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The squeeze on workers

Starting from the revelations of a global pandemic, Dinyar Godrej looks into the possible futures of work.

Work is often loaded with all kinds of moral and social significance to justify its centrality in our lives. But the Covid-19 pandemic has brought a more essential a...

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A note from the editor

Dinyar Godrej

Dinyar Godrej

Value-added work

Like it or not, we place a value on the work we do. Depending on our perception, this might be the notion of finding fulfilment through the work one does (extolled alike by managers and those of a more creative bent), the search for work that ‘makes a difference’, or the more mundane but essential: working for a wag...

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NI 534 - The future of work - November, 2021 The future of work Dinyar Godrej 1 November 2021 NI 533 - Food justice: who gets to eat? - September, 2021 Food justice: who gets to eat? Hazel Healy 1 September 2021 NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021 Courage and terror in Myanmar Preeti Jha 1 July 2021

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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.

We shall not be moved! Anti-coup protesters remain seated in front of a line of riot police trying to clear roads in Yangon. Partially visible is a poster urging citizens to join the Civil Disobedience Movement. Photo: Panos Pictures

Courage and terror in Myanmar

Lives and livelihoods have been laid down for democracy. The economy is on the brink of collapse. The world must support the people’s quest to end military rule once and for all, writes Preeti Jha.

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Since the 2008 economic crisis, China has invested heavily in infrastructure. The largest radio telescope in the world, for observing outer space, was completed in 2016 in southwest China. Photo: Liu Xu/Xinhua/Alamy

China in charge

From a poor agricultural nation to the second-largest economy in the world: the rapid rise of China is one of the most remarkable facts of this era, as Yohann Koshy finds out. But how did it happen? And what comes next?

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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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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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 Illustration: Amorim / Cartoon Movement

A better media is possible

Trust in tatters. Business model busted. And journalism under attack from all sides. So why does Vanessa Baird think that the news media has a bright future?

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Heads of state, stateless

Heads of state, stateless

An artist from Damascus has painted a range of world leaders – all depicted as displaced or disenfranchised people in a moment of despair. Amy Hall reports

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Indigenous lives matter

Indigenous lives matter

Update from Canada by Janet Nicol.

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 Photo: Tamba Tengbeh

Reasons to be cheerful

A breath of fresher air; Hope in sight; Frack off, say Scots.

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Mixed Media: Film

Mixed Media: Film

Luxor directed and written by Zeina Durra; Shirley directed by Josephine Decker.

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Mixed Media: Books

Mixed Media: Books

Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth by Wole Soyinka; Little Brother by Ibrahima Balde and Amets Arzallus Antia, translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker; World Politics since 1989 by Jonathan Holslag; Patriarchy of the Wage by Sylvia Federici.

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Mixed Media: Music

Mixed Media: Music

De-formation: Piano Variations; From Isolation 3

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 Illustration: Sarah John

Green medicine

Yewande Omotoso’s apartment is slowly being taken over by plants, much to her delight.

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 Photo courtesy of WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education)

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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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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Clockwise from top left: Two members of the Taz clan take part in a wrestling match at their annual two-day festival at Song Kol Lake, in Naryn Province, which also includes family storytelling, dancing and horse-riding games; a woman milks a mare in the Kyrgyz Alatau range (part of the Tien Shan mountains) – she will make a fermented drink called kunus from the milk; two girls by the roadside near Kazarman; beekeeper Victor inspects his 120 hives in Sary-Chelek, in the western province of Jalal-Abad. Photos: Tim Dirven/Panos

Country Profile: Kyrgyzstan

The photos, facts, and politics of Kyrgyzstan.

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 Illustration: Harm Bengen

Open Window

Corona wide angle view by Harm Bengen (Germany).

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