New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

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As real as it can get

The Everyday Philippines Instagram project reveals life in all its diversity, writes Iris Gonzales.

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Why we should weep for the sparrow

The once-common bird is suffering in modern-day India, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara. But efforts to save them are underway.

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‘India’s Daughter’ film reignites public anger

An unrepentant rapist’s words horrify Mari Marcel Thekaekara and her compatriots.

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Let’s salute those who are doing something positive

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is cheered by a confluence of ideas.

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Our land is ours – forever

Iris Gonzales reports on a momentous victory for the Philippine Children’s Medical Centre.

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Party of the poor wins Delhi Assembly elections

Mari Marcel Thekaekara’s faith in Indian voters is restored by the surprising landslide victory.

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Land-grabbing impunity

No end in sight for Kenya’s land troubles, says Henry Owino.

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Poverty, pregnancy and the Pope

Telling poor Filipinos to stop breeding like rabbits is both insulting and naïve, argues Iris Gonzales.

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Kenyan railroad to sweep aside slums

Nairobi’s poor will lose their homes and livelihoods, writes Maina Waruru.

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Sri Lanka votes for democracy

Lasanda Kurukulasuriya is cautiously optimistic following the recent presidential election.

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Unfulfilled promises and unrelenting poverty

Iris Gonzales looks back on a difficult year for the Philippines.

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