New Internationalist

Articles by Dan Raymond-Barker

A catalogue of brutality: Atlas of Migration in Europe book launch

Published in English for the first time, the Atlas provides a critical analysis of political asylum and immigration in the European Union.

  • November 29, 2013
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Tope Folarin wins 2013 Caine Prize

Folarin becomes the first writer based outside Africa to scoop the continent’s leading literary award.

  • July 9, 2013
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'The Co-operative Revolution' launches in Sydney

Are humans naturally selfish or altruistic? New Internationalist’s latest graphic novel explores the science of co-operation with the Australian public.

  • July 3, 2013
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Blogging the Caine Prize 2013

The shortlist is out! Bloggers from all over the world are reviewing each story in turn before the winner is announced on 8 July.

  • June 18, 2013
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Bread and Roses Award 2013

And the winner of the prize was…

  • May 14, 2013
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State of the World Atlas launch, 10 January, London

Reserve your place at The State of the World Atlas launch, with author Dan Smith, MP Rushanara Ali and BBC correspondent Alan Little.

  • January 2, 2013
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The Caine Prize 2012 is coming

Shortlist announced; award is less than two months away; and the book has just gone to print! 

  • May 22, 2012
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The Caine Prize 2012 is coming

Shortlist announced; award is less than two months away; and the book has to just gone to print!

  • May 11, 2012
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New No-Nonsense Guide sticks to the facts about world population

As world population passes 7 billion Vanessa Baird’s timely book urges us not to be fooled by the myths and lies.

  • October 26, 2011
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NoViolet Bulawayo wins 2011 Caine Prize

The winner of the 2011 Caine Prize is Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo for her story ‘Hitting Budapest’.

  • July 12, 2011
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Blog reviews of the Caine Prize Shortlist

Read the stories for yourself and then find out what others think by following the Caine Prize blogathon. 

  • June 23, 2011
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Caine Prize 2011 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2011 award has been announced and the stories are available online. Choose your favorite before the award on 11 July.

  • May 12, 2011
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Rax Interview with Tamsin Omond (Independent Candidate)

If you don’t like the system do your own thing instead. Don’t lose hope – there are huge challenges ahead but together we have the power to turn things around.’

  • April 19, 2011
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Repenting Homophobia

Symon Hill, author of the No-Nonsense Guide to Religion, will walk from Birmingham to London this summer, speaking along the way, in repentance for his former homophobic stance. 

  • April 6, 2011
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Fire in the Soul Poetry

Four poems from the poetry anthology Fire in the Soul will feature in two upcoming Tenebrae concerts directed by James Weeks. 

  • March 16, 2011
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Rax Interview with Emily Thornberry MP

"The young people of today should have the courage and confidence to know that they too will be able to tackle the problems that they face."

  • February 1, 2011
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Rax Interview with David Babbs

We want to make it easy and exciting for all those people who care to come together to make a difference.’ David Babbs, 38 degrees

  • January 24, 2011
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Rax Interview with Simon Hughes MP

Active young citizens in Britain can do lots of really useful things. You can help work out how best to involve many more young people in the decisions taken in your area and further away… There is also a lot of opportunity to become involved in public and community life locally.’

  • January 18, 2011
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Rax Interview with Media Lens

"We try to bear in mind that the corporate media is the source of some of the greatest, most lethal illusions of our age. We feel that challenging those illusions is of real value in efforts to combat human and animal suffering."

Rax Interview with Laurie Pycroft

"Once you’re sure that you’re on the right side of a debate, and that it’s an issue you care deeply about, don’t let anyone talk you out of pushing forward with it."

  • January 6, 2011
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Rax Interview with Craig Kielburger

"Whenever we see something wrong, whenever we see an injustice, we should speak out. I don’t think we should shrug those responsibilities. We do human rights work not because it’s easy but because it’s necessary."

  • January 4, 2011
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Rax Interview with Jonathan Mazower

"Nothing worth fighting for has ever been achieved without a fight! Young people have always been the drivers of change – if we just accept the world as it is, for most people, that means continuing to have pretty miserable lives."

  • December 14, 2010
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Rax Interview with Jess Worth

I think a lot of young people don’t realise how powerful they are… I know that clever, strategic campaigning by young people can change things because I have seen it happen. So my advice would be ‘just do it!’”

  • December 8, 2010
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Rax Interview with Robbie Gillett

"When you face a big problem by yourself, it can seem really scary and daunting.  But when you take action collectively with others, you feel empowered and stronger together."

