest that he views global warming as a means of...
On the Web
www.newint.org/ features/specialOne in one millionCampaigner for women's rights in her native Iran, Leila Alikarami talks to New Internationalist about the One Million Signatures campaign, how the equality laws can and should be changed, and the impact...
Rescuing Socialism
The Left is so demoralized that even in the worst recession in 70 years, it poses no threat to capitalism. Most who 'like to think of themselves as on the Left' (that refuge of fantasy), ritually deplore the loss of popular support, bleakly placing faith...
Standing Up to Big Pharma
I stood mesmerized as nearly 7,000 international psychiatrists herded through the streets of Florence, Italy, each toting a red canvas briefcase stamped boldly with the logo of one of the world's most profitable pharmaceutical companies. Hesitantly,...
Taking Care of Business
A flower blooms under a floodlight. It is projected on to a huge screen, behind a panel of expensively suited executives. A CNN business correspondent struts up and down a catwalk, excitedly thanking UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the ubiquitous...
'The Eye Sees, but the Hand Can't Reach'
The view from Salah Tahir's house in Jayyous is breathtaking. The fields stretch for miles. The soil, covered with olive, fruit and vegetable trees, is an agricultural paradise.Tahir, also called Abu Kifah, has lived in this village of 3,500 inhabitants...
The Food Wars
The Food Warsby Waiden Bello Verso ISBN 978-1-84467-331-5)According to the gospel of corporate globalization, only large-scale farming methods can feed the world. Well, just as the real-estate mess burst one capitalist bubble, so The Food Wars shows...
The Return
It was late summer and I had^ust returned from a short trip to Prague where I'd gone for the funeral of an old friend and had more fun than I've had in Cairo in ages. Prague was green, moist and smelled like a florist's; beauty greeted my eyes wherever...
The Sky and the Caspian Sea
The Sky and the Caspian Seaby Roshi featuring Pars Radio (Geo GEO 014 CD)Mysterious and opulent in its songs, The Sky and the Caspian Sea is a début album that exudes confidence and poise and promises the start of a great future. Born to an Iranian family...
The White Ribbon
The White Ribbon (137 minutes)directed and written by Michael HanekeIn a small village in Germany, just before the First World War, a doctor is severely injured when a hidden tripwire pulls down his horse. Scene by scene we get something of the context...
Thirsty River
Thirsty Riverby Rodaan Al Galiditranslated by Luzette Strauss Aflame Books ISBN 9781906300104)Rodaan Al Galldi's impressive novel is set in the dusty backwater town of Boran.on the banks of the Thirsty River in southern Iraq. In Boran live the Bird family,...
Toxic Legacy
Twenty-five years ago, Bhopal, In Madhya Pradesh, India, earned the unenviable distinction of experiencing the world's worst ever Industrial accident. On 2 December 1984, milky white clouds of poisonous gas escaped from leaking tanks at the Union Carbide...
Watching the Weather
In September 2007, catastrophic floods in Benin destroyed 50 villages and ruined crops; farmers had no access to weather reports and so were unable to prepare themselves for the deluge. But two years on the outlook is more promising, reports SciDev.com,...
We Are Millions
Brazil's Landless Workers' Movement (MST) has been pushing for land reform in Latin America's largest country for the past 25 years. It's a force to be reckoned with--the largest social movement in the region. Since 1984 the MST has occupied thousands...
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