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Paris climate summit

The Paris climate talks are looming. What, if anything, can we hope for? One thing is certain - the summit will not deliver a plan to avert climate disaster. But we must hang on for the ride. This issue, Jess Worth and Danny Chivers look at what's on the table at COP21, and talk to grassroots organizers looking beyond Paris.

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What's on the table at Paris?

Is a 'good climate deal' possible at Paris? Danny Chivers and Jess Worth ask: what's the best we can hope for?

Book reviews

An East German spy thriller with a difference - just one of the books reviewed this month.

Music reviews

Music by Philippe Pierlot & Dhruba Ghosh, and The Good Ones.

Film reviews

Two films worth watching this month. Reviews by Malcolm Lewis.

Patricio Guzmán's search for the truth

Roxana Olivera meets the documentary filmmaker renowned for delving into Chile’s dark past.

A story of waiting

As Western Sahara marks 40 years of occupation, Dominik Sipiński listens to refugees tired of broken promises and dreams.

China's climate transition

Is the world's most populous country a climate villain or an environmental leader? Sam Geall investigates.

Views from inside the climate talks

Activist experiences of previous UN climate talks, from New Internationalist's November magazine.

Forget Paris?

While politicians drag their feet at climate summits, Jess Worth and Danny Chivers find hope in unexpected places.

Still biting

Big Oil's history of denial, delay and distortion is laid bare by Greg Muttitt.

'The real power is below'

Campaigners, unionists and organizers discuss Paris, and beyond, from New Internationalist's November magazine.

And finally... Susan Abulhawa

Graeme Green talks to the Palestinian American author and human rights activist.

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