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The transgender revolution

In this video, New Internationalist co-editor Vanessa Baird introduces our October magazine looking at the transgender revolution.

Filed in: Gay Rights Human Rights Language Minorities Sexual Politics Social Change

Is the end in sight for corruption in Guatemala?

Jackie McVicar looks at the country’s long road to elections and political recovery.

Filed in: Guatemala Social Change

Heathrow expansion? Plane stupid

Melanie Strickland comments on the future of aviation, climate change and the necessity of direct action.

Filed in: Climate Change Social Change Transport

Colombia’s crackdown on impunity

Ex-intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado has finally been brought to justice, writes Andrew Hogg.

Filed in: Colombia Social Change

A farewell to Sabeen Mahmud

Sahar Habib Ghazi reports on the murder of one of Pakistan’s most prominent activists.

Filed in: Pakistan Social Change

Why I will be occupying Parliament Square on Friday

Aisha Dodwell urges everyone to help bring about real democratic change. 

Filed in: Democracy Politics Social Change

Universities respond to anti-fossil fuel calls

Student activists around Britain are lobbying for divestment from coal, oil and gas, report People & Planet.

Filed in: Energy Social Change

From the Berlin Wall to today

What mainstream commentators get wrong about the historic uprisings of 1989, and what civil resistance gets right. Mark Engler and Paul Engler explore the issue.

Filed in: Social Change

Russell Brand vs the bloody liberal majority

Forget the establishment, writes Youssef El-Gingihy. The real enemy of Russell Brand – and his call for radical change – is cynical liberals.

Filed in: Social Change

Surviving the ups and downs of social movements

Can theories of movement cycles equip activists to persevere over the long haul? Mark Engler and Paul Engler try to find out.

Filed in: Social Change

How social movements can win more victories like same-sex marriage

Where insider politics fails, a transformational approach can turn the impossible into the inevitable, write Paul and Mark Engler.

Filed in: Social Change

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