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Hilda Farfante was five years old when Franco’s henchmen killed her parents, whose pictures hang on the wall behind her.Photo: Mira Galanova

Franco's ghosts

The dictator’s victims are still waiting to see their torturers on trial – and time is running out. By Mira Galanova.

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Photo: B Christopher/Alamy Stock Photo

Beating the digital titans

You can take action at a practical and technological level – and a political one.

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An SMS alert tells recipients of aid – in countries like Kenya – to collect the cash donated from a local mobile money agent.Photo: Ton Koene/PA Images

Helping in two clicks

Why bother with aid agencies? To ‘do good’ all you need is a phone and Google Maps. Amy Hall takes a closer look at the rising trend in ‘direct giving’.

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Students in Hyderabad protest against Facebook. The yellow sign reads: ‘Defend net neutrality’.Photo: Mahesh Kumar/AP Photo

No, Mr Zuckerberg

Few can resist the tech titans. Prabir Purkayastha tells the story of Indians who went into battle against Facebook, for freedom – and won.

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Illustration by Livio Fania

Can search engine rankings swing elections?

Research psychologist Robert Epstein on how the new technologies invisibly shape public opinion – and what we must do about it.

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Whether it's done by secret police or computer algorithms, being stripped of privacy is fundamentally dehumanizing.Photo: Newarpp/Thinkstock

I spy with my little algorithm

Everybody wants your private data. Bruce Schneier on how surveillance has become the business model of the internet.

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FACTS – Internet giants

This month's fact spread presents details about the internet and the corporate giants who monopolize it.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg  (centre) and friends play with virtual reality gear at a high-level gathering earlier this year.Photo: Kay Nietfield/Reuters

Smiley-faced monopolists

Does it matter that Google, Facebook and Amazon are so successful? Vanessa Baird examines what their domination means for all of us.

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A pedestrian walks past the Polish Social and Cultural Association after graffiti was painted on the side of the building calling on Poles to leave the United Kingdom, in Hammersmith, London, Britain 27 June, 2016.© REUTERS/Neil Hall

What now for progressives in a post Brexit world?

Britain’s EU referendum has unleashed a complex set of crises and challenges. Vanessa Baird tries to look ahead.

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Presidential candidate Rodrigo 'Digong' Duterte talks to the media before casting his vote at a polling precinct for national elections at Daniel Aguinaldo National High School in Davao city in southern Philippines, 9 May 2016.Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro

Philippines’ Duterte threatens assassination of journalists

Human rights and journalism organizations have responded but the incoming president is dismissive of their concerns, reports Iris C. Gonzales.

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Doctors working at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone. This hospital was on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic when it hit in Freetown.Photo by Simon Davis/DFID

Why did the market fail to produce an Ebola vaccine?

Mustapha Dumbaya lost 47 relatives in the outbreak. He explores why dysfunctional R&D is letting down those people who need it most.

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Syrian refugees at a clinic in Jordan.Photo by DFID

The role of climate change in the Syria crisis: how the media got it wrong

Alex Randall argues that the conclusions drawn were the wrong ones.

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People cast their ballots during a vote on whether to give every adult citizen a basic guaranteed monthly income of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,560), in a school in Bern, Switzerland, June 5, 2016.Photo: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH

The Universal Basic Income is an idea the left must embrace

This is an exciting idea whose time has come, writes Paul Donovan.

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Mixed Media: Books

¡No Pasarán! Writings from the Spanish Civil War, compiled by Pete Ayrton; Islam Beyond the Violent Jihadis by Ziauddin Sardar; The New Russia by Mikhail Gorbachev; Today we drop bombs, tomorrow we build bridges by Peter Gill.

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Carnal, comic and weirdly believable – Tale of Tales.

Mixed Media: Films

Tale of Tales, directed by Matteo Garrone; Where to Invade Next, directed by Michael Moore; Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare), directed by Gianfranco Rosi.

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Franco's ghosts

The dictator’s victims are still waiting to see their torturers on trial – and time is running out. By Mira Galanova.

Mira Galanova July, 2016 494 Buy
Beating the digital titans

You can take action at a practical and technological level – and a political one.

New Internationalist Editorial July, 2016 494 Buy
Helping in two clicks

Why bother with aid agencies? To ‘do good’ all you need is a phone and Google Maps. Amy Hall takes a closer look at the rising trend in ‘direct giving’.

Amy Hall July, 2016 494 Buy
No, Mr Zuckerberg

Few can resist the tech titans. Prabir Purkayastha tells the story of Indians who went into battle against Facebook, for freedom – and won.

Prabir Purkayastha July, 2016 494 Buy
Can search engine rankings swing elections?

Research psychologist Robert Epstein on how the new technologies invisibly shape public opinion – and what we must do about it.

Robert Epstein July, 2016 494 Buy
I spy with my little algorithm

Everybody wants your private data. Bruce Schneier on how surveillance has become the business model of the internet.

Bruce Schneier July, 2016 494 Buy
FACTS – Internet giants

This month's fact spread presents details about the internet and the corporate giants who monopolize it.

New Internationalist Editorial July, 2016 494 Buy
Smiley-faced monopolists

Does it matter that Google, Facebook and Amazon are so successful? Vanessa Baird examines what their domination means for all of us.

Vanessa Baird July, 2016 494 Buy
What now for progressives in a post Brexit world?

Britain’s EU referendum has unleashed a complex set of crises and challenges. Vanessa Baird tries to look ahead.

Vanessa Baird June, 2016 493 Read
Philippines’ Duterte threatens assassination of journalists

Human rights and journalism organizations have responded but the incoming president is dismissive of their concerns, reports Iris C. Gonzales.

Iris Cecilia Gonzales June, 2016 493 Read
Why did the market fail to produce an Ebola vaccine?

Mustapha Dumbaya lost 47 relatives in the outbreak. He explores why dysfunctional R&D is letting down those people who need it most.

Mustapha Dumbaya June, 2016 493 Read
The role of climate change in the Syria crisis: how the media got it wrong

Alex Randall argues that the conclusions drawn were the wrong ones.

Alex Randall June, 2016 493 Read
The Universal Basic Income is an idea the left must embrace

This is an exciting idea whose time has come, writes Paul Donovan.

Paul Donovan June, 2016 493 Read
Mixed Media: Books

¡No Pasarán! Writings from the Spanish Civil War, compiled by Pete Ayrton; Islam Beyond the Violent Jihadis by Ziauddin Sardar; The New Russia by Mikhail Gorbachev; Today we drop bombs, tomorrow we build bridges by Peter Gill.

New Internationalist Editorial June, 2016 493 Read
Mixed Media: Films

Tale of Tales, directed by Matteo Garrone; Where to Invade Next, directed by Michael Moore; Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare), directed by Gianfranco Rosi.

Malcolm Lewis June, 2016 493 Read