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Issue 511 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

April 2018

Who cares? Humanitarianism under attack

It’s official: the world is becoming more dangerous. Wars are on the rise, and humanitarian crises bloom like algae in their wake. Critically, these man-made disasters are happening at a time when the international community’s commitment to humane values – and ability to act – is increasingly in question.


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Mixed Media: Books

No Turning Back by Rania Abouzeid; Beside the Syrian Sea by James Wolff; Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, translated...

And Finally: Meena Kandasamy

The writer and activist discusses domestic abuse, social media and politics in India with Graeme Green.
Kabyle football

The away team

Alessio Perrone reports on Algeria’s marginalized Kabylia region, where a minority’s struggle has spilled over into football.

Letter from Marabá: Toxic promises

Dan Baron Cohen’s debut column from the Brazilian Afro-indigenous community Cabalo Seco.

Mixed Media: Music

Mambo Cósmico by Sonido Gallo Negro and Forest Bathing by A Hawk and a Hacksaw.

Mixed Media: Film

Even When I Fall, co-directed by Kate McLarnon and Sky Neal; 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute), directed and co-written by Robin...

The other side of the Bitcoin

Bitcoin is more than premium bonds for hipsters or the veganism of finance, writes Omar Hamdi.

Worldbeater: Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King-in-waiting – and his aggressive foreign policy – is put under the spotlight.
humanitarian drones

Humanitarian drones and other anachronisms

Aid-by-drone, what’s not to like? New tech in the sector brings many problems, Nick Dowson explains.
Iranian Women protest the veil

Iranian Women protest the veil

On 27 December 2017, 31-year-old Vida Movahed removed her headscarf, tied it to a stick and stood atop a telecoms box on busy...
Pad Man to the rescue! India’s menstrual hygeine hero

Pad Man to the rescue! India’s menstrual hygeine hero

From school dropout, to welder, to sanitary towel entrepreneur: Arunachalam Muruganantham has led a unique life, discovers Tom...
Indigenous lives matter in Canada

Indigenous lives matter in Canada

Thousands of Canadians – indigenous and non-indigenous – took to the streets in cities across the country after an all-white...

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