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Whose streets?

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

It beggared belief – a line of armoured St. Louis police chanting ‘Whose streets? Our streets!’ But that’s exactly how they trumpeted their power in September as they c...

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Resisting the squeeze on public space

It’s hard sometimes to get the balance right.

At the New Internationalist we strive to tell the unvarnished truth which can be dauntingly negative. But we try to leaven it with positive news. When it comes to...


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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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The lives behind the label

Bangladesh is home to almost five million garment workers, making it the second largest manufacturer of garments in the world. Its factory workers make the clothes we wear every day. Meet the humans behind the big clothing brand labels.

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On the Mgona charcoal market in Lilongwe.

Malawi's black gold

The illegal charcoal business is driving deforestation - but also providing a source of income to thousands of Malawians in poverty.

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Recent feature articles

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

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.

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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The Equality Effect

The political landscape may seem particularly bleak at present. But, if we stand back and look at the bigger picture, the dominance of rightwing populists and neoliberal policies is likely to be a temporary blip. The evidence is mounting that greater economic equality benefits all people in all societies, whether you are rich, poor or in-between. Once this is widely understood, politicians and policymakers will be forced to take note, as Danny Dorling explains.

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Stuck on the street: only a quarter of families in the US that qualify receive housing assistance.

Finding home

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

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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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'D12' day of action, Paris, France, 12 December 2015.

Why we should feel positive about Paris

Though the deal was a dud, this was no Copenhagen, argue Jess Worth and Danny Chivers.

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10 economic myths we need to junk

Dinyar Godrej and David Ransom introduce this month's main theme.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Introducing Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

The former New York municipal employee became president of the problem-plagued Federal Republic of Somalia.

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March for Aleppo

March for Aleppo

Citizens from across Europe are retracing the footsteps of refugees by walking from Germany to Syria, writes Lydia Noon.

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Kills on Wheels – an entertaining thriller that overthrows expectations.

Mixed Media: Films

Tramontane directed and written by Vatche Boulghourjian; Kills on Wheels directed and written by Attila Till.

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Mixed Media: Book reviews

Under the Almond Tree by Laura McVeigh; Position Doubtful by Kim Mahood; Radicalized by Peter R Neumann; Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg.

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Going places – TootArd from the Golan Heights.

Mixed Media: Music

We review TootArd, from the Golan Heights, with their second album Laissez Passer, and Live at Ronnie Scott’s, by Nitin Sawhney.

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Letter from Cochabamba

Working children have more pressing concerns than the law, discovers Amy Booth.

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Making waves: Masih Alinejad

Exiled Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad is using social media to challenge Iran’s compulsory hijab law. Lucinda Homa Gray meets her.

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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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Education for all – The facts

A snapshot of progress, setbacks and future prospects

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Clockwise from top left: A bird flies over Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, with the snow-capped Himalayas in the background; stars emerge over Taumadhi Square in Bhaktapur, one of the three historic city states, which is now in the process of being absorbed into Greater Kathmandu; Rajina Tamang lifts her five-month-old baby girl Devi Yani into the air amid the rubble – all that remains of Kuni village in Dhading District following the April 2015 earthquake, which left more than a thousand villagers homeless; Kuni’s villagers queue to be seen by a Médecins Sans Frontières medical team; back in the capital, the Annapurna temple stands behind a fruit vendor in Ason Tol.

Country Profile: Nepal

After the 2015 earthquake, foreign governments and organizations pledged $4.1 billion in gifts and loans, but funds are yet to be disbursed, reports Fiona Broom.

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Open Window - European Art

Payam Boromand from Iran with ‘European Art’

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