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Pressed into silence

Pressed into silence

The Indonesian government is notorious for restricting journalism within West Papua. Victor Mambor and Cyril Payen have more...
Punk-anthem ‘God Save the Queen’ turns 40

Punk-anthem ‘God Save the Queen’ turns 40

The Sex Pistols’ song helped reconnect rock music with culture, participation and rebellion around the world, writes Peter Kenworthy.
A second chance

A second chance

Child marriage is still common in Mozambique, but some brave young women are trying to break free, as Rebecca Cooke reports.
A personal welcome

A personal welcome

Private sponsors in Canada are paying refugees’ resettlement costs. But is it just a way for governments to save money? By Sian Griffiths.
The populist moment

The populist moment

Don’t just think of it as a dirty word, says Richard Swift; a genuine populism of the Left is long overdue.
Inside Unilever's sustainability myth

Inside Unilever's sustainability myth

Company slogans and mantras claim it's getting closer to pairing profit with sustainability, but facts tell a very different story.
New Internationalist smashes through £500K Crowdfunder target

New Internationalist smashes through £500K Crowdfunder target

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Top stories

Morning star rising

After 54 years of struggle under Indonesian rule, is freedom finally in sight for West Papua? Danny Chivers investigates.

P Sainath's people's archive of rural India

The journalist talks to Charukesi Ramadurai about recording the stories of everyday people and his hopes for India’s future.

Mixed media: book reviews

October; Good Cop, Bad War; Another Economy is Possibly and others: our book reviews of the month.

The laws won’t work.

There is no country in the world that has a proud history of men making great laws about women’s bodies, writes Kate Smurthwaite.

Mixed media: music reviews

A Common Truth by Satland; Les Amazones d’Afrique by République Amazone: our music reviews of the month.

Western democracies set low standards as global media freedom declines

Trump and politicians in other democracies are normalising attacks on the press, warns Reporters Without Borders. By Alessio Perrone.

When sanctuary is resistance

In the United States in the 1980s, the simple act of providing refuge became a form of civil disobedience, writes Mark Engler.

Blogs

Pressed into silence: West Papua, Indonesia & World Press Freedom Day

The Indonesian government is notorious for restricting journalism within the occupied territory of West Papua – something that West Papuan journalist Victor Mambor and Cyril Payen of France24 have both experienced.

Could the French election overturn old sexual tropes?

Many have commented on the age gap between France’s Presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron and his older partner, but what does it mean? asks Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Can Brazilians resist the coup?

Corruption scandals, impeachment, power grabs, protest and a general strike this week. Mariana T Noviello explains the crisis engulfing her country – and what needs to happen.

Punk-anthem ‘God Save the Queen’ turns 40

The Sex Pistols’ song helped reconnect rock music with culture, participation and rebellion around the world, writes Peter Kenworthy.

How can Saudi Arabia be elected to a UN women’s rights commission?

It’s no joke that the country could even be considered for a position to uphold women’s rights, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Why can’t I vote?

Peter Kenworthy, British Citizen based in Denmark, tried to register to vote for the next UK general elections, and discovered he can’t.

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