Issue 508 of New Internationalist
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You will agree: escalating repression
Mandeep Tiwana on how repression becomes the rule.
Defame, criminalize, murder
How environment defenders are being stopped in the Global South. Leny Olivera and Sian Cowman report from Latin America.
Whose streets? The clampdown on popular rights
Across the world political space is shrinking. Richard Swift explains how and why.
How Turkey’s citizens lost their rights
The low-down from Turkish writer and analyst Hakki Mahfuz on the country’s crackdown.
İştar Gözaydın: from lectern to prison
Academic İştar Gözaydın’s first-hand experiences of the clampdown in Turkey.
Colonizing civil society
Political strategists brainstorm ways to remove democratic impediments to their bosses’ plans.
Homage to Catalonia
Taking the long view of fearless resistance. By Kevin Buckland, writing from Barcelona.
Guerrillas gamble for peace
‘Each person must say we won’t do this again.’ Guerrilla leader Pablo Beltrán of Colombia’s ELN talks to Mónica del Pilar Uribe...
Arvind Gupta: making toys from trash
Making learning fun for young minds. Priti Salian reports from a classroom in Bangalore.
‘Every signature was an act of courage’
How did West Papuan campaigners build a 1.8 million-strong petition despite Indonesian repression? By Danny Chivers.
Plan for Australia’s largest coal mine faces struggle
Australia’s Adani mine must be stopped, argue Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret.
From smoke stacks to solar: Port Augusta
South Australia’s coal-fired powerhouse is going solar, reports Dan Spencer.