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What is your top feminist read?

Tell us which book inspires you the most.

  • July 1, 2014
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Experiences using Redmine for task management

Charlie Harvey on the redmine task management system that New Internationalist’s web group are trialling.

  • October 10, 2013
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Tech Briefing: Node and more

Charlie Harvey  writes up his August 2013 reading day, which he mainly spent learning about node.js

  • September 2, 2013
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Interactive timeline: 40 years of New Internationalist

Four decades of independent journalism and the social and environmental movements which inspired it.

  • April 9, 2013
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10 steps to software freedom

Charlie Harvey outlines the righteous path to internet liberation.

  • December 1, 2012
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Tips for searching

Charlie Harvey looks at some top tips for searching the New Internationalist website.

  • May 14, 2012
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Lobbyists lie to avoid copyright treaty scrutiny

Another week, another secret copyright treaty and this time it’s the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a hotel lies to pressure groups to keep them away from negotiations, reports Charlie Harvey.

  • February 2, 2012
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ACTA: undemocratic, dangerous and wrong

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement goes one step further than just internet censorship, it can be used to restrict access to medicines for the poor, says Charlie Harvey.

  • January 24, 2012
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Why New Internationalist’s slideshow was blank on 18 January

  • January 17, 2012
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Not the last time London will burn

Some put the London riots down to inequality, others criminality. But Charlie Harvey argues they’re also a result of a broken, consumerist society.

Taking on Tarmageddon - The Movie

A new film by activist filmmakers follows student activists meeting the Beaver Lake Cree, whose land sits in the middle of Canada’s huge tar sands extraction project.

  • July 15, 2011
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BarnCamp 2011

New Internationalist’s IT manager heads off to the Barncamp once more…

  • June 3, 2011
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Squatageddon - Cops Raid UK Social Centres

The riot police have today begun raiding London social centres in a move presumably meant to intimidate anyone considering protesting against the sycophantic drivel of tomorrow’s royal wedding.

  • April 28, 2011
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New Internationalist acquired by Rupert Murdoch

New Internationalist magazine, published since 1973 has been acquired by Rupert Murdoch’s News International group.

Partnership with visionOntv: more, better videos on

New Internationalist has teamed up with grassroots media activists visionOntv to bring you the best selection of global justice videos on the web.

  • March 10, 2011
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The Great Rebellion Interview with David Ransom

Video: Pete Speller talks to former New Internationalist co-editor David Ransom about his article The Great Rebellion, which considers the global financial crisis.

  • February 9, 2011
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Tech Tools for Activists

A new booklet is aimed at helping activists deal with increasing police surveillance in cyberspace. 

  • January 24, 2011
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A quick tour of our redesigned website

As you can see, big changes have happened on the New Internationalist website. We’ve released Charlie Harvey, our IT manager, from his underground lair of geekery to introduce you to the new site.

  • August 26, 2010
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Video: Some BP Analysing Hip Hop

Just came across this hip hop video that takes on BP and the oil crisis head on.

  • July 14, 2010
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What Will George Osborne Cut Today?

No Shock Doctrine For Britain have created a random “cut generator”, What Will George Cut Today?, to highlight the absurdity of the new UK Chancellor’s anti-poor budget cuts.

  • June 16, 2010
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Shell shut down

Activists ensured one of Shell’s petrol stations was closed for business last week, reports Zoe Cormier.

  • May 20, 2010
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BarnCamp 2010

BarnCamp 2010 is two days of workshops on topics ranging from renewable energy to foraging for food to citizen journalism to using free software for activism, up to three nights of camping, open space sessions, evening entertainment, great food on a beautiful farm co-op high in the Wye Valley.

  • May 10, 2010
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Web Censorship Roundup

An increasingly totalitarian regime wants to introduce mass internet censorship in a fundamentally undemocratic way. Web users may be disconnected and web sites taken down with no due process or clear evidence on the say-so of shadowy unelected bodies. Oh, and Google finally stood up to Chinese internet censorship.

  • March 24, 2010
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Some great campaigning climate change videos.

  • November 19, 2009
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New books, New directions

Last Saturday evening in a pub in Westminster a crowd gathered for the launch of two vital new NI books: No-Nonsense Guide to Global Finance and People First Economics.

  • November 11, 2009
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Calling Artists!

We're looking for images - paintings, graphics, photos, graffiti, in fact anything with a bit of spark about it -  to appear in our 2011 Year Planner.

  • September 10, 2009
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Activists Invade Construction Company HQ

Activists from Don’t Build Kingsnorth have today invaded the Dartford offices of construction giant Laing O’Rourke. The protest is against the company’s bid to build Britain’s first coal fired power plant in 30 Years at Kingsnorth in Kent.

  • September 2, 2009
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Climate campaigners target coal power construction firm

For the second time this month, campaigners have targeted offices of Surrey-based building firm BAM Nuttall. Protesters have climbed the company’s flagpole and raised a flag reading “no new coal”. Seven people have attempted to enter the building to speak to Chief Executive Martin J. Rogers and give him a letter about the disastrous implications of building more coal-fired power stations.

  • June 29, 2009
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Factory Occupation In Enfield

Workers at Visteon factory Enfield London have seized control of their factory following major lay-offs and need help to resist eviction expected from 10am either Friday 3 or Saturday 4 April.

  • April 3, 2009
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HacktionLab 2009

A convergence where people interested in and/or working in the areas of alternative media, renewable energy, on-line video distribution, free software and any other form of activism that utilises technology.

  • March 30, 2009
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Bricolage daily activity summary.

By default Bricolage sends email notifications with root relative URLs /like/this. Some time ago the NI techs were chatting about how it’d be nice to be able to click the URLs from the emails. This is a partial solution to that.

  • February 5, 2009
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Obfuscating email addresses

I guess this probably gets me the prize for being first to blog on New Internationalist’s new tech blog. And its a post about making life difficult for spammers. Yay!

  • January 23, 2009
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  • April 1, 1999
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About Charlie Harvey


Charlie Harvey is the IT Manager here at New Internationalist. He's active in both the activist and tech communities and is a vocal advocate of Free Software. You can read more on his main Charlie Harvey site.

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