May 2007
Daring to dream - Inspiration from the Majority World

 

For our 400th edition, the NI unfurls a tapestry of ideas and activism from the Majority World. Engaged with the here and now in order to build for a better future, burnishing hope amid downturns and defeats, these are voices we feel you will want to hear.

 


NI

No.400

Contents

 

 

 

 

2 Letters
Doing Poland an injustice; ignoring ancient goddess cultures; CO2 labelling should be mandatory.
PLUS: Letter from Mauritius

4 Daring to dream
Dinyar Godrej on what truly inspires.

7 Revenge
Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy's song of reconciliation.

A TAPESTRY OF VISIONS INCLUDING...

8 Afroreggae beat the violence; Rural women claim their rights in South Africa.

10 Walden Bello's thoughts on turning back globalization; Brazil's small farmers stave off the giants.

12 Victor Juliet Mukasa sues the Ugandan Government; AIDS activist Zackie Achmat's acts of conscience; Gautam Bhan on the spectrum of queer lives.

14 Afghanistan's RAWA and Burma's Charm Tong take on the fundamentalists and the generals.

16 Corruption busters and activist filmmakers in India; radio revolution in Zambia, Malawi and Namibia.

18 Continental shift Carlos M Vilas gauges the gains of people's politics in Latin America.

20 The diverse, the multiple, the different A message of resistance from Oaxaca, Mexico.


21 SPECIAL FEATURE

Palestine: 40 years is enough

Gaza and the West Bank have been occupied since 1967. Samah Jabr counts the cost to Palestinians' mental health and Omar Barghouti calls for a boycott of Israel.


27 Currents
Drug intrigue and murder in Guatemala; Sherpa porters lament in Nepal; interview with a serial kidnapper.
PLUS: Seriously...

30 Big Bad World
Eco birdbrains in Polyp's cartoon.
PLUS: NI Prize Crossword

31 Worldbeaters
The Darth Vader of US elections: Republican dirty tricks king Karl Rove.

32 Mixed Media
MUSIC, BOOKS, FILM review

34 View from Gujranwala
Abbas Zaidi tells the chilling story of an Islamic Jack the Ripper.

36 Country Profile - Democratic Republic of Congo


 

 

 

 

NI Japan

No.88

Contents

 

<This month's translation>

- Daring to dream (NI p4-6)

- Secret service (NI p14)

- Revenge (NI p7)

- Deep green (NI p11)

- The indivisible I (NI p13)

- Screen lives (NI p16)

- Pump up the volume (NI p17)

- Learning for life (NI p15)

- The diverse, the multiple, the different (NI p20)


***Special Feature***

- 40 years is enough (NI p21)

- Action on Palestine (NI p26)


- Country Profile - Democratic Republic of Congo (NI p36)

- Currents
--- Mauritania votes (AFRICA) (NI p28)
--- Big Bad World (NI p30)



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