Skipping meals to talk to the media, aiming to get arrested – and still making it to your hockey game. These are just some of the tasks found on the to-do lists of campaigners in Canada who are putting everything on the line to fight for a liveable, just future. Lucy EJ Woods went to meet them.
An epic struggle has been playing out between islanders defending their land, rivers and livelihoods and the Malaysian government’s vision of ‘development’. Veronique Mistiaen spoke with Peter Kallang, the campaigner in the thick of it.
For more than half a century, economists and policymakers have focused fanatically on growth as the only feasible way to end global poverty and improve people’s lives. But in an era of planet-wide ecological breakdown, that comfortable conventional wisdom is crashing to an end. Jason Hickel lays it on the line.
The globalized garment industry is as ruthless as they come, creaming off huge profits while paying workers a pittance. Trade unionist Anannya Bhattacharjee from the Asia Floor Wage Alliance is pressing the case for a living wage. She explains to Dinyar Godrej that the changes needed are surprisingly small – yet vehemently resisted.
The world has never been better. From global poverty to inequality between nations, all the indicators are showing progress. This is a comforting narrative – popularized by the likes of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker. But is it true? Jason Hickel examines the rise of this so-called ‘New Optimism’, with its ‘battle cry for the status quo’.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|Can workers reset the system?||Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic||September, 2020|
|A shot at statehood||The Kurds - betrayed again||July, 2020|
|Young climate heroes||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|To ride The Beast||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|Saving rivers, saving lives||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|We can’t grow our way out of poverty||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|A living wage for the world?||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|For a few cents more||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|Can cash hand-outs cure poverty?||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|Who’s the thief?||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|A brief history of impoverishment||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|Argentina’s big squeeze||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|Action on Poverty||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|Shut out||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|Progress and its discontents||The right to the city||July, 2019|
|Spectacle and reality in Rio||The right to the city||July, 2019|
|Dark clouds||A better media is possible||June, 2018|
|White saviours||Black Lives Matter||March, 2018|
|Black Lives - THE FACTS||Black Lives Matter||March, 2018|
|Grief and guilt post-mudslide||Humans vs robots||November, 2017|