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I used to think that the political novel died in 1948, with thepublication of George Orwell’s ‘1984’. His precise destination may nothave been reached by 1984, but the direction of travel was similar.Then, at the end of history, politics became a profession - and storiesare, after all, about people, not quantity surveying.…

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Help us redesign the New Internationalist website

The New Internationalist is getting a major online overhaul, and we need your help to make it that extra bit spectacular..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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NI contributor's freedom of speech under threat

NI co-editor Dinyar Godrej, alterted us to the situation regarding political psychologist and NI contributor,Professor Ashis Nandy. Nandy is at the centre of a firestorm over anarticle he wrote after last year's elections in the Indian state ofGujarat which resulted in the re-election of one of India's mostincendiary politicians – Narendra Modi of the HindunationalistBharatiya Janata Party. In his article published in the Times of India,Nandy bemoans the current state of affairs in this…

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Everything free!

As we arrived this morning at the stadium where the World SocialForum is taking place, the traffic had come to a standstill. Which ispretty normal for Nairobi. But as we got out of the car to walk thefinal distance it became clear that this was no ordinary gridlock.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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No fairytale: the story of the Philippines

From Marcos to Arroyo, its leaders have pillaged and lied. But will this ‘Once Upon A Time’ have a happy ending? Iris Gonzales wishes she could wave her magic wand as she relates the sorry tale.…

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President patronizing

Obama’s speech in Ghana has caused anger in Africa, as Sokari Ekine explains.…

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Chapatis against Bush!

With a renewed vigour and fresh intensity, the World Social Forumfeels like it’s beginning to hit its stride. Thanks to the Kenyanactivists’ inspiring agitation, there is a feeling of genuinepossibility in the air. WSF Organizers have made good on some of theirassurances that the Forum will be a more open space and those unable topay will be allowed in.…

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Radio New Internationalist - The strength in the roots

This programs co-host, Richard Meeran, is a true internationalist. A human rights lawyer whose cases are challenging governments and countries across Africa, hes just been in India searching for his mothers childhood. He gives us a very personal account of what he finds in India and also in South Africa where black gold miners are dying because their workplaces that have treated them like disposable people.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rax Interview with Scott Forbes

"I suppose you just have to keep pushing and carry on climbing that uphill struggle in making change happen. NEVER GIVE UP!".…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rax Interview with Media Lens

We try to bear in mind that the corporate media is the source of some of the greatest, most lethal illusions of our age. We feel that challenging those illusions is of real value in efforts to combat human and animal suffering..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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