Are we living through the dying days of the oil age? The oil industry is certainly facing challenging times. While the world is still dependent on ‘black gold’, change is on the horizon. Capital expenditure by the largest oil companies is now five times what it was in 2000, yet production has barely increased. The implications of this looming ‘carbon bubble’ are gradually dawning on the financial sector. Grassroots resistance and fossil-fuel divestment campaigns are racking up successes. The November issue explores these momentous developments and highlights strategies to prize big oil’s toxic grip from our political process.
November 2014, Issue 477
Each month we publish some of the best stories from New Internationalist magazine.
Why did an oil company go to such lengths to monitor Jess Worth’s activism? Perhaps we are more powerful than we think.
Twenty years after the execution of their leader, the Ogoni people are rebelling once more. Patrick Naagbanton reports from the frontline.
Change is coming. Jess Worth examines whether growing pressure for divestment and disruption can knock Big Oil off its perch.
The daily reality of life in Gaza creates unseen psychological scars, writes psychiatrist Samah Jabr.
A group of young Chechens is battling to save their social club, reports Alice Lagnado.
Doctors Nayna Patel and Mohan Rao go head to head.
It's a complicated issue, admits Kate Smurthwaite.
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Success stories from around the world.
Investors are starting to wonder whether oil’s such a good bet, reveals Jeremy Leggett.
Graeme Green talks to author and activist Naomi Klein about why global warming is a political issue.
It’s hard to trust official sources of information, so CAR’s citizens are desperate for the truth, discovers Ruby Diamonde.
Animism by Tanya Tagaq; Spirit of Malombo by Julian Bahula.
The Overnighters, directed by Jesse Moss; The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum.
By Night the Mountain Burns, by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel; Inequality and the 1% by Danny Dorling; Assata by Assata Shakur; and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein.
Citizen activism marches on.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is put under the spotlight.
Afghan photo-journalist Barat Ali Batoor tells Michelle Slater about using his own experience of asylum to help others.
‘Africa isn’t all refugee camps and windswept savannahs’. Nigerian author and journalist Dayo Olopade on the future of the Bright Continent.
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