The dangerous dignity of war

Mark Engler asks why it only takes a bit of a bomb-dropping and sabre-rattling to rally the reporters and bestow a presidential aura on our leaders.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
A vigil is held in front of a statue of Confederate general Albert Pike in Washington, DC on 13 August 2017.Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images

Down with America’s racist monuments

Taking down monuments to people who fought to defend slavery should not be controversial at all. Yet in the US today, it is, writes Mark Engler

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Oregon trumps the Fed

Oregon trumps the Fed

The state of Oregon has expanded access to abortion, birth control and post-natal medical care for women, writes Amy Hall

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Education by e-book? A teacher and her class at low-cost private school  Bridge in Mpigi, Uganda.Photo: Jon Rosenthal/Alamy

Between a shark and the deep sea

Can a US chain of profit-making schools really help the poor? Patience Akumu reports on the impact of Bridge academies in Uganda.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
Trump and the Left may agree about TPP and NAFTA – but not for the same reason or with a shared vision for the future.Photo: Scott Audette/Reuters

The right way to rewrite NAFTA

What is an internationalist to make of Donald J Trump’s vow to blow up the North American Free Trade Agreement? Mark Engler asks.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
US migrants show their power

US migrants show their power

The rules of the game changed in the United States last month on 1 May when people experienced a taste of what life was like on ‘a Day without Immigrants’, Marienna Pope-Weidemann writes.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
Photo: Iris Gonzales

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
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Worldbeaters: Steve Bannon

Donald Trump's right-hand man is at the centre of global power. And he's dangerous.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
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Boosting the backlash against Trump

Progressives have to try to maximize the liberatory potential of a growing discontent, says Mark Engler.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017

Open Window

Pedro X Molina from Nicaragua with ‘American Honeymoon’.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017
An activist protests in front of the US-Mexican border fence.Photo: Jim West/Alamy Stock Photo

When sanctuary is resistance

In the United States in the 1980s, the simple act of providing refuge became a form of civil disobedience, writes Mark Engler.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017
International solidarity: Donald Trump’s inauguration on 20 January saw protests across the world – even in Antarctica. This image comes from a demonstration outside the US embassy in London.Photo: Jeff Gilbert/Alamy

The Establishment is not a viable candidate

The Trump shock shows that the same old same old is no longer an option. Jonathan Matthew Smucker on building the progressive alternative.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017
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Obama's legacy falls short on organizing

Technocratic liberals treat movement groups as another ‘special interest’ rather than a central pillar of their ability to govern, says Mark Engler.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
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Introducing Ilhan Omar

34-year-old former Somali refugee elected to the House of Representatives.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
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Worldbeaters: Donald Trump

Ego? Tick. Money? Tick. Power-hungry? Tick. A disaster for the world? Tick.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
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Trump can be beaten because he is the Establishment

We must respond with a genuine vision for ending the corrupt politics of privilege, writes Mark Engler.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Trudeau Trumped

Trudeau Trumped

Richard Swift considers the Trump effect on Canada's prime minister.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
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Acts of conscience on bended knee

Mark Engler reflects on how one man's protest made waves around the US.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
#BankBlack: Black-owned banking in the US

#BankBlack: Black-owned banking in the US

Black Americans are turning to economic empowerment in response to a spate of highly publicized police killings, writes Tom Lawson

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
Populism rises again April, 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
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
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