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A documentary festival leaves you with some startling images.Indigenous women in La Paz, Bolivia dressed in long skirts and blousesthrowing each other around the ring in Lucha wrestling as enthusiasticfans cheer and jeer. A Palestinian activist in an Israeli prison forwomen completely without remorse for the deaths of eight children inthe bombing she helped plan.…

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On the road from Guyana to Brazil

Nyan Storey on an inspirational trip through Guyana's rainforest and savannah.…

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Temperatures Rising

The privatization of public health systems Radio New Internationalist has just landed in Dublin to join one of the leading lights in Irish community radio - Jack Byrne from NEAR FM - as he reports on a pressing public interest issue: plans to privatize his country's public health system. Ireland - like so many other countries around the world - is preparing to follow the health system operating in the United States. Yet the health outcomes of the US-system are horrendous.…

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Violence and eviction

An indigenous community is evicted as disputes rage about land ownership in Argentina.…

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Women in Zimbabwe

One of the most underreported aspects of the ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe, is its effects on women. The recent release of two women activists from Mlondolozi prison reminds us the struggle ahead.…

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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.…

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It's funny, don't you think?

It’s funny, but has it struck anyone how amazing it is that incapitalism’s latest crisis, governments can suddenly find billions,nay, trillions of dollars to buy out the ailing banks? All withtaxpayers’ money of course.…

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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.…

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Indigenous Groups sound the REDD Alert

I'm currently writing an article for our forthcoming issue of the New Internationalistmagazine that looks at some of the potential dangers of relying oncarbon markets for preserving forests and biodiversity. The globalcarbon market is worth $64 billion but has yet to produce much in theway of reductions in emissions. It has however delivered huge profitsto some of the world's worst polluters who have been investing heavilyin carbon trading, offsets and 'environmental services'.…

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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. .…

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