This month's keynote article

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.

For the three decades prior to 2008, some countries, including the US and the UK, chose a path that led to greater inequality, often on the assumption that there was...

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Danny Dorling

Danny Dorling

Holding on to hope

Why should we hold out any hope for greater equality when the very richest people in the world are taking more and more? Pessimistic reactions are commonplace. But there is often great pessimism just at the point when a great inju...

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Flowers are placed at the scene of an attack on Westminster Bridge, in London, Britain, on 24 March 2017.

The hate that divides us

In shock after hearing of the London attack and a Bangalore assault, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on what could defeat hate of the ‘other’ and finally bring us together.

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The last house to be bulldozed at the Vila Autodrom favela.

Both hands on the spotlight for Rio’s favelas

A small NGO is trying to link local communities and international networks to help Rio’s worse-off neighbourhoods, Ann Deslandes reports.

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The Chief with his traditional bonnet (2016).

Sabtenga: modernisation knocks on the gates of tradition

Chris Brazier's full interview with François Moné, the village's latest Chief.

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Recent feature articles

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

Journey's End

Chris Brazier returns to the village in Burkina Faso that he has visited every 10 years since helping to make a film there in 1985.

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Preparing for conflict: guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell patrolling in the South China Sea earlier this year.

The coming war on China

A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an under-reported and dangerous provocation.

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On high alert, post-Ebola: Nafisatu Jabbi (centre right) at the Koindu community clinic, accompanied by a newly replenished staff team, including Community Health Officer Alfonsus Vandi (centre left).

Did we learn the right lessons from Ebola?

And will Sierra Leone be ready, should the virus return? Hazel Healy travelled there to find out.

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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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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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Syrian artist Tammam Azzam celebrates the power of creative protest in this digital artwork titled ‘Demonstration’.

A resilient revolution

Nonviolent activists are holding out in Syria, despite the destruction. Do not abandon them, says Daniel Adamson.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Reasons to be cheerful

Muppets welcome Julia; Facebook pays up; Human rivers

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Sudan targets Darfuri students

Sudan targets Darfuri students

Amnesty Interantional states that at least 10,000 Darfuri students have been arbitrarily arrested or detained since 2003, writes Maina Waruru.

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Flamingos under fire in Iraq

In the absence of deterrent laws or decisive action by the authorities, hunters are killing the migrant birds on a large scale, reports Robert Ewan.

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Mixed Media: Books

The Story of a Brief Marriage, Talking To My Country The History Thieves and others reviewed in this month's New Internationalist magazine.

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Amazing Amazons, tackling FGM and other abuses

Mixed media: music reviews

A Common Truth by Satland; Les Amazones d’Afrique by République Amazone.

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Pablo's fair

Amy Booth visits an event of festive solidarity in support of a desperate cause.

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Making Waves: Sakena Yacoobi

Veronique Mistiaen meets Afghanistan’s ‘mother of education’, who for more than two decades has been transforming lives through community-based learning.

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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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Clockwise from top left: Children play in the street outside the ruined Italian Cathedral in Mogadishu; two young women paddle in the Indian Ocean for only the second time in their lives; new recruits training for the National Army of Somalia in the Ministry of Defence compound; President Hassan talks to the press over a bench loaded with swordfish at the opening of a new fish-processing factory.

Country Profile: Somalia

Somalia today is more like a political marketplace than a modern nation-state, writes Claire Elder.

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Big Bad World - Post Truth Politics

Polyp's latest cartoon, from our June magazine.

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