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The hidden debt of care

Covid-19 has pushed the world’s caregivers to the limit and beyond. Amy Hall explains how their work continues to be undermined and undervalued.

It’s an essential ingredient for life. It keeps us fed, nurtured and healthy and enables social systems to function. It’s skilled, emotional, exhausting, rewarding w...

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A note from the editor

Amy Hall

Amy Hall

Home truths

An innocent question: ‘How are you feeling about the care magazine?’ my housemate asked me over coffee. ‘Angry’ was my answer. In fact, I’ve spent a large part of the Covid-19 pandemic feeling this way, with the issue of care a major focal point of my rage.

I’m vexed about the glaring inequality in who does care work ...

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Magazine archive

Here are the most recent magazines we've published.

NI 528 - A caring economy - November, 2020 A caring economy Amy Hall 1 November 2020 NI 527 - Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic - September, 2020 Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic Vanessa Baird 1 September 2020 NI 526 - The Kurds - betrayed again - July, 2020 The Kurds - betrayed again Vanessa Baird 1 July 2020

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017 Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent Richard Swift 1 December 2017

Recent feature articles

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

Albertina is 15 and the oldest of three sisters. When her mother died she took over responsibility for raising her younger siblings. Now she wants to become a nurse. Photo: Chris de Bode/Panos

The hidden debt of care

Covid-19 has pushed the world’s caregivers to the limit and beyond. Amy Hall explains how their work continues to be undermined and undervalued.

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Europe-bound. Migrant travellers from Togo en route to Italy after being rescued by Spanish rescue NGO Open Arms, February 2017. Photo: David Ramos/Getty

The right to move

People have always moved and cultures have always mingled. So why the myopic obsession with borders, asks Hazel Healy.

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Like a scene from a blockbuster epic on trash: people search for pickings in the Indonesian capital Jakarta's Bantar Gebang dump. Over 60 per cent of the waste is organic and could be composted, but there is no large-scale sorting of refuse, making it much harder to manage. Photo: Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty

Modern life is rubbish

The dirt on waste. Dinyar Godrej argues that the problems with our throwaway society add up to much more than the sum of individual actions.

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Students in Britain protest proposed increases to university tuition fees, 9 December 2010. Photo: Guy Corbishley/Alamy Stock Photo

Arrested Development

Millennials have been condemned to a life of permanent adolescence. Despite the obsession with all things shiny and new, Yohann Koshy argues that young people are using old-fashioned ideas to chart a way forward.

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Brazil's soft coup hardens

Vanessa Baird sets out to see how dictatorship is being rebranded in Latin America’s most populous nation.

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A child practises writing the days of the week on the wall of her house in Meme, Cameroon.  Photo: Chris de Bode / Panos

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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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Garden dreaming...

Garden dreaming...

Dating apps are disrupting traditional customs in Nepal’s capital.

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Indonesian flight-path farmers pushed out

After five years of resistance, Indonesia began the construction of an international airport set to destroy the sand-dune ecosystem and houses of residents already forced out of the area, writes Pramilla Deva

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Life after Nauru

Life after Nauru

When Rashid first arrived in Cambodia, he warned other Nauru detainees not to come.

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Mixed Media: Books

Mixed Media: Books

Solved; Artemisia;Becoming Kim Jong-un; A Silent Fury

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Mixed media: Music

O Céu é Velho há Muito Tempo; Bantou Mentale.

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 Illustration: Sarah John

The city inside you

Letter from Johannesburg. Yewande Omotoso ponders how belonging to a city goes beyond the bald fact of living in it.

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 Photo: Matt Allen

Making Waves: Catherine Shovlin

Thanks to the efforts of Catherine Shovlin, a Syrian refugee camp is building a community spirit. Florence Derrick meets her.

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Worldbeater: Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King-in-waiting – and his aggressive foreign policy – is put under the spotlight.

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The Sea - The Facts

Living sea; Fewer fish in the sea than ever before; Acid sea; Sea of plastic; Blue economy; Future prospects?; Marine protection.

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Country Profile: Namibia

The photos, facts, and politics of Namibia.

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Big Bad World

Big Bad World

World Wide Web, by P J Polyp.

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