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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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Recent feature articles

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

Since the 2008 economic crisis, China has invested heavily in infrastructure. The largest radio telescope in the world, for observing outer space, was completed in 2016 in southwest China.Photo: Liu Xu/Xinhua/Alamy

China in charge

From a poor agricultural nation to the second-largest economy in the world: the rapid rise of China is one of the most remarkable facts of this era, as Yohann Koshy finds out. But how did it happen? And what comes next?

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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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Like a scene from a blockbuster epic on trash: people search for pickings in the Indonesian capital Jakarta's Bantar Gebang dump. Over 60 per cent of the waste is organic and could be composted, but there is no large-scale sorting of refuse, making it much harder to manage.Photo: Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty

Modern life is rubbish

The dirt on waste. Dinyar Godrej argues that the problems with our throwaway society add up to much more than the sum of individual actions.

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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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J’accuse: protests and riots rage for days after Keith Lamont Scott is shot dead by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 2016.Photo: Sean Rayford / Getty Images

A challenge to power

Black Lives Matter and a new generation of activism has the potential to reawaken the global fight for black liberation, argues Amy Hall.

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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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Deadliest year for eco-defenders

Deadliest year for eco-defenders

For environmental defenders – from activists to indigenous leaders – 2016 was the deadliest year on record, writes Kelsi Farrington

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Indonesian flight-path farmers pushed out

After five years of resistance, Indonesia began the construction of an international airport set to destroy the sand-dune ecosystem and houses of residents already forced out of the area, writes Pramilla Deva

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Mixed media: Film

Sorry We Missed You; The Report.

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Mixed Media: Books

Mixed Media: Books

The Incendiaries; Betraying Big Brother; A Radical History of the World; Rupture.

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Mixed media: music

Louise Gray reviews The Medicine Show by Melissa Etheridge and Play Wooden Child by Nodding God.

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Illustration: Sarah John

Flowers and flames

A pocket of the city, vibrant with blossoms, is the site where destiny is always taking shape, observes Parsa Sanjana Sajid.

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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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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: a woman working in a greenhouse, fertilizing female plants with male flowers for a company that produces seeds for export to European farmers; Itaga Sasa Masuke, 21, who works at the Kahama goldmine, prepares to go underground without safety equipment; teenagers, including 16-year-old girl Mwanaid Abeid, learning about electrics at the Nzega vocational training centre; a supporter listens to a speech by (soon to be elected) President Magufuli.Photo: SVEN TORFINN/PANOS

Country profile: Tanzania

Facts, figures and photos from Tanzania.

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