Magazine article New Internationalist

Tribe Unwanted

Magazine article New Internationalist

Tribe Unwanted

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It's any conscientious NI reader's worst nightmare - 5,000 mainly white overprivileged US and British eager beavers set out to occupy a Fijian island and dub themselves a unique 'tribe' replete with 'chiefs', 'warriors', 'hunters' and 'nomads'. Their quest? Er, beside deciding where to put the tiki bar?

According to www.tribewanted.com: 'The Island represents a dream; it represents something magical that we can all hold on to in the hope that one day that dream may come true.'

Well that clears things up, wouldn't you say? It seems the idea is to fly thousands of people from all over the world (the US and Britain that is) to 'Adventure Island' in Fiji where this artificial tribe will try to build an ecocommunity with the help of fellow warriors online. …

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