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Buddhists at loggerheads

‘It’s tooconfusing for me,’ I heard a student confessing outside Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre. To theright was a group of Tibetan exiles with their brightly coloured flags, here togreet the Dalai Lama on the Oxford leg of his UK tour.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Gaza is changed forever

‘Wehave lost everything… But tell them, tell the world, we do not want food ormoney – we just want our life back, and we want our freedom.’.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Repenting Homophobia

Symon Hill, author of the No-Nonsense Guide to Religion, will walk from Birmingham to London this summer, speaking along the way, in repentance for his former homophobic stance..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Taking it lying down

As I write this, a huge, beautiful old sycamore tree is beingunceremoniously chain-sawed to the ground in Oxford city centre. Why?To make way for a monstrous gleaming new shopping centre so that,according to the Council, 'our retail and city centre economy can beviable into the future.'.…

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

Sleepless in Oxford

Here’s a question, something that has been bothering me for some time now: How does Tony Blair sleep at night? .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Climate campaigners target coal power construction firm

For the second time this month, campaigners have targeted offices ofSurrey-based building firm BAM Nuttall. Protesters have climbed thecompany’s flagpole and raised a flag reading “no new coal”. Sevenpeople have attempted to enter the building to speak to ChiefExecutive Martin J.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A fond farewell

David Pitt was for many years New Internationalist's proofreader extraordinaire; he will be much missed.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Spiders and the World Cup

Rain.My first dose of large quantities of it, through most of the night andnow most of the day. The surface of the water around me fizzes likesoda.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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knowledge is power - NI youtube video

A thought provoking viral developed by the NI community. Please show atgigs, cinemas, community centres, schools etc. The music was written bysome very special Oxford guests! .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The perils of writing a history of the world

When I first embarked on writing a brief history of the world, my colleagues at the New Internationalist thought I was mad, says Chris Brazier. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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