Issue 511 of New Internationalist
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Who cares? Humanitarianism under attack
It’s official: the world is becoming more dangerous. Wars are on the rise, and humanitarian crises bloom like algae in their wake. Critically, these man-made disasters are happening at a time when the international community’s commitment to humane values – and ability to act – is increasingly in question.
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Mixed Media: Books
No Turning Back by Rania Abouzeid; Beside the Syrian Sea by James Wolff; Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, translated...
And Finally: Meena Kandasamy
The writer and activist discusses domestic abuse, social media and politics in India with Graeme Green.
The away team
Alessio Perrone reports on Algeria’s marginalized Kabylia region, where a minority’s struggle has spilled over into football.
Letter from Marabá: Toxic promises
Dan Baron Cohen’s debut column from the Brazilian Afro-indigenous community Cabalo Seco.
Mixed Media: Music
Mambo Cósmico by Sonido Gallo Negro and Forest Bathing by A Hawk and a Hacksaw.
Mixed Media: Film
Even When I Fall, co-directed by Kate McLarnon and Sky Neal; 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute), directed and co-written by Robin...
The other side of the Bitcoin
Bitcoin is more than premium bonds for hipsters or the veganism of finance, writes Omar Hamdi.
Worldbeater: Mohammed bin Salman
Saudi Arabia’s King-in-waiting – and his aggressive foreign policy – is put under the spotlight.
Humanitarian drones and other anachronisms
Aid-by-drone, what’s not to like? New tech in the sector brings many problems, Nick Dowson explains.
Iranian Women protest the veil
On 27 December 2017, 31-year-old Vida Movahed removed her headscarf, tied it to a stick and stood atop a telecoms box on busy...
Pad Man to the rescue! India’s menstrual hygeine hero
From school dropout, to welder, to sanitary towel entrepreneur: Arunachalam Muruganantham has led a unique life, discovers Tom...
Indigenous lives matter in Canada
Thousands of Canadians – indigenous and non-indigenous – took to the streets in cities across the country after an all-white...