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Vanessa Baird

Vanessa Baird is a writer, activist and contributing editor to New Internationalist, with a wide range of interests relating to equality, social justice, human rights, and the environment. She was a journalist in Peru in the 1980s and retains a keen interest in the region. Her published books include The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population, Sex, Love and Homophobia, and The Little Book of Big Ideas. She is an Amnesty International Human Rights Media Award winner (2012).

Vanessa Baird is known as @VanessaBNI on Twitter

Articles by Vanessa Baird

Gifts and Books, an exhibition about giving at the Bodleian Library
Writing, reading, giving are all central to the history of humankind. Vanessa Baird visits a new exhibition showing how it all...
A scene from the coup: A tank belonging to Augusto Pinochet's military junta approaches the government palace in 1973. WikiCommons
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Chilean coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power. September, a new show by...
Illustration: Simon Kneebone
Prices getting you down? Spare a thought for the rich, says Vanessa Baird – those booming profits won’t count themselves.
Vanessa Baird traces how Peru’s political turmoil swiftly tipped into bloody state violence.
Then-president Pedro Castillo takes part in an official ceremony in July, 2021. ​​​​​​​PresidenciaPeru/Flickr
Vanessa Baird explores an episode of political suicide and high drama, extraordinary even by Peru’s standards.
Peruvian women call on Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore, investors and UK and EU parliamentarians to take action on toxic...
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.
Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips talks about our need for privacy in a digital age.

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