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
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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
Tuaregs hard hit by Mali conflict

Tuaregs hard hit by Mali conflict

Nick Harvey and Julien Tremblin look at the plight of Tuareg refugees caught in the crossfire of a conflict that’s as devastating as it is complex...

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
Should donor nations give aid to countries with poor human rights records?

Should donor nations give aid to countries with poor human rights records?

Human rights lawyer Errol Mendes and aid campaigner Jonathan Glennie go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
 Essay: Deindustrializing humanity

Essay: Deindustrializing humanity

Neither humanity nor nature are commodities. It’s time the old ideology was dissolved, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Since the death of Steve Jobs, allegations have surfaced accusing Apple of exploiting it's workers. 
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The unpalatable reality of working for Apple

A fresh wave of reports unveiling exploitation in the iPad empire are forcing Apple to clean up up its act, reports Mark Engler.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012

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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
Mental health May, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
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