New Internationalist

Making Waves

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Interview with Vandana Gopikumar

Mental illness is still taboo in India, and many women end up shunned and destitute as a result. But Vandana Gopikumar has been pioneering ways of reaching out to them.

Interview with Sharla Musabih as she builds the City of Hope

Battered women of all nationalities in the United Arab Emirates used to have no refuge. But Sharla Musabih has been putting that right.

Interview with Hernando Hernandez Tapasco about surviving as an activist in war-torn Colombia

Being a human rights activist in Colombia can be murder, but that hasn’t stopped Hernando Hernandez Tapasco.

Interview with Semantics King Jr

Semantics King Jr – keeping the flame of independent media alive in a camp for Liberian refugees.

Interview with Lalo Moreyra

and local environmentalists causing an international stir in Latin America.

Interview with Irene Fernandez

Interview with Irene Fernandez – defender of Malaysia’s migrant workers and winner of an ‘alternative Nobel Prize’.

Interview with Aram Aharonian, Director General of teleSUR

The newly launched Latin American TV channel, teleSur, is offering a distinctive Southern perspective on the news – and is already causing consternation in the US Congress as a result. Meet its Director General, Aram Aharonian.

Filed in: Venezuela

Interview with Israel's Refuseniks

Three of Israel’s refuseniks – Haggai Matar, Adam Maor, Matan Kaminer – explain why they could not serve in the army.

Filed in: Activism, Israel, Palestine and Peace

Interview with Olava

Homophobia is still so strong in Indian society that Shaina, from the Organized Lesbian Alliance for Visibility and Action (OLAVA), does not want to give her real name.

Filed in: Gay Rights and India

Interview with Diego Rozengardt about a new generation of political activists in Argentina

Diego Rozengardt is part of a new generation of political activists in Argentina – they are known as Generación Cromañón, after a notorious nightclub fire.

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Zenilda da Silva Vilacio

Janet Smith visits a determined indigenous woman fighting for the rights of women and of her people in the Brazilian Amazon.

Filed in: Activism, Brazil, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Minorities and Women

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