The university of good living

Joining his neighbours one evening, Dan Baron Cohen finds himself immersed in a spontaneous conversation about culture, justice and sustainability that would be rare inside the halls of academe.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018

Our time will return

The lines painted on his skin lead to the heartlands of identity, discovers Dan Baron Cohen.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018

Democracy in prison

Letter from Marabá: Anxiety, perplexity and indignation over Brazil’s political process as news of former president Lula’s sentencing breaks. Dan Baron Cohen listens to how it goes down in Cabelo Seco.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018

Storms and fury

Violent weather presages human violence. Dan Baron Cohen writes from a community and country on high alert.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018

Letter from Marabá: Toxic promises

Why does ‘accelerated development’ spell disaster in the Brazilian Amazon? Dan Baron Cohen begins his column from the Afro-indigenous community of Cabalo Seco.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Mercury rising

Mercury rising

Update on a large-scale dam in the AmazonTom Lawson.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018

Rivers of Meeting

In Brazil, young indigenous women are reconnecting with their African roots and finding ways to intervene in the violence that targets their community.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Police can feel like an occupying force in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas.

'A policy of extermination'

Brazil promotes the myth of a harmonious ‘racial democracy’ abroad, but the killings of black people resemble state-sponsored genocide, writes Vanessa Martina Silva.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
The spirit of creative resistence is strong in the Rio favela of Maré. But Brazil is suffering a ‘genocide’ of black youth.

‘We have a lot to teach the city’

What does ‘the state’ mean to you if you are poor or black or both? Vanessa Baird reports on life down-and-out in post-coup São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Marcela's Recipe of the month

Marcela’s recipe: How to make a soft coup

This dish may seem a bit challenging at first glance, but is guaranteed to impress your guests!

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Indigenous people, set to be robbed of their land rights, took their protest to Brasilia – to be rebuffed by armed forces.

Grand land theft

Vanessa Baird writes on how agribusiness has mounted a coup against rural Brazilians.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

What is Brazil’s ‘Operation Car Wash’?

Is Operation Car Wash the world’s biggest corruption scandal? By Vanessa Baird

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

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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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

A Marvel-ous transformation

A mash-up of the pop aesthetic of US comics and the religious myths of Africa has proved tremendously popular.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017

Worldbeaters: Michel Temer

Brazil’s oldest president – and architect of his predecessor’s downfall – is put under the spotlight.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
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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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Dam fine victory in Brazil

Dam fine victory in Brazil

How the Mundukuru people won their battle to cancel plans for a massive new dam in the Amazon.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016
On 21 June 2016, dam workers found Nilce de Souza Magalhães' (above) body washed up on the river bank of Usina Hidrelétrica Jirau, a dam that she had publicly opposed.

Brazil human rights defender found drowned in dam

The bodies of murdered women should not have to be the catalyst for responsible development, writes Erin Kilbride.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
President Dilma Rousseff.

Impeachment of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff is a setback for the whole country

Increased political polarization has fueled the growth of the far right wing and repression of social movements, writes Sarah Roure.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Clockwise from top: The iconic view of Rio and the Lagoa da Zona Sul; the beautiful game outside a church in Providencia, Rio’s oldest favela; 15-year-old belles from the Cerro-Korah favela attending a debutante ball organized as a good-will gesture by the Pacifying Police Unit; Zumbi da Silva, a former rubbish-picker in Esqueleto who now works in a new recycling co-operative.

Country profile: Brazil

Jan Rocha on the challenges and paradoxes in one of the world's most unequal countries.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
This is transphobia: Verônica Bolina (left) as she was before being taken into police custody – and (right) after.

Staying alive

Visibility offers no protection for trans people in Brazil. Amanda Palha analyses the roots of violence and exclusion faced by her community – and its fight to stay alive.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015

Reasons to be cheerful

Good news on fracking, FARC and femicide.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
The latest model – what will riot police be wearing this year?

Meet the protest profiteers

There’s money to be made in crowd ‘control’, as Anna Feigenbaum discovers.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
African village January, 2017
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
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