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When the world almost ended

It’s 10 years since the global financial system almost sent the world into a great depression. Yohann Koshy takes stock of what went wrong and where we are now.

This moment – a decade since the global financial crisis – is an ellipsis. We are between destinations, with no reliable map and uncertain co-ordinates. In September 20...

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Exotic monstrosities

Ten years ago I took an entry-level economics class at school. It was September 2008. Lehman Brothers had just filed for bankruptcy. ‘It’s certainly an interesting time to be studying economics!’ the teacher said. It was – but y...

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018 The next financial crisis Yohann Koshy 1 July 2018 NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018 A better media is possible Vanessa Baird 1 June 2018 NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018 Public ownership rises again Dinyar Godrej 1 May 2018 NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018 Humanitarianism under attack Hazel Healy 1 April 2018

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Latest blog and web-exclusive articles

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

A portrait of Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) female leader Bese Hozat.

‘Freedom can’t be contained by a wall’

In an explosive interview to New Internationalist, the Kurdish female leader Bese Hozat opens up about peace, the party’s view on the region and the independence referendum in South Kurdistan, and accuses Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the West to have incubated Isis. By Karlos Zurutuza.

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Artist Jade Little touches up body paint on model Renee Somerfield, as she poses with a sign reading 'Save the Earth, Go Vegan' for an advertisement by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Sydney 3 July 2014. PETA's ad campaign claimed that animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change and a major contributor to resource depletion, pollution and world hunger.

If we all became vegan tomorrow

Emboldened by a recent study, The Guardian repeats the myth that becoming vegan is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth. Chris Saltmarsh and Harpreet Kaur Paul disagree.

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Will new laws tame the tech giants?

The backlash against social media titans is in full swing. But are moves to bring them to heel, including new privacy laws, appropriate? Mike Morel investigates.

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Recent feature articles

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

In the US, police often decide who has the right to demonstrate and who doesn’t. In this case riot police in Durham, North Carolina form an armed phalanx to control people attempting to protest against a white nationalist rally.

Whose streets?

The current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation, argues Richard Swift.

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A child practises writing the days of the week on the wall of her house in Meme, Cameroon.

Back to the drawing board

The Right has captured education all over the world. Hazel Healy makes the case for how to do things differently.

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Preparing for conflict: guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell patrolling in the South China Sea earlier this year.

The coming war on China

A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an under-reported and dangerous provocation.

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Colombians cling to the glimpse of peace offered by the historic accord between FARC and the government.

Peace in Colombia?

Another shock referendum result – this time in Colombia. Tatiana Garavito assesses the chances of ending the longest conflict in the western world.

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‘We’re worth it!’ Members of the German ver.di trade union make a noise ahead of wage negotiations in April.

Still standing or standing still?

Jo Lateu considers the state of the unions, and argues that a revival has already begun.

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On high alert, post-Ebola: Nafisatu Jabbi (centre right) at the Koindu community clinic, accompanied by a newly replenished staff team, including Community Health Officer Alfonsus Vandi (centre left).

Did we learn the right lessons from Ebola?

And will Sierra Leone be ready, should the virus return? Hazel Healy travelled there to find out.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Underwater meadows

Underwater meadows

Citizens are coming to the rescue of endangered seagrass meadows.

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Life after Putin

The struggle to define Russia’s future is under way but those hoping for a more progressive post-Putin Russia shouldn’t hold their breath, writes Tina Burrett.

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Is he – or is he not – the girl-murdering ‘beast’?

Mixed Media: Film

The Beast, directed and written by Michael PearceThe Wound (Inxeba), directed and co-written by John Trengove.

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Mixed Media: Books

No Turning Back by Rania Abouzeid; Beside the Syrian Sea by James Wolff; Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright; Sara by Sakine Cansiz, translated by Janet Biehl.

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Daniel Mburu Muhuni (left) and Sven Kacirek (right) against a backdrop of how global trade policies affect African farmers.

Mixed Media: Music

Economic Partnership Agreement by Sven Kacirek and Daniel Mburu Muhuni; Syrian Dreams by Maya Youssef.

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Storms and fury

Violent weather presages human violence. Dan Baron Cohen writes from a community and country on high alert.

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Jamila Afghani

Making Waves: Jamila Afghani

A profile of Afghan campaigner for women’s education and rights Jamila Afghani, who started by persuading the imams. Beena Nadeem talks to the unassuming trailblazer

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Worldbeaters: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hawkish Hillary is a friend of bankers and warmongers, despite her Democratic credentials.

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Is democracy in danger?

Rising distrust of politicians and parliaments, declining voter turnouts – these are now common trends in many established democracies. But is support for democracy itself ebbing away?

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Clockwise from top left: The historic market in the northern town of Tripoli; all smiles at a political rally in Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square; rubbish dumped on the road in north Beirut – the country’s garbage-collection system has collapsed; and a family of Syrian refugees in a UN camp near Zahle, in the Bekaa Valley.

Country Profile: Lebanon

Civil war, ISIS invasions, mountains of rubbish. Never a dull day in Lebanon. The country’s constant turmoil is exhausting, says Reem Haddad, reporting from Beirut.

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