The sleepy fishing village of Koh Sralao, situated on a small island in a mangrove-lined estuary, is in the frontline of the resistance against rampant sand-dredging.

Shifting sands

Sand-dredging is big business, especially in Asia, where demand has sky-rocketed thanks to the booming construction industry. Rod Harbinson reports from Cambodia on an extractive industry that is mired in corruption and scandal, and meets some of those on the frontline of the fight against it.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
Clockwise from top left: A cycle rickshaw loaded with tyres negotiates traffic in the capital, Phnom Penh; selling lotus flowers, the seeds of which are edible, at the roadside; a typical village on stilts at the edge of the Tonle Sap river; monks and sightseers, also beside the Tonle Sap river; and carrying water in a slum settlement on the outskirts of the capital, with a floating casino on the Mekong river behind.

Country Profile: Cambodia

Both cash flow and political power have remained concentrated in Cambodia, writes Zoe Holman.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017
The missing Ayotzinapa teachers remembered in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The fight goes on…

Workers’ struggles and successes from around the globe, from this month's New Internationalist magazine.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city.

Is Cambodia’s skyscraper dream a nightmare?

The building work currently going on in Phnom Penh may also reveal the inadequacies of the country’s ‘progress’, writes David Hutt.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Don’t even think about it: a sign in Mondulkiri province in eastern Cambodia warns against illegal logging.

Logging louts

Forest communities are under siege in Cambodia, says Fran Lambrick.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Turning the screw in Cambodia

Turning the screw in Cambodia

A new law will silence protesters and critics, says Clothilde Le Coz.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
The point of no return? Construction of the Xayaburi dam is well under way, despite fierce opposition.

Madness on the Mekong

Tom Fawthrop reports from Southeast Asia, where a series of proposed dams could trigger a food crisis.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014

The legacy of forest defender Chut Wutty

Fran Lambrick on a community determined to protect its forest.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Facing history in Cambodia

Facing history in Cambodia

Why Cambodians need the Khmer Rouge on trial, by Tom Fawthrop.

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NI 420 - Mothers who die - March, 2009

Cambodia: Year Zero on trial

What can be wrong with putting five notorious Khmer Rouge leaders on trial? Plenty, argues lawyer Brooks Duncan, as he examines the nature of the long-awaited, and foreign-funded, trials currently underway.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Homelessness June, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Cuba October, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Co-operatives July, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Mothers who die March, 2009
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
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