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New times, new battles in India and beyond

Every generation responds differently to the crises and issues they face, reflects Mari Marcel Thekaekara.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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In Search of Santa

Ho, ho, ho! The Radio New Internationalist team had a good laugh when we found out where Santa - or St Nicholas - really came from. It's another indication that, when it comes to Christmas, history gets swept aside and traditions take over. Dick Gross, author of Godless Gospel: A modern guide to meaning and morality, jumps on the sleigh with Chris Richards as we search for Santa and the meaning of Christmas.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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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. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Liberia: the first African Republic

Sokari Ekine looks at the founding of Liberia and the context it might provide to the country's two civil wars.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Radio New Internationalist - Sultans of Spin

Public relations experts are manipulating information in favour of companies, governments and the rich at blinding speeds. Many communities are so resigned to this spin-doctoring that governments and officials who get caught-out lying still get elected. While conservative organizations are permitted to tear away at the truth, ordinary people are left on the sidelines wondering what to believe.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Happy anniversary!

As Sierra Leone celebrates 50 years of independence, Sulakshana Gupta revisits the photographic past.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Environmentalists 1, Dutch Government 0

Beulah Devaney looks at the legal implications of a landmark case in the Netherlands.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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When did fair trade become a consumerist concept?

Tim Gee argues for fair trade’s return to the heart of the global justice movement.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The real black history

As we enter Black History Month, a new music video champions black culture's real heritage and highlights the bias against it, reports Jody McIntyre.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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‘A two-state solution is not the key to peace’

Israeli historian and author Ilan Pappe talks to Frank Barat about propaganda, solidarity and hope for a new reality.…

  • Tue Jul 5 13:59:00 2016
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