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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

Articles by Vanessa Baird

The world is turning grey as more and more concrete is poured. Vanessa Baird posits an alternative.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine requires urgent action. Vanessa Baird asks what we can do. 
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine requires urgent action. Vanessa Baird asks what we can do. 
Faced with Covid restrictions and visa backlogs, many activists from the Global South might not get to the COP26 climate summit...
The question so many of us are asking. Vanessa Baird has a few suggestions.
Vanessa Baird imagines turning the tide on wage inequality.
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Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips talks about our need for privacy in a digital age.
Conspiracy theorist graffiti alleging terrorism behind the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster of 2013, pictured in Montreal. Credit: Cold, Indrid/Flickr
Vanessa Baird offers some nifty tips in tackling a growing problem.
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Propaganda and media expert Peter Pomerantsev on tackling disinformation and the power of the digital platforms. 
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini (bottom, centre, in white top) with women peacemakers from conflict zones from around the world at ICAN's 2018 Annual Forum in Sri Lanka. Credit: ICAN
Women in war zones are the best peace-makers, yet they rarely get a place at negotiation tables dominated by men. Iranian...
A mural featuring a pro-Trump protester, self-styled QAnon ‘shaman’ Jacob Chansley, appeared in Tunbridge Wells, UK, a few days after the storming of the US Congress in Washington on 6 January. KARWAI TANG/WIREIMAGE/GETTY
Unloved and under threat from several sides, democracy seems to be in peril. Should it be saved – or helped to change? Vanessa...
January 6, 2021, Rioters attempt to enter break in to the Capitol building through the front doors. (Credit Image: � Lev Radin/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire)
The storming of Capitol Hill sent shock waves around the world. But democracy-subverting, coup-fomenting US presidents are...
It might reverse the UN’s order of holiness, Vanessa Baird finds.

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