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Issue 531 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

May-June 2021

Vaccine equality

Who gets it? Covid-19 vaccines are the world’s great hope but not everyone has the same access to jabs. Vaccine nationalism, corporate power and wealth inequality are a few of the things standing in the way. This Big Story makes the internationalist case for fair, global access to vaccination.


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No country for her

Women experiencing abuse from their partners need more than a helpline, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick. 

Smothered by roads

Nanjala Nyabola mourns the loss of Nairobi's canopy, and questions the expansion of cities. 

New Internationalist: the first 50 years – and the next

Chris Brazier looks back over a career as co-editor that stretches back to 1984, remembering highlights and dark moments from...
KM Bhai conducting an RTI Workshop at his tea stall. Credit: KM Bhai

Would you like answers with your chai?

From his tea stall in rural Uttar Pradesh, Krishna Murari Yadav is supporting people to ask difficult questions of the Indian...
Credit: Lula Marques/Agência PT/Partido dos Trabalhadores/Flickr

Lula is back in the game

After a court annulled all the sentences against him, Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is back in the running...

Is my daughter’s pro-Palestine activism turning antisemitic?

Ethical and political dilemmas abound these days. Seems like we’re all in need of a New Internationalist perspective. Enter...

Hall of infamy: Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan autocrat Yoweri Museveni digs his heels in yet again. 

What if…we all got paid the same

Vanessa Baird imagines turning the tide on wage inequality.
Two girls by the roadside near Kazarman. TIM DIRVEN/PANOS

Kyrgyzstan: at a glance

Tina Burrett on Central Asia’s only electoral democracy.

Spotlight: Saif Osmani

Artist Saif Osmani talks to Subi Shah about urban culture, gentrification and Brexit.

The alternative book review

 Jo Lateu, Peter Whittaker, and Vanessa Baird on the latest releases in radical publishing.

Mixed media: music

Louise Gray and Malcolm Lewis review sounds from Irish folk musician Rhiannon Giddens and experimentalist Laurie Anderson.

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