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
Where is home? A Rohingya refugee takes a moment’s pause, shortly after arriving in a makeshift camp at Teknaf, Bangladesh, last September. She is one of over 670,000 people to have fled over the border from Myanmar since August 2017. The high numbers and sheer rate of arrivals make this the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world.

Rest for Rashida

The treatment of Myanmar’s Rohingya people has been seen as a genocide in the making. Parsa Sanjana Sajid visits those trapped on the Bangladeshi border.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Three-year-old Kholod is admitted to hospital in Hudaida, Yemen suffering from severe acute malnutrition.* One of five children, her father is a teacher but he has not been paid for a year. Extreme hunger and disease are killing around 130 children every day in Yemen, according to Save the Children. [*We would not normally use a picture like this one in New Internationalist, but we felt that at a time when humanitarianism is under attack, it was important to show what is at stake, especially in an article that makes clear that famine is not just bad luck, it's political – ed.]

How can famines be ended?

Mass starvation is making a comeback as a weapon of war. To tackle this great evil we must stop talking about food and over-population, and engage with the politics, argues Alex de Waal.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Clockwise from top left: Smallholders forced off their land who have taken refuge in makeshift roadside huts; a street scene on Calle Mallorquín in Encarnación; giant otters on the Paraguay River; the Panteón de los Héroes at dusk in the capital, Asunción; a Mbya-Guaraní woman in her herb garden.

Country Profile: Paraguay

Paraguayan democracy may have come a long way since the end of dictatorship, but terror is sweeping its agricultural heartlands where farmers and indigenous communities are resisting attempts to take away what little land they have left.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Clockwise from top left: A billboard celebrating multiculturalism on the main street of the capital, Suva; selling mangoes by the roadside; temporary housing on the outskirts of Suva for Lau islanders who have come to the main island of Viti Levu seeking work; Ape Maleki, a farmer from the village of Vunaniu, tending his cattle; and ‘Frank’ Bainimarama, pictured at the time of the 2006 coup.

Country Profile: Fiji

Inclusive rhetoric by Fiji’s PM is belied by police repression, reports Wame Valentine. And the economy’s in trouble. We profile Fiji today.

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

Are we all terrorists?

Activist Scott Weinstein dances with the terrorist label and finds it a fickle partner.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Dissent is viewed as illegitimate. Rule of law matters less than edicts purported to reflect popular opinion.

You will agree: escalating repression

Mandeep Tiwana sorts through the many cloaks of authoritarianism donned by the political class as repression becomes the rule rather than the exception.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Artist Kaya Mar with his satirical portrait Erdoğan, the Turkish Sun King – after France’s absolute monarch Louis XVI.

How Turkey’s citizens lost their rights

Turkish writer and analyst Hakki Mahfuz summarize the twists and turns that landed Turkey where it is today.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Turkish riot police crack down on people protesting against the purge of academics, outside Ankara University.

From lectern to prison

İştar Gözaydın was a professor of law and politics in Turkey. Until her government decided she was a terrorist. She tells her story.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
In the US, police often decide who has the right to demonstrate and who doesn’t. In this case riot police in Durham, North Carolina form an armed phalanx to control people attempting to protest against a white nationalist rally.

Whose streets?

The current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation, argues Richard Swift.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Riek Machar (left) and Salva Kiir (right) sit for an official photo. Picture: Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images

Worldbeaters: Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar

Richard Swift takes aim at Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar, once friends but now foes at the pinnacle of violent South Sudanese politics.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Whistleblowers un-gagged in Australia

Whistleblowers un-gagged in Australia

Australia dropped secrecy rules which were unnecessary, undermined democratic accountability and were likely to have been unconstitutional, writes Kelsi Farrington

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Marcela's Recipe of the month

Marcela’s recipe: How to make a soft coup

This dish may seem a bit challenging at first glance, but is guaranteed to impress your guests!

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

What is Brazil’s ‘Operation Car Wash’?

Is Operation Car Wash the world’s biggest corruption scandal? By Vanessa Baird

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

Brazil's soft coup hardens

Vanessa Baird sets out to see how dictatorship is being rebranded in Latin America’s most populous nation.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

Why a basic income could be a gift to the Right

The desirability of a basic income depends on what we are expected to give up in return, writes Nick Dowson.

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

Who gives a damn about democracy?

Roberto Savio argues for a revival and re-engagement, before it is too late.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

Revolution beyond the ballot box

Mark Engler argues for acts of determination and sacrifice.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Maxwell Dlamini: 'I refuse to abdicate my responsibility.'

Defying the king in Swaziland

A pro-democracy campaigner refuses to allow the state to break him, reports Peter Kenworthy.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Crying out for change: a protester at an anti-corruption demonstration in Guatemala City.

Guatemala: Fed up with corruption

General elections in Guatemala usually follow a predictable pattern of propaganda, violence and despair, writes Anna Bevan.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015

Pathways & possibilities

Richard Swift examines the history of Utopian thinking that fundamentally re-imagines democracy and equality.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015

Mind your own business

Privacy International’s Eric King on resisting surveillance.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015
A villager has her eyes scanned for India’s massive biometric ID programme.

Privacy vs transparency

Not necessarily opposed, argues Sunil Abraham.

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

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
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