Students in Britain protest proposed increases to university tuition fees, 9 December 2010.Photo: Guy Corbishley/Alamy Stock Photo

Arrested Development

Millennials have been condemned to a life of permanent adolescence. Despite the obsession with all things shiny and new, Yohann Koshy argues that young people are using old-fashioned ideas to chart a way forward.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Brexit threat to Africa trade

Brexit threat to Africa trade

East-African campaigners are warning Brexit may hit some Global South economies by harming their ability to export to Britain – a key market for some. Nick Dowson reports

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Picking up the pieces: a garment worker sorts material in a building near the site of the Rana Plaza collapse.Photo: G.M.B. Akash/Panos Pictures

Out of the ashes of Rana Plaza

The factory collapse in 2013 caused an international outcry – but have labour conditions improved? Thulsi Narayanasamy reports from Bangladesh.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
The missing Ayotzinapa teachers remembered in Oaxaca, Mexico.Photo: Jim West/Alamy Stock Photo

The fight goes on…

Workers’ struggles and successes from around the globe, from this month's New Internationalist magazine.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Migrant workers join Hong Kong dockworkers in a protest for better working conditions. Though Hong Kong has more progressive labour laws than China, trade unionists still face discrimination and there is no law protecting the right to collective bargaining.Photo: Robert SC Kemp/Alamy Stock Photo

Taking matters into their own hands

Labour rights in post-socialist countries such as Russia, China and Vietnam are being fought for from outside, not within, official trade unions. Tim Pringle reports.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
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‘We need to be on the right side of history’

Unions can play a vital role in the battle for climate justice, says Anabella Rosenberg, Policy Officer for Health and Environment at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). Here she talks about growing awareness in the global labour movement and the challenges ahead.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016

Trade Unions - The Facts

From the changing workplace to zero-hours contracts, precarious working and outsourcing: workers are open to extreme exploitation. Here are the facts.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
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A migrant’s story

Trade unions aren’t even on the radar of most of London’s poorly treated hospitality workers. But a union could help them find their voice, as Afrika explains.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
‘We’re worth it!’ Members of the German ver.di trade union make a noise ahead of wage negotiations in April.Photo: dpa picture alliance/Alamy Stock Photo

Still standing or standing still?

Jo Lateu considers the state of the unions, and argues that a revival has already begun.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
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‘Acts of solidarity are what make us human’

Though facing overwhelming struggles of their own, teachers at the NUT conference in Brighton have been showing a true spirit of internationalism, writes Jo Lateu.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

Myth 8: Organized labour is regressive

David Ransom argues that the opposite is actually true.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
The production line today at IMPA – the recuperated factory that inspired hundreds of others.Julio Etchart

Who needs a boss?

Vanessa Baird reports on how Argentinean workers took over failing and bankrupt enterprises – and have kept them going.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Jeju Island’s beauty is
threatened by a new
naval base.Justin Ornellas under a CC Licence

Defending Korea’s peace island

South Korean villagers are campaigning to keep a military base off the pristine Jeju island, reports Chloe Simons.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Since the death of Steve Jobs, allegations have surfaced accusing Apple of exploiting it's workers. 
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The unpalatable reality of working for Apple

A fresh wave of reports unveiling exploitation in the iPad empire are forcing Apple to clean up up its act, reports Mark Engler.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Palm trees in the snow Alex Habermehl; futureatlas.com (Bill O'Reilly); Eccentric Scholar (palm trees) both under a CC Licence.

Palm trees in the snow

There are no palm trees in Wisconsin – but there’s a red-faced newsreader at Fox News.

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NI 443 - The far right gets respectable - June, 2011
Whose miracle? Robert Scoble under a CC Licence

Whose miracle?

An epic migration to the cities has been responsible for China’s turbocharged economic performance. But, as Richard Swift explains, the cost for many workers has been too great and they refuse to be quiet any longer.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
Steelworkers from Canada and the US support striking mine workers outside Brazilian mining company Vale Inco's headquarters on Wall Street.Dianna Green Lent

Working together

A common vision has joined two major players in the labour and co-op movements. Erbin Crowell considers the implications.

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NI 435 - Seed savers - September, 2010

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Protection racket June, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
The far right gets respectable June, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
Seed savers September, 2010
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