This month's big story

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...

Buy this magazine

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...

Read more...





Magazine archive

Here are the most recent magazines we've published.

NI 549 - Debt: which way out? - May, 2024 Debt: which way out? Amy Hall 1 May 2024 NI 548 - South Africa 30 years later - March, 2024 South Africa 30 years later Conrad Landin 1 March 2024 NI 547 - Climate capitalism - January, 2024 Climate capitalism Nick Dawson 1 January 2024

Try it first

Read a full sample magazine..

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.

Protestors in Panama City in July 2022 demand the government puts a ceiling on the price of fuel, food and medicines. Photo: Erick Marciscano/Reuters/Alamy

Whodunnit?

As the cost of living crisis becomes entrenched, Nick Dowson examines the scene of the crime, tracks down the culprits and proposes a route to resolution.

Buy this magazine

At Chattogram, Bangladesh, kids take to the water in the Karnaphuli as if it were a part of them. Photo: Ihsaan Eesa/Alamy

Holy waters

We need thriving rivers in order for life on Earth to flourish. But often how we treat them shows little understanding of this basic principle. Dinyar Godrej ventures into the maelstrom.

Buy this magazine

 Economic migrants from rural areas at work on a construction site in Nairobi, Kenya. Such jobs are usually temporary, sometimes just a day’s labour. Photo: Nature Picture/Alamy

The squeeze on workers

Starting from the revelations of a global pandemic, Dinyar Godrej looks into the possible futures of work.

Buy this magazine

 Far out. Fishers haul in their catch some 60 kilometres off the coast of Saint Louis, Senegal. They report travelling further, for longer, to catch ever-dwindling amounts of sardinella. Photo: Alfredo Caliz/Panos Pictures

The disappearing Senegalese sardines

Why is a nutritious superfood being routed away from poor communities to feed salmon, pigs and pets? Hazel Healy investigates.

Buy this magazine

Government officials pray over a storage box containing Covid-19 vaccines before they leave for various vaccination centres in Mumbai, India, in January this year. India is one of the countries that is calling for patents on Covid-19 vaccines to be waived during the pandemic. Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg/Getty

Who gets it?

Access to life-saving Covid-19 vaccines should not be reserved for the rich. But that is what’s happening on a global scale today. Heidi Chow calls for technology to be shared and patents to be suspended in order to unlock vaccine production for all.

Buy this magazine

Young Rio favela residents, part of the grassroots Marcha das Favelas group, organize mutual aid to make up for the absence of the Brazilian state in tackling the crisis. Photo: Ellan Lustosa / Zuma / Alamy

Lessons from the pandemic

How can we transform the calamity that has befallen us and create healing? Vanessa Baird on the change we can be.

Buy this magazine


From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Nigeria: No slick deal

Nigeria: No slick deal

In the first case of its kind, a small Nigerian community is taking on oil giant Eni in the Italian courts. By Francesca Gater

Buy this magazine

Divided over driving

Divided over driving

Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on women drivers, but there not everyone agrees it’s a good thing. By Lydia Noon.

Buy this magazine

Mixed Media: Film

Mixed Media: Film

The Zone of Interest; The Settlers (Los Colonos).

Buy this magazine

Books Essay: In the salon

Books Essay: In the salon

A new history of dissenting women artists in early 20th century New York City offers an insight into largely undocumented networks of practice, writes Rachel Boyd.

Buy this magazine

Mixed Media: Music

Mixed Media: Music

Such Ferocious Beauty; Mutations.

Buy this magazine

 Illustration: Sarah John

Setting off and returning

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

Buy this magazine

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.

Buy this magazine

Top 5 oil producing and consuming countries (2020)

Big oil - the facts

New money is being poured into oil and gas despite the harm it causes to people and planet. With more than 1°C of global warming already, the time remaining to change course is short.

Buy this magazine

Country Profile: Uruguay

Country Profile: Uruguay

The photos, facts, and politics of Uruguay.

Buy this magazine


Social media

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram


 Illustration: P J Polyp

Big Bad World

Counting the cost, by P J Polyp.

Buy this magazine