New Internationalist2 min gelesenCrime & Violence
Spirited Away
The 1,758-kilometre border between Nepal and India, through which nationals from both countries cross without needing passports or visas, is one of the busiest human-trafficking gateways in the world. But since the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, which kil
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Holding Out For A Hero
In the slum community in Quezon City, Metro Manila, that 54-year-old domestic worker Reynalda Veloso calls home, there are about 50 families, who, like her, mostly live a hand-to-mouth existence. During the 2016 presidential elections, Reynalda, popu
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How We Are Gulled
How would you describe the disinformation landscape today? In the digital age our assumptions about what guaranteed a democratic information environment have been turned upside down. We thought it was ‘freedom of expression’, pluralism, the marketpla
New Internationalist3 min gelesenAgriculture
We Banned The Intensive Farming Of Animals?
The grey blocks rising out of Yaji mountain look more like offices than farms. Pigs will spend their lives inside these 12-storey buildings, confined in pens under strip-lights, stacked 1,270 to a floor. Piglets are shuttled up and down in lifts, cor
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Action And Info
The topic is vast, the aspects covered in this issue limited, but there are many ways to take action on democracy: • Education, political and media literacy • Fact-checking and challenging untruths • Digital access, rights and regulation • Privacy, s
New Internationalist2 min gelesenDiscrimination & Race Relations
Star Ratings
Nigeria is Africa’s wealthiest economy and one of the world’s largest oil producers but 40%, or 83 million people, live in extreme poverty. Each successive government has ignored the gap between rich and poor. An Oxfam global inequality index put Nig
New Internationalist2 min gelesenInternational Relations
Western Sahara Gunshots Fired
When soldiers from Polisario attacked Moroccan military posts in the far southwest of occupied Western Sahara in November it was a highly significant moment – the first resumption of military operations since the UN-mediated ceasefire of 1991. That c
New Internationalist2 min gelesenPsychology
How To Talk With Conspiracy Theorists
Some may start life as pranks – ‘how many people can we get to believe that the Earth is flat?’ – but groundless conspiracy theories can do much real-world harm. Xenophobic or racist ‘great replacement’ theories have been especially violent and drama
New Internationalist4 min gelesenPolitics
Nigeria
The popular pidgin phrase ‘Naija no dey carry last’, which roughly translates as ‘Nigerians strive to finish first’, encapsulates the entrepreneurship of Africa’s largest economy. It has exported highly successful figures to other countries, particul
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India Impossible To Ignore
The full throttled roar of thousands of tractors that disrupted India’s Republic Day rally in New Delhi on 26 January only began to be properly heard across the world when the likes of Rihanna and Greta Thunberg asked why we weren’t talking about the
New Internationalist2 min gelesenPopular Culture & Media Studies
The Facts
The top 10 health misinformation websites reached 4 times more people (420 million views) than the top 10 health information authorities, during the April 2020 first peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. DRINK BLEACH Health misinformation websites OFFICIAL
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The Puzzler
1 Keep quality fizz to the forefront when getting high in the Drakensbergs (9,6) 9 Sea east of Arkansas where a boa perhaps gets a following (7) 10 Half of Eton, for example, more than half elderly, make it to the river (7) 11 Female leader tipped of
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Music
by Maggie Nicols (Takuroku, DL) cafeoto.co.uk This luminous CD – astonishingly, the debut solo album from the much-recorded Maggie Nicols – touches so many emotions, it’s hard to know where to start. Takuroku is the in-house label to London’s new mus
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Film
directed by Kevin Macdonald 129 minutes A couple of weeks after al-Qaeda’s 11 September 2001 attacks on New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington, Mohamedou Slahi disappears following a family wedding in Nouakchott, Mauritania. He is tran
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Love And Other Conspiracies
A visceral fear of the invader is alive and well in India. The image of the savage conqueror has evolved from a barbaric Genghis Khan thundering down the Central Asian steppe, or a Muhammad of Ghor descending from the rugged Hindu Kush to establish M
