March 2005

State of Fear
Rights & freedoms post-9/11

NI (No.376)


2 Letters

4 Southern Exposure
Ritual drama around the murder of an Inca emperor, photographed in a Peruvian mountain village by Malu Cabellos.

5 View from the South
The wonder - and the water - of Uruguay's first-ever Left election victory. Eduardo Galeano celebrates.

6 Currents
Former opium farmers in Afghanistan sell their daughters to pay debts; logging is tearing the Solomon Islands apart; Zimbabwe targets NGOs.
PLUS: Wordpower - The language of international relations.
PLUS: Speechmarks and Seriously

9 State of fear
The war on terror has provoked a global state of siege. Richard Swift sees a spreading `occupation mentality' that may be visiting your neighbourhood soon.

12 They are watching you - a survey of how and where.

14 Be very afraid!
Sara Ahmed on the use and abuse of the selective fear mechanism.

16 Crackdown
Aziz Choudry charts the way security forces are using anti-terrorist laws against the social justice movement.

18 Occupied World - THE FACTS

20 Putin's terror card
The terror crisis has brought strongarm rule back to Russia, as Fred Weir reports.

22 Vigilante heaven
In Latin America the forces of order have gone freelance. Anastasia MoLoney exposes the continent's social cleansing industry.

24 Insecure lives
Jeremy Seabrook explains how the global economy is driving both rich and poor into an insecure future.

26 An open letter to George W Bush
Theodore Roszak has had enough.

28 Counter-Clampdown
A guide to resisting the forces of occupation.

29 Worldbeaters
The rising power in US foreign policy is an intellectual who is as enthusiastic about Boer War history as he is about free trade. Meet Robert B Zoellick.

30 Mixed Media

32 Big Bad World
Polyp applauds the corporate response to the tsunami.
PLUS: NI Prize Crossword

33 Making Waves
Enough is enough! The Zvakwana campaign is leading the charge for change in Zimbabwe.

34 Essay - Avisual celebration of the life and work of Ken Sprague.

36 Country Profile - Marshall Islands


NI-Japan (No.64)


State of Fear: Rights & freedoms post-9/11
The War on Terror is taking its toll - and not just on the terrorists. Our basic rights and liberties all across the globe are coming under attack. Militarism is on the rise. A mentality of occupation is taking hold far beyond Iraq and the West Bank. Fear has become a kind of toxic glue holding together a repressive political consensus. The national security state is gathering force and its main victims are the usual suspects - refugees, racial minorities, activists, the poor and excluded. The NI examines this repressive climate and asks whether it is effective in tackling the problem of terror- and whether it is actually designed to do so.

<This month's article>
-Translation of "State of fear" (NI p9-11)

<Reporting from Japan>
-Freedom and Rights - Victims of Anxiety and Control
---by Moro Hideki (NI Japan)

<Country Profile>
-Translation of "Country Profile -
Marshall Islands" (p36)

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