Agenda Making the news this month
8 Indonesia’s forgotten massacre 9 Waste water farm tames ‘the garbage monster’ plus Shack-dwellers’ victory 10 Still no real justice for Afghan women 11 Spain’s slow-burning revolution 12 The population time bomb:
hoax or horror? 13 Who is to blame for the Somali famine?
Analysis Special feature: Indigenous people vs corporate power
24 Avatar for real
From Canada to Congo, from India to Australia, indigenous communities are fighting for their lives and livelihoods.
26 ¡Agro si! ¡Mina no! When the people of Peru’s southern Andes arose to defend farming and oppose mining.
30 A different imagination Opening up the space in our minds. Vanessa Baird concludes this special report. Plus ACTION contacts and information.
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14 Nature’s defenders Vanessa Baird introduces a clash that is becoming increasingly heated – and relevant.
16 At your peril Peru’s Asháninka people take on the dam builders to save
21 Meet the defenders Profiling environmental champions who don’t buy
Western ideas of development.
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4 ● N ew I n t e r nat i o nal i s t ● O C TO B E R 2 011 Argument 34 Should there be a maximum wage? Faiza Shaheen and Max Wind-Cowie go head to head.
What do you think? Join the debate by visiting newint.org/argument Plus: your feedback on last month’s debate,
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‘Should foreign investment replace aid for Africa?’
Arts 39 Winds of change Movies from North Africa and the Middle East flesh out the cultural and social contexts to the current political uprisings. PLUS: Steve Reich’s new quartets; Céline Sciamma’s gentle Tomboy; début novel from Tendai Huchu on life, joy and hairdressing in trouble-torn Harare; and Lone Frank’s beautiful genome.
Alternatives 48 Volunteering offers new purpose
Tina Burrett finds Japanese youth galvanized posttsunami. PLUS: Anna Weston on the joy of pickling.
Regular Features 6 Letters Missing eucalyptus, mother-fracking, bringing men out of their macho silence and why the Berlin Wall was good for stability. Plus: Scratchy Lines by
32 Country profile:
The Gambia 44 Cut to the quick Claire Colley tots up the price of shark-fin soup.
47 Letter from Cairo Love is hard in a city slum,
writes Maria Golia.
50 Photo Feature Benedicte Desrus captures the faces of hate as Uganda’s anti-gay campaigners call for capital punishment.
53 Mark Engler How ‘the land of the free’ became ‘prison nation’.
54 ‘We will remove Bashar’ Undercover journalist Daniel Wiggins gives an inside view on Syria’s protest movements.
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55 Puzzle Page 56 Applause Self-adjusting glasses – so simple.
60 Cartoon Corner Polyp’s Big Bad World, Marc Roberts’ Only Planet plus guest cartoonist Eray Özbek from Turkey.
61 Anna Chen On riots, feral scum and politicians.
62 And finally… Faithless guitarist David Randall on why all music is political.
Action 57 Don’t just sit there! Events to tempt you off the sofa this month. Plus: a round-up of campaign news.
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