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New Internationalist

May - June 2020

New Internationalist tackles today's most challenging global issues, confronts inequality and injustice and reports on positive changes happening around the world. Well-known for writing about topics before they reach the wider media, it is an essential read for those who want to explore progressive ideas.

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New Internationalist Publications
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a world of change

AMY HALL for the New Internationalist Co-operative newint.org As I’m sure is the case for everyone reading this, a lot has changed at New Internationalist over a very short span of time. We are all now working at home, some of us with young children also at home full time or trying to support those around us on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic. Like so many businesses, the pandemic has hit New Internationalist hard financially. We are giving it all we’ve got to come out the other side of this and keep delivering socially responsible journalism. In February we started a new project as part of the Nesta Future News Fund. Working with On Our Radar, who major on surfacing unheard stories, we held two community journalism workshops with clean air campaigners…

1 Min.
this month’s contributors include:

Aruna Chandrasekhar is an independent journalist from India, currently based in Oxford, UK. She writes about the environment, justice, energy, rights and climate. Michael Ohioze Simire is an urban planner and award-winning science journalist. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of EnviroNews Nigeria, an online news magazine. Subi Shah is a London-based print and broadcast journalist, working across numerous news outlets, including New Internationalist and the BBC World Service. Neil Vallelly is a political theorist and philosopher who teaches in the School of Arts at the University of Otago, New Zealand.…

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send us your feedback

Shocking image I’m a delighted subscriber and devour each magazine. As I started to read How we make poverty (NI 524) I was further thrilled to see that one of my heroes, John Christensen, co-founder of the Tax Justice Network, had a piece in it. But when I turned to that page, my stomach jumped as I saw what looked to me, undeniably, like a cartoon of a Hasidic Jew representing the reprehensible banker pillaging the world. I can only assume this was unintentional. I couldn’t imagine Christensen referencing the old, ugly, antisemitic trope of a Jewish banking cabal and was relieved not to find any. Rather, he soldiered on, telling us about the poisonous spider that is the world-wide secrecy jurisdiction system (aka 'offshore banking') robbing all countries of hundreds…

3 Min.
the two yewandes of jo’burg

I bear a Yoruba name. Yewande, iya wa mi de, means ‘mother has come to look for me’. My name is common in Nigeria and obscure in South Africa. Being from many places has a way of tempering all experiences. I have been beautiful in some cities, ugly in others; in a way it’s healthy – at least for the ego – to grow up understanding the balancing powers of context. A new friend in Jo’burg, a Nigerian, invited me to a picnic. He was going to be late but said the host, a Kenyan woman, knew me and that it would be fine to turn up before him. He mentioned the host’s name and I felt embarrassed at my poor memory, but hoped the minute I saw her face recognition…

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borderlines

Tables turned The coronavirus pandemic has upended normal life across the world – taking lives, decimating jobs and interrupting education. It has also brought restrictions for the world’s most privileged passport holders: efforts to contain Covid-19 have made borders – usually almost invisible to Europeans – a hard reality. Researchers at the COMPAS migration research centre, at the University of Oxford, posed the question: ‘whose passport is the strongest now?’ in a recent blog where they noted a temporary change in fortunes for globetrotting European passport holders entering Global South countries. When Europe was named the new epicentre of the out-break in March, Uganda was among the first to restrict travel to and from European countries, returning over 20 EU citizens who refused to agree to its border-control measures of two weeks in…

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greece breaking point

A young Afghan boy stares through the fence at the burnt-out shell of a building downhill from Moria refugee camp on Lesvos island – it was his school, he tells me. Run by a Swiss NGO, the centre was destroyed in early March in what reports have confirmed as an arson attack by far-right extremists. The situation for refugees on the Greek islands has sharply deteriorated in recent months. A six-year-old girl recently died in a fire at Moria camp and reports have emerged of push-backs and beatings by Greek border guards, with three refugees allegedly shot dead at the border with Turkey. Far-right protesters on the Aegean islands have at times prevented refugee boats from landing. The advent of Covid-19 has since added a new threat, with medical authorities issuing…