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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Borderlines
As Covid-19 continues to destroy livelihoods across the world, its impact is being felt especially keenly by women in countries such as Tajikistan, which depends on money sent home by migrants. Hundreds of thousands of Tajik men were grounded when th
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The Space Invaders
VB: Why does privacy matter? AP: Privacy matters for several reasons. One is to do with self-protection. As a child growing up, one of the developmental achievements is having, or believing that you have, a private space inside yourself that is un-im
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Seriously?
Watching brands awkwardly market themselves to ‘the youth’ is an endless source of schadenfreude online. A prime example came with the much-ridiculed January rebrand of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). As well as a bizarre new logo reminisce
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New Internationalist
Accounts: Katalin Szombati Administration: Mary Murray Advertising: Michael York Design: Andrew Kokotka Editorial (Magazine and Website): Vanessa Baird, Dinyar Godrej, Amy Hall, Hazel Healy, Jamie Kelsey-Fry, Husna Rizvi Editorial (Publications): Chr
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Jeff Bezos
JOB: Amazon Founder and World’s Richest Person REPUTATION: A grinning bully The popular caricature of the 19thcentury robber baron financier in the pulp press of the day was a well-dressed fat guy with a leering avaricious expression. Not so Jeff Bez
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Books
by Katherine Angel (Verso, ISBN-13 9781788739160) versobooks.com Consent is sexy. To know yourself is to empower yourself. Women want sex as much as men. These mantras proliferate in the post-2017, #MeToo moment of feminism in which we live. But they
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Dark Money
In mid-November, The Wall Street Journal published an interview with US petrochemical tycoon Charles Koch. The timing was apt: Koch, and his late brother David, had spent more than $1.5 billion over four decades to push the Republican party to the li
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Democratic Republic Of Congo Better Protected
For the first time in history the rights of indigenous groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be recognized under landmark legislation. Communities have lived scattered throughout the dense, tropical canopies of the world’s second-larg
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View From India
The Sundarbans, an island-dotted deltaic region of the River Ganges, is a confluence of an endangered mangrove ecosystem and human impoverishment. Last year it was struck by a double whammy – a deadly pandemic and natural disaster – and has been stru
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Defibrillating Democracy
‘In this time of crisis, we face two particularly important choices. The first is between totalitarian surveillance and citizen empowerment. The second is between nationalist isolation and global solidarity,’ wrote Yuval Noah Harari as the first wave
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Agony Uncle
Q: A number of campaign and community groups I am part of are struggling with questions around access to women’s spaces for trans women, and whether or not to agree with the line that ‘trans women are women’. I am biologically male and identify as a
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Michael Fakhri
Michael Fakhri took up his post as UN Special Rapporteur in May 2020, just as a global pandemic turned into a hunger crisis and three months before wildfires ripped through his home state of Oregon, US. ‘We didn’t see the sun for six days,’ he recall
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