It hadn't occurred to me that this would be the first day I no longer worked for the New Internationalist. I walked through the centre of Oxford in the early morning among Morris dancers, toffs in ball gowns, people disguised as trees and choristers dressed as angels chirping unseen from somewhere up a bell tower. May Day is celebrated in Oxford with almost no reference to the reason for the holiday in Britain — International Labour Day — though since the Thatcher era the spring holiday has been attached to the nearest weekend, rather than to the day itself, in a quintessentially British style of paganism.
New Internationalist blogs
Members of citizens’ groups for peace that attempt to bridge the Israeli-Palestinian divide talk with Hadani Ditmars about why working together brings its own rewards.
A divided society needs new answers and new identities, argues Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.
Sissoko’s warm-toned vocals and fluid kora work, counterpointed by Stone’s banjo-picking make for a wonderfully expansive sound on Africa to Appalachia.
Workers at Visteon factory Enfield London have seized control of their factory following major lay-offs and need help to resist eviction expected from 10am either Friday 3 or Saturday 4 April.