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The right to move

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

On 11 November 2019, three prime ministers took to the stage at a five-star hotel in London. The premiers – from St Lucia, Albania and Montenegro – were speaking at a conf...

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Border reality check

The Trump administration first started to tear children from their parents at the Mexican border in April 2018. As photographs spread of distraught toddlers in wire-mesh cages, outraged activists and the general public mounted protests and legal challenges. After three months, President Trump seemed to admit def...

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NI 523 - Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone - January, 2020 Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone Hazel Healy 1 January 2020 NI 522 - China in charge - November, 2019 China in charge Yohann Koshy 1 November 2019 NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019 Who owns the sea? Vanessa Baird 1 September 2019

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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.

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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Place markers ahead of the Bandung Conference, 1955.Photo: Howard Sochurek / Getty

Worlds apart

Yohann Koshy returns to the golden age of solidarity between Global South states and asks: what should a new internationalism look like?

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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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Fighting for their livelihoods: Puerto Rican teachers come out against the government’s drive to privatize public education.Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images

The case for public ownership

After decades of denuding privatization policies, the green shoots of a public takeback are finally appearing. Dinyar Godrej on the promise and the threat.

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In the US, police often decide who has the right to demonstrate and who doesn’t. In this case riot police in Durham, North Carolina form an armed phalanx to control people attempting to protest against a white nationalist rally.Photo: Jason Miczek / Reuters

Whose streets?

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

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A resistance gathering in the West Papuan highlands.Photo: Dominic Brown

Morning star rising

After 54 years of struggle under Indonesian rule, is freedom finally in sight for West Papua? Danny Chivers investigates.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

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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Hezbollah check on rights

Hezbollah check on rights

Morgan Meaker on Hezbollah's check on gay rights.

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And f**k off they did

And f**k off they did

In May 2018, a group of 15 mostly Peruvian workers decided enough was enough...

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Mixed Media: Books

Mixed Media: Books

The Sun On My Head; Conspiracy Theories; This Land is Our Land; Kitchen Curse.

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Illustration: Sarah John

The bangle seller

Parsa Sanjana Sajid has been buying her colourful wares for over a decade, but behind the fragile ornaments is a life consumed by work.

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Anabela (right) provides shade during a participatory video session.Photo: Thor Morales via Insight Share

Making Waves: Anabela Carlón Flores

Nick Dowson speaks with an indigenous lawyer and campaigner fighting a gas pipeline in Mexico.

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Photo: Agencia Brasil/Alamy Stock Photo

Worldbeaters: Michel Temer

Brazil’s oldest president – and architect of his predecessor’s downfall – is put under the spotlight.

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War Machine - The Facts

War Machine - The Facts

The arms trade is a powerful and enduring obstacle to peace.

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Photos, clockwise from top left: Children at the Deari elementary school in Keren; portrait of Meriem Mohammed Omer, a former practitioner of female genital mutilation who now advocates against the practice and is proud that all her granddaughters are uncut; Adanesh Gebrehiwo serves lunch to some of the 12 children living in a group home for orphans in Keren; a dry valley in the province of Anseba.Photo: GIACOMO PIROZZI/PANOS

Country profile: Eritrea

Eritrea, an abbreviation of Red Sea in Latin (Mare Erythraeum), was carved out of east Africa by the Italians.

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Illustration: Gatis Sluka

Open Window

Lungs of the City by Gatis Sluka from Latvia.

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