A guard from the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) at the T Don Hutto Residental Center in Texas, which holds migrant families. The CCA made $1.7 billion in 2012 - more than any other private prison company in the US.LM Otero/AP Photo

Meet the firms cashing in on imprisoning foreigners

Outsourcing detention to private companies is a recipe for a disaster says Antony Loewenstein.

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NI 469 - Why are we locking up migrants? - January, 2014
Journey interrupted. A Somali woman waits at a detention centre in Malta, where asylum-seekers can be detained for up to 12 months on arrival.Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

Why are we locking up migrants?

Detaining foreigners is costly, inhumane and on the rise. Time to turn the tide back, says Hazel Healy.

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NI 469 - Why are we locking up migrants? - January, 2014
A young sex worker with a client. The vast majority of the girls’ customers are foreign.Girish Gupta

'Everybody preferred children'

Combating child prostitution in Brazil is more urgent than ever – especially with the expected influx of foreign tourists for the 2014 World Cup, writes Olivia Crellin.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013
Qui and Phong see their homeland at last.Photo: Phillip Martin

Blue Dragon to the rescue

Girls are being trafficked from Vietnam into China and forced to work in brothels or sold into marriage. A tiny number get away, or are rescued by activists from Blue Dragon. Phillip Martin reports.

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NI 466 - Where have all the girls gone? - October, 2013
Sarah John

Letter from Botswana: Africans, too

The humanity of some of the country’s citizens is often denied by tongue-clucking moralists, finds Wama Molefhe.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Bitter harvest: plantation labourers in Sumatra face appalling working conditions.Zuma Press, Inc./Alamy

Ghosts on our own land

Gigantic palm oil plantations across Indonesia and Malaysia are having a devastating impact on local farms and workers, too. Ollie Milman reports from Sumatra.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
‘Feminism taught us that there are a thousand ways of being a woman,’ says trans activist Lohana BerkinsVanessa Baird

Trans revolutionary

Today Argentina leads the world in recognizing the rights of transgender people. But it hasn't always been that way, writes Vanessa Baird.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Photo: Julio Etchart

‘Not one step backwards!’

Argentina has come a long way in dealing with its past. But what of the present? Vanessa Baird takes a look at the state of human rights.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
‘Welcome readers’ - Miriam at possibly the world’s most unusual book publisher, Eloisa Cartonera. Photo: Julio Etcharty

Argentina’s challenge

Stormy time ahead in the world’s largest country. Are there lessons to be learned? asks Vanessa Baird.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Where are they now? Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani Arash Ashoorinia

Where are they now? Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani

The Iranian women's rights activist on what she has been doing since she was featured in our March 2007 issue.

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013
Photo by: David Mercado / Reuters

Where are they now? Domitila Barrios de Chungara

The leader of the Housewives’ Committee in Bolivia 1979.

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013
Photo by: Varsha Yeshwant Kumar

Where are they now? Mari Marcel Thekaekara

The Indian activist who's been writing for New Internationalist for almost 25 years.

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013
Aminatou HaidarRafael Marchante / Reuters

Where are they now? Aminatou Haidar

The nonviolent resistance activist on what she has been doing since she was featured in our 1997 issue.

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013
Civil society crackdown in Ethiopia

Civil society crackdown in Ethiopia

As Ethiopia joins the UN Human Rights Council, Laetitia Bader hopes its own rights abuses will be put under the international spotlight.

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NI 459 - The feral rich - January, 2013
Indigenous organizations to sue Peru over Amazon gas project

Indigenous organizations to sue Peru over Amazon gas project

David Hill reports on the legal move to protect isolated indigenous peoples at risk of ‘extermination’ by the country’s biggest ever hydrocarbons project.

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NI 459 - The feral rich - January, 2013
Digital freedoms – THE FACTS

Digital freedoms – THE FACTS

Who’s online where, who has your data and how much are they spending to get it?

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NI 458 - Internet showdown - December, 2012
Democracy activists 
were outlawed 
under Moi.AP Photo/ Sayyid Azim

Torture recompense comes to Kenyans

Maina Waruru celebrates payouts for persecuted activists on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Lady Justice is a familiar London landmark – but justice for those accused of terrorism offences is not so easily found.James Cridland under a CC Licence

Abu Qatada: when the net tightens on justice

Britain's counter-terrorism policy is undermining the rule of law, argues Simon Crowther.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Country Profile: Guatemala

Country Profile: Guatemala

The country's unequal wealth distribution and rapid population growth have made it one of the poorest in Latin America, writes Anna-Claire Bevan.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
Gone for soldiers David Cheskin / PA Wire

Gone for soldiers

The reality of conflict, from World War One to Afghanistan, has had a terrible impact on Joe Glenton and his family.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Why are we locking up migrants? January, 2014
Why are we locking up migrants? January, 2014
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
The feral rich January, 2013
The feral rich January, 2013
Internet showdown December, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
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