Agenda Making the news this month
8 Are Burma’s reforms for real? 9 As ANC turns 100, critics slam ‘neo-apartheid’ 10 World Social Justice Day success stories from India,
Kenya and Palestine 11 Bedouin face ‘cultural warfare’ 12 Malawi battles for press freedom 13 Why cross-border electrics are not such a bright idea
Analysis Special feature: Haiti two years on 14 Beyond relief, beyond belief Haiti is not just recovering from the
26 Occupied again The first independent country of the earthquake but from the political and economic interventions of recent decades, as Phillip Wearne explains. + Timeline: Haiti in history 20 Tents beyond tents A cartoon introduction to life in the camps in and around Port-au-Prince, by Jean Pharès Jérôme and Chevelin Pierre.
Americas – but Eduardo Galeano asks will Haiti ever be free?
28 Where did all the money go? Nick Harvey assesses the work of the
NGOs and UN agencies that have been trying to rebuild Haiti.
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44 Child, soldier, civilian Having handed in their weapons, former child soldiers in Colombia face a new battle – for acceptance into society. Seth Biderman reports.
50 Guns and bread Michael Lewis explores what happens when private security companies muscle in to ‘deliver aid’.
4 ● N ew I n t e r nat i o nal i s t ● j anuary / f e b r uary 2 012 Argument 34 Is the European Union damaging to democratic rights? Anti-poverty campaigner John Hilary and politics professor Carlos Closa go head-to-head. What do you think? Join the debate by visiting newint.org/argument/449
Plus: your feedback on last month’s debate, ‘The Euro debt crisis: default or bailout?’
Arts 39 Best of 2011 Our pick of the year’s films, books and music.
PLUS: Sensuous sax from Rudresh Mahanthappa; Hollywood glamorizes the fall of Lehman Brothers in Margin Call; and high praise for The Buddha in the Attic, an extraordinary novel about a group of Japanese mail-order brides.
Regular Features 6 Letters Tone it down, NI! Plus more on the Big Bad World controversy and praise for Daniel Ortega. Plus: Scratchy Lines by Simon Kneebone.
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53 Mark Engler Why are we so bad at celebrating our successes? It’s time to step back and commemorate a remarkable year.
32 Country Profile: Papua New Guinea 48 Letter from Cairo The future is unknown, but we can learn on the job, says Maria Golia.
Alternatives 49 New year, new start John Jordan and Isa Fremeaux up sticks and head for their utopia – even if it doesn’t yet exist. PLUS: Banks? No thanks!
Why people are flocking to credit unions.
Applause 56 Keeping peace on the agenda Alasdair Soussi talks to Adam Keller of Israeli human rights movement Gush Shalom.
Action 57 Don’t just sit there! Events to tempt you off the sofa this month. PLUS: a round-up of campaign news.
54 Cartoon Corner Following the furore that surrounded Polyp’s cartoon in our November issue, Sarah Colborne from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign explains some of the key issues that lay behind the storm of protest.
55 Puzzle Page 61 Steve Parry
The nightmare on Downing
Street – coming to a cinema near you.
62 And finally…
Successful actor and would-be human rights lawyer Juliet Stevenson on the disgrace of locking up children, and the importance of good story-telling.
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