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Who owes whom?

Rising costs, Covid-19 and austerity have pushed too many countries – and households – into unmanageable debt. Amy Hall asks how we got here, and finds a movement shaking off the stigma of debt and getting organized.

It took three visits from the bailiffs before Khadijah Kamara decided she wanted to tell her story. Sometime later, she answered the door to a member of Acorn, a com...

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A note from the editor

Amy Hall

Amy Hall

The sum of our debts

It’s 1.00am in Britain and I’ve snuck onto a Zoom call bringing together members of the Debt Collective, a union of debtors in the US.

And they’ve been busy. One member tells the story of a successful meeting with her political representative. There’s a report of over 500 phone-banked calls, made across six d...

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Recent feature articles

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

Rush hour – Workers scurry speedily to their next destination. Since the 1970s, Singapore and Guangzhou, China have seen the highest increase in pedestrian walking speeds. Calls for effiency in mobility can often come back to bite us with reduced social empathy and ableist attitudes. Photo: Estherpoon/Shutterstock

The connection recession

Loneliness and social isolation have become chronic issues across the world. We must resist attempts to close down meaningful human interaction, writes Husna Ara.

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A study of 10,000 young people across 10 countries found 45 per cent said climate change ‘negatively affected their daily life and functioning’. The impact was significantly higher in the four Global South countries surveyed: Brazil, Nigeria, the Philippines and India. Photo: Media Lens King/shutterstock

A world to win

We don’t just need solutions – we need the courage to imagine they will succeed. Conrad Landin makes the case for collective action to secure a just future.

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Wind and solar generation at Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Ngoc Nguyen/Alamy

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.

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Making friends at the Bomana Prison, in Port Moresby City, Papua New Guinea in December 2017. Photo: Marc Dozier/Hemis/Alamy

Beyond punishment

Can we create a world where we don’t turn to police and prisons for justice? Amy Hall explores the movement offering a different vision for the future.

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Albertina is 15 and the oldest of three sisters. When her mother died she took over responsibility for raising her younger siblings. Now she wants to become a nurse. Photo: Chris de Bode/Panos

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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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Civil society protests against fracking in Cheshire, 2016. Is a new wave of resistance coming? Photo: Dave Ellison / Alamy

Fracking haunts sceptred isle

Resistance is rising in the UK as the company behind the controversial energy-extraction process known as fracking gears up for a return to action.

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Introducing... Leo Varadkar

Will Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s new, gay Taoiseach, live up to high expectations? Richard Swift reports.

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Underwater meadows

Underwater meadows

Citizens are coming to the rescue of endangered seagrass meadows.

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Mixed Media: Books

Mixed Media: Books

The Drinker of Horizons; Macunaíma; Out of Sri Lanka; Black Oot Here.

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 Illustration: Sarah John

Setting off and returning

A visit to her family home leads Virginia Tognola to reflect on her life’s journey

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Environmental campaigner Claire Nouvian. Photo: Courtesy of Goldman Environmental Prize

Making Waves

The untiring campaigner and guardian of the deep, Claire Nouvian, speaks with Veronique Mistiaen about the transformative experience that led to her choosing her path – on to eventual victory.

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Worldbeaters: Steve Bannon

Donald Trump's right-hand man is at the centre of global power. And he's dangerous.

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Land - The Facts

Land - The Facts

Whose farm?, land deals, trashing the place, city folk.

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Country Profile: Moldova

Country Profile: Moldova

The photos, facts, and politics of Moldova.

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Big Bad World

Average global temperature, by P J Polyp.

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