On the eve of yet another World Economic Forum, Zubair Sayed looks at how people are mobilizing to find solutions to social problems exacerbated by inequality.
Vanessa Baird imagines turning the tide on wage inequality.
The relocation of the UN climate summit to Spain is a distraction from growing state repression.
What does Tumblr's decision mean for those who rely on the site as one of the only sexually permissible online spaces? Jillian York asks.
A new aerial cabaret show explores the housing crisis and the debts of home. Amy Hall reports.
According to Bill Gates, Steven Pinker and the like, the world has never been better and global poverty is shrinking. Jason Hickel calls their bluff.
How can we transform the calamity that has befallen us and create healing? Vanessa Baird on the change we can be.
Tamara Pearson explains why the poor are not taken seriously on creative stages.
South Africa’s first post-apartheid generation has come of age. And they’re not happy with the way the ANC are handling things. Chris Webb explains.
Kam Sandhu questions some persistent assumptions.
Poverty is not down to chance or bad choices. It’s hard wired into a deeply unequal economic system. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Dinyar Godrej.
England’s schools funnel its most marginalized young people towards the criminal justice system, writes Zahra Bei. But educators and young people are reimagining what’s possible.
How to finance a Green New Deal that is truly global? Fadhel Kaboub has a proposal that builds in colonial and climate reparations.
Citizens’ groups are resisting gentrification, evictions and housing inequality in urban South Africa in a variety of creative ways. Ben Verghese and Ilham Rawoot report from Cape Town.
Why is it so easy for governments to ignore this much-feted document? TJ Coles analyzes the British case.
These latest announcements look like a modern-day scramble for Africa, Kate Osamor writes.
Despite its modern and prosperous image, Chile’s repressive institutions have remained intact since the Pinochet dictatorship. Could change be on the horizon, asks Carole Concha Bell?
Danny Dorling and Annika Koljonen explain how Finland has come to be so equal, peaceful and happy – and sketch out the lessons we might learn from its example.
The race is on to patent all marine life – and some have got a head start. Marine scientist Robert Blasiak explains to Vanessa Baird what it means.
Conservationists in the Global South are seeking sustainable pathways, finds Graeme Green.
Caught in the crossfire of state repression and guerilla fighters, Adivasi inhabitants of India’s ‘red corridor’ are exploring ways to stop the violence in their continuing struggle for land rights. Hannah Kirmes-Daly…
Carole Concha Bell on Chile’s unfinished revolution.
Ethical and political dilemmas abound these days. Seems like we’re all in need of a New Internationalist perspective. Enter stage: Agony Uncle.