New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

Why let a genocide get in the way of naked ambition?

Mari Marcel Thekaekara, on how Narender Modi could be a prime ministerial contender for the 2014 elections in India.

‘Like a cage without a key’ – raising awareness of depression

Iris Gonzales has a very personal reason for marking World Suicide Prevention Day on 9 September.

India’s drug ‘lifeline’ under threat

India’s patenting laws mean it produces many drugs cheaply for developing countries. But corporate greed is putting this in jeopardy, argues Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

From India to Libya: democracy or hypocrisy?

Why is one state deemed democratic and another demonic when repression and corruption are evident in both? Sokari Ekine asks some awkward questions.

No fairytale: the story of the Philippines

From Marcos to Arroyo, its leaders have pillaged and lied. But will this ‘Once Upon A Time’ have a happy ending? Iris Gonzales wishes she could wave her magic wand as she relates the sorry tale.

‘Complete knowledge for long life’ – Ayurveda leads the way

A visit to an ayurvedic doctor convinces Mari Marcel Thekaekara that we need to balance the way we live.

Sun, sea, salt... and exploitation in the ports of the Philippines

Poor pay, polluted air, dangerous conditions. It’s a familiar story for the country’s port workers, says Iris Gonzales.

Femicide: Guatemala’s growing epidemic

Guatemalan women experience one of the highest levels of violence in the world – and the crimes often go unpunished, reports Anna Bevan

Condom-wearing Jesus causes uproar in the Philippines

An art installation by visual and performance artist Mideo Cruz has upset the establishment, but surely the Catholic Church is missing the point? Iris Gonzales reports.

Waters rising, spirits falling

The arrival of the rainy season brings chaos to the streets of Manila – and it’s not all the fault of the weather, says Iris Gonzales.

Money in the Philippines the poor never see

There’s more than enough cash in the domestic market, but it’s denied to those who need it most, writes Iris Gonzales.

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