  • November 29, 2010
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Rax Interview with Tamsin Omond (Climate Activist)

"…my hope is that others will be inspired by living at this historic time and that together we will take action in our own lives, within our communities, on our high street and at the most public and political levels…"

  • November 26, 2010
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Don't Shoot the Clowns Presented by Fuel Theatre

Fuel Theatre’s stage production of Jo Wilding’s book, Don’t Shoot the Clowns, will travel around the UK until 17 November. You don’t want to miss this moving story.

  • October 25, 2010
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Rax Introduction by Jamie Kelsey-Fry

An Introduction to the Rax Active Citizenship Toolkit textbook for secondary schools by the author Jamie Kelsey-Fry. Illustrations and graphic design by Anita Dhillon. 

  • October 20, 2010
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Rax Interview: Jarvis Cocker with Jamie Kelsey-Fry

Listen to Jarvis Cocker interview Rax author Jamie Kelsey-Fry. Originally aired on  BBC Radio 6 on the 5th of September, 2010. Recorded at the Port Elliot Festival 2010.

  • October 20, 2010
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Recipe of the Week: Cheese Pies (Greece)

Week 3: Take a trip to Greece with these gorgeous Cheese Pies, straight off the streets of Athens! 

  • October 1, 2010
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Rax interview with James Stevens

The best messages are simple, relevant and compelling, be they discussed among friends or on tv news - new technology can help you get organised and make your point!

  • September 28, 2010
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Rax Interview with Surfers Against Sewage

We make the campaigns accessible, utilising a variety of platforms to highlight the problems and promote the sustainable, achievable solutions.

  • September 24, 2010
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Rax Interview with Peter Tatchell


"Follow your conscience. Do what you believe to be right. Don't follow the mob or do something just because it is popular. Think for yourself."

  • July 9, 2010
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Rax Interview with Scott Forbes


I suppose you just have to keep pushing and carry on climbing that uphill struggle in making change happen. NEVER GIVE UP!”

  • July 9, 2010
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Rax Interview with Bob Crow


"Democracy is not a spectator sport. There are countless campaigns for peace, anti-racism and the environment for people to get involved with - and of course trade unions, which fight to win a fair deal for workers both in the workplace and through political lobbying."

  • July 9, 2010
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Rax Interview with Isla Brown


The potential with any campaign that involves so much commitment and effort is that it could sometimes drive people apart as well as together and I think the ultimate goal is to try and stay close to your end vision and everything else will fall into place and have the significance that it deserves.”

  • July 9, 2010
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Rax Interview with Thom Yorke


"…people find it harder and harder as they get further sucked into their lives to see how things could be different. It requires energy. It also requires you to imagine it for them. Nothing can be done if it has not first been imagined."

  • July 9, 2010
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Rax Interview with Paul O'Connor

Be bold and seek truth; be humble, but also confident in what you know and don’t lose your curiosity in trying to figure things out; and based on your search for truth and discovery of truth, speak that truth loudly and clearly to power if given that chance.”

  • July 6, 2010
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Rax Interview with Franny Armstrong

…the only thing stopping us is ourselves. Our collective actions in the coming months and years will define our generation for all time. Are we going to be the Age of Stupid or shall we give saving ourselves a go?”

  • July 6, 2010
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Rax Interview with Jon Harris

If we are civil and helpful to people they are likely to be civil and helpful back.”

  • July 5, 2010
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Rax Interview with The Space Hijackers

Certainly don’t take yourselves too seriously, no one wants to be lectured to by some know it all.”

  • July 5, 2010
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Rax interview with UKYCC

Lots of people call this lots of different things; 'environmental justice,' 'climate equity'... but to us, it’s all about 'fairness'.”

  • June 11, 2010
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Rax interview with Sophie Bardy

If a young person plants a tree and sees it grow the likelihood is that they will protect that tree. This is how communities are built; when young people and older people work together to build it in unison.”

  • June 8, 2010
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Rax Interview with Jon Snow

"Start local, build community strength, and build an intranet in your street so that you can link the people who live there."

  • June 7, 2010
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Rax interview with Sir Hugh Orde

The kind of society I want to live in is where people speak out for what they believe in and take a stand.”

  • May 25, 2010
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Rax interview with Nelu Miah

"You may have a fantastic idea but you have to break it down and explain it in the right way otherwise it won’t work."

  • May 12, 2010
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Rax interview with Ms Dynamite

"I’ve met many a 13 year old that could teach many a 30 year old a lot…"

  • May 7, 2010
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