New Internationalist

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March 1980's Issue

While the United Nations talks of a New Economic Order, an entirely different world order is being quietly constructed. Giant corporations are occupying more of the power structures around us. We examine this concentration of corporate wealth and the brand new world which is being built for the global family.

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Sexploitation

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Price and Prejudice

Corporate tax avoidance. Robin Murray explains.

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Red Scare Revival

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Unilever - The Family Business

Its companies, products and where it operates.

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Do-It-Yourself Electronics

Bob Hawkins looks at the Indian example of going it alone.

Bargaining on the Free Trade Zones

Export or Die? Ho Kwon Ping reports.

What makes a Multinational tick?

Louis Turner looks at company motivation.

Vital Statistics

Basic facts and figures on the world’s biggest companies.

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Business Forecasts

A survey of corporate trends in the 80s.

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The Corporate View

How corporate executives see their role.

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With a little help from their friends

Kenyan cooperation with the multinationals detailed by Christopher Sheppard.

Brand New World

Dexter Tiranti looks at the corporations growth, what it means for the Third World and all of us.

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Health by the People

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Great Leap Backwards

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For Facebook, Amazon and Google, we have traded our privacy for something we find useful and put on hold our support for ethical shopping in exchange for the ease of low (or no) price and almost-instant gratification. This month's magazine looks at just how far down the line we are and asks how deeply exploitative and anti-democratic is this new ‘surveillance capitalism’ under which we now live. This month’s contributors include security expert Bruce Schneier, psychologist Robert Epstein and engineer and software activist Prabir Purkayastha.

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After Ebola

The world’s media extensively covered the Ebola crisis at its peak, but now the epidemic’s impact on communities in West Africa has fallen off the news agenda. And while millions of donor dollars eventually poured in to help contain and defeat the virus, its after effects – social, cultural and economic – will continue to be felt for years to come. We take a critical look at the humanitarian response and health systems deficit. Ebola is not a new disease – it’s been around since 1976 – so why did over 11,000 West Africans die 2014-16? Did we learn the right lessons from the outbreak, and, with Ebola considered endemic in the region, is Sierra Leone ready if the virus returns?

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