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The sleepy fishing village of Koh Sralao, situated on a small island in a mangrove-lined estuary, is in the frontline of the resistance against rampant sand-dredging. Photo: Rod Harbinson / RodHarbinson.com

Shifting sands

Sand-dredging is big business, especially in Asia, where demand has sky-rocketed thanks to the booming construction industry. Rod Harbinson reports from Cambodia on an extractive industry that is mired in corruption and scandal, and meets some of those on the frontline of the fight against it.

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Essential drops: a child gets the polio oral vaccine in northern Nigeria’s Borno region. Health workers go from house to house in an attempt to achieve the goal of making the country polio-free. Photo: Ricardo Garcia Vilanova

Nigeria dares to hope

The end of the battle against polio might be in sight, but violence and public mistrust are creating yet more obstacles. Laura Jiménez Varo investigates.

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Crashing on a park bench: when young people feel stressed or threatened the street can seem like the safest option. Photo: Mission Australia

Escape to the street

More and more young people are becoming homeless across the West. Catherine Yeomans reports on how to tackle the issue

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 Photo: Iris Gonzales

Homeless voices from around the world

Civil war, mental illness, poverty, gang violence: housing insecurity has many roots.

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In Bhubaneswar a woman wanders through a deserted apartment complex built under the 15-year-old Basic Services for the Urban Poor scheme. The city and slum residents blame each other for the delay in assigning the 192 empty apartments. Photo: Nimisha Jaiswal

India's 'Smart City' plan stumbles over slums

India's $15 billion grand project is already in trouble. Nimisha Jaiswal investigates

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A ‘rough sleeper’ camps out in a church entrance next door to the lavish Trump Tower. Housing First was launched in New York City in 1992. It has now spread across North America and beyond. Photo: dpa picture alliance/Alamy Stock Photov

Breaking the homelessness cycle?

Sian Griffiths reports on a no-nonsense movement which is reshaping traditional solutions to chronic homelessness

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Stuck on the street: only a quarter of families in the US that qualify receive housing assistance. Photo: Nick Beer/Alamy Stock Photo

Finding home

With house prices and rents soaring, can there be a remedy to homelessness? Wayne Ellwood investigates.

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Mixed media: book reviews

October; Good Cop, Bad War; Another Economy is Possibly and others: our book reviews of the month.

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Mali’s ‘songbird’ is a powerful advocate of women’s rights.

Mixed media: music reviews

Mogoya by Oumou Sangaré; The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda by Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda: our music reviews of the month.

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Park Chan-wook’s film adaptation is as smart, sumptuous and sexy as Waters’ original.

Mixed media: film reviews

The Handmaiden; Frantz: have a look at the film reviews of the month.

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And Finally: Jason Williamson

Sleaford Mods’ vocalist Jason Williamson talks to Graeme Green about anger, politics and anti-singing.

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 Photo: Matt Allen

Making Waves: Catherine Shovlin

Thanks to the efforts of Catherine Shovlin, a Syrian refugee camp is building a community spirit. Florence Derrick meets her.

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Shifting sands

Sand-dredging is big business, especially in Asia, where demand has sky-rocketed thanks to the booming construction industry. Rod Harbinson reports from Cambodia on an extractive industry that is mired in corruption and scandal, and meets some of those on the frontline of the fight against it.

Rod Harbinson June, 2017 503 Read
Nigeria dares to hope

The end of the battle against polio might be in sight, but violence and public mistrust are creating yet more obstacles. Laura Jiménez Varo investigates.

Laura Jiménez Varo,Ricardo Garcia Vilanova June, 2017 503 Read
Raising the roof in the fight against homelessness

A round-up of inspired ideas and practices.

New Internationalist Editorial June, 2017 503 Read
Escape to the street

More and more young people are becoming homeless across the West. Catherine Yeomans reports on how to tackle the issue

Catherine Yeomans June, 2017 503 Read
Homeless voices from around the world

Civil war, mental illness, poverty, gang violence: housing insecurity has many roots.

Iris Cecilia Gonzales, Amy Hall, Nithin Coca, Tamara Pearson June, 2017 503 Read
India's 'Smart City' plan stumbles over slums

India's $15 billion grand project is already in trouble. Nimisha Jaiswal investigates

Nimisha Jaiswal June, 2017 503 Read
Homelessness – The Facts

What do the numbers look like?

June, 2017 503 Read
Breaking the homelessness cycle?

Sian Griffiths reports on a no-nonsense movement which is reshaping traditional solutions to chronic homelessness

Sian Griffiths June, 2017 503 Read
Finding home

With house prices and rents soaring, can there be a remedy to homelessness? Wayne Ellwood investigates.

Wayne Ellwood June, 2017 503 Read
Mixed media: book reviews

October; Good Cop, Bad War; Another Economy is Possibly and others: our book reviews of the month.

New Internationalist Editorial May, 2017 502 Buy
Mixed media: music reviews

Mogoya by Oumou Sangaré; The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda by Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda: our music reviews of the month.

New Internationalist Editorial May, 2017 502 Buy
Mixed media: film reviews

The Handmaiden; Frantz: have a look at the film reviews of the month.

New Internationalist Editorial May, 2017 502 Buy
And Finally: Jason Williamson

Sleaford Mods’ vocalist Jason Williamson talks to Graeme Green about anger, politics and anti-singing.

Graeme Green May, 2017 502 Read
Only Planet - Capitalist Re-production

Cartoon by Marc Roberts

Marc Roberts May, 2017 502 Buy
Making Waves: Catherine Shovlin

Thanks to the efforts of Catherine Shovlin, a Syrian refugee camp is building a community spirit. Florence Derrick meets her.

Florence Derrick May, 2017 502 Read