Issue 507 of New Internationalist
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Humans vs robots
Many would describe automation as a tsunami. But our issue 507 explains that the tech isn’t at fault; the motives of those who jostle to control it are.
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A look at Uzbekistan today
In December, the country elected the successor of long-time dictator Karimov. But things might not get much better.
Why some punchlines are beyond a joke
Kate Smurthwaite asks: does mainstream comedy have the wrong targets in its sights?
Our favourite music from the world: November
TootArd’s second album Laissez Passer; Nitin Sawhney’s Live at Ronnie Scott’s.
Get up, stand up! Cannabis in South Africa
Alice McCool meets the Rastafarian lawyer fighting for cannabis freedom.
Our book picks for November
This month's reviews include Red Famine, by Anne Applebaum and The Rage, by Julia Ebner.
Who is Palau’s marine sanctuary really for?
Is Palau's marine reserve as good as it sounds – or a route to luxury tourism?
A word with Yuri Herrera
The Mexican political scientist talks drugs, racism and masculinity with Graeme Green.
Fire in Cochabamba’s mountains
Not a sign of progress but a cause for alarm. Amy Booth reports from Cochabamba’s overlong dry season