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June 2011

Anti-immigrant parties and ultra-right populists have moved into the mainstream. How can we begin a positive cultural shift and 'retoxification' of extremism?

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The boys in Brazil's favelas who shun violence

Gender activist Gary Barker sees young men who respect woman and are connected fathers.

Canada quits Afghanistan, almost

Canadian troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan this month. In theory, at least, reports Wayne Ellwood.

Peacekeeping forces fail to protect Congolese

As the LRA terrorizes the DRC, the UN's mandate expires

Anarchism: the A word

Uri Gordon offers insight into what anarchism – a word bandied about carelessly by the press – really means.

Tea and paranoia

Politicians in the US and Australia play the anti-immigration card.

Ben Okri

The award-winning Nigerian poet and novelist tells Rowenna Davis why now is the time for new dreams.
Banks and robbers

Banks and robbers

New Internationalist columnist Anna Chen asks whether we should care about a few smashed (but fully insured) plate-glass windows.

Haiti

A profile of the troubled Caribbean nation.

The al-Assad family

Syria’s ruling al-Assad family.

Just Do It: a film on climate activism

Sylvia Rowley catches up with exceptional filmmaker Emily James. Plus, a special offer for New Internationalist readers.

Palm trees in the snow

There are no palm trees in Wisconsin – but there’s a red-faced newsreader at Fox News.

Holidays in Rwanda

Ten years after fleeing his home country, *Jean Kayigamba* makes an emotional return.

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