When it comes to sharing

When it comes to sharing

Rivers cross political borders without so much as a ‘by your leave’. Which can cause some sticky situations for the humans who depend on them, as Yali Banton-Heath explains.

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NI 538 - Rivers of life - July, 2022
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The politics of futility

Our deep desire for change is continually thwarted by the limiting political choices on offer. Political theorist and philosopher Neil Vallely digs into the roots of apathy and polarization.

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NI 536 - Abolition - March, 2022
Illustration: Andy Carter

What if…

We took money out of politics? Frank Fornby shares his vision for better representation.

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NI 535 - Romani lives matter - January, 2022
Photo: Brian Cahn. Zuma Wire/Alamy

Hall of Infamy: Marjorie Taylor Greene

Idiocy coated in patriotic self-righteousness courtesy of Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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NI 533 - Food justice: who gets to eat? - September, 2021
Protesters against the US trade embargo on Cuba drive past the US Embassy in Havana in a motorcade, 28 March 2021. Photo: ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

Cuba’s crossroads

Will Miguel Díaz-Canel, the Castros’ hand-picked successor, wield a new broom of change? Wayne Ellwood weighs up the island’s options.

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NI 533 - Food justice: who gets to eat? - September, 2021
View from Brazil

View from Brazil

Leonardo Sakamoto on hideous wealth – and poverty. 

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
View from Brazil

View from Brazil

Lula is back in the game. After a court annulled all the sentences against him, Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is back in the running for the top job, writes Leonardo Sakamoto.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
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Who’s who and what do they stand for?

There are scores of different Kurdish political factions, parties and movements, some of which connect with each other, others that are radically and bitterly opposed. Here, in simple form, are the key players.

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NI 526 - The Kurds - betrayed again - July, 2020
'Mindbusters' reads the banner, with Orban pictured in the middle: young Hungarians take a tongue in cheek stand against the propaganda apparatus.Photo: Lorraine Mallinder

Inside the post-truth laboratory

Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s autocratic hard man, is riding high, with the help of young propaganda-mongers. Lorraine Mallinder investigates a media takeover.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
War of words

War of words

With president Trump, Zhou Xiaochuan, a US official, and Christine Lagarde.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Opposition to President Hernández spills onto the streets in January 2018. Photo: Gustavo Amador/EFE/Alamy Live News

Election results defied

The Hondurans who took to the streets following the election were met by a hailstorm of teargas and sometimes live gunfire, writes Richard Swift.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
Photo: Johannes Jansson

Introducing... Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Iceland's charismatic new Left-Green prime minister has big plans, but will the Left-Green's radical programme survive political wrangling with other coalition partners asks Richard Swift.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s first Press Secretary.Photo: Donkey Hotey

The rebranding of a rotter

Sean Spicer, Trump’s first Press Secretary, lied from the very beginning of the new presidency. We shouldn’t let him whitewash himself with showbiz, writes Steve Parry

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Text by Richard Swift, illustration by Jonathan Williams.

Colonizing civil society

A group of political strategists gathers to brainstorm ways to remove democratic impediments to the plans of their political bosses. Text by Richard Swift, illustration by Jonathan Williams.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Illustration: Andrew Kokotka

Whose truth is it anyway?

Swallowing the lies – or ‘alternative facts’ – of populist politicians is having profound consequences. NJ Enfield takes a fresh look at a potent old tradition – and suggests a way forward.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 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
Clockwise from top left: FSLN supporters celebrate the 37th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution on 19 July 2016; fruits and vegetables grow well in Nicaragua’s tropical climate; despite harsh criticism, Rosario Murillo’s ‘trees of life’ (see main story) have multiplied over the past three years; separating rice grains from chaff is often children’s job in indigenous communities; Miskito people use artisanal methods to extract gold from rivers and mountains on the Caribbean coast.Photos: top left, Alex McDougall; all others Mira Galanova.

Country profile: Nicaragua

Mira Galanova uncovers a country at a crossroads.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Rivers of life July, 2022
Abolition March, 2022
Romani lives matter January, 2022
Food justice: who gets to eat? September, 2021
Food justice: who gets to eat? September, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
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