New Internationalist

Articles by Katharine Ainger

The Corporation

The Corporation by Joel Bakan

  • March 1, 2005
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Experiments in democracy

Whether it’s Hutus and Tutsis with a history of massacre, the losing side in post-civil war Spain, or shell-shocked Argentineans, human beings are endlessly reinventing real democracies of infinite variety and hope.

  • September 1, 2003
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Ideas about power

From feminism to Foucault, some key concepts.

  • September 1, 2003
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Junk Sale

Take a walk around the junkyard of leaders past their sell-by dates.

  • September 1, 2003
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The new peasants’ revolt

Katharine Ainger takes issue with a model of agriculture that’s turning small farmers from stewards of the land into servants.

  • January 1, 2003
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The market and the monsoon

In a special report from the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, Katharine Ainger looks through the dust and the desperation at Vision 2020 – a plan to remove 20 million people from their land.

  • January 1, 2003
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Tricks of the Trade

The rules of the global trading system – who makes them and why, as they apply to rice, meat, dairy products, sugar, wheat, coffee and genetically modified soya and maize.

  • January 1, 2003
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Interview with Raúl Gatica

How indigenous Mexican rebel Raúl Gatica buried pessimism with his umbilical cord.

  • December 1, 2002
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Cancun or bust

  • November 1, 2002
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Interview with Owens Wiwa

Ogoni campaigner Owens Wiwa – brother of executed writer Ken Saro-Wiwa – explains why he is confronting the Shell corporation in a US court.

  • November 1, 2002
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Interview with Jacquie Soohen

Filmmaker Jacquie Soohen talks about her time inside Bethlehem’s besieged Church of the Nativity.

  • September 1, 2002
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It’s democracy, stupid

Lots of people talk about corporate power, fewer can tell you how it actually works. Katharine Ainger sheds a little sunlight on the discussion.

  • July 1, 2002
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Interview with Mujeres Creando

The new NI interview section features feminist art guerrillas Mujeres Creando, from Bolivia.

  • July 1, 2002
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Earth summit for sale

On the eve of the Earth Summit in Johannesburg, Katharine Ainger finds out how the UN learned to stop worrying and love big business; PLUS deconstructing corporate eco-speak, with help from Orwell.

  • July 1, 2002
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Schools in a spin

  • July 1, 2001
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Our Word is our Weapon

Our Word is our Weapon by Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

  • June 1, 2001
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Empires of the senseless

Katharine Ainger unravels the tentacles of the global media machine – and explains why we need to subvert it.

  • April 1, 2001
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Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge

Few in the West truly have the gift to stand outside the dominant cultural assumptions about science, economics, nature and technology. Fortunately, we can read Vandana Shiva.

  • April 1, 1999
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