New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

What’s the price of the ‘right’ to alcohol?

Mari Marcel Thekaekara on the potential of prohibition in India where women have burnt down liquor shops over alcoholism’s devastation.

Palestinian hunger striker ‘hanging between life and death’

More than 200 days into his protest against the Israeli occupation, Samer Issawi is not giving up. Noreen Sadik reports.

Why I support One Billion Rising

Despite criticism that the campaign doesn’t address the root causes of women’s inequality, Iris Gonzales says it’s a step in the right direction.

India hangs Kashmir man on 'circumstantial evidence'

Uzma Falak reports on the death of Muhammad Afzal Guru, hanged ‘to satisfy the collective conscience of society’.

Philippines government must do better

A new report states that human rights abuses are not being dealt with sufficiently. Iris Gonzales explains.

My writing guru: They don’t make ‘em like Sadhan anymore

Contact with a former mentor has triggered memories for Mari Marcel Thekaekara, decades on from her journalism training in Kolkata.

The Philippines joins One Billion Rising

Iris Gonzales is heartened that her country has adopted the campaign against violence against women.

‘I still don’t know whether I am free or not’

Uzma Falak meets a Kashmiri woman at the mercy of a failed justice system.

They came down from the mountains to shout out their grief

Photographer Jes Aznar has captured the pain of the Lumads, writes Iris Gonzales.

A tribute to Aaron Swartz

The death of the internet activist is a loss to all those fighting for freedom says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

A counterfeit life in a Philippines slum

Informal dwellers are struggling to survive in Metro Manila, says Iris Gonzales.

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