WHY SUBSCRIBE? WE HAVE A UNIQUE MISSION The first issue in 1970 carried an interview with the President of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere. He argued that 10 per cent of overseas aid should be spent on educating the ‘first world’ about the real causes of global poverty.
We wanted to show that poverty was not the result of a game of chance. It was caused by a set of economic relationships, rooted in colonialism, which enriched a minority by impoverishing a majority. One way or another, this has been the message of New Internationalist ever since.