Sanctuary boroughs

Sanctuary boroughs

A community group is campaigning to turn the London borough of Haringey into a safer place for migrants. Charlotte England reports.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
Waiting in vain: passengers at Clapham Junction, south London. According to a 2017 Legatum Institute poll 76 per cent of British passengers want the railways in public ownership.

The efficiency myth

Heard the tale about the private sector always doing things better? Nick Dowson wonders why it still has believers.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018

Unhappy 70th birthday NHS?

The British National Health Service is seen across the world as a beacon of medical provision. But, hollowed out by privatization by stealth, it needs a radical prescription to restore it, explains Youssef El-Gingihy.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
Fighting for their livelihoods: Puerto Rican teachers come out against the government’s drive to privatize public education.

The case for public ownership

After decades of denuding privatization policies, the green shoots of a public takeback are finally appearing. Dinyar Godrej on the promise and the threat.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
Detention deaths

Detention deaths

A record number of people lost their lives in UK immigration detention centres in 2017, writes Felix Bazalgette.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
The black working class are often ‘invisible’ in Britain.

Working class in Britain? You must be white

Kam Sandhu questions why the British working class is inevitably conceived of as white, despite ethnic minority communities being at the sharpest end of inequality.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018

Mixed Media: Books

This month we review The Growth Delusion, by David Pilling; The White City, by Roma Tearne; The Unmapped Country, by Ann Quin; and Old Demons, New Deities, edited by Tenzin Dickie.

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

Kids at work

What is life really like for millennials? What kind of jobs do they do? What do they make of their precarious futures? We look at the lives of three young people across the world: a Gambian migrant in Italy, a Dalit student in India, and a trans vlogger in the UK.

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

Arms trade loophole

Shell companies are aggravating some of the world’s worst conflicts, writes Steven Shaw.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Docs not cops

Docs not cops

Doctors and patients are fighting back against new rules to restrict migrants’ access to the NHS, writes Simon Childs.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
CONIFA World cup of unrecognized nations and linguistic minorities. An Abkhazian football fan cheers at the 2016 tournament.

The Alternative World Cup

In June 2018, London is hosting an alternative ‘World Football Cup’ of linguistic minorities and unrecognized nations, organized by CONIFA. Alessio Perrone reports.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Going places – TootArd from the Golan Heights.

Mixed Media: Music

We review TootArd, from the Golan Heights, with their second album Laissez Passer, and Live at Ronnie Scott’s, by Nitin Sawhney.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Brexit threat to Africa trade

Brexit threat to Africa trade

East-African campaigners are warning Brexit may hit some Global South economies by harming their ability to export to Britain – a key market for some. Nick Dowson reports

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Sanctuary scholarships for migrant students

Sanctuary scholarships for migrant students

Seven students are now studying at SOAS university in London thanks to ‘sanctuary scholarships’, reports Hazel Healy. These scholarships have enabled them to take up their degrees despite the British government’s efforts to create a ‘hostile environment’ for migrants. Hazel Healy reports.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Thea Gilmore

And finally... Thea Gilmore

British singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore’s acclaimed new album The Counterweight was written during the turbulent events of 2016. She spoke to Danny Chivers about music, politics and crying on stage.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Balfour declaration – an overdue apology

Balfour declaration – an overdue apology

The Balfour Declaration was a 67-word statement penned by Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community. Lydia Noon reports

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Affordable London homes?

Affordable London homes?

Report from Britain by Alessio Perrone

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017

Homeless voices from around the world

Civil war, mental illness, poverty, gang violence: housing insecurity has many roots.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017

Challenging deportation in Britain

There have been reports of violence and mistreatment of detainees on board charter flights, and campaigners report inadequate independent monitoring, reports Amy Hall.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017
Paroxysm: Robin Roy, a fervent Donald Trump supporter, eyeballs her idol. 
This image was clicked during Trump’s presidential campaign, but Roy’s enthusiasm has not wavered now that he holds office.

The will of the people

Hardliners are thriving on popular disenchantment with politics. Dinyar Godrej on the challenge they pose.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017

A pretence of progress

Jeremy Seabrook considers the past, present and future implications of a growing inequality.

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

Building a better media

Hazel Healy on how independent outlets are gaining traction.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
African village January, 2017
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