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Betrayed again

Under the cover of Covid-19, Turkey is hammering the Kurds. Again. Should the world care? Vanessa Baird offers several good reasons why it should.

Almost exactly 100 years ago – 20 August 1920 to be precise – the victors of the First World War promised the Kurds a homeland.

Within three years that pledg...

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A note from the editor

Vanessa Baird

Vanessa Baird

The Kurds and Covid-19

Usually there’s no discussion about it. The Big Story, the main theme of the magazine, is what goes on the cover.

But, in the midst of the current global pandemic, it seemed strange not to give greater prominence to our coverage of Covid-19.

Should that not be the ...

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Get out! Young Kurds confront a Turkish military vehicle on patrol in northern Syria after Turkey’s invasion.Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

Betrayed again

Under the cover of Covid-19, Turkey is hammering the Kurds. Again. Should the world care? Vanessa Baird offers several good reasons why it should.

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Mean streets: taxi driver Mohammed Khan works a 12 hour day, six days a week in New York City just to make ends meet.Photo: ESPEN RASMUSSEN/PANOS PICTURES

Whose city?

If the future of humanity lies in cities, says Dinyar Godrej, then it follows that inhabitants of every strata must have a right to it.

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Illustration: Amorim / Cartoon Movement

A better media is possible

Trust in tatters. Business model busted. And journalism under attack from all sides. So why does Vanessa Baird think that the news media has a bright future?

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J’accuse: protests and riots rage for days after Keith Lamont Scott is shot dead by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 2016.Photo: Sean Rayford / Getty Images

A challenge to power

Black Lives Matter and a new generation of activism has the potential to reawaken the global fight for black liberation, argues Amy Hall.

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Robocop for real, a police robot makes its debut in Dubai, May 2017. It will help citizens report crimes and answer parking ticket queries, rather than make arrests. 25 per cent of the Dubai police force will be robotic by 2030. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The age of disruption

Technology is changing society at breakneck speed but considerations of human impacts lag far behind. Dinyar Godrej sketches out some of the key political battles ahead.

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Stuck on the street: only a quarter of families in the US that qualify receive housing assistance.Photo: Nick Beer/Alamy Stock Photo

Finding home

With house prices and rents soaring, can there be a remedy to homelessness? Wayne Ellwood investigates.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Oregon trumps the Fed

Oregon trumps the Fed

The state of Oregon has expanded access to abortion, birth control and post-natal medical care for women, writes Amy Hall

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Sand dredgers now banned from the Peam Krosaob forests, Koh Kong province.Photo: Mother Nature

Sand dredgers defeated

In Koh Kong province, Cambodia a band of Mother Nature activists have scored a victory in the battle against environmentally destructive sand dredging writes Fran Lambrick.

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CONIFA World cup of unrecognized nations and linguistic minorities. An Abkhazian football fan cheers at the 2016 tournament.Photo: Magdalena Chodownik.

The Alternative World Cup

In June 2018, London is hosting an alternative ‘World Football Cup’ of linguistic minorities and unrecognized nations, organized by CONIFA. Alessio Perrone reports.

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Mixed media: Film

Sorry We Missed You; The Report.

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Mixed Media: Books

Mixed Media: Books

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

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Illustration: Sarah John

Flowers and flames

A pocket of the city, vibrant with blossoms, is the site where destiny is always taking shape, observes Parsa Sanjana Sajid.

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Photo: AshleyMurfin.com

Making Waves: Charlie Lowthian-Rickert

Sian Griffiths meets a 10-year-old who is already a veteran transgender activist.

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The dictator and his public: Kim Jong-un does the rounds.Photo: KCNA/Xinhua/Alamy Live News

Worldbeaters: The Kim Family

Kim Jong-un's headline grabbing aggressive irrationalism takes some beating (though he might have met his match in recent times...)

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Waste - The Facts

Waste - The Facts

How much; disposal; food; plastic; electronic waste; the facts and figures.

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Photos, clockwise from top left: a woman working in a greenhouse, fertilizing female plants with male flowers for a company that produces seeds for export to European farmers; Itaga Sasa Masuke, 21, who works at the Kahama goldmine, prepares to go underground without safety equipment; teenagers, including 16-year-old girl Mwanaid Abeid, learning about electrics at the Nzega vocational training centre; a supporter listens to a speech by (soon to be elected) President Magufuli.Photo: SVEN TORFINN/PANOS

Country profile: Tanzania

Facts, figures and photos from Tanzania.

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Big Bad World

Big Bad World

Conspiracy... or logic, science and reason, by P J Polyp.

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