Flowers are placed at the scene of an attack on Westminster Bridge, in London, Britain, on 24 March 2017.

The hate that divides us

In shock after hearing of the London attack and a Bangalore assault, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on what could defeat hate of the ‘other’ and finally bring us together.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017

New Internationalist invites readers to become co-owners in £500k campaign

We are reviewing our ownership model to become a community-owned cooperative, and are launching a £500k share offer today – the largest of its kind by a media organization globally.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
Carondelet Palace, official residence and principal workplace of the President of Ecuador.

Ecuador votes to bar politicians from having assets in tax havens

The ‘yes’ vote wins in the first, historic referendum of its kind, writes Alessio Perrone.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
A still image from video taken 15 December 2016 over eastern Aleppo shows an operation to evacuate thousands of civilians and fighters in buses from Aleppo.

Accountability is key to peace in the Middle East

We desperately need effective bodies to promote law and due process, writes William Bell.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
A Black Friday scene in the US.

The dark side of Christmas: the impact on sweatshops

It’s not elves, but underpaid Chinese workers working around the clock that will enable you to unwrap your presents, writes Amoge Ukaegbu.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Fidel Castro speaks during a visit to Luanda, Angola in March, 1984.

'Fidel Castro is not dead'

Vanessa Baird reports on activist reaction to the passing of the world's great internationalist.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in 2016.

Trump victory signals wakeup call

The world woke today shocked that Trump won the US Presidential elections. Now is a time for deep reflection, writes Chris Spannos, who also explains why he can relate to Trump voters.

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

UK nukes: Why the world is asking Britain to disarm

Britain’s long-term commitment to nuclear disarmament has been wobbly at best, but things might have to change soon, writes Kjølv Egeland.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016
Bill McKibben founder of 350.org

Political organization, not light bulbs, key to climate fight says Bill McKibben

Fighting climate change requires organization rather than individual actions, founder of 350.org Bill McKibben told this year’s Greenbelt festival's audience. Joe Ware reports.

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

How the Dutch could derail CETA

As thousands discuss free trade at the World Social Forum in Montreal, Canada’s experience with NAFTA may offer lessons for the Netherlands, writes Niels Jongerius.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Burkina Faso mural.

Night fever: remembering Burkina Faso and Tom Waits

Chris Brazier returns every decade to produce a New Internationalist magazine on the country. He has produced three magazines and is currently researching his fourth. In this blog, Chris recalls the night he flew into the midst of a revolution and discovered he had made a serious error.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
On 21 June 2016, dam workers found Nilce de Souza Magalhães' (above) body washed up on the river bank of Usina Hidrelétrica Jirau, a dam that she had publicly opposed.

Brazil human rights defender found drowned in dam

The bodies of murdered women should not have to be the catalyst for responsible development, writes Erin Kilbride.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Control Arms under a Creative Commons Licence.

When petitions and protests aren’t enough: what next?

Andrea Needham, who 20 years ago was arrested for disarming weapons bound for Indonesia, argues for bold action for peace and justice.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
A pedestrian walks past the Polish Social and Cultural Association after graffiti was painted on the side of the building calling on Poles to leave the United Kingdom, in Hammersmith, London, Britain 27 June, 2016.

What now for progressives in a post Brexit world?

Britain’s EU referendum has unleashed a complex set of crises and challenges. Vanessa Baird tries to look ahead.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Presidential candidate Rodrigo 'Digong' Duterte talks to the media before casting his vote at a polling precinct for national elections at Daniel Aguinaldo National High School in Davao city in southern Philippines, 9 May 2016.

Philippines’ Duterte threatens assassination of journalists

Human rights and journalism organizations have responded but the incoming president is dismissive of their concerns, reports Iris C. Gonzales.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Syrian refugees at a clinic in Jordan.

The role of climate change in the Syria crisis: how the media got it wrong

Alex Randall argues that the conclusions drawn were the wrong ones.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 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
Moana Beach, Adelaide.

Australia: a nice, friendly, sunny place?

There are many myths about the country that just don't hold up, writes Stephen Langford.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Presidential candidate Rodrigo 'Digong' Duterte talks to the media before casting his vote at a polling precinct for national elections at Daniel Aguinaldo National High School in Davao city in southern Philippines, 9 May 2016.

Duterte victory foreshadows a bloody presidency

The candidate won a landslide victory with at least 15 million votes, Iris C. Gonzales reports.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
A rescue boat (L) shines a light on a dinghy carrying refugees and migrants as it approaches the shore near the city of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, March 20, 2016.

Pt 2/3: A British-Syrian’s experience of a refugee's journey

The refugee crisis has had a profound impact on identity, writes Danny Ryan Youssef in part two of this blog series.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
A general view shows a damaged street with sandbags used as barriers in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla district, Syria March 6, 2015.

Pt 1/3: A British-Syrian’s experience of a refugee's journey

The reality of civil war and migration rips identity apart while exposing new hope in humanity, writes Danny Ryan Youssef.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city.

Is Cambodia’s skyscraper dream a nightmare?

The building work currently going on in Phnom Penh may also reveal the inadequacies of the country’s ‘progress’, writes David Hutt.

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

Life in an Indian slum

This is something that even middle class Indians have no clue about, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Journalist Rafael Leon.

Peru’s independent media under attack

A blow for press freedom occurs just as the country prepares for a new ultra-right government, writes Stephanie Boyd.

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

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Populism rises again April, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
African village February, 2017
African village January, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China November, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears October, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists August, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
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