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What could it mean to ‘decolonize’ when it comes to addressing global poverty?

What are the anti-colonial responses taking place to confront the ongoing impacts of British colonialism and imperialism?

This year-long series will explore some of these questions across New Internationalist’s website and magazine.

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Join us in Glasgow on Friday 15 September to explore what it could mean to reckon with the impacts of colonialism and why this is essential to building a more just future.

Join us on Monday 25 September to discuss the growing demands for debt cancellation, and climate reparations alongside special guests.

The bronze statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes is removed in Cape Town on 9 April 2015 as Rhodes Must Fall protesters film the event. DESMOND BOWLES/FLICKR

Musawenkosi Cabe speaks to activists who were part of the Rhodes Must Fall push to decolonize universities and challenge white supremacy.

Performance by curator KV at the 'No Place like Home' exhibition by Vietnamese diaspora collective at the Museum of the Home in London, UK. Julio Etchart

Museums and colonialism are inextricably linked. Julio Etchart explores how projects in colonizing countries are wrestling with how to address that past.

Author Lutivini Majanja performs her story ‘Home’ at the Story Sosa event in Nairobi, a new Kenyan media initiative hosted by Baraza Media Lab on 23 July 2023. SLUMIDIA/STORY SOSA

A new Kenyan media initiative is using live performance to break free of colonial industry norms, Patrick Gathara reports.

Playing dominoes in central Bridgetown, Barbados on 15 November 2021, a couple of weeks before the ceremony to swear in Sandra Mason as president. JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES

Amy Hall reports from Barbados on abolishing the British monarchy and the legacies of colonialism.

Activists from Debt for Climate and Extinction Rebellion shut down traffic in front of the IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Washington, DC on 13 October 2022, as part of decolonization demonstrations. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES

If you want to build a more just world, we need to confront the legacies of empire, argues Amy Hall.

Abdullahi Gonjobe

Can you really put a price on nature? Anthony Lang’at reports on a controversial scheme seen as innovative and beneficial by some and carbon colonialism by others.

Gathering vegetables for market  in the Mau Forest, August 2008.  REUTERS/FINBARR O'REILLY

One year after a court ruling, the Ogiek are still waiting for reparations. Amy Hall reports on a case that could change the lives of Indigenous people across the region.

Elder Taharakau Stewart (in the middle with cane), is joined by other Māori people during a ceremony in Berlin, Germany on 29 April 2019. The event marked the handing back of the remains of ancestors which had been held as part of Charité – Berlin University of Medicine’s former anthropology collections. JÖRG CARSTENSEN/DPA/ALAMY

For centuries, museums have held human remains as artefacts. Hana Pera Aoake explored what can be learned from the programme driving the push to bring Māori and Moriori ancestors home?

A person wih peacock feathers over their eyes stands in front of a trans pride flag

Priti Salian on how activists are fighting the colonial mindset to push for trans rights in India.

Heading out to sea in Mahébourg, Mauritius, a country on the radar of tax justice activists. TOMMY TRENCHARD/PANOS PICTURES

Could a Kenyan court case point the way towards a more just tax system? Amy Hall investigates.

Women sift stones for building material at the abandoned slagheap of the Chinese-owned Luanshya Copper Mine, in Kitwe, Zambia. ​​​​​​​Credit: Joerg Boethling/Alamy 

Debt crises are back with a vengeance as the dollar goes from strength to strength and interest rates rise. As the International Monetary Fund keeps pushing austerity, Zambian journalist Zanji Valerie Sinkala explores whether that’s really a solution to her country’s economic woes.

Illustration shows a couple with a baby gazing on to a green pastured horizon with birds gathering in the air. Image created by Julie Flett for We Sang You  Home by Richard Van Camp, published by Orca  Book Publishers

Riley Yesno explores some of the ways the Indigenous-led movement is redistributing land and wealth in North America.

A group of women are pictured tending to vegetables in Koyli Alpha, Senegal, in 2019. They were taking part in the Great Green Wall project which hopes to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land across the African continent by 2030. Simon Townsley/Panos

It brings power and wealth to whoever holds it, but land should be treated as a public good, argues Amy Hall.

New Internationalist launches a one-year series exploring responses to poverty that address the reality of post-independence power dynamics within and between countries.

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