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Who gets it?

Access to life-saving Covid-19 vaccines should not be reserved for the rich. But that is what’s happening on a global scale today. Heidi Chow calls for technology to be shared and patents to be suspended in order to unlock vaccine production for all.

We watch daily the good news that approved vaccines are rolling out in the UK, US and rich countries in Europe,’ says Farooq Tariq from the Pakistan Kissan Rabita Pe...

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It’s the only Way

A feat of global collaboration. As Covid-19 vaccines emerged, the future seemed to open up again.

But amid the celebration lay a parallel story of inequality and corporate power.

Here on ‘Plague Island’, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revelled in the success of the vaccine rollout. In March he apparently t...

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Recent feature articles

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

A mural featuring a pro-Trump protester, self-styled QAnon ‘shaman’ Jacob Chansley, appeared in Tunbridge Wells, UK, a few days after the storming of the US Congress in Washington on 6 January. Photo: Karwai Tang/Wireimage/Getty

Democracy on the edge

More fragile than we thought, liberal democracy seems to be under attack from many sides. Are these death throes – or growing pains? Vanessa Baird explores.

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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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A young boy wears a gas mask to protect himself from the fumes during a fire in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Donwilson Odhiambo/Sopa Images/Lightrocket via Getty Images

To protect life

Covid-19 has shown us that swift action on global health is possible, even if it still falls short. What could we achieve, asks Amy Hall, if we took an urgent approach to air pollution, another widespread killer?

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The rubbish that’s visible near the surface is just part of the problem of ocean abuse – and planned future exploitation. Photo: Justin Hofman/Greenpeace

Who owns the sea?

The coming months are critical if we are going to stop the damaging free-for-all that is the current status quo and save the world’s oceans for our common future. Vanessa Baird examines the prospects.

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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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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.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Nightlife vs Nazis

Nightlife vs Nazis

Tbilisi’s clubbing scene is in the crosshairs of a war on culture led by reactionary elements in Georgia, opposed to its progressive ethos.

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Introducing... Carlos Alvarado Quesada

The election on 1 April gave Carlos Alvarado Quesada’s National Action Party (PAN) more than 60 per cent of the vote and makes him one of the under-40 club of victors in presidential elections (France, New Zealand and Iceland).

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Balfour declaration – an overdue apology

Balfour declaration – an overdue apology

The Balfour Declaration was a 67-word statement penned by Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community. Lydia Noon reports

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Mixed media: Film

Sorry We Missed You; The Report.

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Mixed media: books

Sophia; A People’s History of Heaven; Nudibranch; Guest House for Young Widows.

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Mixed Media: Music

Mixed Media: Music

De-formation: Piano Variations; From Isolation 3

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The city in public

The city in public

Yewande Omotoso moves through the unknowable city, looking and listening.

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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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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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Cities - The Facts

Density, location, economics, sustainability and inequality.

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Photos (clockwise from top left): The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo during their weekly demonstration to establish the fate of their disappeared children and grandchildren during the 1976-83 dictatorship; statues of footballer Carlos Tevez and revolutionary icon Che Guevara in the La Boca quarter of Buenos Aires; colourful houses and artwork also in La Boca, which is famous for the Argentine tango; harvesting the traditional way near the village of Juella in the northwest of the country. All photos from Majority World: Julio Etchart, Julio Etchart, Jeremy Jowell, Andres Lofiego.

Country Profile: Argentina

The photos, facts, and politics of Argentina.

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Open Window

President Trump is defeated by Omar Al Abdallat (Jordan).

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