This month's keynote article

The Equality Effect

The political landscape may seem particularly bleak at present. But, if we stand back and look at the bigger picture, the dominance of rightwing populists and neoliberal policies is likely to be a temporary blip. The evidence is mounting that greater economic equality benefits all people in all societies, whether you are rich, poor or in-between. Once this is widely understood, politicians and policymakers will be forced to take note, as Danny Dorling explains.

For the three decades prior to 2008, some countries, including the US and the UK, chose a path that led to greater inequality, often on the assumption that there was...

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A note from the editor

Danny Dorling

Danny Dorling

Holding on to hope

Why should we hold out any hope for greater equality when the very richest people in the world are taking more and more? Pessimistic reactions are commonplace. But there is often great pessimism just at the point when a great inju...

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Flowers are placed at the scene of an attack on Westminster Bridge, in London, Britain, on 24 March 2017.

The hate that divides us

In shock after hearing of the London attack and a Bangalore assault, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on what could defeat hate of the ‘other’ and finally bring us together.

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The last house to be bulldozed at the Vila Autodrom favela.

Both hands on the spotlight for Rio’s favelas

A small NGO is trying to link local communities and international networks to help Rio’s worse-off neighbourhoods, Ann Deslandes reports.

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The Chief with his traditional bonnet (2016).

Sabtenga: modernisation knocks on the gates of tradition

Chris Brazier's full interview with François Moné, the village's latest Chief.

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Recent feature articles

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

Paroxysm: Robin Roy, a fervent Donald Trump supporter, eyeballs her idol. 
This image was clicked during Trump’s presidential campaign, but Roy’s enthusiasm has not wavered now that he holds office.

The will of the people

Hardliners are thriving on popular disenchantment with politics. Dinyar Godrej on the challenge they pose.

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Sometimes the unarmed, but brave, have the greater power. This protester is confronting Louisiana police after the killing by police of yet another African-American youth.

The brave

What makes people brave? Vanessa Baird takes a look at an under-examined quality that can change the world.

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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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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg  (centre) and friends play with virtual reality gear at a high-level gathering earlier this year.

Smiley-faced monopolists

Does it matter that Google, Facebook and Amazon are so successful? Vanessa Baird examines what their domination means for all of us.

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'D12' day of action, Paris, France, 12 December 2015.

Why we should feel positive about Paris

Though the deal was a dud, this was no Copenhagen, argue Jess Worth and Danny Chivers.

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Capitalism’s stormy sea

Richard Swift begins his journey through political alternatives to capitalism by looking at the nature of the beast they seek to oppose.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Subvert the City

What would a city without consumerism look like?

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A long time coming: victory at last for the Bagua protesters.

Protesters acquitted in Peru

An update on the notorious Bagua case.

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Pride under pressure in Uganda

Pride under pressure in Uganda

The Ugandan LGBT community is under shock after police raided the Ugandan Pride Week, reports Jess Worth.

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I, Daniel Blake is Ken Loach at his best.

Mixed Media: Films

I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach; The Innocents, directed and co-written by Anne Fontaine.

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Mixed Media: Books

Latest releases, including fiction by Vamba Sherif.

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Amazing Amazons, tackling FGM and other abuses

Mixed media: music reviews

A Common Truth by Satland; Les Amazones d’Afrique by République Amazone.

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When the lake ran dry

Amy Booth visits a Bolivian isolated indigenous community fallen on hard times, striving to keep their culture alive

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Making waves: Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh is reviving Indian villages through traditional rainwater harvesting.

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Worldbeaters: Donald Trump

Ego? Tick. Money? Tick. Power-hungry? Tick. A disaster for the world? Tick.

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FACTS – Internet giants

This month's fact spread presents details about the internet and the corporate giants who monopolize it.

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Clockwise from top left: FSLN supporters celebrate the 37th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution on 19 July 2016; fruits and vegetables grow well in Nicaragua’s tropical climate; despite harsh criticism, Rosario Murillo’s ‘trees of life’ (see main story) have multiplied over the past three years; separating rice grains from chaff is often children’s job in indigenous communities; Miskito people use artisanal methods to extract gold from rivers and mountains on the Caribbean coast.

Country profile: Nicaragua

Mira Galanova uncovers a country at a crossroads.

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Scratchy Lines

Simon Kneebone's cartoon from our June magazine.

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