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Articles by Amy Hall

Krey vs Rio Tinto: a community struggle against coal expansion

Amy Hall writes about a David and Goliath battle where an Australian village is taking on a mining giant.

  • April 1, 2014
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PODCAST: Challenging the 'stranger next door' mentality

Amy Hall introduces FAN groups, a new way to meet the neighbours.

  • December 16, 2013
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Sinking homeland

Amy Hall reports on a man’s battle to become the world’s first climate-change refugee.

  • December 1, 2013
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Radical ideas and true solidarity are essential for today's internationalism

Amy Hall sums up a night of discussion and reflection on the marking of New Internationalist’s 40th birthday.

  • November 4, 2013
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Protecting girls ahead of the FGM ‘cutting season’

As school holidays approach, a group of Oxfordshire residents are working to raise awareness of the threat of female genital mutilation.

  • June 27, 2013
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The People’s Assembly unpicked

Amy Hall is enthused but unclear as to next steps after an Assembly that was more lively conference than a forum to spark radical action.

  • June 24, 2013
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Where art meets climate change

London’s Two Degrees festival gets the audience involved in the hope of provoking thoughts, and action, for change.

  • June 14, 2013
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Police crackdown on anti-G8 protests

Amy Hall on the Stop G8 Carnival Against Capitalism in London’s West End.

  • June 13, 2013
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G8 hunger summit provokes protest and praise

Amy Hall joins the London climax of the IF campaign and finds herself musing the age old question – can you change the system from within?

  • June 10, 2013
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Does multiculturalism have a future in Britain?

Inspired by the rightward lurch of British politics, The Prisma newspaper set up a debate to try to answer this question. Amy Hall reports.

  • May 14, 2013
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Rubber barons are robbing Cambodia and Laos

A new report from Global Witness reveals the links between Vietnamese land-grabbing companies and Western financial institutions.

  • May 13, 2013
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Land Grabs - Hotspots

A global tour of controversial land deals.

  • May 1, 2013
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Cameroon's women call time on breast ironing

Amy Hall reports on a little-known tradition with devastating impacts on girls in African communities.

  • May 1, 2013
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Interactive timeline: 40 years of New Internationalist

Four decades of independent journalism and the social and environmental movements which inspired it.

  • April 9, 2013
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Taking on the benefits blame game

We need to stand by people whose lives are blighted by austerity and propaganda, writes Amy Hall.

  • April 3, 2013
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Ken Loach: Bring back the Spirit of '45

The outspoken film director renowned for his social-realist directing style, his socialist beliefs, and for turning down an OBE, talks to Amy Hall.

  • April 1, 2013
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Hassan Blassim: leave Iraq to its freedom

Amy Hall speaks to the author about writing, the war and his upcoming appearance at the Reel Iraq festival in Britain.

  • March 19, 2013
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Festival showcases Reel Iraq

A decade on from the invasion of Iraq, a four-day celebration of the country’s culture takes place in the UK.

  • March 14, 2013
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London tar sands protest backs Idle No More

A First Nations activist will join the UK Tar Sands Network as they hand over a petition to the Canadian government.

  • January 17, 2013
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Which is the world’s worst company?

The Public Eye Awards are back to highlight the companies with the worst record in human rights and the environment. Amy Hall explains why.

  • January 11, 2013
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Best of the web: 2012’s most read

Just in case you missed them…legalizing drugs, vaginal whitening, Kony and Julian Assange: 2012’s Top 10 popular New Internationalist articles.

  • December 21, 2012
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Ethnicity: what the census doesn't tell us

Population surveys are as much about social experience as identity. Amy Hall on what’s between the tick boxes.

  • December 17, 2012
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London student protest ends in anger and frustration

National Union of Students leader, Liam Burns was egged off stage at the national demonstration. Amy Hall reports.

  • November 22, 2012
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Return of the student army

With a new national demonstration on the horizon Amy Hall is hoping for a renewed, and more persistent, British student movement.

  • November 10, 2012
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Jeet Thayil: 'writing makes nothing happen'

Indian shortlisted Booker prize author speaks to Amy Hall about inspiration (overrated) and constructing an off-world station for gun-lovers.

  • November 1, 2012
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Meet Hands Off Somalia activist Shukri Sultan

Amy Hall speaks to the college student about how she got involved in campaigning and why she won’t be giving up just yet.

  • October 25, 2012
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‘I’m scared I might never see them again’

The shocking reality of Britain’s treatment of asylum-seekers has hit home for Amy Hall as her friend’s family faces being sent back to Egypt.

  • October 19, 2012
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‘The power of we’

With our global fortunes more entwined than ever, collective action and internationalism are just as relevant today, says Amy Hall.

  • October 15, 2012
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Moroccan harbour blocks ‘abortion ship’

An organization offering on-board terminations was hoping to sail into Smir today, despite opposition from the authorities.

  • October 4, 2012
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Meet Congolese youth activist Natasha Makengo

Amy Hall speaks to the 25-year-old activist, scientist and artist, who uses all three tools at every opportunity.

  • October 4, 2012
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The dos and don’ts of cross-border feminism

Amy Hall reports from the UK Feminista Summer School, which set out to show that women need to be more than statistics to each other.

  • September 21, 2012
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‘We were wrong to think the environment could wait’

Amy Hall meets Filipino campaigner Lidy Nacpil, who shares her thoughts on floods, solidarity and ramming home the climate-change message.

  • September 17, 2012
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Giving #Atoss about disability

Activists are taking aim at politicians after a week of action against the Paralympic sponsor, reports Amy Hall.

  • September 5, 2012
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Paralympic sponsor deemed ‘not fit to work’

Anti-cuts and disabled rights groups promise ‘audacious, daring and disruptive’ week of action against Atos.

  • August 22, 2012
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SOS Dairy: British farmers against throwaway prices

As producers discuss the next steps of their fairer trade campaign, Amy Hall looks at the wider context of food sovereignty.

  • August 10, 2012
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Raising the curtain on Atos

Plays inspired by first-hand experiences of disability benefit assessments target the Paralympics’ dodgiest sponsor. Report by Amy Hall.

  • July 31, 2012
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About Amy Hall

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Amy Hall is a journalist from Cornwall, now based in Brighton, England. Her particular interests include activism, community, social justice and the environment as well as arts and culture. She previously produced and presented the New Internationalist podcast and has written for publications including The Guardian, The Ecologist and Red Pepper. She currently works at the Institute of Development Studies.

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