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Are US politicians serious about tackling corruption?

In this month’s podcast, our friends at the Tax Justice Network ask ‘is the US president really serious about tackling corruption in the finance sector?’.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The Panama Papers: a podcast special

The latest taxcast from the Tax Justice Network discusses the biggest offshore leak in history.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Radio New Internationalist - The Arrogance

The ArroganceThis week were linking up Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to explore why that bundle of international economic policies favoured by the neo-cons can fail so badly and uncover a common link. Its The Arrogance the arrogance of the World Bank in Indonesia, of the International Monetary Fund in Latin America, and US policy-preachers now working in Iraq. Todays guests all of whom are working closely with international policy makers open the doors to a range of very personal…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Kit Kat and brickbats

Nestlé gets another Fairtrade endorsement.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Human Rights Olympics

The starters' gun has gone off. We're all in the running. Many say it's the most important race of all - the human race.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Queer eye for the WSF

For me, one of the real achievements of this WSF has been thewonderful turnout of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex(LGBTI) activists here (particularly from Africa). The Q-Spot, a venuesetup by GALCK (the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya), was one of themost popular hangouts in the stadium. Numerous workshops, trainings,debates, film screenings, exhibits, and poetry readings were wellattended and there was a real buzz about the place.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Tribal revival

Guess which country the Radio New Internationalist team is talking about today? Its indigenous people - still struggling for rights to their land and resources - often live in shanty communities overrepresented by the unemployed, drug addicted, and alcoholic. Fringe-dwellers, they die much earlier than non-indigenous people, and suffer a range of chronic health problems. Many non-indigenous people say that these folk need to be integrated into mainstream society, but the standard of education…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Here comes the bride

Fresh from this year's International Women's Day celebrations, this week the Radio New Internationalist team pay tribute to the women of the world and the challenges that confront them as a result of marriage. While changing roles of women in public life, laws to stop obstacles to education such as the marriage of girl-brides and greater availability to contraception are gradually improving women's lives, progress is slow. Nikki van der Gaag - author of the No Nonsense Guide to Women's Rights…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Radio New Internationalist - Cotton Pickin'

Cotton pickinFresh from an assignment in India, New Internationalist co-editor Richard Swift joins the radio team to pick the issues from the worlds cotton fields. Ninety-nine per cent of cotton farmers now live in the Global South two-thirds in India and China. Yet some in India estimate that only one per cent of the price of a cotton shirt brought in the West ends up in the hands of the farmers.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Radio New Internationalist - Peace of the action

Peace of the actionProtecting a human rights campaigner as he lays bare the connections between a mayor and notorious paramilitary death squads. Helping mothers negotiate the release of their children kidnapped to become child soldiers. These are just some of the stories that women peacekeepers share with us in this weeks program.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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