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This issue is about internationalism.

When we started New Internationalist in the 1970s, the world was in three groups: capitalist, communist, and the others. The last group was also called the Third World and for them internationalism was a way to make the world more equal. It took all sorts of forms, for example, Che Guevara travelling to Africa to help revolution and the United Nation's Committee on Trade and Development started by 77 poor countries.

That idea is in trouble now in our globalized world. In this issue of New Internationalist, we look at what we can do to build a 21st-century internationalism.

Read about the Women's Strike on 8 March - why should women stop working for a day?:


Companies put people on blacklists if they thought they were dangerous and the police watched groups secretly. Read about how this happened and if it is still the same now:


Thousands of Africans go to China each year to study and to find a better life. Read about the opportunities and the problems they have:


There are elections in India in 2019. But will prime minster Modi win again? Read about the issues for the election this time - food. education, and health or cows and temples and Islamophobia?


Euzhan Palcy is the first Black female film maker in Hollywood. Read about her story, how she started 35 years ago, and the ideas she has for new films:


Red rice is the local basic food in Madagascar but imported white rice is cheaper. Why is this?


There is hope for the world with a possible Labour government with Jeremy Corbyn as prime minster. But should Britain think about the nation or about the world?


In the US activists are demonstrating and asking for a 100% change to a green economy. And politicians are listening:


Read about how far right leaders, politicians and groups are becoming internationalists and working together on their fascist ideas:


New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the kind of leader India needs now.


Where did internationalism start? What good examples are there today? And what is the future of internationalism?


Spain is now the main way into Europe from the Mediterranean for refugees who make the crossing. Read about how women have more problems than men as refugees there.


Uber drivers and migrant workers who work for transnational companies have the same employer and so have a lot of power to protest together for better pay and conditions:


Two vegans discuss the best way to persuade people to eat no meat or less meat:


With its revolution Cuba brought its internationalism and support for other countries with problems. But now times have changed:


Art galleries and museums receive money from big oil companies like BP and Shell. Read about how a protest theatre group has changed this terrible situation:


Read about a group of refugees in a camp in Kenya. They have started their own independent newspaper: