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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.

It’s an essential ingredient for life. It keeps us fed, nurtured and healthy and enables social systems to function. It’s skilled, emotional, exhausting, rewarding w...

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A note from the editor

Amy Hall

Amy Hall

Home truths

An innocent question: ‘How are you feeling about the care magazine?’ my housemate asked me over coffee. ‘Angry’ was my answer. In fact, I’ve spent a large part of the Covid-19 pandemic feeling this way, with the issue of care a major focal point of my rage.

I’m vexed about the glaring inequality in who does care work ...

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NI 528 - A caring economy - November, 2020 A caring economy Amy Hall 1 November 2020 NI 527 - Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic - September, 2020 Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic Vanessa Baird 1 September 2020 NI 526 - The Kurds - betrayed again - July, 2020 The Kurds - betrayed again Vanessa Baird 1 July 2020

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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.

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.

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Europe-bound. Migrant travellers from Togo en route to Italy after being rescued by Spanish rescue NGO Open Arms, February 2017. Photo: David Ramos/Getty

The right to move

People have always moved and cultures have always mingled. So why the myopic obsession with borders, asks Hazel Healy.

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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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 Illustration: Amorim / Cartoon Movement

A better media is possible

Trust in tatters. Business model busted. And journalism under attack from all sides. So why does Vanessa Baird think that the news media has a bright future?

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Robocop for real, a police robot makes its debut in Dubai, May 2017. It will help citizens report crimes and answer parking ticket queries, rather than make arrests. 25 per cent of the Dubai police force will be robotic by 2030.  Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The age of disruption

Technology is changing society at breakneck speed but considerations of human impacts lag far behind. Dinyar Godrej sketches out some of the key political battles ahead.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Nightlife vs Nazis

Nightlife vs Nazis

Tbilisi’s clubbing scene is in the crosshairs of a war on culture led by reactionary elements in Georgia, opposed to its progressive ethos.

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 Photo: World Travel & Tourism Council

Introducing... Leo Varadkar

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

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Introducing... Carlos Alvarado Quesada

The election on 1 April gave Carlos Alvarado Quesada’s National Action Party (PAN) more than 60 per cent of the vote and makes him one of the under-40 club of victors in presidential elections (France, New Zealand and Iceland).

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Mixed Media: Books

Mixed Media: Books

The Bitch by Pilar Quintana; The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana by Maryse Condé; Between Light and Storm by Esther Woolfson; Eat the Buddha by Barbara Demick.

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Mixed Media: Music

Mixed Media: Music

Uprize! by Spaza; Zan by Liraz.

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 Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Dhaka: A language of friendship

Her acquaintance with an Urdu poet reveals to Parsa Sanjana Sajid the deep waters of identity and prejudice.

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 Photo: AshleyMurfin.com

Making Waves: Charlie Lowthian-Rickert

Sian Griffiths meets a 10-year-old who is already a veteran transgender activist.

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 Photo: MediaPunch Inc/Alamy Stock Photo

Worldbeaters: Steve Bannon

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

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Media - The Facts

Media - The Facts

Changing habits; Tech takeover; Trust in media; Who owns it?

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Country profile: Palestine

Country profile: Palestine

The photos, facts and politics of Palestine

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 Illustration: Thiago Lucas

Open Window

Police violence by Thiago Lucas (Brazil).

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