Letter from Cochabamba

Working children have more pressing concerns than the law, discovers Amy Booth.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
The downside to electric cars

The downside to electric cars

They may be good for the environment, but not for those mining the cobalt needed to manufacture their batteries, writes Neil Thompson.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Bitter grapes sweeten in South Africa

Bitter grapes sweeten in South Africa

Peter Kenworthy on a striking success for wine workers.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Picking up the pieces: a garment worker sorts material in a building near the site of the Rana Plaza collapse.

Out of the ashes of Rana Plaza

The factory collapse in 2013 caused an international outcry – but have labour conditions improved? Thulsi Narayanasamy reports from Bangladesh.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
The missing Ayotzinapa teachers remembered in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The fight goes on…

Workers’ struggles and successes from around the globe, from this month's New Internationalist magazine.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Migrant workers join Hong Kong dockworkers in a protest for better working conditions. Though Hong Kong has more progressive labour laws than China, trade unionists still face discrimination and there is no law protecting the right to collective bargaining.

Taking matters into their own hands

Labour rights in post-socialist countries such as Russia, China and Vietnam are being fought for from outside, not within, official trade unions. Tim Pringle reports.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016

A migrant’s story

Trade unions aren’t even on the radar of most of London’s poorly treated hospitality workers. But a union could help them find their voice, as Afrika explains.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
‘We’re worth it!’ Members of the German ver.di trade union make a noise ahead of wage negotiations in April.

Still standing or standing still?

Jo Lateu considers the state of the unions, and argues that a revival has already begun.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
People cast their ballots during a vote on whether to give every adult citizen a basic guaranteed monthly income of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,560), in a school in Bern, Switzerland, June 5, 2016.

The Universal Basic Income is an idea the left must embrace

This is an exciting idea whose time has come, writes Paul Donovan.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016

The ‘Fight for $15’ dreams big – and wins

Mark Engler hails a significant victory for workers in the US.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
A cleaner cup of tea

A cleaner cup of tea

Sabita Banerji on improving tea workers' lives.

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

Myth 1: Austerity will lead to 'jobs and growth'

It's wrong to sell austerity as a cure for economic woes, says Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Listen up! Amazon employees in Germany have been demanding recognition of a collective wage agreement.

Act against Amazon!

We need to push back against unacceptable corporate behaviour, writes Mark Engler.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015

The case against the future

Hal Niedzviecki considers the case against the future.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Basic income trialled

Basic income trialled

How would basic income work if scaled up?, Tom Lawson asks.

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

Will humans survive the new economy of the 21st century?

Edouard Tétreau makes the case for a more humane economics.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
Rana Plaza campaign victory

Rana Plaza campaign victory

Compensation award will bolster future efforts to hold manufacturers to account, reports Ilona Kelly.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015
Nasima Khan (left) with her home servant Sokina.

Southern Exposure: close distance

Photographer Jannatul Mawa closes the distance between housewives and housemaids in Bangladesh.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015
Juan and his younger brother (peeping out from behind the bricks in the photo below) occasionally snatch moments of play, but their work is never done.

Growing upside down

For thousands of Peruvian children, daily life means working to help feed the family. Fernando Del Berro meets one of them.

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

Beating the blacklisters

Phil Chamberlain reveals the secret war between big business and union activists.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015
Despite her experiences in Singapore, Aneda is determined to work abroad again. ‘I want to go to Taiwan,’ she says.

Too great a toll

Dreaming of a better future, some 700,000 Indonesians each year join the ranks of migrant workers abroad. But many face exploitation, abuse and deception at the hands of their employers. Michael Malay travelled to the West Javan province of Indramayu to talk to some of those who have returned.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
A salt-worker for 56 years, Umar joined SABRAS six years ago and is finally reaping some reward for his hours of toil.

Worth their salt

Matthew Newsome meets a social entrepreneur helping India's salt-workers out of the poverty trap.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013

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Article title From magazine Publication date
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
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