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Endangered languages magazine coverFor over 40 years New Internationalist has been covering the issues that matter, bringing to life the people, the ideas and the action in the fight for global justice. But maybe we’ve missed something… or is it time to revisit a particular topic? Let us know! Share your ideas with us and other readers by using the ‘comments’ function at the foot of the page, or email your suggestions to Jo by 30 June - and we’ll look at all the suggestions at our editorial meeting in July. Please keep your outlines to a maximum of 200 words.

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  1. #1 Earl Smith MD PhD 02 Jun 14

    People in minority neighbourhoods have difficulty obtaining opioid pain medications at their local pharmacies.

  2. #2 Greg Hunter 02 Jun 14

    I would like to see coverage of how the media manipulates our consent for wars and foreign interventions, Yugoslavia, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq (by not mentioning we participated), Libya, Syria, Ukraine.

    For example the CBC always presents a frame that Canada as an agent of altruism in the world - and our current competitor as an agent of the devil (or Hitler). This goes back through all of our peacekeeping missions as well - never allowing even the consideration of the idea we might be acting to further our Imperial (commercial) interests (Peacekeeping missions to The Congo and the assassination of Lumumba - and to Haiti and kidnapping of Aristide as prime examples.

    I give talks on these issues from a cognitive bias and a critical geopolitical perspective - not sure how you could use that in a magazine though.


    Greg Hunter

  3. #3 Anne Philpott 02 Jun 14

    The increasing, all enveloping power of the big pharma!

  4. #4 Matt in London 02 Jun 14

    The erosion of sex workers' rights under the guise of ’rescuing the vulnerable’, and the abuse they are facing in the hands of their ’rescuers’. You could investigate how the ’rescue industry’ puts women (deemed ’trafficked’ or ’at risk of being trafficked’) in situations of virtual slavery ’for their own good’.

    This could include interviews with sex workers from all over the world campaigning for decriminalisation, who could debunk some of the myths spread by prohibitionists. I owe it to NI to have learned about the subject, after the debate between Dianne Post and Bishakha Datta about legalisation of prostitution. Dianne Post's arguments seemed so outrageous and far-fetched that I researched a bit on the subject and discovered how sex workers' rights are under attack all over the world, how ’prohibitionist’ and ’Swedish model’ policies harm the very women they ought to help, and also how sex workers positively resist and organise themselves (see the French Collective of Prostitutes, Ugly Mugs, the various Indian collectives, and so on).

    Giving a voice to those women (instead of infantilising them - ’you are a victim, you are confused, your words are worth nothing’) would be a courageous step which would fit perfectly with NI's ethos!

  5. #5 Matthew Ryan 02 Jun 14

    I'd love to read an issue of NI on the state of the discipline of Economics (and how the crisis of Economics as a discipline relates to global crises in the economy and environment). Rather than write a long email, I'll just point you in the direction of the open letter by the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics (which you're probably already aware of):

    Thanks NI!
    Matthew Ryan.

  6. #6 Jacob S 29 Jun 14


    It would be great to cover International tax justice issues and how they impact the poor around the world.
    A good website to start is

    ’Tax evasion and avoidance robs the world’s poorest people while the rich get even richer. Tax Justice seeks to restore the taxes to whom they are due.’

    Also related is the #shinethelight campaign. Micah Challenge and Exposed have been running this campaign internationally. It recently included a trip to Canberra to lobby MPs.

    Alternatively, you could look at Child Labour in Supply Chains. World Vision Int just released a comprehensive report into how improved government procurement can have a positive impact on the reduction of child labor in supply chains.

  7. #7 Robyn Preston 30 Jun 14

    White privilege


    The Millennium Development Goals: maybe one for 2015?

    Looking at new philanthropy such as the Bill Gates Foundation

    On-line activism: is it working?

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