New Internationalist

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Silence please, Algeria is dying

As its people go to the polls, Kamal Benkoussa fears that his country is on the brink of a political and economic precipice.

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Can a language without a home survive?

Yiddish has a reputation for being intrinsically funny – but, says Alex Hacillo, there are better reasons for ensuring it doesn’t die out.

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India in the grip of election fever

From the morally bankrupt to the cleanest candidates ever – who will the country choose? Mari Marcel Thekaekara reports.

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Happy Thingyan Water Festival for Rohingyas? Like hell

One Western aid worker is frustrated and sickened by what’s going on in Burma.

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Wish you weren’t here: transnationals on their tax holidays

Sierra Leone is a prime destination for big businesses wanting to avoid paying tax, says Joseph Stead.

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Mega-project, mega-profits and mega-destruction in Chile

David Ransom on plans to dig the biggest hole in the world and what it could mean to local biodiversity.

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British aid is helping agribusiness carve up Africa

Instead of lifting people out of poverty, the government is lining the pockets of ruthless global corporations, explains Miriam Ross.

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There’s now a cure for hepatitis C… but most can’t afford it

Profit-focused drug companies are failing the ill, says Nick Harvey.

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Female activists instrumental in fight against Morocco’s oppression

Western Saharawi women are using education and exile to advocate for their people’s freedom, says Agaila Abba.

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Walk to promote culture change, not climate change

Melanie Strickland invites you to join Buzz Tour participants in pollinating ideas the length of Britain.

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How can we break the link between poverty and disability?

Natasha Kennedy applauds a pledge to involve the billion people ‘missing’ from development programmes.

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