New Internationalist21 min gelesenMedical
Barefoot Surgeons
Have you ever seen a house that’s also a hospital? My paternal grandparents’ home is a large, cuboid building in a walled compound, in Bihar, India. At the front is a portico where we spent much of our time during our childhood holidays, sitting on c
New Internationalist2 min gelesenAmerican Government
Introducing Cori Bush
Insurgent candidate Cori Bush became the first black woman ever to be elected from the State of Missouri to the US House of Representatives. The 44-year-old Black Lives Matter activist won the State’s Democratic First Congressional District in the No
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Democracy’s Edge
VANESSA BAIRD for the New Internationalist Co-operative newint.org Sometimes, no, often, it’s the thing that’s staring you in the face that you do not see; the dramatic scene being played out far away is what defines the subject – in this case, democ
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Athletics Policing Bodies
Female athletes, largely from the Global South, have been subject to decades of ‘invasive’ and ‘medically unnecessary’ testing – based on sexual and racial stereotypes – by the sport’s governing body, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Research f
New Internationalist3 min gelesenNature
Carbon Capture – Still A Pipe Dream?
As the world gears up for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow later this year, the controversial set of techniques known as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is firmly back on the agenda. References to these ‘carbon removal’ or ‘negative-emissions tec
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Spotlight Arka Kinari
Subversive, immersive and partially submerged, Arka Kinari is a live music performance, staged from the deck of a traditional sailing ship, which imagines life after the carbon economy. Musicians Grey Filastine, from the US and Nova Ruth, from Indone
New Internationalist3 min gelesenDiscrimination & Race Relations
Send Us Your Feedback
NI 529 exposes our lack of vision for a sustainable way of life. In ‘The case for nature’, Dinyar Godrej argues that for us to behave less like vengeful gods towards the rest of the natural world, the key is equality. ‘Finntopia’ celebrates Finland,
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Southern Exposure
And the beat goes on… Diego Quispe (drag name Shamcey La Vie) was one of the leading lights of Lima’s Vale Todo Downtown, Peru’s biggest LGBTQI+ discotheque. Then the Covid-19 pandemic struck. The club’s owners shifted their business into a Downtown
New Internationalist3 min gelesenGender Studies
View From Brazil
Argentina’s Senate recently approved a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion until the 14th week of pregnancy, for whatever reason. In Brazil, a 10-year-old child living in the town of S.o Mateus, who had been raped since she was six by her own
New Internationalist13 min gelesenPopular Culture & Media Studies
Democracy On The Edge
A friend’s mother has disappeared down a conspiracy theory ‘rabbit hole’. She fears she will lose her family as they, one by one, submit themselves to the vaccine against Covid-19, a covert vehicle for a microchip which will take over their minds. Th
New Internationalist2 min gelesenGender Studies
Argentina Message Of Hope
In a significant triumph for women’s rights, Argentina has legalized elective abortion – and in so doing may have paved the way for improved reproductive rights throughout Latin America. On 30 December 2020, Argentina’s Senate passed the Voluntary Te
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Norway Prising Open The Arctic
The Barents Sea, a clean and relatively undisturbed corner of the planet, looks set to become the new frontier for oil drilling as Norway presses ahead with a large-scale auction of oil exploration licences, despite opposition. Most of Norway’s curre
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View From Africa
This year was supposed to be different – at least if all the mantras so many of us shared on social media and with our friends were to come true. The broad consensus was that 2020 was an annus horribilis – a disastrous year – but that 2021 would be a
New Internationalist10 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Freedom Food
My grandmother always led the way in the kitchen. I grew up in London surrounded by Sierra Leonean food: stews, rice, soup, cassava, rich leafy-green sauces, plantain, dressed whole salmon, fried rice, jollof rice, of course – and so many other dishe
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