New Internationalist

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Social change is written in the streets

Fifty years ago the Civil Rights Act was passed into law in the US. Movements not governments propel change, believes Mark Engler.

Filed in: Race United States

Bring down the duke and bring up the collective

A dynamic group of cash-strapped US students have come up with a novel way to make ends meet, says George Lavender.

Filed in: Finance United States

Spinning gold: the ‘happy’ story of Canadian mining

What world are Goldcorp’s shareholders living in, wonders Emilie Teresa Smith as she sits in on their AGM.

Filed in: Canada Guatemala Mining

‘How did our community survive this?’

The Missing Children’s project is investigating the deaths and disappearances of aboriginal students who died in church-run schools. Janet Nicol reports.

Filed in: Canada First Nations Reservations (Canada)

What the US made of Thomas Picketty

Mark Engler reports on reactions to a surprise best seller.

Filed in: Economics Media United States

Hart Island, New York's secret graveyard

Gone but not forgotten - family members are campaigning for access to the city’s burial ground, reports Mischa Wilmers.

Filed in: Prisons United States

Winner takes all – Obama gets his way in the Philippines

Iris Gonzales reflects on a very one-sided state visit by the US President.

Filed in: Military Philippines Politics United States

What the Abu Ghraib images really tell us about war

US soldiers who posed next to hooded inmates in the Baghdad prison 10 years ago revealed the ‘banality of evil’, explains Sean Willcock.

Filed in: Iraq Military North America Violence

The death penalty: killing them nicely?

Debating what constitutes as ‘humane executions’ allows politicians to avoid discussing abolition, argues Robert Walsh.

Filed in: Prisons United States

The problem with Cadillac's electric wheels

Mark Engler explores the ultimate paradox of green consumerism

Filed in: Environment United States

PODCAST: Forget congress and legislate!

This month, Naomi Fowler looks to Maine, the latest American state to clamp down on tax havens.

Filed in: Finance United States

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