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Articles from No. 286, December

500 Nations // Review
Return of the Indian by Philip Wearne Cassell/Latin America Bureau (ISBN 0 - 304 - 33458 - 8)500 Nations by Alvin M Josephy Jr Pimlico (ISBN 0 - 7126 - 7421 - 7)OTHER PEOPLE HAVE always felt free to impose upon the indigenous peoples of the Americas...
A Chance to Tell Their Story: Street Festival Offers Hope to Ghana's Homeless Children
A chance to tell their storyStreet festival offers hope to Ghana's homeless childrenA STREET YOUTH festival is being organized in the Ghanaian capital city of Accra to benefit its 45,000 street children.During the last decade economic pressure due, in...
An Atheist of Happiness: Olivia Ward Has a Drink with a Man Caught between Two Worlds (Deported Man Returns to War in His Homeland)
An atheist of happinessOlivia Ward has a drink with a man caught between two worlds.I am a little drunk,' said Malgobek rather unnecessarily. 'It really is a crime, but it's part of being Russian.'In Nazran, less than an hour from the battered frontiers...
Automatic Unemployment. Computers Are Saving Labour, by Doing Away with Jobs. Julie White Reports on the Impact of Technological Change on Employment in the Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry
Automatic unemploymentComputers are saving labour - by doing away with jobs. Julie White reports on the impact of technological change on employment in the Canadian pulp and paper industry.GARY lives in small - town southern Ontario, in a fertile region...
Dumbing Us Down. Convinced That Kids Will Be Left in the Dust Unless They Get Computer Literate? Anxious about Getting Your Local School Wired Up to the Information Age? Well, Don't Be. Theodore Roszak Argues That Computers in the Classroom Are Not All They're Cracked Up to Be
Dumbing us downConvinced that kids will be left in the dust unless they get computer literate? Anxious about getting your local school wired up to the information age? Well, don't be. Theodore Roszak argues that computers in the classroom are not...
Fallen Angels
Fallen Angels by Wong Kar - waiAt a time when the heart of the modern city beats to the rhythm of technology Fallen Angels comes to the screen as an extraordinarily powerful account of isolation and romantic disenchantment. It's a passionate study of...
Hunger Unpublished. How Mark Axelrod Lined Up Some of the World's Finest Writers on One of the World's Biggest Issues, and Still Couldn't Get Them into Print
Hunger unpublishedHow Mark Axelrod lined up some of the world's finest writers on one of the world's biggest issues - and still couldn't get them into print.IN 1992, AS THE SUN SET on President Bush and rose on President Clinton (two sides of the same...
Lucio Flavio Pinto. A Journalist in Amazonia Who Can't Believe the Stars Are Made of Plastic
Lucio Flavio PintoA journalist in Amazonia who can't believe the stars are made of plastic talks to Divid RansomLUCIO FLAVIO PINTO somehow conjures a stream of books, reports and investigative journalism from an information desert in Brazilian Amazonia....
Ned Ludd Live! Kirkpatrick Sale Takes Us to the Set of One of America's Most Popular Late-Night TV Talk Shows (Satire)
Ned Ludd live!Kirkpatrick Sale takes us to the set of one of America's most popular late - night TV talk shows.GOOD evening everyone and welcome to Nightline. My name is Ted Cobble and tonight we have a very special guest made possible through the miracle...
Of Mouse and Man: Dale Spender Examines the Macho Environment of Information Technologies and Asks Whether Women Can Make a Place in Cyberspace
Of mouse an manDale Spender examines the macho environment of information technologies and asks whether women can make a place in cyberspace.EVERYBODY has heard of Bill Gates, the 40 - year - old American computer whiz who began selling software when...
On-Line Lifeline: Third World Activists Are Using Global Connections to Pressure the Powers-That-Be and Even Save Lives. Bangladeshi Photographer Shahidul Alam Has Little Doubt about the Subversive Potential of the Internet in His Country
On - line lifelineThird World activists are using global connections to pressure the powers - that - be and even save lives. Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam has little doubt about the subversive potential of the Internet in his country.COME out,...
