Photo: Ricardo Stuckert/Instituto Lula

The Interview: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Brazil’s former leader is the frontrunner in polls for the 2022 presidential election, well ahead of Jair Bolsonaro.

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NI 533 - Food justice: who gets to eat? - September, 2021
Photo: Regina Recht

Sayragul Sauytbay

What is the price of speaking out against China’s oppression of the Uyghur people? Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh and Chinese national, talks to Alessio Perrone about being forced to teach propaganda in a concentration camp and fleeing to Kazakhstan.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini (bottom, centre, in white top) with women peace-makers from conflict zones from around the world at ICAN's 2018 Annual Forum in Sri LankaPhoto: ICAN

The Interview: Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini

Indefatigable Iranian gender activist Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini on why she will not give up on her life-long mission to get women peace-makers included at the negotiating table.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
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The Interview: Michael Fakhri

Michael Fakhri, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, has a bold vision for a trade system that reflects how people actually eat.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
Betty Bigombe with the late General Robert Aronda Nyakairima, a Ugandan military commander who led the fight against Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army.Photo: Uganda People's Defense Forces

The Interview: Betty Bigombe

The intrepid Betty Bigombe talks about her immersive way of negotiating peace with the ultra-violent Lord’s Resistance Army. 

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NI 529 - The biodiversity emergency - January, 2021
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The Interview: Iyad el-Baghdadi

Palestinian activist Iyad el-Baghdadi, a leading intellectual of the Arab Spring, talks fighting disinformation with Jan-Peter Westad.

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NI 528 - A caring economy - November, 2020
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The Interview: Flavia Mutamutega

Flavia Mutamutega, Rwanda’s sole agony aunt for adolescent girls, tells Veronique Mistiaen about the problems that preoccupy them.

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NI 527 - Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic - September, 2020
The Interview: Sarojini Nadimpally

The Interview: Sarojini Nadimpally

Indian public-health researcher and scientist Sarojini Nadimpally speaks to Amy Hall about the inequalities exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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NI 526 - The Kurds - betrayed again - July, 2020
Lazinho and Lucas di Fiori.Photo: Alessio Perrone

The Interview: Lazinho and Lucas di Fiori

Lazinho and Lucas di Fiori of Brazil’s famous Banda Olodum talk to Alessio Perrone about 40 years of drumming up change.

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NI 525 - The fight for clean air - May, 2020
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The Interview: Virginia Pinares

Taking a stand against mining corporations can cost you your freedom – and even your life – in Peru. But that does not deter indigenous human rights defender Virginia Pinares. She tells Vanessa Baird why.

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NI 524 - How we make poverty - March, 2020
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The Interview: Kate Raworth

As ecological collapse looms, our growth-at-all costs economic system urgently requires a different vision. Renegade economist Kate Raworth is preaching a new mindset fit for the challenges ahead. She spoke to Hazel Healy.

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NI 523 - Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone - January, 2020
Photo: Alessio Perrone

'Rebuilding' and social cleansing in Syria

Bashar al-Assad’s regime has laid out a blueprint for the reconstruction of Syria. But this rebuilding works towards a social-cleansing agenda, say Syrian architects and urban planners Hani Fakhani and Abou Zainedin. They spoke with Alessio Perrone.

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NI 522 - China in charge - November, 2019
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The Interview: Shahidul Alam

Subi Shah speaks to the internationally renowned Bangladeshi photojournalist about his notorious arrest last year and why he’s still not holding back his criticism of the government.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
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The Interview: Ms Saffaa

Self-exiled Saudi street artist Ms Saffaa uses murals to portray her home country’s brave women activists. She speaks to Alessio Perrone about creating a different narrative for Saudi women and the important role art plays in her life and in helping to overcome fear.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
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The Interview: Behrouz Boochani

The Kurdish-Iranian writer has been imprisoned on Manus Island – part of Australia’s notorious asylum detention network – since 2013. But that hasn’t stopped him from writing an award-winning book. Using WhatsApp, Husna Rizvi interviews Behrouz Boochani.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019

The interview: Slavoj Žižek

The Slovenian philosopher, sociologist and cultural critic speaks to Graeme Green about losing control, Twitter, Trump and a new approach.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019

The Interview: Soni Sori

For her work to get justice for survivors of rape by security forces and the police, Soni Sori received the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. She talks to Dilnaz Boga about why the state wants to erase Adivasi identity.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019

The interview: Mike Leigh

The British director’s latest film, Peterloo, recounts the 1819 massacre of protesters demanding parliamentary reform in Manchester, UK. He speaks to Sam Thompson about the relationship between cinema, history and politics.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Food justice: who gets to eat? September, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
A caring economy November, 2020
Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic September, 2020
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone January, 2020
China in charge November, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
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