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Articles from No. 486, October

99 Homes
99 Homes (112 minutes) directed and co-written by Ramin BahraniA man in a crisp linen suit checks out the property he's just repossessed. He's hard-faced, foul-mouthed, and sneers at the expense and inconvenience of cleaning up after the mortgage defaulter...
9 Seriously Easy Things to Do. to Support Trans People
Small things, as suggested by CN Lester . But if every cis - or 'not trans' - person followed them, we'd be living in a kinder world.1 DO EXAMINE THE LANGUAGE YOU USEMuch of the language associated with trans people in the media we, as trans people,...
Also out There
MUSIC Y Dyadd Olaf (The Last Day) is a glorious work of sci-fiinfluenced electro-pop, from Cardiff's Gwenno. Sung mostly in her native Welsh (with a bit of Cornish for good measure), Gwenno originally released this in a minuscule edition on local label...
A Mars Bar from Tommy Chocolate
In August 2015, jurors at London's Southwark Crown Court were drawn into the murky world of Pete the Greek, Fast Eddie, Golum, Pooks and Tommy Chocolate - nicknames for traders implicated in a vast financial conspiracy. In the event it was Tommy who...
America's Dreyfus: The Case Nixon Rigged
America's Dreyfus: The Case Nixon Rigged by Joan Brady (Scyscraper Publications, ISBN 9780993153327)In 1950 the high-flying US diplomat Alger Hiss was found guilty of perjury relating to espionage charges and sentenced to two concurrent five-year terms...
Amnesty's Sex Scandal
LAWAmnesty International sparked a flurry of international criticism in August when it proposed the decriminalization of sex workers. the charity says its main goals are improving the welfare and rights of sex workers globally, and ensuring their equal...
A Pope in Washington
'Some people say my economic ideals are radical,' Vermont socialist and presidential long-shot Bernie Sanders recently tweeted. 'You should hear what the Pope is saying.'Although the Catholic Church is often viewed as a conservative force in US political...
A Razor-Wire Welcome
HUNGARYAs the Hungarian government races to complete a steel barrier along its 175-kilometre border with Serbia, a small but dedicated group of citizens is offering humanitarian assistance to migrants.Conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been...
Defying the King
SWAZILANDMaxwell Dlamini finally walked free in July. He was released on bail having spent 14 months in squalid conditions in the prisons of Swaziland's absolute monarch, K ing Mswati III. His crime? He sang a pro-democracy song.'Jail is a lonely place,...
Down with Love
Isn't it about time someone said it? Love is a dangerous concept.And no, I'm not about to start listing the character flaws of some rogue I thought I could trust but who turned out to be more interested in his job, online pornography or my sister. On...
I Am What I Am
There are myriad ways of being transgender - and experiences across the world are equally varied.1 'You are shaming all men'Cleo Quentaro, Uganda'My body has always been androgynous, in between. If you are transgender it becomes you. In our culture,...
Introducing. Pierre Nkurunziza
The man nobody wants just won't oblige and fade into the woodwork. Nkurunziza has been re-elected president of the small east-central African state of Burundi despite opposition from the US, South Africa and the African Union. All believe this born-again...
Letters
Praise, blame and all points in between? Give us your feedback.The New Internationalist welcomes your letters. But please keep them short. They might be edited for purposes of space or clarity. Letters should be sent to letters@newint.org or to your...
Ma Vie En Jaune *
The first time I remember thinking about my gender was when I was three. I asked my mother what colour people chose when they didn't know what sex the baby was going to be. She said yellow. I asked for my room to be painted yellow and obtained a yellow...
Meklit Hadero
Your family fled the violent revolution in Addis Ababa in 1974. What impact did that have on you?You grow up with a mix of stories and silences. This is the legacy of any political upheaval. I leftwhen I was two years old. I realized when I was 21 and...
Minorities Report
When the nominally civilian government took power from the military in March 2011, it brought with it hope for change. Most dramatically, the government's reforms allowed Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition National League of Democracy (NLD) to contest...
Radical Housing Fix
SPAINRelief may finally be at hand for people evicted from their homes during Spain's financial crisis. A new leftwing army of local and regional politicians, elected in May on pledges to act for the people, is already having an effect.In Barcelona,...
Reasons to Be Cheerful
Saudi women to voteIn a move to appease some of its critics, Saudi Arabia has allowed women to vote and run as candidates in upcoming municipal elections. With more than 70 women already registered as candidates for the December poll, women's rights...
Sisters of Joy
The gâteau is pale sponge plastered in icing and cream: it actually tastes all right, though so sweet it makes my teeth ache. But as soon as I set down my fork, Tatiana brandishes the cake knife and plonks another thick slice on my plate.'No!' I protest,...
Staying Alive
One morning, earlier this year, Brazil awoke to see its social networks flooded with images of a naked, cropped, disfigured, handcuffed black travesti* (or trans woman) in police custody.In one of the photographs she was sitting on the ground in front...
Sudan
The first genocide this century is raging in the Western Darfur region of Sudan and, despite having been acknowledged for a decade, it continues unabated. Never before has a genocide been identified as such while in progress, then leftto take its brutal...
The New Threat: From Islamic Militancy
The New Threat: From Islamic Militancy by Jason Burke (Vintage/Bodley Head, ISBN 9781847923479)Guardian correspondent Jason Burke has written a remarkably thorough primer on Islamist violence. The sweep of The New Threat takes us from the assassination...
The Trans Revolution
The sun streams in through the open windows of a corner house in Old Street, East London.Inside people are milling about, making coffee and tea, rifling though second-hand clothes - including an original Vivienne Westwood T-shirt. Buying hand-knitted...
The Underground
The Underground by Hamid Ismailov, translated by Carol Ermakova (Restless Books, ISBN 9781632060440)Hamid Ismailov's novel charts the short life and untimely death of Mbobo, also known as Kirill, child of a Siberian mother and an African athlete competing...
Trans-Action
The following are trans, intersex and supporting organizations:INTERNATIONALGlobal Action for Trans Equality (GATE)transactivists.orgInternational Professional Association for Transgender Healthwpath.orgTrans Respect v Transphobiatransrespect-transphobia.orgAmnesty...
Try to Be Hopeful
Try To Be Hopeful by The Spook School (Fortuna POP!, CD, LP + download,FPOP191CD / FPOP191LP)The four Spook School students are way too young to have heard bands such as Buzzcocks or Altered Images the first time round, but that hasn't stopped this Edinburgh...
Under-Mining Vedanta
GLOBAL PROTESTProtesters held angry demonstrations against Anglo-Indian mining giant Vedanta in seven locations across Africa and India on the same day in August. these far-flung and isolated communities united to accuse Vedanta of looting, polluting...
Where the Children Lead
'At age three my child, who I understood to be a boy, began expressing a preference for all things girly,' recalls Catherine, mother of 16-year-old Becca.'We were hoping this was a phase and something we could influence. So we sought treatment and were...
Wolfgang Schäuble
Job: German Finance MinisterReputation: Ruthless architect of the European Union's Ancien RegimeThink Metternich. Think Henry Kissinger. Think Dick Cheney. Like those wielders of malevolent charm, Schäuble is the kind of ruthless intellectual schemer...
Ya Balad
Ya Balad by Bachar Mar-Khalife (InFine/Warp CD, LP + download, IF1033)Ya Balad translates from the Arabic as 'eOh Homeland'f. But, as its creator, the Paris-based Lebanese musician Bachar Mar-Khalife realizes, the very concept of homeland is not so simple....
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