Corruption runs deep in Congo
Visionary voices: the people, the ideas, the action.
For our 400th edition, the NI unfurls a tapestry of ideas and activism from the Majority World. Engaged with the here and now in order to build for a better future, burnishing hope amid downturns and defeats, these are voices we feel you will want to hear.
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View from Gujranwala – Abbas Zaidi tells the chilling story of an Islamic Jack the Ripper.
A film taken from a book by a white guy who knew an African leader – sounds familiar?
How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational
Monica Waitzfelder’s true story of her family’s suffering during and after World War Two
Veerapen Prendrapen – half Jewish, half Tamil – is the fastest runner in his school
An Indian serial kidnapper interviewed.
Lindsey Collen drops in to a street summit while waiting for a tasty snack.
In March this year the West African country of Mauritania held its first open and fair election in decades
Several hundred returnees claim Srebrenica should be excluded from the jurisdiction of Republika Srpska.
Billionaire insurance mogul Maurice ‘Hank’ Greenberg was charged with fraud and insurance and securities violations
Samah Jabr counts the cost to Palestinians’ mental health.
Carlos M Vilas gauges the gains of people’s politics in Latin America.
Radio revolution in Zambia, Malawi and Namibia.
History of a city shaped by immigrant memory and musical culture
West African Bassekou Kouyate and Mali’s first traditional lute quartet
World Fiction Special
This issue of New Internationalist not only analyses these developments but also showcases four exquisite short stories as examples: ‘Fat’ by Krys Lee from South Korea; ‘In The Garden’ by FT Kola from South Africa; ‘Ghosts’ by the Cuban-American Ana Menéndez; and ‘The Lake Retba Murder’ by Efemia Chela from Zambia and Ghana.
A relic of a bygone era – or a billion-strong social movement fighting for workers’ rights everywhere?
The reality of trade unionism today falls somewhere in between. In the Western world, union-busting laws, globalization and internal conflicts have left many trade unions reeling. In some countries of the Global South, trade unionists face discrimination, danger and even death. Meanwhile, workers’ rights are being sacrificed on the altar of corporate greed gone mad: zero-contract hours, sub-contracting, privatization, outsourcing and special economic zones are all part of a ‘race to the bottom’ being run by transnationals concerned only about their profits.
Yet all is not lost. From Colombia to China, Bangladesh to Barcelona, workers are still fighting for their rights – and, sometimes, winning. This issue, New Internationalist looks at the state of the unions, how they need to adapt to the new reality for workers in the 21st century, and why they are more important than ever.
In a nutshell: the countries most recently featured in the New Internationalist magazine.
Sharp insights from an array of guest writers.
Personal stories from our own correspondents.
Interviews with inspirational people.
Reviews of the latest books, films and music.
Seeing the world through a Southern lens.
A regular column from some of the best writers of the South.
Taking aim at the rich and powerful.
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– Emma Thompson –
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