Issue 532 of New Internationalist
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The world must do more
'You messed with the wrong generation.' This rallying cry against the return of junta rule is still reverberating across Myanmar. The unprecedented resistance, in fact, cuts across society. We look at how the February 2021 coup has united millions to stand up to a ruthless regime and inspired calls for a new democracy that removes the military from politics for good. Featuring people on the frontlines of the struggle, we lay out how the world must take immediate steps to back them.
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‘Life is at a turning point’: Inside Myanmar’s resistance
Four people on the frontlines of the anti-coup movement in Myanmar tell Preeti Jha why they are not giving up.
Fighting the cartel
Myanmar’s generals have amassed fortunes. Aye Min Thant highlights the movements aiming to stop profiteering.
A bloody business
Iris Gonzales reflects on a violent national obsession that has only grown under coronavirus restrictions in the Philippines.
Is there such a thing as a ‘good’ carbon offset?
Is there more to carbon offsetting than greenwash? Danny Chivers explores.
The interview: Sayragul Sauytbay
Sayragul Sauytbay on being forced to teach propaganda in a concentration camp for Uyghur people.
Hall of infamy: Alexander Lukashenko
How the Belarus leader clings to power.
‘Will my activism jeopardize my future?’
A climate activist fears what impact a conviction could have on their future and turns to Agony Uncle.
When will Chad be free – of France?
France’s involvement in Chad makes a mockery of independence, argues Nanjala Nyabola.
Breaking records – for the rich and the hungry
Leonardo Sakamoto on hideous wealth and – and poverty.
A state of chaos
Nilanjana Bhowmick on the colossal failure of governance that has led to needless deaths on a massive scale.
How shadow courts threaten the climate
An international energy agreement could leave governments across the Global South exposed to expensive lawsuits from corporate...
Spotlight: Selma Dabbagh
Writer Selma Dabbagh speaks to Rahila Gupta about reclaiming Arab women’s sexuality.