New Internationalist

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An ‘Informational Right to the City’?

What rights do citizens have, not just to public and private spaces, but to their digital equivalents? Mark Graham and Joe Shaw ask.

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You will not be an outcast: fighting female genital mutilation in Kenya

To mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on 6 February, Paula Plaza reflects on a new model for ending the practice in Kenya.

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Homeless in a city of empty properties

News of squatters in a Russian oligarch’s London house gives Mari Marcel Thekaekara pause for thought.

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Let’s stop pussyfooting. Trump’s presidency = fascism

Are we too scared to use the f-word? asks Vanessa Baird.

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The true cost of shrimp

Global trade of this luxury commodity ignores the true human and environmental impact, writes Brototi Roy.

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Don’t praise Trump for the defeat of TPP

It is good that the toxic Trans Pacific Partnership is dead, but it is unions and campaigners we should thank, argues Nick Dearden.

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How to hit tax dodgers where it hurts, at a local level

The Tax Justice Network Taxcast takes on public procurement, Brexit threats, criminal dodges and tax evader crackdowns.

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Can Lonmin wash its hands of Marikana’s blood?

Bishop Johannes Seoka takes the mining company to task, nearly five years after the massacre.

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Britain starts 2017 handing billions of aid money to private sector

A new bill approved by Parliament will assigns aid money to a corporation with a questionable track record, writes Aisha Dodwell.

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Annus Horribilis

Looking for hope in dreadful circumstances, Mari Marcel Thekaekara refuses to let last year drag her down.

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Union co-operatives: what they are and why we need them

Neoliberal policies contribute to alienation, disempowerment and non-unionised jobs, but a new model for unions could break the vicious circle, argues Simon Taylor.

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