Issue 509 of New Internationalist
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What’s left for the young?
Read our January/February 2018 issue on Millennials. Edited by Yohann Koshy.
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Gina Lopez fights Philippine mining
The fiery Filipino environmentalist talks to Veronique Mistiaen.
What’s left for young people today? Yohann Koshy examines the emergence of ‘millennials’ and the political activism they are...
Africa needs to drop the ‘youth bulge’ discourse
Wangui Kimari makes the case that the youth discourse in Africa has patronizing, colonialist tones.
Kids at work: a Dalit activist
Ravali Medari was moved to take up political activism alongside her academic work. Meena Kandasamy looks at how caste and class...
Kids at work: a YouTube vlogger
Jake Edwards, a transgender YouTube vlogger, has a uniquely millennial career. Edward Siddons spoke to him to find out more...
Kids at work: a migrant in Italy
Sophia Seymour and Daisy Squires shine a light on Musa Fata, a Gambian migrant who hopes to become a world-famous DJ.
No room for dissidents in Georgia and Azerbaijan
Georgia was once hailed as a ‘beacon of democracy’, but geopolitics have taken priority over human rights, writes Onnik...
Over the rainbow: South Africa’s young radicals
South Africa’s first post-apartheid generation has come of age. And they’re not happy with the way the ANC are handling things...
Laughing and crying online
Social media use is correlated with mental health problems. But is it simply cause and effect? Marcus Gilroy-Ware finds out.
A group of one’s own
For young girls across the Muslim world, social media has become a therapeutic medium. Hussein Kesvani reports.
The weighted scales of justice
Amy Booth visits a Bolivian prison and meets those let down by patchy law enforcement.
The rebranding of a rotter
Don’t let Sean Spicer whitewash himself with showbiz. Steve Parry writes.