Riek Machar (left) and Salva Kiir (right) sit for an official photo. Picture: Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images

Worldbeaters: Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar

Richard Swift takes aim at Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar, once friends but now foes at the pinnacle of violent South Sudanese politics.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Control Arms under a Creative Commons Licence.

When petitions and protests aren’t enough: what next?

Andrea Needham, who 20 years ago was arrested for disarming weapons bound for Indonesia, argues for bold action for peace and justice.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Gaza, February 2007.

Universalizing environmental and human rights

As UN special rapporteur on the right to a healthy environment presents his report today, Doug Weir explains why this is especially important in armed conflict.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
DSEi arms fair in London, September 2013.

Corruption in high places: Britain’s involvement in the arms trade

Andrew Smith speaks to Nicholas Gilby, author, campaigner and winner of a landmark case against the British government. 

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NI 474 - Feminism fights back - July, 2014
The latest model – what will riot police be wearing this year?

Meet the protest profiteers

There’s money to be made in crowd ‘control’, as Anna Feigenbaum discovers.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
‘Hands up! It’s a robbery,’ chant students and teachers at the police during a march in Malaga against the Spanish government’s  educational spending cuts.

Debt, austerity, devastation: it’s Europe’s turn

The austerity prescription fattens the creditors and punishes the innocent. Susan George laments a leadership subservient to the desires of finance.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013

Arms trade infographic

The 'war on terror' saw the west splurge its peace dividend in a frenzy of arms spending. Check out some astonishing facts and figures...

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011
Demonstrators get straight to the point in September this year, when protesting against the Defence & Security Equipment International arms fair that drew 1,300 arms companies to London this year to hawk their wares to buying delegations from around the world.

The clout of the arms industry

The arms trade tends to have the government's ear. Why, wonders Dinyar Godrej, when it is so counter-productive?

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011

The shadow world: corruption in the arms trade

Andrew Feinstein examines the corrupt networks of arms deals.

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011
The burning of the village of Um Zeifa in Darfur after the Janjaweed looted and attacked it. The Chinese Government has supplied much of the munitions used by the Janjaweed to destroy the non-Arab peoples in the south of Sudan.

Breath of the dragon

China’s aid and arms are promoting one-party governments, argues Rebecca Tinsley.

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NI 423 - China in charge - June, 2009
Speaking truth to power: a protester makes her point before being bundled out of a US Senate hearing on the Iraq war.

Talking warheads

What are the West’s weapons actually for? asks Paul Rogers.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008

Nuclear weapons - the facts

There are over 27,000 nuclear weapons in the world. Thousands are deployed on land, at sea and in the air, posing the constant threat of nuclear war and radioactive contamination.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
The arms trade December, 2011
The arms trade December, 2011
The arms trade December, 2011
China in charge June, 2009
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
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