New Internationalist

Explores world issues and the relationships between the worl.'s rich and poor. Advocates for ethical governing in developing nations and communities. Presents in-depth coverage of a given topic, interviews with grassroots activists, book and music reviews


No. 453, June

US Denies Safe Haven to Mexico's Drug War Refugees
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 20 JUNE WORLD REFUGEE DAY The war on drugs has evolved from a tough-sounding metaphor into a real armed conflict. Mexicans are starting to move in search of safety, seeking refuge both at home and abroad. There is...
Read preview Overview
Preparing the Ground: Left Strategy beyond the Apocalypse
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This essay by former New Internationalist co-editor RICHARD SWIFT has won the Daniel Singer Millennium Prize --an annual international essay competition established in honour of a distinguished and committed journalist, who...
Read preview Overview

No. 452, May

Happy Meals[TM] for Victims of Stop and Search
McDonald's partnered with New York police recently to offer free food to people stopped by the City's Finest three times and released without charge. Or so it seemed. The so-called 'Three strikes, You're in!' vouchers convinced McDonald's staff, at...
Read preview Overview

No. 446, October

Let's End Corruption-Starting with Wall Street
It's a favourite conservative ploy in the development debate: blame poverty on corruption. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When explaining why countries in the Global South face stark levels of inequality and deprivation, you just say it's due to a common...
Read preview Overview

No. 441, April

Activists Make Themselves Heard
1-30 APRIL CORPORATE AGM SEASON This month will see a flurry of major corporate Annual General Meetings (AGMs). While company directors busily hone their patter in preparation for facing their shareholders, activists are gearing up to make the...
Read preview Overview

No. 440, March

The Great Rebellion: The Din of the Great Recession in the Rich World Has Been Drowning out the Much Sweeter Sounds of a Great Rebellion Underway Almost Everywhere. DAVID RANSOM Explores a Dramatically Changing Landscape
'It's unprecedented!' So said many people in Cairo during the dramatic recent uprising, that began in protest against 'austerity' measures and turned into a full-blown revolution. They were proud of being able to say so. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
Read preview Overview
Silent Majority World No More
Once their opinions counted for nothing. Now they have to be heard. Given that most of the world's population live in Africa, Asia and Latin America, here's what three people, selected at random from one country in each of these continents, have to...
Read preview Overview

No. 438, December

Voters Face a Hobson's Choice
19 DECEMBER BELARUS ELECTIONS The country nicknamed 'the last dictatorship in Europe' is playing elections again. It seems certain that Alexandr Lukashenka, known as Batka ('Daddy'), will add another four years to the 16 he's already had in power....
Read preview Overview
Why Do So Many Journalists Beat the Drums of War and Peddle Propaganda? John Pilger Has Clear Views about the Duty of Journalists. True to Form, His Latest Film Pulls No Punches. He Talks to Us on the Eve of Its Release
NI: What's The War You Don't See about? JP: The film asks: 'What is the role of the media in rapacious wars like Iraq and Afghanistan? Why do so many journalists beat the drums of war and not challenge the spin and lies of governments? And how are...
Read preview Overview

No. 437, November

Vedanta Undermined! A Recent Landmark Victory for Two Remote Hill Tribes in India Has Much Wider Significance-For Indigenous People Everywhere. Mari Marcel Thekaekara Explains Why
An historic David and Goliath story has just played itself out in the remote Niyamgiri Hills of Orissa, in eastern India. Ranged in unequal battle were the Dongaria and Kutia Kondh, two powerless, secluded hill tribes, against the all-powerful British-based...
Read preview Overview

No. 436, October

Nestled in Controversy: International Nestle-Free Week Takes Place from 25 to 31 October. Ian Fitzpatrick Looks Back at the Boycott and Explains Why Challenging the Aggressive Marketing of Babymilk Formula Is Still So Important
In August 1973, New Internationalist published an interview with leading child nutrition experts who talked of a 'worrying swing away from breastfeeding" in favour of commercial breast-milk substitutes. The 'Baby Food Tragedy' article, along with a...
Read preview Overview

No. 429, January-February

Geert Wilders
The elections to the European Parliament in June 2009 were the first chance many Europeans had to express any kind of democratic opinion during the worst financial meltdown since the 1930s. Less than half bothered to do so. Of those who did, some chose...
Read preview Overview

No. 428, December

We Are Millions
Brazil's Landless Workers' Movement (MST) has been pushing for land reform in Latin America's largest country for the past 25 years. It's a force to be reckoned with--the largest social movement in the region. Since 1984 the MST has occupied thousands...
Read preview Overview

No. 423, June

The Cultural Crusades: To Increase Its Power, China Is Exporting Its Culture. Nick Young Reveals How Confucius Is Being Conscripted to Help Out
Halfway through my 12 years in China, I discovered that an office manager I had just taken on spent his every free moment reading ancient Buddhist texts. At first I connected this to the trauma of a close shave with death in a car crash that had left...
Read preview Overview

No. 421, April

Bulldozed Lives: World Bank Project Leaves Families Homeless
Many consider the village of Jale to be one of the most beautiful hamlets on Albania's Riviera. Two authors of children's books who come from the area have often featured its deep-blue waters and sandy beaches, giving this coastal village on the Ionian...
Read preview Overview
Author Advanced search


An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.