The funeral in April 2017 of indigenous leader Gerson Acosta, among the hundreds killed since the peace deal of 2016.Photo: Mads Nissen / Panos

The slow and bloody road to justice

Colombia’s peace deal promised the return of stolen lands. But it isn’t so easy to achieve, Mira Galanova discovers.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018

And finally... Nahko

US singer-songwriter Nahko shares his experience of psychedelics, human trafficking and turning pain into positivity, with Graeme Green.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Photo: Tori Bush

A word with Yuri Herrera

The Mexican author and political scientist talks drugs, racism and masculinity with Graeme Green

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Photo: Thomas Lewton

Get up, stand up!

Meet the Rastafarian lawyer fighting for cannabis freedom in South Africa. Interview by Alice McCool.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Protesters march against the pricing of Sovaldi in 2014, wearing masks of John C Martin – former CEO now Executive Chairman of Gilead.Photo: AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Shopping for their lives

The patented breakthrough drugs for hepatitis C are so expensive that even the wealthiest of nations strictly ration them. Now desperate patients are going where their governments will not, by defying the system to get their meds from India. Sophie Cousins reports.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Relatives mourn a person killed by Manila police for alleged drug involvement.Photo: Jes Aznar

Duterte's bloody war continues apace

Iris Gonzales reflects on the Philippine president's controversial war on drugs.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Russia's unseen casualties

Russia's unseen casualties

Those living with HIV in the Ukraine face an uncertain future following cuts to support services, reports Gabriella Jozwiak.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
What would legalization of drugs look like?

What would legalization of drugs look like?

Heroin in every lunchbox? Not quite. Medic Max Rendall answers your questions...

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NI 455 - Illegal drugs - September, 2012
Illegal drugs - THE FACTS

Illegal drugs - THE FACTS

The demand for illegal drugs is solid and the trade in them resilient - in spite of expensive and punitive attempts to stop it.

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NI 455 - Illegal drugs - September, 2012
Mexican soldiers burn 7.6 tonnes of cannabis seized in Ciudad Juarez. Illegal exports of marijuana into the US account for 25% of cartel income.Photo: Stringer/Reuters

Legalize drugs - all of them!

NI editor Vanessa Baird looks at the many reasons why this is the only option that makes sense.

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NI 455 - Illegal drugs - September, 2012
John Mc Carthy, founder of Mad Pride Ireland, followed by Molly Buckley, Mayor of Tullamore, and supporters at a Family Fun Day in the town in 2010. Mc Carthy’s goal – to battle stigma through community, laughter and love.Harvey Photography

A healthy mind in a healthy society

Mental health shouldn’t just be about individuals, we need strong communities too. Dinyar Godrej makes the case.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
Poisoned hills

Poisoned hills

Burmese women expose military’s complicity in the opium trade

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NI 435 - Seed savers - September, 2010
A remarkable failure

A remarkable failure

Drug prohibition doesn’t work. Time to legalize instead, argues Rachel Godfrey Wood.

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NI 423 - China in charge - June, 2009
The drugs don't work

The drugs don't work

Why young rural Indians end up addicted to pills

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
African village January, 2017
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
The transgender revolution October, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Illegal drugs September, 2012
Illegal drugs September, 2012
Illegal drugs September, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Seed savers September, 2010
China in charge June, 2009
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
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