Issue 491 of New Internationalist
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PISA-envy, Pearson and Starbucks-style schools
Good for corporations, but what about the pupils? Adam Unwin and John Yandell consider the impact of edu-businesses.
Claiming our victories
Don't listen to the cynics – Mark Engler thinks activists should pat themselves on the back.
Net gains for politicians
Steve Parry explains why politicians and the internet don't get on. PLUS: Polyp's Big Bad World cartoon.
The demoralized mind
John F Schumaker asks how we can treat our sick culture and make ourselves well.
Country profile: Brazil
Jan Rocha on the challenges and paradoxes in one of the world's most unequal countries.
Diana Beresford-Kroeger unveils the hidden bio-chemistry of trees.
Forest communities are under siege in Cambodia, says Fran Lambrick.
Sustainable forestry may be an oxymoron. Chris Lang finds some holes in the system.
Facts and figures about trees and forests, from carbon control to biodiversity.
A word with Shazia Mirza
Comedian Shazia Mirza reveals her inspirations, fears and political passions.
Escaping the pressures of modern life in Japan. By Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons.
The freedom of the city
Trust between communities is being rebuilt, writes Ruby Diamonde.