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Morning star rising

After 54 years of struggle under Indonesian rule, is freedom finally in sight for West Papua? Danny Chivers investigates.

Imagine a referendum in which just 0.2 per cent of the population were allowed to vote. Imagine that every one of those voters was marched to the voting station at gunpoin...

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Danny Chivers

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Five decades of defiance

If you’ve never heard of West Papua, you’re not alone.

It continues to amaze me how this 50-year freedom struggle on the world’s second-largest island is still so little-known. But then, I might not have heard of it myse...

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The world’s last great woodlands are fast disappearing – with untold consequences for the environment and for us. Time to stop the destruction, argues Wayne Ellwood.

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'Our friends'

Why is the West still cosying up to an ever-more repressive Saudi Arabia? asks Vanessa Baird.

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10 economic myths we need to junk

Dinyar Godrej and David Ransom introduce this month's main theme.

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You Shell not pass: First Nations activist and singer Audrey Siegl confronts the oil giant’s drilling rig on its way to the Arctic.

Forget Paris?

While politicians drag their feet at climate summits, Jess Worth and Danny Chivers find hope in unexpected places.

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Syrian artist Tammam Azzam celebrates the power of creative protest in this digital artwork titled ‘Demonstration’.

A resilient revolution

Nonviolent activists are holding out in Syria, despite the destruction. Do not abandon them, says Daniel Adamson.

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Creative chutzpah in Kashmir

The group feel a social responsibility to respond to injustice, writes Giedre Steikunaite.

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Our words: trainee monks read Tibetan holy texts.

In defence of Tibet's mother tongue

Tibetan faces rapid urbanization, dwindling numbers of native speakers, and the even greater threat of Chinese policies, writes Sam Wylde.

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The Story of a Brief Marriage, Talking To My Country The History Thieves and others reviewed in this month's New Internationalist magazine.

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Turkey’s president is one of the political class’s more humourless and intolerant specimens.

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Country Profile: Venezuela

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