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May 2009

It was all about equality and respect – values few would have a problem with. So just when did multiculturalism become a dirty word? Was it about the same time as the ideas of respecting difference and embracing diversity began to be overtaken in the public mind by shrill religious fundamentalism and hectoring traditionalists?

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To craft a new society

To craft a new society

A divided society needs new answers and new identities, argues *Yasmin Alibhai-Brown*.

Saturnina Quispe Choque

Bolivian feminist *Saturnina Quispe Choque* talks to *Nadia Hausfather*.

Nato

*NATO* is shrouded in military secrecy, but what we do know is bad enough.

A corporate piñata

A corporate piñata, by *Polyp*.

Peace offerings

Members of citizens’ groups for peace that attempt to bridge the Israeli-Palestinian divide talk with *Hadani Ditmars* about why...
Kicking it Pyongyang-stylie

Kicking it Pyongyang-stylie

The British ambassador to North Korea, Peter Hughes, came under heavy fire recently for posting what has to be the ros

Running scared

No reprieve for gay community living with 30 years of sharia law
'Green' government shuts down leading environmental group

'Green' government shuts down leading environmental group

In March, environmentalists were shocked to hear that the Ecuadorian Government had shut down Acción Ecológica (Enviro
Hanging together

Hanging together

Strategies for social cohesion
May Day!

May Day!

Montreal police out of line and in the courts
Victory for Czech peace campaigners

Victory for Czech peace campaigners

The Pentagon’s plans to install a US military radar base in the Czech Republic, an integral part of its ‘Star Wars’ mi
Upping the ante

Upping the ante

Protesters raise the stakes as strikes sweep the French Caribbean

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