GUIDE TO THIS MONTH'S ARTICLES - September 2016
The main topic in this month's New Internationalist is Trade Unions
From this month's magazine:
See how much you know about Trade Unions around the world, then check your answers on the infographic:
This is the main article about Trade Unions this month - are unions something of the past? or are they developing into a new power?:
Everyone knows what unions are against, but they are now developing a clear plan to say what they are fighting for:
The story of a migrant who is organizing union support for other migrants in London:
The trade unions in Russia, China, and Vietnam had a very different role. Now in a capitalist world workers are taking action themselves:
Trade Unions have problems around the world but they are having success:
Remember the clothes factory collapse in Bangladesh - Rana Plaza? Are the working conditions better now?
Here's a Ready Lesson about Rana Plaza and Trade Unions, with contextualised practice of 3rd conditional:
- RANA PLAZA AND TRADE UNIONS - for Intermediate learners: quiz/infographic/reading/grammar/writing - 1.5-2 hrs
Read about the ways in which unions around the world can help with the problems of climate change:
This woman has done a lot to help education in Afghanistan, especially for women, in community-based schools:
And here's a Ready Lesson for Intermediate groups about education and Sakena Yacoobi:
- THE MOTHER OF EDUCATION - for Intermediate learners: discussion/reading/vocabulary/requests/role-play - 1.5 hrs
How much do you know about Uganda? - facts and figures here:
Not all UN peacekeepers are abusers but there are some serious problems with the UN:
Do you want to become a resident of Estonia? - you could be an e-resident:
The big GM company Monsanto controls the seeds farmers use in India. What problems does Monsanto make for the farmers?
From this month's blogs:
Many people criticize Mother Teresa - but was she really so bad?
What's the best way to fight climate change? - not just individual actions eg. changing to different light bulbs. We can only get real change if we organize politically: