Greening the law Illustration by: ANDREW WHEATLEY

Greening the law

The streets have traditionally been the home of environmental activism. But could campaigners be just as at home in the courtroom? Olly Zanetti considers the evidence.

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NI 426 - Islam in power - October, 2009
The family of a five-year-old killed during a raid by the Lao People's Army mourn at the child's grave. Thousands of Hmong, who fought or collaborated with the CIA until communists took over the country in 1975, remain hidden in the jungles of Laos. Photo by Tomas van Houtryve / Panos

Jungle orphans

Nick Harvey reports on the position of the Hmong – both inside Laos and the bleak refugee camps of Thailand.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009
An internally displaced girl carries a pitcher of water in the Swat Valley.Stringer Pakistan / Reuters

Why Pakistan's Taliban win as they lose

Pakistan's army offensive has wrongfooted the Taliban. But the larger war of ideas has yet to be won. Pervez Hoodbhoy explains.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009
Some call it ‘live aid’. Some call it  ‘dead aid’. The aid debate is raging.Photo by: SVEN TORFINN / PANOS

Boon or burden?

Some call it 'live aid'. Some call it 'dead aid'. The debate is raging. Vanessa Baird and Jonathan Glennie tell the story so far...

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009
The case for real aid

The case for real aid

Jonathan Glennie takes on both the aid optimists and the pessimists.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009

Life without the car

Chris Richards goes cold turkey in her umpteenth attempt to do without her car – and fumes about the structure of modern life that makes the task so hard.

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NI 424 - Surviving change in the Arctic - July, 2009
Climate radio

Climate radio

Jess Worth talks about the NI magazine on the Arctic with Climate Radio.

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NI 424 - Surviving change in the Arctic - July, 2009
Caught on camera: a police surveillance officer captures Greek and British protesters on film at a London demonstration against police repression, December 2008. Photo by: Marc Vallee

You are being watched

Police surveillance and intimidation of political activists is hitting new heights. Olly Zanetti dodges the long lenses to expose Big Brother’s latest attack on the right to protest.

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NI 423 - China in charge - June, 2009
Hindi Meslseh

Peace offerings

Members of citizens’ groups for peace that attempt to bridge the Israeli-Palestinian divide talk with Hadani Ditmars about why working together brings its own rewards.

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NI 422 - Multiculturalism - May, 2009
Whistle while you work: an orchestra plays patriotic songs to motivate the workers at the polder site. Photo: Alina Paul/Jérôme Bossuet

Inside North Korea

A rare glimpse into the world’s most secretive country, by French aid worker Jérôme Bossuet who spent three years there.

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NI 421 - Put people first - April, 2009
Naked Emperors

Naked Emperors

It’s time to ask some very basic questions, like: What are banks for? What are houses for? What’s credit for? What’s the economy for? Or, for that matter, what’s the environment for? Vanessa Baird suggests a 10-point economic detox programme.

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NI 421 - Put people first - April, 2009
Gathering strength at the World Social Forum, Belém, in February 2009. Photo: Paulo Santos / Reuters

Financial meltdown and the Age of Possibility

As the empire of international finance collapses, David Ransom finds the chance to reset the compass towards democracy, equality and the survival of our planet.

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NI 421 - Put people first - April, 2009
Razorwiretopped fences in the Camp Six detention facility at US Naval Station, Guantánamo. Photo: Mandel Ngan / REUTERS

Guantánamo: Both Sides of the Wire

Rowenna Davis meets a guard and an inmate from the notorious US prison camp in Cuba.

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NI 420 - Mothers who die - March, 2009
Exiled activist Jampa Tenzin points to his former home in Lhasa.Photo: NICK HARVEY

Tibet: 50 years from home

It is half a century since the Dalai Lama and thousands of other Tibetans were forced into exile by the Chinese occupation. Nick Harvey talks to exiles young and old about their hopes for their country.

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NI 420 - Mothers who die - March, 2009
James Endicott / Corbis

An historic opportunity for transformation

Late-night meetings between Asian and European
social movements produced the beginnings
of a manifesto for change – the 'Beijing Declaration'.

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NI 418 - Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? - December, 2008

Clean start – creating a fair economy

With capitalism crashing about our ears, now is the time to make a fairer future. We have asked writers, thinkers and activists from around the world to look at the opportunities presented by the current crises and to propose strategies for radical change.

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NI 418 - Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? - December, 2008
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The road to meltdown

How did we get here? David Ransom takes a global – and historical – look.

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NI 418 - Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? - December, 2008
Sturdy enough for two: bamboo bikes may be just the ticket in Africa.Bamboo Bike Project / The Earth Institute

Bamboo bikes

Bamboo is so tough and so plentiful it’s used for construction scaffolding all aver Asia. So why not use it to build bikes? It seemed like a good idea to design maestro Craig Calfee and to the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York City. The two have teamed up to build better bikes for poor Africans in rural areas and stimulate the local bicycle industry in a number of African countries. The NI talked to Bamboo Bike Project co-ordinator and Columbia scientist David Ho.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008

Pedal power

When it comes to the future, the car simply can't compete. Chris Webb charts the comeback of the people's best friend – the humble bicycle. And you can even make one out of bamboo.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Islam in power October, 2009
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Surviving change in the Arctic July, 2009
Surviving change in the Arctic July, 2009
China in charge June, 2009
Multiculturalism May, 2009
Put people first April, 2009
Put people first April, 2009
Put people first April, 2009
Mothers who die March, 2009
Mothers who die March, 2009
Mothers who die March, 2009
Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? December, 2008
Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? December, 2008
Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? December, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
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