Issue 517 of New Internationalist
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Trade in turmoil: A chance for justice?
There was a time when trade was a slow-moving tanker of a topic – what we, at New Internationalist, would call a ‘solid development issue’.
Not in these times of Brexit turmoil and a Trumpian trade war with China. As we go to press, there is little certainty about how events will pan out over the next couple of hours – let alone months.
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What if...we reduced carbon emissions to zero by 2025?
Hazel Healy sketches out a radical scenario of carbon cold-turkey.
Remembering Pete Seeger
Mark Engler reflects on the life of Pete Seeger - an American musician, patriot and dissident.
Mixed media: film
Malcolm Lewis reviews Burning, directed and co-written by Chang-dong Lee; Green Book, directed and co-written by Peter Farrelly.
Mixed media spotlight: Sebastián Lelio
Chilean-Argentine director Sebastian Lelio speaks to Malcolm Lewis about writing complex, engaging characters and film as a '...
Should I accept inherited property?
Ethical and political dilemmas abound these days. Seems like we’re all in need of a New Internationalist perspective. Enter...
Radical lessons from bird watchers
Meet the long-tailed tit: a one-species rebuke to ruthless Darwinism. Tom Whyman reports.
India: men and #MeToo
Why are Indian men feeling unsafe? Nilanjana Bhowmick reacts to the 'unease' expressed by Indian men in today's #MeToo era.
Japan’s firewall against populism
Despite populism being rife everywhere else, Japan has refused to succumb. Are there lessons to be learned? asks Tina Burrett.
Should religion play a role in politics?
Dawn Foster and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown dispute whether or not religion should play a role in politics.
Mixed media: music
Louise Gray reviews the latest music releases by London-based quartet Skunk Anasie, and Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar.
The Interview: Soni Sori
Soni Sori, an award-winning human rights defender, speaks to Dilnaz Boga about fighting for justice for sexually abused Adivasi...
View from Africa: Cameroon
Here today, here tomorrow - Nanjala Nyabola questions Cameroon's never-ending presidential terms.