Transgender – the facts

This New Internationalist fact spread looks the number of trans people around the world, the violence and discrimination they face, health, education, work, legal protections and vulnerabilities.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
CN Lester

Nine seriously easy things to do… to support trans people

Small things, as suggested by CN Lester. But if every cis – or ‘not trans’ – person followed them, we’d be living in a kinder world.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015

Pathways & possibilities

Richard Swift examines the history of Utopian thinking that fundamentally re-imagines democracy and equality.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015
YES: Barb Jacobson is co-ordinator of Basic Income UK. A former member of Wages for Housework, she has been active in community organizations since 1991, mainly around housing and health. She works for the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association in central London.

Should there be a basic income?

Basic Income UK co-ordinator Barb Jacobson and author and sociologist Francine Mestrum go head to head.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014
Kholoud and Nidal’s wedding video screening inside their apartment. Though seen as pioneers, they insist they are not fighting religion. ‘We believe in civil marriage as a civil right, and in Lebanon as a non-sectarian regime,’ Khouloud explains.

Love unites us

Nadja Wohlleben’s photos capture Lebanon’s silent constitutional revolution.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014

The feral rich

How do they get away with it? Vanessa Baird investigates.

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NI 459 - The feral rich - January, 2013
The feral rich - how can we help them?

The feral rich - how can we help them?

A 10-point action plan for policymakers, illustrated by Kate Charlesworth.

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NI 459 - The feral rich - January, 2013

Laying into the poor

From the US to China, Owen Jones documents how the demonization of the have-nots is going global.

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NI 459 - The feral rich - January, 2013
Privilege looms large in the southern Indian city of Chennai.

India's elites have a ferocious sense of entitlement

A revealing set of US studies has got Urvashi Butalia thinking about how the rich behave in Dehli.

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NI 459 - The feral rich - January, 2013
Skilled and in control: an Argentine co-op member thins dough for tarts at a recovered bread factory in Buenos Aires.

Can co-operatives crowd out capitalism?

Wayne Ellwood argues that co-ops – democratic, community-focused – offer an egalitarian way out of our current mess.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Homeless in San
Francisco. Many
Americans are in
denial about their
dependence on
the state.

Now is not the time to hate the state

Many Americans are in denial about their dependence on social spending, says Mark Engler.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 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.

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

Put equality first

Both inequality and economic instability are growing. How deep does the connection go? wonders Vanessa Baird.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012

Papua New Guinea

A small group of islands with a long history

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
Split society: shack dwellers
in Cape Town are dwarfed by
a huge billboard promoting a
‘brighter’ future.

Has the ANC ushered in neo-apartheid?

As the African National Congress turns 100, Brett Scott criticises its failure to share South Africa's prosperity with the poor.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
Neighbours but strangers: rich and poor usually know little of each other’s lives.

How do the other four-fifths live?

Danny Dorling and Anna Barford consider the gaps that divide us.

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NI 442 - Climate change denial - May, 2011

Is 'ethical wealth' a contradiction?

Lush Cosmetics owner Mark Constantine and activist- artist Paul Fitzgerald go head to head in this month’s debate.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
Ratnamala Tekam, a widow with her two children in Mangi village, in the cotton producing belt of Vidarbha. Her husband killed himself in March 2009 amid mounting debts, hunger and crop losses.

Bomb drops on Indian countryside

India may be one of the world’s current economic ‘winners’ but inequality is its fastest-growing sector, reveals Jaideep Hardikar.

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NI 440 - Up in arms - March, 2011
Photo by Rich Anderson under a CC Licence.

The hole in America's middle

Mark Engler's regular column from the magazine

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NI 439 - Who's pushing politicians' buttons? - January, 2011
Divided we fall: social inequality adversely affects the rich as well as the poor.

Inequality costs the earth

Greater equality, both between and within nations, would be better for us all - as well as for the planet. Bob Hughes considers the facts.

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NI 433 - Deported! What happened next? - June, 2010
Worlds apart: the plight of India’s poor is worsened by the caste system and income inequality.

Mean machine

Danny Dorling explains how class divisions reinforce social inequality and lower the level of public debate.

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NI 433 - Deported! What happened next? - June, 2010
Photo: Bazuki Muhammad / REUTERS

Into the vortex of identity

With Dinyar Godrej, whose personal journey as an immigrant reveals some of the faultlines of multiculturalism, making the case for looking beneath the smokescreen of ‘culture clash’.

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NI 422 - Multiculturalism - May, 2009

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The transgender revolution October, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
The feral rich January, 2013
The feral rich January, 2013
The feral rich January, 2013
The feral rich January, 2013
Co-operatives July, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Climate change denial May, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
Up in arms March, 2011
Who's pushing politicians' buttons? January, 2011
Deported! What happened next? June, 2010
Deported! What happened next? June, 2010
Multiculturalism May, 2009
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