Illustration: Emma Peer

As his comrades argue about trans women, a reader feels conflicted.

Ethical and political dilemmas abound these days. Seems like we’re all in need of a New Internationalist perspective. Enter stage: Agony Uncle.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
Photo: Michael Fakhri

The Interview: Michael Fakhri

Michael Fakhri, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, has a bold vision for a trade system that reflects how people actually eat.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
View from Brazil

View from Brazil

While women in Argentina have won the right to abortion, in Brazil even child survivors of rape may be forced to give birth, writes Leonardo Sakamoto.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
Athletics

Athletics

Athletes call out body policing

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
Photos and descriptions of missing loved ones, many thought to have been trafficked to India, cover a board at a border police station in Bhairahawa, Nepal. Once in India or overseas, it is extremely difficult for trafficked persons – a third of whom are children – to escape. They are usually held captive, do not know the language, cannot afford to travel home and in many cases are bonded to their captors by fabricated debt.Photo: Violeta Santos Moura

Spirited away

Violeta Santos Moura’s poignant photo-essay reveals the tragedy of Nepal’s human-trafficking crisis – and the courage of those fighting back.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021

The debate: Reparations for transatlantic slavery

Is it time for reparations for transatlantic slavery? Kehinde Andrews and KA Dilday deliberate.

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NI 529 - The biodiversity emergency - January, 2021
Wafa Ali Mustafa holds up a picture of her father during a demonstration on the International Day of the Disappeared, at Alexanderplatz, Berlin.Photo: Ahmad Kalaji

The search for Syria’s missing

The families of the disappeared are not giving up their search until they have answers. Jan-Peter Westad reports.

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NI 529 - The biodiversity emergency - January, 2021
Spotlight: Abduweli Ayup

Spotlight: Abduweli Ayup

Uyghur poet and teacher Abduweli Ayup talks to Jan-Peter Westad about language, cultural survival and the unspeakable.

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NI 528 - A caring economy - November, 2020
Photo: Fifaliana-joy/Pixabay

Kids locked up

Update from Australia by Amy Hall.

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NI 527 - Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic - September, 2020
Long live Shaheen Bagh

Long live Shaheen Bagh

Report from India by Husna Rizvi.

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NI 525 - The fight for clean air - May, 2020
Photo: Ben Cohen

Spotlight: Kyla Simone Bruce

Subi Shah speaks to film-maker Kyla Simone Bruce.

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NI 524 - How we make poverty - March, 2020
Photo: Vanessa Baird

The Interview: Virginia Pinares

Taking a stand against mining corporations can cost you your freedom – and even your life – in Peru. But that does not deter indigenous human rights defender Virginia Pinares. She tells Vanessa Baird why.

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NI 524 - How we make poverty - March, 2020
A Filipino worker in a Lebanese household shows a picture of her daughter, whom she hasn't seen in years.Photo: Matthew Cassel

No place to hide

Will shaming employers on social media finally bring justice for Lebanon’s domestic workers? Roshan De Stone and David Suber report from Beirut.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
Burmese worker Ko Htay complained of long working hours and lack of food on a Thai trawler. Workers report 20-hour shifts; some are given amphetamines to keep them going.Photo: Photograph © EJF

High seas, low deeds

Human rights at sea by Vanessa Baird.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
Tolossa Asrat, editor of Kanere, poses with a local Turkana girl in Kakuma refugee camp, northwest Kenya.Photo: Sally Hayden

Kenya: refugee reporters

Sally Hayden reports on a fully independent, refugee-run news outlet in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019

Should religion play a role in politics?

From religious leaders who take on political roles to the daily influence of faith on political values, Dawn Foster and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown – two practising believers – find themselves on opposite sides of the debate.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019

The personality crisis

As growth-driven consumer culture spurs on planetary destruction, why don’t we spring into action? Psychologist John F Schumaker situates a frightening erosion of human personality at the heart of the problem.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
Illustrations: Emma Peer

The merit trap

Politicians of both Left and Right continue to march behind the banners of meritocracy and equality of opportunity as if this were all that is needed to achieve a fair society. But rewarding people for their ‘merit’ may be creating a new class system based on arrogant, insensitive winners and angry, desperate losers, writes Peter Adamson.

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

Our bodies, our rights

According to the UN, most surgeries on intersex babies amount to torture. And yet that is the practice in almost every country in the world today. Valentino Vecchietti calls for urgent change.

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

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Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
A caring economy November, 2020
Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic September, 2020
Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic September, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
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