Issue 527 of New Internationalist
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Covid-19: Lessons from the pandemic
It's hard to talk of any good that might come of the collective tragedy of Covid-19. But it has taught us important lessons on almost every topic you care to mention – equality, health, ecology, democracy, economics, surveillance, food security... Will we seize the moment to take note?
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‘My best jokes come from moments that have angered me’
US-Palestinian comedian Maysoon Zayid talks to Subi Shah about acting, politics, race and breaking out as a disabled performer.
Letter from Johannesburg
Green medicine: Yewande Omotoso’s apartment is slowly being taken over by plants, much to her delight.
Green and just
How to finance a Green New Deal that is truly global? Fadhel Kaboub has a proposal that builds in colonial and climate...
Safeguarding without snooping
Nick Dowson explores options for monitoring people in the interest of public health while respecting their privacy.
A human story
Economies in a tailspin will need a different vision to steady them, believes Dinyar Godrej.
5 polluters making the pandemic pay
Amy Hall gives a rundown of some of the companies and industries who have ramped up their ruinous activities during Covid-19.
Hunger: the facts
A data dive into global trends explores how rising malnourishment co-exists with overabundance and waste.
Can workers reset the system?
Tansy Hoskins on how garment makers could be better protected in future.
Kids locked up
Amy Hall speaks to the campaigners leading the call against childhood incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
The radical book review
Peter Whittaker, Jo Lateu, and Vanessa Baird weigh up the latest releases in progressive publishing.
Country profile: Palestine
Curfews, routine raids and land-grabs. Zoe Holman on what has become of the fragmented Occupied Palestinian Territories’...
‘Young people in our country need care and support to thrive’
Flavia Mutamutega, Rwanda’s sole agony aunt for adolescent girls, tells Veronique Mistiaen about the problems that preoccupy...