Tibet: 50 years from home Photo: Atul Loke / PANOS

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
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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
A happy couple from the fantastically successful first Gay and Lesbian Pride March in Bengaluru (Bangalore) on 29 June 2008.Siddharth Narrain

The Fire Inside

Women who love women still leads to suicide pacts in India, often burning themselves to death. But in the wake of a groundbreaking film, lesbians are asserting themselves more – and seeing some encouraging signs of change, as Nick Harvey reports.

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008
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Queer India

Nick Harvey explains the background on gay rights – and then talks to lesbian activists about a cause that is beginning to catch fire.

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008

Cambodia: Year Zero on trial

What can be wrong with putting five notorious Khmer Rouge leaders on trial? Plenty, argues lawyer Brooks Duncan, as he examines the nature of the long-awaited, and foreign-funded, trials currently underway.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008
Technofixes: climate solution or corporate scam?

Technofixes: climate solution or corporate scam?

Science is coming up with ever more extraordinary proposals for combating climate change, from laying white plastic over deserts to locking up carbon dioxide in the oceans or shooting it into space. Should we take any of this seriously?

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
Non-Iron Lady

Non-Iron Lady

Anna Chen explores the battle of the non-iron lady vs the planet-hating peacock with an ode to crinkles for good measure.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008

As if poetry mattered

Poems that confront human challenges – an international selection.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
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Bust! the gambling boom

David Ransom finds a likeness between the addictions of gambling and the speculative impulses of capitalism.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008

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Article title From magazine Publication date
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
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
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