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Smiley-faced monopolists

Does it matter that Google, Facebook and Amazon are so successful? Vanessa Baird examines what their domination means for all of us.

Wonderful, bountiful.

The ever-youthful prince of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, told the world that he and his wife Priscilla Chan would be giving away 99 per cent of t...

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The digital titans unmasked

‘It’s a Faustian pact, but hell seems a long way away’

‘Yes, but personally, I don’t mind,’ said a good friend and dedicated Facebook user. We had been talking about privacy on the internet and the ever-increasing powe...

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Magazine archive

Here are the most recent magazines we've published.

NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016 Smiley-faced monopolists Vanessa Baird 1 July 2016 NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016 Love in the time of Ebola Hazel Healy 1 June 2016 NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016 Technology justice Dinyar Godrej 1 May 2016 NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016 Last stand - Saving the world's forests Wayne Ellwood 1 April 2016

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015 Capitalism is spinning out of control Richard Swift 1 July 2015

Latest blog and web-exclusive articles

New blog posts and web-exclusive articles from newint.org

Burkina Faso mural.

Night fever: remembering Burkina Faso and Tom Waits

Chris Brazier returns every decade to produce a New Internationalist magazine on the country. He has produced three magazines and is currently researching his fourth. In this blog, Chris recalls the night he flew into the midst of a revolution and discovered he had made a serious error.

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Turkish military stand guard near the Taksim Square as people wave with Turkish flags in Istanbul, Turkey, 16 July 2016.

Turkey in turmoil

Turkey’s president exploits the recent attempted coup against him to crack down on opponents. Chris Brazier reports.

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US President George W. Bush (L) and British Prime Minister Tony Blair walk together from their meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, 22 February 2005.

Chilcot report: looking back on why we went to war with Iraq

If Tony Blair and George W. Bush had listened to Iraqis we would be living in a different world, Nikki van der Gaag writes.

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Recent feature articles

A selection of feature articles from each of the latest New Internationalist magazines.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg  (centre) and friends play with virtual reality gear at a high-level gathering earlier this year.

Smiley-faced monopolists

Does it matter that Google, Facebook and Amazon are so successful? Vanessa Baird examines what their domination means for all of us.

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Charge your phones here: this man displays the board of sockets which helps him earn his livelihood in Nigeria’s Katsina city. Many vendors invest in small solar units to generate the power.

Technology as if people mattered*

The world's poor are still losing out. They need a better deal, argues Dinyar Godrej.

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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad  bin Salman (left) is responsible for bombing Yemen; his cousin Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef (right) is in charge of executions.

'Our friends'

Why is the West still cosying up to an ever-more repressive Saudi Arabia? asks Vanessa Baird.

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You Shell not pass: First Nations activist and singer Audrey Siegl confronts the oil giant’s drilling rig on its way to the Arctic.

Forget Paris?

While politicians drag their feet at climate summits, Jess Worth and Danny Chivers find hope in unexpected places.

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Syrian artist Tammam Azzam celebrates the power of creative protest in this digital artwork titled ‘Demonstration’.

A resilient revolution

Nonviolent activists are holding out in Syria, despite the destruction. Do not abandon them, says Daniel Adamson.

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Talking about a revolution

Jo Lateu explains why the world's minority languages matter for all of us - and why we should be fighting for their survival.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

It’s a lottery

It’s a lottery

Luke Rees explores the degree to which proceeds from the lottery benefit society.

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Torture tactics in Tibet

Torture tactics in Tibet

Emily Korstanje reports on China's treatment of political prisoners.

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Carol – a groundbreaking story of lesbian love in McCarthy-era US.

Mixed Media: Films

Carol, directed by Todd Haynes; The Lesson, directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.

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Mixed Media: Books

Memories from Moscow to the Black Sea by Teffi; Saving the Media by Julia Cagé; Crossing the Sea with Syrians on the exodus to Europe by Wolfgang Bauer; Counter Narratives by John Keene.

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Mixed Media: Music

From Sacred to Secular by Various artists; Impredecible by Bareto.

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Close your heart, open your heart

Closing our heart to suffering suppresses our humanity, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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Making waves: Kholoud Waleed

Dario Sabaghi talks to Kholoud Waleed about her battle for freedom of speech in Syria.

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Worldbeater... Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi - a big ego backed by military might.

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Forest facts

Facts and figures about trees and forests, from carbon control to biodiversity.

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Top left and bottom right: Girl washing clothes and boy waiting for porting work at Segou, on the Niger River. Centre right and bottom middle: Concertgoers and a dancer in Timbuktu. Top right: Looking north across the old bridge across the Niger in the capital, Bamako. Bottom left: Camel riders at the Festival in the Desert held at Tin Essako in the northeast.

Country profile: Mali

Mali was once renowned amongst African nations for its calm, its culture and its welcome.

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Only Planet - Trump

Marc Roberts' cartoon offering this month.

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