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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.

It’s an essential ingredient for life. It keeps us fed, nurtured and healthy and enables social systems to function. It’s skilled, emotional, exhausting, rewarding w...

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A note from the editor

Amy Hall

Amy Hall

Home truths

An innocent question: ‘How are you feeling about the care magazine?’ my housemate asked me over coffee. ‘Angry’ was my answer. In fact, I’ve spent a large part of the Covid-19 pandemic feeling this way, with the issue of care a major focal point of my rage.

I’m vexed about the glaring inequality in who does care work ...

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Magazine archive

Here are the most recent magazines we've published.

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 NI 526 - The Kurds - betrayed again - July, 2020 The Kurds - betrayed again Vanessa Baird 1 July 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.

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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A young boy wears a gas mask to protect himself from the fumes during a fire in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Donwilson Odhiambo/Sopa Images/Lightrocket via Getty Images

To protect life

Covid-19 has shown us that swift action on global health is possible, even if it still falls short. What could we achieve, asks Amy Hall, if we took an urgent approach to air pollution, another widespread killer?

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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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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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In the US, police often decide who has the right to demonstrate and who doesn’t. In this case riot police in Durham, North Carolina form an armed phalanx to control people attempting to protest against a white nationalist rally. Photo: Jason Miczek / Reuters

Whose streets?

The current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation, argues Richard Swift.

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A child practises writing the days of the week on the wall of her house in Meme, Cameroon.  Photo: Chris de Bode / Panos

Back to the drawing board

The Right has captured education all over the world. Hazel Healy makes the case for how to do things differently.

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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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Justice for Giulio

Justice for Giulio

Two years since the murder of an Italian student in Cairo, the Egyptian regime has yet to acknowledge the nature of its involvement writes Yohann Koshy.

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Greener, richer

Greener, richer

New research suggests that low-carbon infrastructure is not only ethical, it also yields greater economic returns.

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Mixed media: books

Future Histories; I Will Never See the World Again; Days in the Caucasus; Under Red Skies.

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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

The bangle seller

Parsa Sanjana Sajid has been buying her colourful wares for over a decade, but behind the fragile ornaments is a life consumed by work.

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Jamila Afghani

Making Waves: Jamila Afghani

A profile of Afghan campaigner for women’s education and rights Jamila Afghani, who started by persuading the imams. Beena Nadeem talks to the unassuming trailblazer

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Worldbeater: Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King-in-waiting – and his aggressive foreign policy – is put under the spotlight.

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The Sea - The Facts

Living sea; Fewer fish in the sea than ever before; Acid sea; Sea of plastic; Blue economy; Future prospects?; Marine protection.

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Country profile: Palestine

Country profile: Palestine

The photos, facts and politics of Palestine

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Big Bad World

Big Bad World

Conspiracy... or logic, science and reason, by P J Polyp.

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