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Pass me my tinfoil hat

Steve Parry considers the allure of conspiracy theories and flirts with going over to the dark side.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
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The rebranding of a rotter

Sean Spicer, Trump’s first Press Secretary, lied from the very beginning of the new presidency. We shouldn’t let him whitewash himself with showbiz, writes Steve Parry

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018

The robots are coming!

Modern technological advances are making it look like millions of us will be left twiddling our thumbs, writes Steve Parry

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
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Capitalism – the theme park

KidZania is an unashamed shrine to the sterile, dystopian human-made landscapes, Steve Parry writes.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017

Warning: may contain fake news

The media must bear some responsibility for getting us into this mess, but journalists can also get out of it, writes Steve Parry.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017

Can rightwingers be funny?

Steve Parry's latest column from the November edition of New Internationalist magazine.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016
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The pantomime plebiscite

Why couldn't the Conservatives have picked a different issue over which to launch their proxy war? asks Steve Parry.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016

Net gains for politicians

Steve Parry explains why politicians and the internet don't get on.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016

In the eye of a Twitter storm

Steve Parry experiences Trolling and is still recovering.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Don't write in the profit margins

Children should be allowed to be children, not taught to 'turn over a profit', argues Steve Parry.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015

Life behind the curtain

On a flight to Australia, Steve Parry discovers how air travel mirrors life.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015

Columnists can damage your health

Why Steve Parry doesn't like newspaper columnists.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014

Mandela, my hero!

The current 'beatification' of Mandela is an attempt to neutralize his political legacy, says Steve Parry.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013
It’s party time!

It’s party time!

Steve Parry on the similarities between party politics and enforced group celebration and why the Left has a thirst for something different.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Why can’t the 1% play nicely?

Why can’t the 1% play nicely?

The people who would have been labelled bullies in school are described as captains of industry in the adult world, says Steve Parry.

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NI 461 - Demolition job - April, 2013
A froth-free latte stirred with politics

A froth-free latte stirred with politics

A new leftwing café gives Steve Parry a break from empty consumerism and massive cups.

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NI 456 - Youth rising - October, 2012
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Comedy for a cause

Pitfalls can await the unsuspecting comic, especially at benefit gigs, writes Steve Parry.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Cuba October, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Why are we locking up migrants? January, 2014
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Demolition job April, 2013
The feral rich January, 2013
Bad medicine November, 2012
Youth rising October, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
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