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Take Them Down!
‘At first the idea of removing the dams seemed absurd and unattainable,’ says Annelia Hillman, a member of the Yurok Tribe, ‘but we decided we had to try.’ Hillman is talking about the world’s biggest dam removal project to date, which is moving forw
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When It Comes To Sharing
From babbling alpine springs to gigantic meandering channels and myriad branches in deltas, rivers are a life-source for billions. The sprawl of their natural catchment areas seldom matches international borders, and, indeed, many of the world’s larg
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Star Ratings
The island of St Vincent does not suffer from significant inequality, relative to other countries. While formal unemployment remains high, abundant food, shelter and access to land provide for most people. The Grenadines are another matter, with the
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Somalia Fearful Future
Nearly one-third of Somalia’s population is experiencing acute food shortages due to soaring prices, record-breaking droughts and inadequate humanitarian assistance. In Mogadishu, the capital, the price of a three-litre container of cooking oil has t
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Holy Waters
Gingerly, I took my feet out of my slippers and felt them squelch into the riverside mud. Then, leaning over into the flow as far as I could, I upended the plastic bag so that its contents tipped out. Thus a part of my mother’s ashes landed into the
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Hot Docs
92 minutes directed by Vee Bravo When the Chilean government tried to bring in a large transit fare hike back in 2019 ‘they knew not what they wrought’. Years of neoliberal oppression rooted in the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1974-90) set off a
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Who Are You Calling A Nazi?
Europe’s neo-nazi problem has been growing. The horror of the Nazis’ atrocities in Europe is fading from living memory with the passing of the last survivors of the Holocaust, and farright politicians have used this historic distance to manipulate th
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Seriously?
Since the tech giant Meta (formerly known as Facebook) unveiled its Metaverse – a simulated landscape not totally unlike the Sims video game – there’s been escalating clamour for virtual land. In 2021, sales of Metaverse real estate reached $501 mill
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Something In The Water
On the bank of the Méyé River, women wash laundry as children fill jerry cans with water for bathing and cooking. Clothes are laid out to dry on rocks that dot the river’s edge as the children begin lugging their family’s water supply home. Rolling d
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The Puzzler
5 Haggard woman with planks gets round river to outlaw’s place (8) 7 Costs around nothing to reach this group of islands (6) 9 Lunar I/D goes haywire, all day long (7) 10 Before getting coach, must reach a peak down south (6) 11 Uh-huh, a CIA awkward
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Palestine In Cold Blood
Human rights advocates across the world are calling for an independent investigation into the killing of veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead in May as she covered a raid by Israeli soldiers in Jenin, in the occupied West
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View From Africa
Back in 2011, the world watched in awe as Egyptians took to the streets to demand the end of Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. Cairo’s Tahrir Square became a physical focal point for these protests but, as the movement harnessed social media’s then nasce
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This Month’s Contributors Include:
Busani Bafana is an award-winning Zimbabwean journalist and communication specialist who writes on climate change, human rights, agriculture, and food security issues. Katie Dancey-Downs is a British journalist who covers human rights and the environ
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Spotlight nadia Kaabi-linke
‘My art is anchored in the human context,’ says Ukrainian-Tunisian artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke speaking to me from Berlin. ‘I am concerned about the core questions of humanity. We all deserve to live in peace, to eat, sleep, learn and grow. Issues such
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To Reclaim Minegolia
In September 2013 a gunshot rang out during a demonstration outside Mongolia’s State Palace in the capital Ulaanbaatar. No-one came to any harm. But the damage it did to a popular movement to protect the country’s rivers made big ripples. But let’s t
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Pants Of Protest
The constituency office was empty on the drizzly Saturday morning that artist and theatre maker Lorna Rees strung up her knickers. ‘No-one should be able to photo my pants unless I want them to,’ read the slogan hastily scrawled across the freshly un
New Internationalist5 min de lecture
Books
by Eva Baltasar, translated by Julia Sanches (And Other Stories, ISBN 9781913505387) andotherstories.org Being told by your new lover that she doesn’t like your name and that she is going to call you Boulder instead might be considered an inauspiciou
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Music
by Gwenno (Heavenly Recordings, LP, DL) gwenno.info In the late-1980s, when Reykjavik’s most famous band, The Sugarcubes, was at its height, someone dim in the audience bellowed at its singer: ‘Speak English!’ Björk, lead singer, shot back: ‘Learn Ic
New Internationalist2 min de lectureCrime & Violence
Zimbabwe Killing Dissent
Ahead of 2024 elections, the Zimbabwe government is pushing through a law that civil society groups say could restrict their freedom and quash dissent. The Private Voluntary Organisations (PVO) Amendment Bill, likely to be law by the end of 2022, wil
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St Vincent And The Grenadines
Indian Bay, a pretty stretch of beach where white coral sand meets volcanic black, plays host each morning to small groups of retired Vincentians seeking health, exercise and discussion. Several have returned from a working life abroad: predominantly
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Drc Lethal Conservation
Donors continued to fund and train guards in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kahuzi-Biega National Park – in spite of horrific human rights abuses against the Indigenous Batwa community. Minority Rights Group International (MRG) has documented
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Borderlines
Rohingya Muslims, fleeing from military brutality in Myanmar, have been arriving in India in large numbers since 2008. An estimated 7,000 have ended up around the city of Jammu, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, where they live in makeshift shelters
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Arming Europe
The thundering roar of an F-35 fighter plane rips through the tranquillity of the snow carpeted Norwegian landscape. Its silhouette is just visible under the thick layer of clouds. Then, all is silent again. During this NATO exercise, soldiers act ou
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UK No White Flag
P&O Ferries unceremoniously dismissed 800 UK-based seafarers in March 2022. The new crew of the European Causeway ferry were among the workers hired to replace them – on far cheaper pay rates to their predecessors. P&O says the new Larne-Cairnryan cr
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Rivers The Facts
165 major rivers in the world, according to most estimates. Minor rivers (many of which are tributaries) number in the thousands. 64% of rivers >1,000km in length are no longer free-flowing.1 <10% of river basins are protected by law. 2 263 transboun
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New Internationalist
Accounts: Katalin Szombati Advertising: Michael York Design: Andrew Kokotka Editorial (Magazine and Website): Dinyar Godrej, Amy Hall, Conrad Landin, Husna Ara Contributing editors: Vanessa Baird, Chris Brazier, Jamie Kelsey-Fry Funding and engagemen
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Reasons To Be Cheerful
A court has thwarted a rightwing Australian politician’s plan to clear 1,804 hectares of native forest. The Tasmanian Conservation Trust challenged the proposal to turn the land, which is owned by Liberal member of the Tasmanian parliament John Tucke
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Ndongo Samba Sylla
Ndongo S Sylla believes neo-colonialism is an outdated term. More worrying for him is the trend of Afro-liberalism, which sees African elites allied with corporate transnational interests. We speak over the phone from the Senegalese capital, where he
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There Was A World Tax Organization?
They say only death and taxes are certain, but we know for sure that tax avoidance and evasion cause needless death. The half a trillion dollars of revenue lost per year worldwide supercharges inequality and represents the biggest obstacle to progres
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