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Still standing or standing still?

Jo Lateu considers the state of the unions, and argues that a revival has already begun.

A cheer goes up every time a taxi driver honks his horn in solidarity. Passers-by stop to sign our petition and ask questions. A couple of well-heeled women hurry towards ...

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Jo Lateu

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A striking thought

It might just have been because I had my ear to the ground, but while I was researching this magazine, it seemed to me that the world had gone on strike. News cycles in May and June were reporting workers on strike in Britain (jun...


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As thousands discuss free trade at the World Social Forum in Montreal, Canada’s experience with NAFTA may offer lessons for the Netherlands, writes Niels Jongerius.

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A protester holds a placard during a rally in support of refugees in central Sydney, Australia, 19 October 2015.

The Nauru Files: It’s time to close Australia’s abusive detention regime

When faced with overwhelming evidence of systemic abuse, the country's prime minister shifted responsibility, writes Mark Isaacs.

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Turkish military stand guard near the Taksim Square as people wave with Turkish flags in Istanbul, Turkey, 16 July 2016.

Turkey in turmoil

Turkey’s president exploits the recent attempted coup against him to crack down on opponents. Chris Brazier reports.

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‘We’re worth it!’ Members of the German ver.di trade union make a noise ahead of wage negotiations in April.

Still standing or standing still?

Jo Lateu considers the state of the unions, and argues that a revival has already begun.

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Charge your phones here: this man displays the board of sockets which helps him earn his livelihood in Nigeria’s Katsina city. Many vendors invest in small solar units to generate the power.

Technology as if people mattered*

The world's poor are still losing out. They need a better deal, argues Dinyar Godrej.

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Stumped: a young boy surveys the remains of giant conifers on a mist-shrouded inlet in the US Pacific northwest.

Last stand

The world’s last great woodlands are fast disappearing – with untold consequences for the environment and for us. Time to stop the destruction, argues Wayne Ellwood.

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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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Not today: a girl walks past a school in Kibera, a nairobi slum without running water or electricity, where 800 aid organizations operate.

NGOs - do they help?

There are more NGOs today than ever; some are bigger than ever. Yet, discovers Dinyar Godrej, questions persist about their role.

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Girls strike a pose for an advert for GoldieBox. One of the companies bucking the gendered toy divide, it makes engineering toys for girls.

Is there a feminist spring?

Women’s rights has got its mojo back – and not a minute too soon. Hazel Healy takes stock of the challenges ahead.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Reasons to be cheerful

This month's collection of positive news by Kelsi Farrington.

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A Bosnian woman weeps over the remains of family members recovered from a mass grave, victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Moment of truth for Balkan war crimes tribunal

Radovan Karadzic will receive his sentence in December - but the International Criminal Tribunal is also under scrutiny, writes Nathalie Olah.

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Dheepan – a man of many talents.

Mixed Media: Films

Dheepan, directed by Jacques Audiard; The Measure of a Man, directed by Stéphane Brizé; Our Little Sister, directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu.

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Mixed Media: Books

The Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera; Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich; Dark Money by Jane Mayer.

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‘Sex and blackness’ are her themes, says samba sujo maestra Elza Soares.

Mixed Media: Music

The Woman at the End of the World by Elza Soares; Highlife-Jazz and Afro-Soul by Fela Ransome Kuti and his Koola Lobitos.

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Beirut, my city

Green shoots of hope spring up among the rubble of discontent, writes Reem Haddad.

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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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Worldbeaters: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hawkish Hillary is a friend of bankers and warmongers, despite her Democratic credentials.

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Forest facts

Facts and figures about trees and forests, from carbon control to biodiversity.

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Open Window - Fashion

This month's guest cartoonist is Payam Boromand from Iran.

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