There are many more of them around than you might think. More than 700 million people belong to self-styled co-ops of one sort or another, from the NI itself to the media giants behind Associated Press, the world’s largest news agency. This month we take a closer look at the co-operative movement worldwide. We ask: how different is it? How different can you really be - and still survive in a world ruled by ruthless competition?
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High Tide: News from a Warming World by Mark Lynas
The Rough Guide to African Rap by Various Artists
Love All The People by Bill Hicks
Super Size Me directed by Morgan Spurlock; Go Further directed by Ron Mann
Special survey of people detained worldwide in The other Guantánamo Bays: reports from Diego Garcia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Britain, New Zealand/ Aotearoa and Israel.
Bangladeshi photographer Abir Abdullah draws inspiration from a disabled badminton player.
African Americans have a long co-operative tradition. Jessica Gordon Nembhard uncovers some of it.
Georgina Kwaw and Elizabeth Adjei explain why it goes well with fair trade.
Cocoa farmers in Ghana, says Kwabena Sarpong Akosah, have every reason to join the Kuapa Kokoo co-op.
Unreality TV as you’ve never seen it before – a story board by Polyp.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara explains how raw woman power in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, has ruffled a few feathers and made a big difference.
Muammar al Qadhafi may be the West's new friend, says Ike Oguine, but he should still answer for his crimes.
Organic farming is the real green revolution, according to Andre Leu.
Roll over Oscar and tell Grammy the news: New Zealand/ Aotearoa's Roger Award for awful transnationals is here.
Amanda Roll-Pickering tells the story of a disused slate quarry in Wales that is now at the cutting edge of clean energy.
Economic collapse in Argentina forced thousands of workers to occupy their own places of work. Joseph Huff-Hannon reports on the aftermath.
Three decades of change in an African villageIn 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?
The coming war on China: A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is underway in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. This is provocative and dangerous, argues John Pilger in his special report. Tax avoidance: An in-depth and global look at how corporations and rich individuals are looting the public purse – and why governments are allowing them to get away with it. Edited by Josh Eisen and Richard Swift.
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