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Issue 509 of New Internationalist

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January-February 2018

What’s left for the young?

Read our January/February 2018 issue on Millennials. Edited by Yohann Koshy.


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Gina Lopez

Gina Lopez fights Philippine mining

The fiery Filipino environmentalist talks to Veronique Mistiaen.
Youth: Arrested development

Arrested Development

What’s left for young people today? Yohann Koshy examines the emergence of ‘millennials’ and the political activism they are...
Youth bulge: A public billboard in Uganda urges young people to have smaller families.

Africa needs to drop the ‘youth bulge’ discourse

Wangui Kimari makes the case that the youth discourse in Africa has patronizing, colonialist tones.
‘People are intolerant towards Dalits speaking up,’ says Ravali Medari, a student activist at the University of Hyderabad.

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...
Jake Edwards is a YouTube vlogger: a uniquely millennial career

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...
Musa Fata's social media feed shows a life of ease and abundance.

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...
FeesMustFall: Protesters celebrate the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes from the University of Cape Town.

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...
Social media mental health: The popular social media emoji depicting someone laughing so hard that they are crying. Or is it the other way around?

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.
Young girls in Malaysia are finding a safe space in social media networks.

A group of one’s own

For young girls across the Muslim world, social media has become a therapeutic medium. Hussein Kesvani reports.
Bolivian prisons

The weighted scales of justice

Amy Booth visits a Bolivian prison and meets those let down by patchy law enforcement.
Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s first Press Secretary.

The rebranding of a rotter

Don’t let Sean Spicer whitewash himself with showbiz. Steve Parry writes.

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