A pretence of progress

Jeremy Seabrook considers the past, present and future implications of a growing inequality.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
‘Can I live with a weight of not doing something? I think that’s far heavier,’ says Luaty.

Dancing with fear

The story of rapper Luaty Beirão, who dares to talk democracy in Angola. By Marc Herzog.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
While Bangui was full of armed rebels, Tatiana rescued girls and young women who had nowhere else to go.

The ambassador of joy

Tatiana Vivienne reaches out to women in the violence-torn Central African Republic. She talks to Louisa Waugh.

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Remembering LGBTI activists murdered in Honduras –  200 since the 2009 coup

Justice turns its back on us

Impunity rules in today's Honduras. Trans Activist Jlo Córdoba survives assassination attempts to speak to Dina Meza

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Everybody's target

He is repeatedly attacked by both sides in the Syrian conflict, but Abdullah Al Khateeb sees no reason to quit. By Erin Kilbride.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
In defence of nature and local people, Mugilan has taken on plundering and polluting corporations.

Taking on the sand mafia

Hired thugs won't stop S Mugilan. The South Indian activist talks to Sibi Arasu.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
‘Women have the power,’ says Alicia Cawiya, threatened for defending Yasuní.

One woman against Big Oil and patriarchy

Alicia Cawiya, an indigenous activist prepared to defy the powerful to save Ecuador’s Yasuní, talks to Linda Etchart

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017

New Internationalist – The Facts

We turn the focus inwards to mark our 500th edition.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
Sometimes the unarmed, but brave, have the greater power. This protester is confronting Louisiana police after the killing by police of yet another African-American youth.

The brave

What makes people brave? Vanessa Baird takes a look at an under-examined quality that can change the world.

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The Unreported Year 2016

Stories and photos you may have missed in the last 12 months. Compiled by Jo Lateu.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
A newly prosperous family: Oumarou (centre) with his wife Bintu and (from left to right) Kadijamila, Abdul Gani Rayan, Muhammad and (in his grandmother’s arms) Issa Arif. Oumarou’s younger brother Ousmane is on the left.

Great Expectations

Mariama’s sons are all trying to make their way in the wider world. But how do you explain to Africans that the rich world is now shutting its doors to migrants?

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
(Below) Rasinatu as she is now... (Opposite) ...and as she was in 2005, with Mariama, Zakariya and a determinedly contrary Zahara.

The Perils of Charity

When rich and poor worlds collide, money is inevitably a problem.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
(Bottom right) Adama today, now aged 73. (Bottom left) His granddaughters are set to work – with a little help from a friend. (Top) Adama’s four wives with an assortment of their children and grandchildren. Meryam, Zenabou and Bintu are at the back on the left, with Kadiguiatou third from the right. Mwadisa is in the middle, with red on her headdress, and Alimata is on the far right. A full range of photos of this family from 1985 to 2016  is available at nin.tl/villagehub

Autumn of the Patriarch

The latest instalment in the lives of Adama, his four co-wives and their 26 children.

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An Audience with the Chief

Former military pilot François Moné has taken on the traditional role of Chief. He explains how he is using this to pursue the development of the village.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Then & Now

A photographic account of changes over the years in: housing; water; education; health; sanitation; food and farming; technology; and women.

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Map of Sabtenga - and 30 years of change in Burkina Faso

How the village has grown - and some facts about how things have changed.

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Journey's End

Chris Brazier returns to the village in Burkina Faso that he has visited every 10 years since helping to make a film there in 1985.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Mimicking the global super-rich at an anti-tax-haven demo in Trafalgar Square during May’s Global Anti-Corruption Summit.

Ending the offshore bonanza

There are ways to change the irresponsible system of tax avoidance, as Niko Block demonstrates.

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

The dictionary of deceit

New Internationalist dissects the language of high finance with low motives.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
France’s Nuit Debout movement hits the streets in Rennes to protest against a range of social injustices, including tax evasion by the rich and powerful.

Fox in charge of the hen house

Alain Deneault explains how states legalize tax fraud.

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When tax gets paid in something as tangible as rice (as it is here in Thaton, Burma) it is much harder to dissimulate ownership and blur the amount owed. But in a globalized post-industrial economy the rich and powerful are much better placed to avoid paying their share and even being self-righteous about it.

Whose money is it anyway?

Dan Hind explodes the self-righteous excuses of tax cheats.

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The dissimulation game

Tax avoidance is a worldwide system involving many destinations and layers of financial manipulation. We chart a few of the strands to show who wins and who loses.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
An oil spill clean-up in the community of Nueva Alianza, in Peru’s northern Amazon region.

The damage done

Tax avoidance has its most pernicious effects in the Global South. Stephanie Boyd reports from Peru.

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

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The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 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
African village January, 2017
African village January, 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
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
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