Privatizing Cyberspace. the Internet Started as a Democratic Free-for-All. but Not for Long. Nicholas Baran Argues That Big Business Is Quietly Threatening to Subvert the Medium's So-Called Democratic Potential
Privatizing cyberspaceThe Internet started as a democratic free - for - all. But not for long. Nicholas Baran argues that big business is quietly threatening to subvert the medium's so - called democratic potential.ELECTRONIC mail has become so hip...
(Radio Tarifa. Rumba Argelina)
Rumba Argelina by Radio Tarifa (World Circuit WCD 042)MUCH HAS BEEN written about the way Spanish flamenco and North African music have infiltrated each other over the course of centuries. But rarely does an album demonstrate these links as vivaciously...
Return of the Indian // Review
Return of the Indian by Philip Wearne Cassell/Latin America Bureau (ISBN 0 - 304 - 33458 - 8)500 Nations by Alvin M Josephy Jr Pimlico (ISBN 0 - 7126 - 7421 - 7)OTHER PEOPLE HAVE always felt free to impose upon the indigenous peoples of the Americas...
Safe
Safe]being the film about the banality of peril.A COUPLE DRIVES past the carefully sculpted facades of Los Angeles suburbia. It is night and everything seems to float in an eerie green light. Reaching home, the couple enter through their domestic security...
Seduced by Technology. Computers Are Changing the World, and Not Always for the Better. Wayne Ellwood Measures the Human Costs of the Micro-Electronics Revolution
Seduced by technologyComputers are changing the world, and not always for the better. Wayne Ellwood measures the human costs of the micro - electronics revolution.MY neighbour, Nick, is a soft - spoken, easy - going fellow who owns a big, ungainly hound...
Silenced: Turkish-Cypriot Journalist Assassinated (Kutlu Adali Killed in Cyprus)
SilencedTurkish - Cypriot journalist assassinatedKUTLU ADALI, a well - known Turkish - Cypriot journalist, was shot dead outside his home in the Turkish occupied territories of Cyprus on 7 July of this year. Adali is one of four Turkish - Cypriots to...
Silicon Valley East. the Computer Industry Is Creating Jos in India. but Can the Subcontinent Cope with High Tech?
Silicon valley EastThe computer industry is creating jobs in India. But can the subcontinent cope with high tech? Dilip D'Souza reports.WHEN I left engineering college, it seems a century ago, I was offered a job with a then fledgling software company...
St Kitts and Nevis (Country Profile)
Country profileSt Kitts and NevisBRIMSTONE FORTRESS on the west coast of St Kitts is an imposing monument to the inter - imperial rivalries which once raged around the sugar - rich islands of the eastern Caribbean. Built in the seventeenth century to...
Techno-Seers. Thumbnail Summaries of the Views of Some Brave Thinkers Who've Dared to Question the Juggernaut of Technology
Techno - seersThumbanil summaries of the views of some brave thinkers who've dared to question the juggernaut of technologyMarshall McLuhanA cutting - edge thinker with a talent for baffling aphorisms, McLuhan became a media celebrity and cult intellectual...
The Flowers of the Earth: Argentine Indians Win Land-Claim Dispute
The flowers of the earthArgentine Indians win land - claim disputeA SIT - IN by Argentine Indians has finally won them their long - promised land rights. The Wichi, Toba and Chorote Indians have lived in the Chaco area of northern Argentina for centuries....
The Information Highway: The Facts
The Information Highway the factsMicro - electronics is changing the world at a blinding speed as the 'third industrial revolution' replaces brain power with machine power. Communications technologies, driven by high - speed micro - processors, fibre...
The Internet Explained
The Internet explainedPicture a maze - like garden of forking paths with each path connected to its neighbour and thousands of new paths being added daily. That's roughly how the internet looks. But how does a message travel along those pathways?1...
Wiring Africa. the World Bank and AT&T Are Combining Forces to Run Fibre-Optic Cable around the Whole of Africa
Wiring AfricaThe World Bank and AT&T are combining forces to run fibre - optic cable around the whole of Africa. Cathy Majtenyi and Michele Fleet find out what's at stake.AMERICAN Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) along with the French company...
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