All drinking from the same pool.Illustration: Peter Reynolds

For the greater good

A radical proposal to redefine and extend service provision to all those in need without breaking the bank has the potential to spark something truly transformative. Nick Dowson takes a closer look.

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Thomas Sankara in Moscow, 1986. Two years before in his speech to the United Nations, Sankara said that he spoke ‘not only on behalf of Burkina Faso but of all those who suffer’.Photo: TASS / Getty

When the stars began to shine

In 1984, President of Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Sankara was perhaps the last ‘Third World’ politician, a revolutionary Marxist who felt a ‘special solidarity uniting the three continents of Asia, Latin America and Africa’.

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The far-right international

It is not only the Left that makes use of internationalism. From fascists in the street to heads of state, the Right is showing a willingness and enthusiasm to co-ordinate across borders. Simon Childs finds out more.

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Uber drivers of the world, unite!

Internationalists should pay attention to the way modern capitalism is increasingly dependent on transnational supply chains and migrant workers. Notes from Below explain why.

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Jeremy Corbyn addresses an anti-Donald Trump demonstration in London, July 2018.Photo: Niklas Hallen / AFP / Getty

Corbyn vs the nation

The prospect of a British government headed up by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – a veteran internationalist – should be a source of hope. But how would his government break from the past when the global economy is hardwired to extract profit from the Global South? Barnaby Raine proposes four ideas to help square the circle.

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¿Hasta siempre?

As news comes of the withdrawal of 11,000 Cuban doctors from Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Sujatha Fernandes asks how viable the Cuban model of global solidarity is in the 21st century.

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How to be an internationalist

How to be an internationalist

Eight ways to live out your principles, suggests Yohann Koshy.

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Internationalism timeline

Internationalism timeline

A timeline of modern internationalism from 1810 to 2018.

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Place markers ahead of the Bandung Conference, 1955.Photo: Howard Sochurek / Getty

Worlds apart

Yohann Koshy returns to the golden age of solidarity between Global South states and asks: what should a new internationalism look like?

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Unlearning despair

Climate change is the salient symptom of a human world unwilling – or unable – to protect its own life. In this lyrical essay, Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik explains why learning to think ecologically will be a precious and indispensable tool for our times – and how our fight against catastrophic collapse can ultimately win a more beautiful world.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019
Extravagant and colourful wide-eyed Manga characters may abound in Japan, but social preferences are for cultural uniformity. Picture from the Akihabara district, Tokyo.Photo: Batchelder / Alamy

Japan’s firewall against populism

In a world buffeted by populist tides, Japan has avoided turbulence. Are there lessons to be learned? asks political scientist Tina Burrett.

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Copwatch has also developed an app that can be used to record and store interactions with the police, as well as to alert a user’s contacts if that person is in a potentially dangerous situation and where.

Catching the cops

A new app that helps Aboriginal people in Australia record police abuse is the latest intervention in a growing movement that uses filmed evidence to demand accountability. Ian Lloyd Neubauer reports.

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Crew members celebrate the Thai festival of Songkran with the Moken.Photo: Julian Sayarer

Do we fetishize indigenous people?

Working on a documentary in the Andaman Sea prompted questions for Julian Sayarer about the way indigenous and nomadic peoples are represented in the West.

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Cartoon History: Toussaint Louverture

Revolt to Revolution - Art and Story by ILYA and Yohann Koshy.

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Action on Trade

Action on Trade

International and local action resources and reading suggestions on Trade.

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Illustration: Steve Munday

Just, open and green

Vanessa Baird concludes with 14 ways – at least – towards a better global trade.

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Illustration: Steve Munday

Winners and losers

How the Global South is affected by the current trade turmoil – and old patterns of power.

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Illustration: Steve Munday

Pigs that cross...

In talks about trade, something vital is omitted: the environment.

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Illustration: Steve Munday

Open China?

China is making promises, but keeping them may be hard...

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Illustration: Steve Munday

Brexit and the dark arts

Lobbyists, chlorinated chicken and tricksy business in the fog of Brexit.

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Illustration: Steve Munday

Investor rex

The beast that won’t lie down and die – the ISDS ‘investor protection’ racket is still with us, in all but name.

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Illustration: Steve Munday

A rustbelt romance

Enter the ‘new protectionism’ – and Trump’s trade wars.

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Illustration: Steve Munday

Is trade in turmoil a chance for justice?

The global free trade system is being battered like never before. Can any good come of it, asks Vanessa Baird in the first of an eight-article exploration?

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Between the devil and the deep blue sea

In 1987, the British government contracted a passenger ferry to act as a floating immigration detention centre for Tamil refugees. Later that year a storm set the ship loose from its moorings. Felix Bazalgette reports on the the little-known story of exodus and empire that paved the way for the Windrush scandal.

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Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
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Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
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Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
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