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The No-Nonsense Guide to International Migration

'An embrace from Silvio Berlusconi is generally best avoided, at any age. But one of the more dubious welcomes he extended earlier this year was to 20,000 or so migrants from Tunisia in an exodus following the Arab spring.' .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Choking the life out of Gaza

Israel is responsible for a hell of a lot of the misery and human rights violations in the Gaza Strip: but Hamas is also harassing, interrogating and mistreating civilians. Between them, Israel and Hamas are choking the life out of the people trapped inside Gaza.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Naked emperors and the age of possibility

The G20 countries have never had Africa's interests at heart. As they meet in London this week, this is what Africa should be demanding of them.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The price of tourism

Kumar takes a small plaster elephant from the rows displayed on theglass cabinet of his shop. He starts drawing lines on the floor withits foot. 'The government wants to turn this place into a second TajMahal.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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BP: is the party over?

20 April is the one-year anniversary of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest environmental catastrophe in the US. It's far from over, and the oil giant continues gambling with our planet.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma must address its ‘Rohingya problem’

With ethnic violence displacing hundreds of thousands, a resolution can’t come too soon, says Iris Gonzales.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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On the road to self-destruction

On 2,500 dead crocodiles, 50 pesos a day and how not to do things.…

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Dreaming of a Fair Trade Christmas

This week, as the holiday shopping season gets into full swing, we examine some of the impacts our consumption patterns have on people and planet. We take a look at some of the food we eat, the clothes we wear and what gadgets we use and ask whether 'ethical shopping' is a way out of the quagmire. Today's co-host is New Internationalist co-editor Jess Worth who's done some research into the ethical shopping sector and has found that all is not as simple as it seems at first glance.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The view from on high

The view from the Shanti Café is, undeniably, spectacular. Beach,fishing boats, distant Shore Temples rising from the spray of theturquoise sea. And as the café is one floor up, there are additionaladvantages to the view, as the European owner points out: 'It's betterup here where you don't have to be watched by poor people looking atyour food as you eat.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The boat people who came… and couldn’t leave

When two small fishing vessels sailed into Gaza Port on 23 August with their renegade crews of international solidarity activists, thousands of Gazans came to greet them. It was a glorious sunny afternoon, and the 46 activists on board the boats had done something amazing: after sailing more than 30 hours from Cyprus, they’d broken the siege of Gaza. Few of us who live here thought they’d make it, and we were delighted to be proved wrong.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

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