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Nicola Baird reveals the power and mystery of rainforests, whose destruction is making the Earth short of breath

Breathtaking: Nicola Baird reveals the power and mystery of rainforests, whose destruction is making the Earth short of breath Nicola Baird `Come and listen to this!’ instructs my friend Dorothy as she clamps a pair of headphones over my ears in a Melbourne record store. The CD whirrs and then I hear the unmistakable rhythm […]

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LETTERS

LETTERS Time for a new agenda As well meaning as it may be, aid cannot solve the multi-layered problems of countries like Bangladesh (NI 332). First, because the aid givers have their own agenda and often decide the ‘whats’ and ‘wheres’ of a programme. Second, donor countries usually aim to institute social reforms in Third […]

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Rough guide to world music, Vol 1

Rough guide to world music, Vol 1 The Rough Guide to World Music, Vol 1 edited by Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham and Richard Trillo (Rough Guides Publications, ISBN 1 85828 635 2) A few years’ ago we reviewed in these pages a book entitled simply The Rough Guide to World Music. It was exactly what […]

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Discipline and punish

Discipline and punish THESE days, the fashion for postmodernism is wearing pretty thin. Too many counter-intuitive claims have been made in its name, too many hostages have been offered up to its political misfortunes. To recap: the intellectual world of the late 1970s, if not exactly ablaze, at least tingled pleasantly thanks to translations of […]

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Mercedes Sosa: voice of Latin America – Music rebels: dissident music then and now

Mercedes Sosa: voice of Latin America – Music rebels: dissident music then and now – Brief Article Though less of a songwriter, Mercedes Sosa has seduced millions with her powerful and emotional interpretations of others’ songs. Always deeply political, Sosa was one of the founders of the Nueva Cancion (New Song) movement in Argentina. Together […]

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Neighbourly love: Reem Haddad realizes why she likes living in Lebanon

Neighbourly love: Reem Haddad realizes why she likes living in Lebanon Reem Haddad It took the death of an elderly neighbour to remind me why I am still living in this chaotic country. That day, I woke up to the wailing of several women. I looked out the window to see a coffin being brought […]

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In the Name of Osama bin Laden: Global Terrorism and the bin Laden Brotherhood. . – Mixed Media

In the Name of Osama bin Laden: Global Terrorism and the bin Laden Brotherhood. . – Mixed Media – book review Vanessa Baird By Roland Jacquard translated by George Holoch (Duke University Press ISBN 08223 2991 3) Since the attack on the World Trade Center in New York a torrent of books on Osama bin […]

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NGO critique

NGO critique Minn Kreimfather Your issue on Trade Justice failed to properly critique the slogans of some Northern NGOs on trade issues and the way that they have ignored the views of democratically elected governments of Southern countries. For example, you quote Christian Aid as saying that for people in developing countries the potential benefits […]

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Paul Bakalite reflects on the creeping changes to the community he loves

Brixton blues: Paul Bakalite reflects on the creeping changes to the community he loves Paul Bakalite Brixton is a multi-ethnic community south of the River Thames in London that, since the influx of West Indians to Britain in the years after the Second World War, has become arguably the most significant centre of Caribbean-British culture […]

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The perfect wife: Reem Haddad is both amused and appalled by a recent trend among well-heeled Lebanese bachelors

The perfect wife: Reem Haddad is both amused and appalled by a recent trend among well-heeled Lebanese bachelors – Letter from Lebanon Reem Haddad It sounded rather preposterous to me but my new friend, Toufic, was nodding his head vigorously in excitement. ‘I think I have found my bride,’ he said. ‘She’s everything I’ve ever […]