Issue 526 of New Internationalist
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The Kurds: Betrayed again
While the world’s attention is on the Covid-19 pandemic, Turkey is ramping up its war against the Kurds – in Syria, in Iraq and in Turkey itself. Will the West, once again, wring its hands and do nothing to help the friends who led the fight against Islamic State?
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The radical book review
Jo Lateu, Peter Whittaker, Vanessa Baird review Solved by Andrew Wear; Artemisia by Anna Banti; Becoming Kim Jong-Un by Jung H...
Hall of infamy: Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi’s spectacular fall from human rights icon to genocide denier.
Mixed media: music
Louise Gray and Malcolm Lewis weigh up the latest in alternative music releases.
The radical film review
The Uncertain Kingdom by Various; The Australian Dream directed by Daniel Gordon; Classics: The Happy Family co-written and...
‘I’ll paint all the ways South Sudan has suffered’
South Sudan’s James Aguer Garang talks to Jan-Peter Westad about art, trauma and healing.
The interview: Sarojini Nadimpally
Fresh from organizing deliveries of PPE to frontline workers, social scientist Sarojini Nadimpally speaks to Amy Hall about...
100 years of hope, struggle and betrayal
The Kurdish quest for freedom and independence has been long, dramatic and complicated. Here’s a potted history of the past...
A shot at statehood
Lorraine Mallinder gets inside the proto-petrostate of Iraqi Kurdistan.
In an uncertain global future, is it ethical to have children?
Ethical and political dilemmas abound these days. Seems like we’re all in need of a New Internationalist perspective. Enter...
Dreaming of Sur
Five years after bombarding the historic neighbourhood of Sur, the Turkish state still wants to keep Kurdish residents out. But...
Introducing...Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Richard Swift on the ambiguous figure managing the WHO’s pandemic response.
Ways of belonging
Having travelled to the land of her birth as the coronavirus pandemic began to gather pace, Yewande Omotoso feels the tug of...