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The boy from Mutanabe Street

A photograph of a young Iraqi symbolizes so much in an Iraq which remains in turmoil.…

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

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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Mayday on May Day

We've 'moved on' to a brave new world in which, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara, you have to swim with the tide...…

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

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
  • Rank: 100

Radio New Internationalist - Alternative radio waves

A test for any true democracy is whether or not people can hear, and be heard on, a diverse range of views. Paradoxically, while the Rich World wages war to bring its concept of democracy to the Middle East, it does nothing as its own minorities are marginalized by a shrinking base of media owners. While the United States media had some fifty major conglomerates in the 1980s, by the year 2000 just six corporations dominated.…

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

There's no escaping racism in India

Prejudice against inter-state and foreign migrants is on the rise, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.…

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

Bring workers’ rights back into fashion

Angered by the avoidable tragic factory collapse at Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, Mari Marcel Thekaekara looks at how we’ve regressed on employment.…

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

Overseas Filipino Workers – heroes at home, exploited abroad

In Qatar, Iris Gonzales is surrounded by fellow Filipinos forced to find jobs away from their families.…

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

‘We need leaders who want a better world’

The death of Margaret Thatcher gives Mari Marcel Thekaekara pause for thought.…

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

Cyber crimes

Next time youre downloading a film or music through the internet, spare a thought for Hew Griffiths, 44 years old, unemployed and now languishing in a jail half a world away from his home. Unlike most of the other inmates, hes not there for doing drugs, theft or assault. Rather, his crime was to belong to a group that cracked security codes of some of the United States biggest media moguls, giving group members access to software and games that - if downloaded - could have been accessed free of…

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

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