January/February 2016

Humanity adrift - Why refugees deserve better
人間性への挑戦 ― 難民への十分な人道的配慮を求めて

Why are refugees dying on the shores of prosperous, peacetime Europe? Are the numbers really unmanageable? And what if border controls brought more migrants into the rich world, not less? This month's New Internationalist digs deeper into the backstory to Europe's refugee crisis - and lays out an alternative, humanitarian vision that recognizes the reality of 21st century migration.

繁栄した平和なヨーロッパの海岸で、難民たちはなぜ死んでいったのか? 犠牲者を減らすことはできなかったのか? 豊かな国が、制限するではなく、もっと多くの難民を入国させていたら、事態はどうなっていただろうか? 今月のニュー・インターナショナリストでは、ヨーロッパ難民危機に至る経緯を深く掘り下げる。また、21世紀の移動の現実を認識した、新たな人道的なビジョンを提示する。






Stories making the news this month
6 Catastrophic fires leave orangutans homeless in Indonesia
6 Malaysia's creeping totalitarianism
7 Going vegan in Palestine
7 Introducing Bidhya Devi Bhandari
7 Welsh tax rebels unite
8 Putting poor Argentineans on the map
8 Corruption kills in Romania
9 A Kenyan Act without action
9 It's a lottery
PLUS: Scratchy Lines by cartoonist Simon Kneebone and Reasons to be Cheerful.

The Big Story - Refugee crisis
10 Fight for the heart of Europe
The refugee crisis has put our humanity to the test. Can we rise to the challenge? asks Hazel Healy.

16 Global Refugee Crisis - THE FACTS

18 The Border Industry
Who is cashing in on keeping migrants out? Ruben Andersson reports on a security complex that generates its own demand.

20 'How can you say no?'
Reem Haddad reports on how Christian Palestinians in Lebanon have welcomed Muslim refugees from Syria.

22 Solidarity knocks
A round-up of ordinary citizens' support for refugees and migrants, from Indonesia to Mali.

24 The 'fear of not enough to go round'
When wealth is tied to birthplace, migration should not be surprising, says Bridget Anderson.

Mixed Media
31 Best of 2015
Films, books and music that made the grade this year.

32 Film reviews
The Assassin, directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien; Rams, directed by Grímur Hákonarson; This changes Everything, by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein.

33 Music reviews
Touristes by Vieux Farka Touré and Julia Easterlin; Vesevo by Vesevo.

34 Book reviews
Human Acts by Han Kang; Martin John by Anakana Schoeld; What's Yours is Mine by Tom Slee; Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom in Peril by Paul Aarts and Carolien Roelants; Muted Modernists by Madawi Al-Rasheed.
PLUS Also out there...

28 Essay: the violence of nonviolent protest
Mark Boyle argues that the political landscape needs 'rewilding' too.

30 Kate Smurthwaite : Doing grief properly.
PLUS: Polyp's Big Bad World cartoon.

36 Mark Engler : A good moment to make a scene.

4 Letters
Ideological venom; short-sighted greed; and just some of the feedback from our COP21 Paris Hub.

5 Letter from Bangui
A sudden change in an employee's health reveals hidden hardship to Ruby Diamonde.

26 Country Profile: Djibouti

38 And Finally
Dan Glazebrook talks to award-winning rapper and campaigner Akala about the myth of white supremacy.




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