October 2002


NI (No.350)


9 Fear eats the soul
Vanessa Baird examines the fears that are fuelling the debate about refugees.

13 Please excuse us very much for daring...
A note from Yaguine Koita and Fode' Tounkara.

14 The new common sense
Coming from several quarters the pointers are all heading oneway. Open the borders, argues Teresa Hayter.

16 No room at the inn
Could entry to the countries of the rich world have something to do with race? Yasmin Alibhai-Brown looks at what lies at the coreof the refugee issue.

18 FACTS: Road to Freedom?
Different countries, different policies, different records on asylum. Katya Nasim presents the facts.

20 The journey
Hiding, fleeing, changing identity, leaving loved ones behind. Three refugee writers, Karim Haidari, Zlata Filipovic and b describe their very different quests for sanctuary. Illustrated by refugee artist Mohamed Bushara.

23 Run for your life
Hotspots of the world currently producing most refugees.

24 Refugee! Criminal! Terrorist!
Damien Lawson assesses the impact that 11 September has had on asylum seekers.

26 Act & Resist
Action, inspiration and contacts from around the globe.

28 Last word...
with refugees, plus Worth Reading.

<<Regular Features>>

2 Letters

4 Southern Exposure
East Timorese guerrillas back at school, photographed by Sae Kani.

5 View from the South
Urvashi Butalia's friend Mona is neither male nor female but from the third sex.

6 Currents
How the war on terror is destabilizing the Asia-Pacific region. Reports from China, India/Pakistan, North Korea and Central Asia.
PLUS: Word Corner - Camels.
PLUS: Seriously

29 Worldbeaters
Communism? Capitalism? It's all about power for Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbeyev.

30 Mixed Media

32 Big Bad World
Spectre at the feast: Polyp on world summitry.
PLUS: NI Prize Crossword

33 Making waves
Bougainville activist Helen Hakena is fighting for women - often against both sides.

34 Essay - A tribute to Gaudi
The visionary Spanish architect is honoured by John Gough.

36 Country Profile - Zambia

NI-Japan (No.38)


Since the September 11 terrorist attacks, fear of foreigners and a corresponding restriction of freedoms has been creeping over the world. The rich countries are taking stricter and stricter measures against refugees. But what would happen if we opened our borders-and our minds?

<This month's main theme article>

·Translation of "Fear eats the soul" (p9-12)

<Reporting from Japan>
Refugees in Japan

·Data about refugees in Japan
·Japan's Refugee System-A Continuation of the National Isolation Policy?
by Yagishita Misaki (Refugee Officer, Amnesty International Japan)

·Excerpts from an interview with a refugeesin living in Tokyo
interviewed by Caitlin Stronell (New Internationalist Japan)

<Contact Points>
Information on refugee supporting organizations.

<Country Profile>
-Translation of "Country Profile - Zambia" (p36)

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