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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.

We watch daily the good news that approved vaccines are rolling out in the UK, US and rich countries in Europe,’ says Farooq Tariq from the Pakistan Kissan Rabita Pe...

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It’s the only Way

A feat of global collaboration. As Covid-19 vaccines emerged, the future seemed to open up again.

But amid the celebration lay a parallel story of inequality and corporate power.

Here on ‘Plague Island’, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revelled in the success of the vaccine rollout. In March he apparently t...

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Recent feature articles

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

The rubbish that’s visible near the surface is just part of the problem of ocean abuse – and planned future exploitation. Photo: Justin Hofman/Greenpeace

Who owns the sea?

The coming months are critical if we are going to stop the damaging free-for-all that is the current status quo and save the world’s oceans for our common future. Vanessa Baird examines the prospects.

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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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A student looks out from the remains of a classroom destroyed by Boko Haram in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photo: pius utomi expei / AFTP / GETTY IMAGES

Out of the ruins

Can peacebuilders end the war with Boko Haram in Nigeria? Hazel Healy travels there to find out.

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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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These three Yemeni girls are among the 3.1 million people displaced by the war. They stand by the shredded remains of their tents in Abs settlement, which is regularly damaged by passing sandstorms. Photo: Giles Clarke, UN OCHA / Getty Images

Who cares?

Hazel Healy investigates the challenges facing 21st century humanitarian action.

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Students in Britain protest proposed increases to university tuition fees, 9 December 2010. Photo: Guy Corbishley/Alamy Stock Photo

Arrested Development

Millennials have been condemned to a life of permanent adolescence. Despite the obsession with all things shiny and new, Yohann Koshy argues that young people are using old-fashioned ideas to chart a way forward.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

Amazon defenders; Palmed off; Quitting time!

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Introducing... Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Iceland's charismatic new Left-Green prime minister has big plans, but will the Left-Green's radical programme survive political wrangling with other coalition partners asks Richard Swift.

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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

Mixed Media: Books

Solved; Artemisia;Becoming Kim Jong-un; A Silent Fury

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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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The city in public

The city in public

Yewande Omotoso moves through the unknowable city, looking and listening.

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Divyanshu Ganatra

Making waves: Divyanshu Ganatra

Blind outdoors enthusiast, Divyanshu Ganatra, on the importance of inclusion through adventure sports in India. Profile by Priti Salian.

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Riek Machar (left) and Salva Kiir (right) sit for an official photo. Picture: Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images

Worldbeaters: Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar

Richard Swift takes aim at Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar, once friends but now foes at the pinnacle of violent South Sudanese politics.

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(clockwise from top left): A family outside their flooded house in Karachi, which was hit by super cyclonic storm Kyarr in October 2019; Imran Khan speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2020; Asia’s biggest flower market in Lahore; students in Lahore participating in the Global Climate Strike in September 2019. Photos: All From PA Images: STR/Xinhua; Valeriano Di Domenico/World Economic Forum/DPA; Last two both by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/Sipa Usa.

Country profile: Pakistan

The photos, facts and politics of Pakistan.

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