New Internationalist

Articles by Jeremy Seabrook

A pretence of progress

Jeremy Seabrook considers the past, present and future implications of a growing inequality.

  • March 1, 2017
  • 1

Migration and the European push-factor

For decades we have exported a Western consumerist dream to the Global South; little wonder migrants now want to share our good fortune, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

  • September 2, 2015
  • 0

21st-century coffin ships

As we consider the plight of today’s asylum-seekers, the fate of Irish refugees two centuries ago is instructive, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

  • May 12, 2015
  • 0

Myths of radicalization

Jeremy Seabrook considers the myths of radicalization.

  • December 1, 2014
  • 3

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Poverty

The book is based on a simple proposition – that the opposite of poverty is not wealth, but sufficiency. As long as the pursuit of more continues to outrun the desire for a stable security, poverty must persist.’

  • January 10, 2011
  • 2

Housing the urban poor

Jeremy Seabrook meets Mohammad Kamal Uddin, who has worked tirelessly for two decades to transform people’s lives in Bangladesh.

  • September 7, 2010
  • 2

A soldier’s story

Gopal Mitra experienced the violence and tragedy of Kashmir firsthand, but is hopeful of a peaceful future, as Jeremy Seabrook discovers.

  • April 1, 2010
  • 2

A business climate

Even global warming is being used for economic gain. But we can’t buy ourselves out of ruin, argues Jeremy Seabrook.

  • December 16, 2009
  • 0

Rescuing socialism

A red-green revival is possible, argues Jeremy Seabrook.

  • December 1, 2009
  • 1

Why children work

Jeremy Seabrook visits Bangladesh to better understand the roots of child labour.

  • September 1, 2009
  • 0

Rumours of liberation

It’s not just ‘change’ that follows from this week’s public display of contrition by the powerful.

  • April 2, 2009
  • 1

A Savage Environmentalism

Jeremy Seabrook on how bogus environmentalism is threatening some of India’s best friends of the environment.

  • April 1, 2009
  • 0

Homeless in Delhi

Jeremy Seabrook ventures inside a night shelter in India’s capital city.

  • May 1, 2008
  • 0

US loves democracy

America’s love affair with universal democracy is not quite as it seems, according to regular NI contributor, Jeremy Seabrook.

  • January 8, 2008
  • 0

Maoists, militias and mafias

Governments often speak of ‘poverty’ or ‘deprivation’ as among the root causes of terrorism. There is much rhetoric about addressing basic issues, which, it is believed, create fertile terrain for fundamentalists and extremists.

  • August 11, 2006
  • 1

The Servant Problem

The Servant Problem by Rosie Cox

  • August 1, 2006
  • 0

The poverty of America

The disaster in New Orleans shows the US poor to be a world apart, believes Jeremy Seabrook.

  • October 1, 2005
  • 0

Bingo Babble

The dead language that keeps poverty alive, by Jeremy Seabrook.

  • October 1, 2005
  • 0

The bushfires of affluence

Jeremy Seabrook uncovers his own roots in a now-lost industrial culture to track how the world has been dazzled and damaged by consumerism.

  • June 1, 2005
  • 1

Insecure lives

Jeremy Seabrook explains how the global economy is driving both rich and poor into an insecure future.

  • March 1, 2005
  • 0

Interview with Pandurang Hegde

Defending the forests entails challenging aid and NGOs as well as local governments, says Indian campaigner Pandurang Hegde.

  • October 1, 2004
  • 0

In the shadow of the torturer

Jeremy Seabrook draws an unholy line from the obscene imagery of Abu Ghraib to the growing repression in Bangladesh.

  • August 1, 2004
  • 0

Another coinage

Jeremy Seabrook counts the emotional costs to migrant labour in a globalized world.

  • February 1, 2004
  • 0

Interview with Haifa Zangana

Exiled Iraqi activist Haifa Zangana has her say on the war.

  • May 1, 2003
  • 0

After the eclipse

The labour movement has seen revolution, reform and apparent defeat. But the best is yet to come, argues Jeremy Seabrook.

  • January 1, 1999
  • 0

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