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A nationwide movement to defend the welfare state is taking off in Norway, reports Asbjørn Wahl.
The boycott of World Bank bonds is spreading, writes Mihail Dafydd Evans.
Mark Engler sheds some light on the murky world of export credit agencies.
Well, it does if you run the prison. Amanda George describes the opposition to profitable punishment in Australia.
So if privatization doesn’t work, what then? David Hall takes a stab at redesigning the public sector.
Cronyism is alive and well and living in the Philippines. Maitet Diokno-Pascual looks at how privatized electricity has taken consumers for a ride.
Like modern-day pirates, marauding corporations are hijacking our public services – while governments turn a blind eye. Wayne Ellwood debunks the privatization myth.
South Africa’s trade unions loudly oppose the Government’s sell-off of basic services. But the ANC isn’t listening, warns Patrick Bond.
Horatio Morpurgo writes from the devastated coast of Galicia in the wake of the Prestige disaster.
Exiled Burmese activist Myint Myint Wai recalls her desperate time in prison.
Behind the bland face of China’s new leader Hu Jintao.
Evil invaders from another planet blast our precious public services. Illustration by Polyp.
Has the narcissism of the market destroyed our sense of collective identity? Psychiatrist Trevor Turner argues that a preoccupation with self has spawned a new syndrome: malignant self-actualization.
Our 500th issue: The exceptionally braveNew Internationalist is all about people who are trying to make the world a better place. And if there is one quality that can spark change, it’s courage. So for the 500th issue of the magazine, we investigate this under-examined topic, asking: what is courage and what makes some people so brave? To help us understand, six exceptionally valiant individuals from around the world – several of whom are risking life and limb to do the right thing – tell their startling stories. Dare to be inspired.
In the January-February 2017 issue of New Internationalist Chris Brazier completes a unique journalistic project by returning to the village in Burkina Faso, in west Africa, that he first visited in 1985 while making a film.
He visited in 1995 and 2005 to report on changes in the lives of individuals and on the progress of development in the community. The previous magazines have offered an intriguing insight into the lives of people battling against poverty and have reported on substantial positive changes in the life of the community – from the opening of a health centre and a primary school in the village to the first appearance of mobile phones.
Have the past 11 years of change brought further progress? And are the individuals that we have tracked over the three decades still healthy and happy?
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