Agenda Making the news this month
8 International Women’s Day special
– reports from India, Africa and Gaza.
12 Choppy waters – exploitation of
Western Sahara’s fish stocks.
13 Nuclear sell-out – villagers stand firm against the Indian government.
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Analysis Special feature: Global economic crisis 14 The Great Rebellion The Great Recession may have stunned the Minority
World, but the Majority World has survived more or less unscathed. David Ransom investigates why, and traces the outlines of a future that might just be worth having.
21 Bomb drops on Indian countryside India may be one of the world’s current economic
‘winners’ but inequality is its fastest-growing sector, reveals Jaideep Hardikar.
22 2010: the year of defiance From Egypt to Romania, Colombia to China, resistance to ‘austerity’ has been raging around the world.
24 Silent Majority World no more How have ordinary citizens in Latin America, Africa and
Asia experienced the global financial crisis?
26 Action Join the Great Rebellion!
Also in Analysis 28 Challenging the politics of paranoia Cartoonist Polyp explores conspiracy theories and finds them not just dotty but dangerous.
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Jaideep Hardikar Argument 34 Is it ok for protesters to damage property? Seasoned activists Philippe Duhamel and Merrick
Godhaven go head-to-head on this divisive issue. What do you think? Join the debate by visiting www.newint.org/argument Plus: your feedback on last month’s debate, ‘Is being vegan the only green option?’
39 From Siam with love... Louise Gray discovers lost musical treasures. Plus: ‘heavenly murmurs’ of freedom from Iran; paraplegic musicians light up the stage in Benda Bilili; and the gripping true story of how a dead woman changed the world in The
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Alternatives 48 Honeybees get a helping hand Plus: green-fingered gatherings, and the right way to dispose of mobile phones.
Action 57 Don’t just sit there! Events to tempt you off the sofa this month.
Plus: a round-up of campaign news.
Regular Features 6 Letters Junk food, nuclear propaganda and the army’s carbon footprint. Plus: Scratchy Lines by Simon Kneebone.
32 Country profile: Samoa 44 Interview Judge Murray Sinclair, working with Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to heal a century of trauma for the indigenous community.
46 Making Waves Interview with Parvin Ardalan who is at the heart of the struggle for women's rights in Iran.
50 Letter from Cairo Maria Golia on the revolt that was a long time coming.
52 Mark Engler Overcoming empire is not a spectator sport.
53 Southern Exposure An eye-catching combination of old and new in Turkey, photographed by Emre Kuheylan.
55 Puzzle Page 56 Applause Avaaz, the largest global movement on the web, is giving the world a voice. 60 Cartoon corner Big Bad World, Only Planet and guest cartoonist Farid Ben Morsli from Algeria.
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61 Anna Chen Make-up and be damned.
62 And finally… Looking in from the outside of things,
novelist Jackie Kay.
Front cover: Demonstrators gather outside the Egyptian Embassy, London, January 2011. Ian Nicholson / PA Wire / Press Association Images Magazine designed by Alan Hughes / Ian Nixon All monetary values are expressed in US dollars unless otherwise noted.
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