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Vanessa Baird

Vanessa Baird lived and worked as a journalist in Peru during the tumultuous mid-1980s, and she maintains a passionate interest in South America. She joined New Internationalist as a co-editor in 1986 and since then has written on everything from migration, money, religion and equality to indigenous activism, climate change, feminism and global LGBT rights. She also edits the Mixed Media, arts and culture section of the magazine.

Vanessa’s books include The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population (2011), Sex, Love and Homophobia (2004), The Little Book of Big Ideas (2009) and, People First Economics (2010). In 2012 she won a prestigious Amnesty International Human Rights Media award.

Vanessa Baird is known as @VanessaBNI on Twitter

A pedestrian wearing a face mask, as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks past posters on the street that read "No to the payment of the debt. Break with the IMF", in Buenos Aires, Argentina May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

The way out of Argentina’s debt crisis

Since the early 2000s, Argentina has been forced into a cycle of debt and austerity. Nick Dearden presents solutions to this coercive, financialized system.  ​

Latest issue: April 2020

The fight for clean air

Articles by Vanessa Baird

Slavery, murder, abandonment. Where human rights do not reach.
The race is on to patent all marine life – and some have got a head start. Marine scientist Robert Blasiak explains to Vanessa...
Boris Johnson’s shutdown of parliament could spark an early general election, but that’s nothing to feel sanguine about. 
Vanessa Baird suggests a world beyond M or F
US ‘humanitarian aid’ ups the risk of violent conflict in Venezuela, writes Vanessa Baird.
Venezuela’s a mess, but that gives no right to interfere writes Vanessa Baird
Vanessa Baird analyses how the Global South is affected by the current trade turmoil – and old patterns of power.
Vanessa Baird concludes with 14 ways – at least – towards a better global trade.
In talks about trade, something vital is omitted: the environment.
China is making promises, but keeping them may be hard…
The beast that won’t lie down and die – the ISDS ‘investor protection’ racket is still with us, in all but name.

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