The urban areas surrounding Paris are often considered a symptom – or cause – of the failure of France’s social policies. Cole Stangler speaks to residents of the banlieues, and finds exploitation and division – but a spirit of resistance too.
For centuries, museums have held human remains as artefacts – including those sold, looted and smuggled out of colonized countries. Hana Pera Aoake explains how New Zealand/Aotearoa has become a world-leader in repatriation. What can be learned from the Indigenous-led programme driving the push to bring ancestors home?
Around the world, people are chanting ‘Women, Life, Freedom’ in solidarity with the women’s uprising in Iran – dubbing it the ‘first feminist revolution in the world’. Not so, argues Rahila Gupta, as she examines its precursor: a Kurdish feminist revolution in Rojava.
When the transnational giant decided to dig for lithium in Serbia it was met by widespread protests. But beyond the people’s rebellion lie deeper questions of imperialism, environmentalism and ‘green’ tech. Andrej Ivančić and Sergey Steblev inspect them in this cautionary tale.
As climate change stretches human fragility towards breaking point, should we be preparing for societal collapse? This is the existential question behind ‘deep adaptation’, a theory that is rapidly gaining adherents. Richard Swift assesses how far, if anywhere, it will take us and what better paths we could go down.
When it comes to the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade and ongoing support of fossil fuels, what would be the cost of financial reparations? Through exploring the history of a prominent player in the insurance marketplace, Sahar Shah and Harpreet Kaur Paul have an idea of where to start.
In 2019, Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir was brought down in a revolution orchestrated largely by women. But while the dictator might have gone, the divisions wrought by his 30-year rule endure. Lucy Provan and Alice Rowsome meet the women who helped bring down Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir and discover a movement for change in full swing.
Wolfgang Sachs wrote a seminal series of essays for the New Internationalist in 1992 called ‘Development: a guide to the ruins’. The concept of development lives on – and takes on new shapes as it is reframed by the UN, reinterpreted by the Vatican or hijacked by authoritarian populists to serve their own nationalist agenda. But, he argues now, we need to move beyond its misguided assumptions into a new post-development era based on eco-solidarity.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|Paris isn’t dead yet||Spying on dissent||November, 2023|
|‘They are my ancestors’||Loneliness||May, 2023|
|The science of women||A world to win||March, 2023|
|Hear us roar||Land rights||November, 2022|
|Once upon a Rio Tinto mining project||Railways||September, 2022|
|Pants of protest||Rivers of life||July, 2022|
|Is it too late?||How we stop big oil||May, 2022|
|The politics of futility||Abolition||March, 2022|
|Who will protect the land?||Romani lives matter||January, 2022|
|Lloyd’s of London’s debt||The future of work||November, 2021|
|Shadow courts||Courage and terror in Myanmar||July, 2021|
|When KFC came to Kenya||Vaccine equality||May, 2021|
|Barefoot surgeons||Democracy on the edge||March, 2021|
|Finntopia||The biodiversity emergency||January, 2021|
|Why Black matters||A caring economy||November, 2020|
|Mothers of the Revolution||Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic||September, 2020|
|The trouble with normal is it always gets worse||The Kurds - betrayed again||July, 2020|
|Hitting the population brakes||The fight for clean air||May, 2020|
|The age of development: an obituary||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|
|‘I didn’t want to be a mother’||China in charge||November, 2019|