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The disappearing Senegalese sardines

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

Sunday is a working day like any other in Thiaroye-sur-Mer, a fishing village long since swallowed up by the urban sprawl of Dakar. The tarmac road down to the seafr...

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Hazel Healy

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How not to feed the world

Imagine you live by the Atlantic Ocean, close enough to hear the waves breaking. In those waters swim small fish. They are a superfood: rich in the nutrients needed by your bodies – and those of your children.
But these fish are destined for the diets of others. They will be turned into food for farmed fis...


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

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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Place markers ahead of the Bandung Conference, 1955. Photo: Howard Sochurek / Getty

Worlds apart

Yohann Koshy returns to the golden age of solidarity between Global South states and asks: what should a new internationalism look like?

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 Illustration: Steve Munday

Is trade in turmoil a chance for justice?

The global free trade system is being battered like never before. Can any good come of it, asks Vanessa Baird in the first of an eight-article exploration?

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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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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.

Underwater meadows

Underwater meadows

Citizens are coming to the rescue of endangered seagrass meadows.

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Love Jihad

Love Jihad

Alessio Perrone writes how Islamophobia is driving a wedge between love and secular values.

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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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Mixed Media: Film

First Cow directed and co-written by Kelly Reichardt; After Love directed and written by Aleem Khan.

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Mixed Media: Books

Anatomy of a Killing by Ian Cobain; Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah; United We Are Unstoppable edited by Akshat Rathi; The Pride of an African Migrant by Mossocki ma Massocki.

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Mixed Media: Music

Mixed Media: Music

A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean: Global Control/Invisible Invasion

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 Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Johannesburg

Ways of belonging. Having travelled to the land of her birth as the coronavirus pandemic began to gather pace, Yewande Omotoso feels the tug of home.

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 Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize

Making Waves: Prafulla Samantara

The Indian human rights defender who stopped a mining giant in its tracks speaks with Veronique Mistiaen.

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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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(clockwise from top left): A billboard in the town of Mikolaiv has a clear message for Russia’s President Putin – ‘Out of Ukraine!’; Lidia Radenko Timifeevna stands in front of the ruins of her house in the village of Nikishyne – one of the first areas of the oblast of Donetsk to be bombed when fighting broke out between pro-Russian and Ukrainian forces in 2015; a traditional singer welcoming Spring at the Slavic pagan holiday of Malenitsa; the Osokorsky metro station in the capital, Kyiv. Photos: Iva Zimova/Panos

Country profile: Ukraine

The photos, facts and politics of Ukraine

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 Illustration: Kate Evans

Thoughts from a Broad

Precise archeological strata of the 21st century by Kate Evans.

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