New Internationalist

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Articles from No. 243, May

Ace in the Hole
IN an era when the issues of press freedoms and individual privacy are themselves consistently turned into the stuff of newspaper headlines, one film still stands as the most blistering, honest and concise introduction to the unwritten ground rules of...
Alice in Latasica; Pulp Cookies; Sea of Icebergs (A Campaign Comic on Debt)
THE 1980S WERE SO PROMISING. OKAY, THEY STARTED ALITTLE SHAKY, BUT BY THE END OF THE DECADE...WE WERE DOING ALL RIGHT. HAD THOUGHTS OF STARTING A FAMILY. SELLING UP, GETTING SOME PLACE 'BIGGER. THE COLD WAR WAS OVER.LIFE WAS CALMER. WE WERE, WELL...SETTLED....
Country Profile: Egypt
THE Egyptian Government recently hired Saatchi and Saatchi to burnish the country's image abroad. But even Mrs Thatcher's ad men have not been able to rescue this year's tourist season in the face of attacks on foreign visitors by Muslim extremists.Meanwhile...
Hoffa
The Hollywood biopic comes saddled with problems. Not only does an unwieldy life have to be condensed into two or three hours and often comes littered with clunkingly obvious asides of the 'one day, William, you will be a famous playwright' kind, but...
(Ice Cube. the Predator)
Alarm bells, gunshots, a panicking crowd and the sounds of a cop conducting a search: if this collage didn't open Ice Cube's new album, then it could just as easily have been snatched from some gangster movie. Cube - one of LA's most contentious rap...
Love and Death in Sarajevo
MARIJA held my arm reassuringly. 'And now,' she said holding her breath, 'the adventure begins. Are you ready?'I had no other choice.We were leaving the damaged newspaper building in Sarajevo where she works. There was no other way to get out except...
The Debt Boomerang: The Third World Debt Crisis Is Doing You Harm, Whether You Live in the North or the South
IF the goals of managers in the official institutions that rule over Third World debt were to squeeze the debtors dry, to transfer enormous resources from South to North and to wage undeclared war on the poor continents and their people, then their policies...
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