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Reasons to be cheerful

Stories to give us cheer this month.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
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Worldbeaters: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hawkish Hillary is a friend of bankers and warmongers, despite her Democratic credentials.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Keystone sting

Keystone sting

Trade agreements could threaten Keystone protester victory, writes Colin Roche.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now running for the 2016 Democratic Party presidential nomination, stopped by the Googleplex for a 'fireside chat' with Eric Schmidt, July 2014.Photo: Youtube screenshot

If Google and Facebook can flip elections does code now rule the real world?

Internet users used to be worried about government control of the web but the opposite may be true, writes Chris Spannos

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
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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
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A good moment to make a scene

Urgent cries for racial justice must not go unheard, writes Mark Engler.

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NI 489 - Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better - January, 2016
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#ShellNo: the triumph of the Kayaktivists

We do not always win - but sometimes we prevail. Mark Engler celebrates a daring victory.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
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A Pope in Washington

Mark Engler hopes that the pontiff will use his US visit to promote a message of social justice.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Secret Agent Orange

Secret Agent Orange

Katie McQue on Agent Orange's toxic legacy.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
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Let’s stop ‘playing Indian’

Racially offensive names and images should be kicked into touch.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Girls get radical in the United States

Girls get radical in the United States

Lydia James talks to a young girls' group with a difference.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
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Can the world endure another Bush - or Clinton?

Mark Engler is not inspired by family dynasties ruling over the nation.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015

Ending corporate rule

Can we find a way to loosen big business's stranglehold on the US? asks Mark Engler.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015
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#BlackLivesMatter

Mark Engler considers the true extent of US apartheid.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015
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Citizen activism marches on

Mark Engler draws lessons from marches past and present.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
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Social change is written in the streets

Fifty years ago the Civil Rights Act was passed into law in the US. Movements not governments propel change, believes Mark Engler.

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NI 474 - Feminism fights back - July, 2014

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better January, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
Feminism fights back July, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
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