New Internationalist


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Drought leaves 2.4 million Kenyans desperately short of food

In most areas, pasture, water and food supplies are totally depleted, writes Nick Guttmann.

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Socialist Youth call for democracy in Swaziland now

Swazi youth call for international pressure on their country’s absolute monarchy to introduce multi-party elections. Peter Kenworthy reports.

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New Internationalist is now the world’s biggest media co-operative

Hazel Healy looks back on the community share offer that has raised £700,000.

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India’s xenophobia shame

Mari Marcel Thekaekara laments the ignorance and hatred behind attacks on foreigners in her country.

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The high price we pay for our finance sectors

Our friends at the Tax Justice Network look at how the US finance sector is a net drag on their economy.

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