Articles by Amy Hall

  • Our most-read articles of 2023 revealed

    From Palestine to Rojava, Amy Hall gives a rundown of the most popular NI articles in 2023.
  • Playing dominoes in central Bridgetown, Barbados on 15 November 2021, a couple of weeks before the ceremony to swear in Sandra Mason as president. JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES

    How Barbados ditched the Queen

    Amy Hall reports from Barbados on abolishing the British monarchy and the legacies of colonialism.
  • Activists from Debt for Climate and Extinction Rebellion shut down traffic in front of the IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Washington, DC on 13 October 2022, as part of decolonization demonstrations. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES

    Decolonization – the long goodbye

    If you want to build a more just world, we need to confront the legacies of empire, argues Amy Hall.
  • The audience watches two performers dressed as fat cats. They are on the stage with a red silk and one is holding an eviction notice

    Housing is a circus

    A new aerial cabaret show explores the housing crisis and the debts of home. Amy Hall reports.
  • Gathering vegetables for market in the Mau Forest, August 2008.  REUTERS/FINBARR O'REILLY

    The Ogiek won reparations, now they want results

    One year after a court ruling, the Ogiek are still waiting for reparations. Amy Hall reports on a case that could change the lives of Indigenous people across the region.
  • Vandana Shiva

    The interview: Vandana Shiva

    The Indian physicist and veteran food sovereignty activist speaks to Amy Hall about a lifetime of keeping smiling while fighting the lies of the ‘poison cartel’.
  • Heading out to sea in Mahébourg, Mauritius, a country on the radar of tax justice activists. TOMMY TRENCHARD/PANOS PICTURES

    Tax Justice Network Africa's historic win

    Could a Kenyan court case point the way towards a more just tax system? Amy Hall investigates.
  • Around 700 families were evicted from the  Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, India  in November 2017, following an order of the  Guwahati High Court.  ZUMA PRESS /ALAMY

    For whose protection?

    A target to turn 30 per cent of the world’s land into protected areas for nature by 2030 is set to be agreed by world leaders in December. But not everyone is happy about it, as Amy Hall reports.
  • A group of women are pictured tending to vegetables in Koyli Alpha, Senegal, in 2019. They were taking part in the Great Green Wall project which hopes to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land across the African continent by 2030. Simon Townsley/Panos

    Our right to the land

    It brings power and wealth to whoever holds it, but land should be treated as a public good, argues Amy Hall.
  • Introducing... Decolonize How?

    New Internationalist launches a one-year series exploring responses to poverty that address the reality of post-independence power dynamics within and between countries.
  • Dave Bangs speaks to a crowd of  ‘mass trespassers’. 

    ‘No one goes there, not even dog walkers’

    Hundreds of people take part in a ‘mass trespass’ to save an ancient woodland under threat from the development of a Center Parcs holiday resort. Amy Hall reports.
  • Protesters march with a banner that reads: 'Disarm, defund, abolish' in red capital letters

    10 steps towards prison abolition

    A world without incarceration and police may seem a long way off, but there are plenty of things we can change on the way. Amy Hall examines some of them.
  • LGBT Solidarity Rally in front of the Stonewall Inn in solidarity with every immigrant, asylum seeker, refugee and every person impacted by Donald Trump's executive orders in 2017.

    Trapped in wait

    The UK’s asylum process consistently fails LGBTQI+ asylum seekers, and it’s only set to get worse as the government pushes through its draconian Nationality and Borders Bill. Amy Hall speaks to someone stuck in the system
  • Making friends at the Bomana  Prison, in Port Moresby City, Papua New Guinea  in December 2017.

    Beyond punishment

    Amy Hall explores the movement calling time on prisons and the police while offering an alternative vision of the future.
  • Launched in May 2020, the worker-members of ChiFresh Kitchen have been busy throughout the Covid-19 pandemic cooking up healthy, culturally appropriate food for their Chicago community. As well as providing emergency food aid, the co-op – which employs formerly incarcerated people – is also contracted to provide food for schools and social centres and makes several hundred meals a day. Credit: KAI BROWN

    The democratic workplace

    In co-operatives, employees can take control of the business. Amy Hall explores the possibilities and challenges.
  • The interview: Susan Nakyung Lee

    Amy Hall speaks to Global Assembly organizer Susan Nakyung Lee about the limits and potential of democracy and how a snapshot of the world’s population will take their message directly to COP26.
  • ‘Food is love’

