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Beyond big oil

We cannot let the ever-expanding oil and gas industry stand in the way of urgently needed climate action. Nick Dowson lays out a path to change.

This isn’t working.

Wherever Big Oil goes, it brings devastation. Spills smother ecosystems; air pollution chokes cities. Earthquakes follow fracking and gas...

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Something’s got to give

A massive ice shelf on the edge of Antarctica is starting to crack. Fissures began appearing in the ice holding back the Thwaites glacier – a sheet the size of Florida which could raise sea levels around the world by more than half a metre, should it slip into the Southern Ocean.

Geophysicists estimated th...


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The hidden debt of care

Covid-19 has pushed the world’s caregivers to the limit and beyond. Amy Hall explains how their work continues to be undermined and undervalued.

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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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There’s still time to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Can we pull it off? Photo: Sandra Kaas/Unsplash

Habitable Earth

There’s still time to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Can we pull it off? Hazel Healy makes the case for conditional optimism.

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Is trade in turmoil a chance for justice?

The global free trade system is being battered like never before. Can any good come of it, asks Vanessa Baird in the first of an eight-article exploration?

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A student looks out from the remains of a classroom destroyed by Boko Haram in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photo: pius utomi expei / AFTP / GETTY IMAGES

Out of the ruins

Can peacebuilders end the war with Boko Haram in Nigeria? Hazel Healy travels there to find out.

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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.

Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

Army of Robins; Fossil fail; Mothers halt HIV

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Life after Putin

Life after Putin

The struggle to define Russia’s future is under way but those hoping for a more progressive post-Putin Russia shouldn’t hold their breath, writes Tina Burrett.

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Mixed Media: Books

Mixed Media: Books

Theatre of War by Andrea Jeftanovic;  Untraceable  by Sergei Lebedev; How to Blow Up a Pipeline by Andreas Malm; Imagining Orwell by Julio Etchart.

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Spotlight: DJ Switch

Subi Shah interviews 13 year-old Erica Armah-Bra Bulu Tandoh, aka DJ Switch.

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The city inside you

Letter from Johannesburg. Yewande Omotoso ponders how belonging to a city goes beyond the bald fact of living in it.

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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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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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Work and Covid-19 - The Facts

The pandemic has affected livelihoods on an unprecedented scale. As the gears begin to turn again, the scarring effects on work may persist.

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Country Profile: Bangladesh

The photos, facts, and politics of Bangladesh.

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Big Bad World

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