New Internationalist

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A ‘song of the wage’ for Rana Plaza

Alessandra Mezzadri says workers’ wellbeing depends on the living wage.

Rula Ghani

Rula Ghani – the voice of a nation

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is delighted that the Afghan First Lady is being listened to.

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Corporate profit trumps common sense in Brazil

Anne Petermann on why newly approved GMO trees are bad news – and illegal.

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Behind closed doors at Rio Tinto

Richard Solly reflects on the mining company’s AGM – and why such meetings are so important.

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Trading fjords for profit

Tina Andersen decries Norway’s decision to open up its fjords to mining projects.

Scrubbing a floor

Prisons in Georgia are plantations

The old master and slave mentality is alive and kicking, writes Brandon Astor Jones.

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From the Arctic to Deepwater Horizon, our politicians are failing us

Exactly 5 years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Ben Stewart warns of more trouble ahead.

Woman in Sri Lanka

Hounded and harassed – but Sharmila Seyyid isn’t giving up

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is full of admiration for the brave Sri Lankan writer.

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The day the Monroe Doctrine died?

Stephen Wilkinson analyses the implications of Cuba’s comeback from the political freeze. 

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EU ups its tropical forest-related aid

On the face of it, this is good news, says Saskia Ozinga – but only if local communities have a say in how the money is spent.

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