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Contents

Editorials 241 The Ecologist Goes Monthly 241 Is The Biotech Dream Crumbling?

Paul Kingsnorth 242 The Rise of 'New Democracy'

John Pilger 244 A Place In The Country

Simon Fairlie 247 Cracking Down On Corporate Crime

Russell Mokhiber 249 Seeds Of Conflict

Andrew Kimbrell 250 The Next GM Threat: Frankenstein Forests

Hugh Warwick 252 Gulliver in Automobilia

Wharwould Jonathan Swift's famous creation make of the modern world? Nicholas Gould's classic parody returns in the first of a regular series. 254 News and campaigns

Lucinda Lobes Cloning Hits The Buffers; New Trade Treaty Threatens Environment; New Attack On Tibetan Culture; Dam To Drown Historic Site; Russia Faces 'New Chernobyl'; Chemicals Cause Aggression; Victory For French Road Protestors... and more. Features 260 The Myths of Vegetarianism

Dr Stephen Byrnes Vegetarianism and veganism are neither natural nor healthy diets. And it is not primarily meat-eating which is responsible for the spread of cancers and heart disease.

264 Kosovo: The Truth According To

Noam Chomsky Radical thinker Noam Chomsky recently gave this interview, in which he laid out his interpretation of what really lies behind NATO's war with Serbia.

265 Irradiating Kosovo

Patrick Cain When the refugees eventually return to Kosovo they will be forced to breathe radioactive uranium dust from NATO's latest military toys.

267 Excrement Happens

Peter Montague For centuries, societies have faced the problem of how to dispose of their human waste. The West took the wrong road over a century ago, and now our soil, our water and our health are paying the price.

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The WTO: The New World Constitution Laid Bare Steven Shrybman Some say that the rules of the World Trade Organisation amount to effective world government for the first time in history. They are certainly a disaster for the environment, cultures and democracy. This article explains how the WTO works, why it is such a threat, and how it can be fought. Cover story

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A View From The Headwaters Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff In this previously unpublished essay, the late Colombian anthropologist presents a powerful view of the Amazon as seen by its tribal inhabitants, and questions our modern perceptions of landscape and nature.

283 Reviews

The Age of Spiritual Machines by Ray Kurzweil, reviewed by Caspar Henderson Various Voices by Harold Pinter, reviewed by David Edwards The Post-Corporate World by David Korten, reviewed by Ward Morehouse A Siamese Tragedy by Walden Bello, Shea Cunningham and L i Kheng Po, reviewed by Anuradha Mittal Organic Cotton by Dorothy Myers and Sue Stolton, reviewed by Erin Gill

286 Letters

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