New Internationalist

Articles by Rowenna Davis

Ben Okri

The award-winning Nigerian poet and novelist tells Rowenna Davis why now is the time for new dreams.

  • June 1, 2011
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Monica Ali

Award-winning author Monica Ali reveals why feminism and Princess Diana are on her mind just now.

  • May 1, 2011
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Jack Mapanje

Searching for timeless truths, enjoying freedom and watching snowflakes – poet Jack Mapanje tells Rowenna Davis about life after prison.

  • April 1, 2011
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Stop the tar sands trade talks

A protest against opening the EU’s doors to Canada’s polluting tar sands

  • March 1, 2011
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Jesse Jackson on regrets, rejoicing and racism

The Baptist minister and US civil rights activist talks to Rowenna Davis about regrets, rejoicing and racism.

  • December 1, 2010
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Margaret Atwood

The legendary Canadian author talks to Rowenna Davis about activism, women and breaking the male stronghold over ‘serious’ literature.

  • November 1, 2010
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Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah on inspiration, regret and the inadequacies of twitter

  • October 1, 2010
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Oops, no brakes!

Without growth the economy collapses. What’s the solution? Rowenna Davis asked Oxfam’s Duncan Green and researcher Tim Jackson for their opinions.

  • July 1, 2010
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A rural revolution

Brazil is one of the most unequal societies in the world. But, as Alex Kawakami tells Rowenna Davis, there is a movement for change – and it’s getting bigger.

  • March 5, 2010
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Transition towns - the art of resilience

Setting out towards a post-corporate, post-carbon world – Rowenna Davis reports.

  • March 1, 2010
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Victory looms

Transatlantic student boycott forces clothing company to reopen factory

  • January 1, 2010
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Davi Kopenawa

Yanomami community under threat

  • December 1, 2009
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Cut to the core

Gold miners in the Brazilian Amazon are destroying the Yanomami community’s home. But, says Davi Kopenawa, his people are ready to fight for their land. Rowenna Davis met him.

  • October 29, 2009
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Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal, celebrity rapper and ex-child soldier, talks to Rowenna Davis about why he is championing African education.

  • October 1, 2009
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Interview with Reverend Billy

Reverend Billy is a bleached-blond dog-collar-wearing cross between Elvis and a televangelist; he’s also a candidate for the New York Mayoral elections this November. NItalks to him about his hopes, fears and crazily eccentric dreams.

  • September 16, 2009
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The yuan plays the dollar

Egyptian economist Gouda Abdel-Khalek talks with Rowenna Davis about China’s political plays in the Middle East.

  • June 1, 2009
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Nete Araujo

Interview with Brazilian squatter activist

  • March 1, 2009
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Guantánamo: Both Sides of the Wire

Rowenna Davis meets a guard and an inmate from the notorious US prison camp in Cuba.

  • March 1, 2009
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Interview with Jeff Halper

The veteran activist Jeff Halper talks about his part in breaching the blockade of Gaza.

  • January 1, 2009
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The barnstorming barista

Daniel Gross worked as a Starbucks barista for three years before being fired in 2006 for union activity. The Federal Government investigated his termination, concluding that it was illegal under US labour laws, but Starbucks have challenged that ruling.

  • April 1, 2008
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Interview with Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva, Indian environmentalist extraordinaire, on her new movement challenging supermarkets

  • April 1, 2008
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Ban Blair's bomb

News of the year-long blockade of Britain’s nuclear base at Faslane

  • March 1, 2007
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