    Urban growers Dee Woods and Stefanie Swanepoel compare notes across continents with Amy Hall.
  • A local art group, art360, painted this mural dedicated to the fight against the virus in the settlement of Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. GORDWIN ODHIAMBO/AFP/GETTY

    A silver lining

    Immunization expert Christopher Morgan is optimistic that the great push for Covid-19 vaccines will produce other global health benefits. He talks to Amy Hall.
  • A climate action group are pictured in Newquay, Cornwall, starting a four-day pilgrimage on foot to Carbis Bay to protest climate inaction at the G7 conference. Credit: Robert Taylor/Alamy Live News

    G7 resistance: Harnessing collective power

    As the international summit begins in Cornwall, Amy Hall speaks to people showing up to challenge its powerful leaders.
  • Passing it on

    We meet three women bound together across borders by their caring responsibilities and struggles to meet them.
  • 5 reasons why care and the climate are inseparable

    Amy Hall on the underappreciated link between the twin crises of our times.
  • Albertina is 15 and the oldest of three sisters. When her mother died she took over responsibility for raising her younger siblings. Now she wants to become a nurse. CHRIS DE BODE/PANOS

    The hidden debt of care

    It’s essential work yet it is undervalued across the world. Amy Hall makes the case for putting care front and centre.
  • Defiantly demanding change in Brooklyn, New York. SAANYA ALI/MAJORITY WORLD

    Care not cops

    Amy Hall on why defunding police departments could be the most caring thing to do.
  • Marcia Rigg speaks at the annual UFFC rally in 2015. Photo: Panther Manchanda

    ‘I cannot accept that there is no accountability’

    Amy Hall speaks to Marcia Rigg of the United Families and Friends Campaign about the impact of deaths in state custody and how families in the UK have been fighting for justice.
  • Make them pay action at COP25, Madrid. Credit: Victor Barro/FoEI

    5 polluters making the pandemic pay

    Amy Hall gives a rundown of some of the companies and industries who have ramped up their ruinous activities during Covid-19.
  • Photo: Fifaliana-Joy/Pixabay

    Kids locked up

    Amy Hall speaks to the campaigners leading the call against childhood incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Illustration by Andy Carter

    What if…landlords were abolished?

    Amy Hall makes the case for people-powered housing.
  • The interview: Sarojini Nadimpally

    Fresh from organizing deliveries of PPE to frontline workers, social scientist Sarojini Nadimpally speaks to Amy Hall about women’s health, the Covid-19 crisis and the inequalities it has exacerbated.
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    The hidden polluters

    Agricultural air pollution seems to be a tough nut to crack. Amy Hall explores the air-pollution problem down on the farm.
  • Terrence Floyd, George Floyd's brother, speaks at his brother's memorial at Chicago Ave and E 38th St in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Credit: Lorie Shaull/Flickr

    Police brutality is not just a US problem

    Amy Hall on why the Black Lives Matter movement is once again resonating around the world.
  • An elderly man wearing a protective face mask passes a sign publicizing a rent strike during the global outbreak of the coronavirus in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo

    Can’t pay, won’t pay

    The Covid-19 crisis has triggered an international rent strike. Amy Hall reports on the housing activists hoping to build strong networks of solidarity as financial crisis and mass evictions loom.
  • A young boy wears a gas mask to protect himself from the fumes during a fire in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. DONWILSON ODHIAMBO/Sopa Images/Lightrocket via Getty

    To protect life

    Covid-19 has shown us that swift action on global health is possible, even if it still falls short. What could we achieve, asks Amy Hall, if we took an urgent approach to air pollution, another widespread killer?
  • High school students wearing masks protest against high levels of air pollution outside the government building in Skopje, North Macedonia December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

    Covid-19 cannot be an excuse for more toxic air

    Air pollution kills millions of people each year. In the post-virus rush to return to ‘business as usual’, we could end up with worse air quality than ever before unless we make radical changes. Amy Hall writes.
  • Paying for your own eviction

    The Sumarins face removal from their own home in East Jerusalem. Amy Hall reports.
  • Protests raged for days after Keith Lamont Scott was shot dead by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 2016

    A challenge to power

    Amy Hall on the global fight for black liberation.
  • Young indigenous women block violence in Brazil

    Young people in Brazil reconnect with their African roots, by Amy Hall.