The dangerous dignity of war

Mark Engler asks why it only takes a bit of a bomb-dropping and sabre-rattling to rally the reporters and bestow a presidential aura on our leaders.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Control Arms under a Creative Commons Licence.

When petitions and protests aren’t enough: what next?

Andrea Needham, who 20 years ago was arrested for disarming weapons bound for Indonesia, argues for bold action for peace and justice.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Gaza, February 2007.

Universalizing environmental and human rights

As UN special rapporteur on the right to a healthy environment presents his report today, Doug Weir explains why this is especially important in armed conflict.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Stepping up: Lithuanian youngsters are being encouraged to regard defence as a responsibility.

War nerves

Daiva Repečkaitė reports on the rise of all things military in Lithuanian society.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Killing without counting

Killing without counting

Accountability for casualty numbers could be a thing of the past thanks to 'remote control' military tactics.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
‘Hands up! It’s a robbery,’ chant students and teachers at the police during a march in Malaga against the Spanish government’s  educational spending cuts.

Debt, austerity, devastation: it’s Europe’s turn

The austerity prescription fattens the creditors and punishes the innocent. Susan George laments a leadership subservient to the desires of finance.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013
A stolen childhood: for those recruited into the
FARC’s rebel army, returning to civilian life is
a new challenge. This photo of a young girl
holding a weapon was found on the body
of a rebel killed in combat in 2008.

From child soldier to civilian - a tough transition in Colombia

Having handed in their weapons, former child soldiers face a new battle - for acceptance into society. Seth Biderman reports.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012

Arms trade infographic

The 'war on terror' saw the west splurge its peace dividend in a frenzy of arms spending. Check out some astonishing facts and figures...

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011
Demonstrators get straight to the point in September this year, when protesting against the Defence & Security Equipment International arms fair that drew 1,300 arms companies to London this year to hawk their wares to buying delegations from around the world.

The clout of the arms industry

The arms trade tends to have the government's ear. Why, wonders Dinyar Godrej, when it is so counter-productive?

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011
Taboo economics

Taboo economics

Marc Engler has a taboo solution to the US’s economic woes.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
The US military budget

The US military budget

Overcoming empire is not a spectator sport.

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NI 440 - Up in arms - March, 2011
Okinawans battle to close US bases

Okinawans battle to close US bases

Okinawa currently hosts 75 per cent of US military facilities in Japan

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NI 438 - Zero carbon world - December, 2010
Droning on

Droning on

President Obama has carried out more drone attacks than George W Bush.

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NI 428 - Welcome to Copenhagen! - December, 2009
An internally displaced girl carries a pitcher of water in the Swat Valley.

Why Pakistan's Taliban win as they lose

Pakistan's army offensive has wrongfooted the Taliban. But the larger war of ideas has yet to be won. Pervez Hoodbhoy explains.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009

Hearts and minds

Afghan views on WHAM – a key strategy of the coalition forces’ war against the Taliban. Pictures from AINA’s gallery.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008

A kick in the balls

New Zealand intelligence gathering or US & NATO spy satellite?

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Global banking now May, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Haiti two years on January, 2012
The arms trade December, 2011
The arms trade December, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
Up in arms March, 2011
Zero carbon world December, 2010
Welcome to Copenhagen! December, 2009
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
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