Dazed & Confused dedicates issue to human rights

LONDON - Dazed & Confused has worked with Amnesty International to produce a special issue on the struggle for freedom and human rights that goes on sale today.

The issue supports the Control Arms Campaign -- run by Amnesty, the International Action Network on Small Arms and Oxfam -- with an eyewitness report from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Johann Hari explains how local conflict, marked by gang rape and child soldiers, is fuelled by arms manufactured and sold by the West.

Elsewhere in the magazine, an extract from veteran campaigning journalist John Pilger's new book, 'Freedom Next Time', makes the case that Western governments are at the source of much of the fear, insecurity and violence in the modern world.

There is an exclusive interview with director Ken Loach, whose film on the uprising in Ireland after the First World War and the ensuing war of independence, 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley', won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

Dazed also commissioned six art directors to interpret the Declaration of Human Rights, drawn up by the United Nations in 1948.

Artists Damien Hirst and Barbara Kruger produced the cover artwork.

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