We use cookies for site personalization and analytics. You can opt out of third party cookies. More info in our privacy policy.   Got it

Issue 518 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

March-April 2019

Building a new internationalism

When New Internationalist was founded in the 1970s, the world was divided into three camps: capitalist, communist and non-alligned. For the latter group, also called the Third World, internationalism was a way of making the world more equal. It took all sorts of forms, from Che Guevara travelling to Africa to help foment revolution to the establishment of United Nation's Committee on Trade and Development by 77 poor countries.


  • Discover unique global perspectives
  • Support high quality independent media
  • Magazine delivered to your door or inbox
  • Digital archive of over 500 issues

Subscribe »

Included in this issue

For women seeking refuge in Spain, a trail of peril awaits

The stories of women migrants making the desperate Mediterranean crossing to Europe are different from those of the men, marked...

How to one-up the universal basic income

A radical proposal to redefine and extend service provision to all those in need without breaking the bank has the potential to...

Uber drivers of the world, unite!

Internationalists should pay attention to the way modern capitalism is increasingly dependent on transnational supply chains...

The far-right international

Simon Childs on the strengths and limits of far-right co-ordination.

A Green New Deal for the US and beyond

Can this much lauded proposal help advance internationalist aims? Mark Engler argues that it could.

Red rice, decolonized

Nanjala Nyabola comments on the fluctuating, and often unaffordable, cost of local staples in Madagascar.

Mixed media spotlight: Euzhan Palcy

Euzhan Palcy tells Subi Shah what inspired her to become a filmmaker 35 years ago, and what keeps her fire burning.

Will cows and temples still deliver a mandate for Modi?

Nilanjana Bhowmick weighs up Modi's chances in the coming elections in India.

Corbyn vs the nation

Jeremy Corbyn is an internationalist. But the British economy is hardwired to extract profit from the Global South. Barnaby...

What does internationalism actually mean?

From Algiers to the Bandung Conferences, what became of the Third World movement?  

Past issues

Subscribe   Ethical Shop