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The case for nature

We have brought the natural world and its diversity to a breaking point. Dinyar Godrej surveys the damage and explores how we need to act to repair it.

At the start of 2020 a strange, beautiful creature, whose kind had been around for at least 200 million years, was declared gone forever. By comparison, we homo sapi...

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Nature’s restoration

Probably by mistake, a tiny bird flies up to my balcony in the busy, restless city and looks me in the eye. Is it sheer sentimentality that floods me with joy? Why does it feel like a visitation?

I haven’t taken the train anywhere in months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and I find myself filled with irrational...

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NI 529 - The biodiversity emergency - January, 2021 The biodiversity emergency Dinyar Godrej 1 January 2021 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

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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.

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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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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Mean streets: taxi driver Mohammed Khan works a 12 hour day, six days a week in New York City just to make ends meet. Photo: ESPEN RASMUSSEN/PANOS PICTURES

Whose city?

If the future of humanity lies in cities, says Dinyar Godrej, then it follows that inhabitants of every strata must have a right to it.

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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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Fighting for their livelihoods: Puerto Rican teachers come out against the government’s drive to privatize public education. Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images

The case for public ownership

After decades of denuding privatization policies, the green shoots of a public takeback are finally appearing. Dinyar Godrej on the promise and the threat.

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Brazil's soft coup hardens

Vanessa Baird sets out to see how dictatorship is being rebranded in Latin America’s most populous nation.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Opposition to President Hernández spills onto the streets in January 2018.  Photo: Gustavo Amador/EFE/Alamy Live News

Election results defied

The Hondurans who took to the streets following the election were met by a hailstorm of teargas and sometimes live gunfire, writes Richard Swift.

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A protester stands defiantly at the fence dividing Gaza from Israel in May 2018. Photo: Majdi Fathi / NurPhoto via Getty

‘We can’t be silent’

Palestinians in Gaza have been putting their lives on the line to challenge Israel’s decade long siege of the Strip.

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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

Uprize! by Spaza; Zan by Liraz.

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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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Anabela (right) provides shade during a participatory video session. Photo: Thor Morales via Insight Share

Making Waves: Anabela Carlón Flores

Nick Dowson speaks with an indigenous lawyer and campaigner fighting a gas pipeline in Mexico.

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Isaias Afwerki

Worldbeater: Isaias Afwerki

We put the track record of Isaias Afwerki, President of Eritrea – and a liberation fighter turned ruthless dictator – under the spotlight.

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China - The Facts

China - The Facts

Where’s the money going?; More money, more problems; Climate breakdown; In focus.

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Photos, clockwise from top left: a rugby match between an invited World 15 team and Ikaletahi, the Tongan national team, in celebration of King George Tupou V’s coronation in 2006; graffiti on a burnt-out store after the riots in the capital Nuku’alofa in November 2006 – businesses that were foreign-owned or owned by the Tongan elite were targeted by rioters; a portrait of the former prime minister, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who died in September 2019; women and children waiting for transport home after Sunday-morning church in Neiafu, the second-largest town in Tonga, on Vava’u island – the women are wearing black mourning clothes. Photo: Jocelyn Carlin/Panos

Country Profile: Tonga

The facts, figures and politics of Tonga.

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Big Bad World

Big Bad World

World Wide Web, by P J Polyp.

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