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Still standing or standing still?

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

A cheer goes up every time a taxi driver honks his horn in solidarity. Passers-by stop to sign our petition and ask questions. A couple of well-heeled women hurry towards ...

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Jo Lateu

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A striking thought

It might just have been because I had my ear to the ground, but while I was researching this magazine, it seemed to me that the world had gone on strike. News cycles in May and June were reporting workers on strike in Britain (jun...


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The Nauru Files: It’s time to close Australia’s abusive detention regime

When faced with overwhelming evidence of systemic abuse, the country's prime minister shifted responsibility, writes Mark Isaacs.

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Turkey’s president exploits the recent attempted coup against him to crack down on opponents. Chris Brazier reports.

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Smiley-faced monopolists

Does it matter that Google, Facebook and Amazon are so successful? Vanessa Baird examines what their domination means for all of us.

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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad  bin Salman (left) is responsible for bombing Yemen; his cousin Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef (right) is in charge of executions.

'Our friends'

Why is the West still cosying up to an ever-more repressive Saudi Arabia? asks Vanessa Baird.

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Mixed messages: refugees have received a varied reception as they journey through Europe. Here, a policeman plays with a girl last September in Denmark, a cut-through for many Syrian and Iraqi refugees heading for Sweden.

Fight for the heart of Europe

On the frontlines of the refugee crisis in Lesvos, Hazel Healy finds loss, humanity – and answers.

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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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Expressing a gender spectrum on their face – a trans person takes part in the 2015 Korea Queer Festival, held in Seoul.

The trans revolution

It’s in the air – and calling for a mindset reset. Vanessa Baird tracks the course of transgender rights and their liberating potential for us all.

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Not today: a girl walks past a school in Kibera, a nairobi slum without running water or electricity, where 800 aid organizations operate.

NGOs - do they help?

There are more NGOs today than ever; some are bigger than ever. Yet, discovers Dinyar Godrej, questions persist about their role.

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A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Free Khadija

Free Khadija

Onnik Krikorian on a case of unjust imprisonment in Azerbaijan.

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Mail-order abortion from India

Mail-order abortion from India

An Indian entrepreneur has a solution for some of the 21.6 million women who resort to unsafe abortions every year, writes Cristiana Moisescu.

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Pakistani Christians living in fear

Pakistani Christians living in fear

Pakistani Christians who are charged under the country’s blasphemy laws are living in hiding, Rizwan Syed reports.

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Shu Qi plays the contemplative killer.

Mixed Media: Films

The Assassin, directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien; Rams, directed by Grímur Hákonarson; This Changes Everything, by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein.

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Mixed Media: Books

Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye by Marie Mutsuki Mockett; This Is An Uprising by Mark Engler and Paul Engler; Bad News by Anjan Sundaram; Betty Boo by Claudia Piñeiro.

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The Greek ‘now’ – Kristi Stassinopoulou and Stathis Kalyviotis.

Mixed Media: Music

NYN by Kristi Stassinopoulou and Stathis Kalyviotis; ‘They Will Kill You, If You Cry’ by Khmer Rouge Survivors.

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The most forgotten

Ruby Diamonde travels to the bush in search of an answer to a difficult question.

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Making Waves: Desmond D'Sa

The South African environmental justice crusader has taken on the industrial giants despoiling his community. He tells Veronique Mistiaen of the strength of a people united behind a cause.

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The end of satire, Erdoğan-style (see: ‘Sense of humour’).

Worldbeaters: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s president is one of the political class’s more humourless and intolerant specimens.

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Facts - Mind the technology gap

Technology can be a big enabler – yet the difference in terms of what’s available to rich and poor is vast.

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Clockwise from top right: A young woman from an animist community listens to a visiting Christian preacher in Maiduguri, Borno state; a boy who lives by a river that has burst its banks in Wase, Plateau state; two men ride a motorbike through Plateau state in rather more comfort than their hen; Pastor Fred Adda addresses his congregation in the International Praise Cathedral in Kaduna; a market scene in Lagos.

Country profile: Nigeria

Samuel Malik considers life in the self-styled 'giant of Africa'.

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Marc Roberts' cartoon offering this month.

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