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The fight for clean air

If humans have nothing else in common, it’s that we all need to breathe. But, over 90 per cent of us have to live with polluted air. This edition of New Internationalist takes up the fight for clean air.

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Women march during the National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Black women in the vanguard

In Brazil, misogynoir – misogyny directed at black women – has been used to fire up President Jair Bolsonaro’s machismo base,...
Senegal's President Macky Sall addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Who are you calling ‘international community’?

When did the ‘international community’ become a synonym for the West, asks Nanjala Nyabola?
A young boy wears a gas mask to protect himself from the fumes during a fire in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. DONWILSON ODHIAMBO/Sopa Images/Lightrocket via Getty

To protect life

Covid-19 has shown us that swift action on global health is possible, even if it still falls short. What could we achieve, asks...
US pop star Madonna reacts during the opening of her Mercy James hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, July 11, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Does celebrity activism do more harm than good?

Andrés Jiménez and Paul Cullen politely disagree on this tricky issue

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