New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

Kenya Occupy protesters charged over live pig protest

Activists furious at MP’s demands for higher pay, faced tear gas and water cannons from police. Musa Haron reports from Nairobi.

The Philippines: little reason to celebrate press freedom

While rankings have improved, Iris Gonzales describes a culture of impunity which fails to get justice for murdered media workers.

Bring workers’ rights back into fashion

Angered by the avoidable tragic factory collapse at Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, Mari Marcel Thekaekara looks at how we’ve regressed on employment.

Overseas Filipino Workers – heroes at home, exploited abroad

In Qatar, Iris Gonzales is surrounded by fellow Filipinos forced to find jobs away from their families.

‘We need leaders who want a better world’

The death of Margaret Thatcher gives Mari Marcel Thekaekara pause for thought.

India celebrates Novartis ruling

It is refreshing to hear a piece of good news that will impact on people living in poverty across the globe, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Kenya prepares to swear in fourth president

Now Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win has been confirmed by the Supreme Court, Henry Owino considers what his next moves might be.

The water crisis at home

The people of Bangalore need to be active in finding local solutions to preserve a vital resource, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

A beautiful country tainted with blood

Iris Gonzales is saddened by what has been happening in India, a country close to her heart.

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.

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