New Internationalist

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New Internationalist first issue

The very first issue of New Internationalist boasts an interview with the President of Zambia, and an article by Roy Jenkins on the challenge of world poverty.

March 1973, Issue 001

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“New Internationalist is full of intelligence and useful insights. Everyone who wants to understand the world should read it.”
George Monbiot
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“People these days crave information that helps them to make sense of the world and the New Internationalist does that brilliantly.”
John Pilger
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“If you would like to know about what is actually going on, read the NI.”
Emma Thompson
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“NI is independent, lively and properly provocative. Read it!”
Desmond Tutu
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Interview with Kenneth Kaunda
David Martin interviews the Zambian President.
The new Europe and the Third World
Roy Jenkins on the 'Challenge of World Poverty'.
The World Food Crisis
Keith Abercrombiespells out the current situation.
Crying in the Wilderness
Asfaw Yemiru's incredible story, from illiterate beggar-boy to headmaster of a free school in Ethiopia.
Profile: R K Laxman
Iner Malhotra on the brilliant cartoonist whose insights into India's development struggle are looked forward to by millions of Times of India readers every day.
Editorial
If the war on poverty is to be won, a second front must be opened – in the rich world.
Third World News