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Tim Gee's Counterpower shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Prize

New Internationalist title gets shortlisted for radical publishing award

Excitement, exhilaration, emotion: music’s power to move its listeners.

We generally assume music is used for the good – but occasionally this is not so… Plus win a free copy of the No-Nonsense Guide to World Music.

Radio 5 Live: Vanessa Baird on World Population

Radio 5 Live: Vanessa Baird talks about what’s behind the panic as World Population hits 7 billion.

New Internationalist launches Counterpower in London

With tall tales of tanks and bold citizen arrests, activists celebrate the spirit of resistance at Metalworks.

Seven billion - the no-nonsense guide to population growth


The world’s population is about to hit seven billion - should we panic?

Among friends: the Counterpower tour begins

‘Writing a book is a lonely experience… Speaking about a book is much more enjoyable’

The perils of writing a history of the world

When I first embarked on writing a brief history of the world, my colleagues at the New Internationalist thought I was mad, says Chris Brazier.

The No-Nonsense Guide to International Migration

An embrace from Silvio Berlusconi is generally best avoided, at any age. But one of the more dubious welcomes he extended earlier this year was to 20,000 or so migrants from Tunisia in an exodus following the Arab spring.’

NoViolet Bulawayo wins 2011 Caine Prize

The winner of the 2011 Caine Prize is Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo for her story ‘Hitting Budapest’.

Blog reviews of the Caine Prize Shortlist

Read the stories for yourself and then find out what others think by following the Caine Prize blogathon. 

The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Terrorism

‘Terrorism has decreased over the past decade. What has increased, on the other hand, is the investment and activity of counterterrorism… The size and scope of this new apparatus is astonishing.’

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