New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

Skyscrapers and slums

Unfulfilled promises and unrelenting poverty

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

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Life’s juggernaut rolls on

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is in pensive mood as she looks back on a turbulent 2014.

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Israel’s second-class citizens

Noreen Sadik reports as discrimination increases against Arab-Israeli citizens in Jerusalem.

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Bangaloreans segregate waste to save their city

An Indian recycling scheme gives Mari Marcel Thekaekara hope.

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Caught in the crossfire

Indigenous leader Irrael Manuel Aguilar Solano on the continuing injustices faced by his people in Colombia.

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To kiss or not to kiss? A very Indian question

Mari Marcel Thekaekara looks at moral policing and ‘immoral’ activities.

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Violence in the home is not just a family affair

In search of societal change, Mari Marcel Thekaekara visits a Rotary Club to talk taboos.

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A year after Haiyan – still waiting, still hoping

The government has failed to provide adequately for those who lost everything, says Iris Gonzales.

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Alcohol ban causes controversy in India

Men don’t approve, but women do – and for good reason, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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Law in a time of Ebola

The virus has changed everything – including what you can be arrested for. Simitie Lavaly and Sabrina Mahtani report.

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Where can women be at home?

A lament – and call to action – on behalf of women everywhere, from Kenyan writer Wambui Mwangi.

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