Resistance strain: the psychological impacts of activism are seldom discussed.Photo: Tim Gainey / Alamy

Beyond burnout

Post-traumatic stress disorder is an occupational hazard for activists on the frontline, says Amy Hall.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014
The latest model – what will riot police be wearing this year? ABACA ABACA PRESS/ABACA/Press Association Images

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
Matawa First Nations

Touch the earth

As reserves dwindle and demand balloons, resource companies are pushing into more remote regions and onto indigenous land. Jen Wilton tours seven hotspots where native people are demanding the right to decide what happens on their ancestral territory.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
‘I lost my daughter because of a birth defect.’ Argentinean activist Sofía Gatica has been fighting the aerial spraying of toxic agro-chemicals.Eilís O'Neill

No joy in soy

Demand for genetically modified soy is changing the face of Argentina. And not for the better, says Eilís O’Neill.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
The Suncor tar sands site near Fort McMurray, Alberta. The project has wiped out thousands of hectares of boreal forest and has left a scar on the land so large that it is visible in satellite photos.Milesy/Alamy

Sticky business

Canada has put all its eggs into one big basket full of tar sands. That’s a major mistake, argues Andrew Nikiforuk – for the country and the planet.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014

Nobody is 'normal'

Jody Mcintyre speaks to comedian Francesca Martinez about growing up 'wobbly' and resisting austerity in Britain.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013
Faces of dissent: revolutionary graffiti in Cairo.Jubilee Debt Campaign

Fight debt: altogether now!

Debt is used to break nations. But resistance is fertile – and the North could learn a few lessons from the South, argues Nick Dearden.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013
It’s party time!

It’s party time!

Steve Parry on the similarities between party politics and enforced group celebration and why the Left has a thirst for something different.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Two flags – one national, and one Amerindian –  flying together as indigenous people and their supporters fight to save an ancient burial ground from property developers.Vanessa Baird

A clash of dreams

Indigenous Argentineans, disrespected and ignored for too long, are forging new alliances in their quest to safeguard the natural world.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
‘Welcome readers’ - Miriam at possibly the world’s most unusual book publisher, Eloisa Cartonera. Photo: Julio Etcharty

Argentina’s challenge

Stormy time ahead in the world’s largest country. Are there lessons to be learned? asks Vanessa Baird.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Resisting evictions Spanish style

Resisting evictions Spanish style

The fallout the property bubble is mass homelessness. Melissa García Lamarca records how public anger has galvanized the movement for housing justice.

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NI 461 - Demolition job - April, 2013
Youth rising

Youth rising

Young people are playing a vital role in a sweeping wave of dissent, says Jody McIntyre.

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NI 456 - Youth rising - October, 2012
Building protest in Sudan

Building protest in Sudan

Magdi el Gizouli offers a low down on the range of groups challenging the regime of President al-Bashir.

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NI 455 - Illegal drugs - September, 2012
The gloves are off

The gloves are off

The authorities are cracking down on dissent in Russia, writes Victor Sonkin.

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NI 455 - Illegal drugs - September, 2012
The legacy of forest defender Chut Wutty Samrang Pring/Files/Reuters

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
Activists outside a London
store award Nike the title
of ‘biggest cheat’ for using
exploited women workers
in its factories abroad.UK Feminista

Feminists target Nike ahead of the Olympics

Nick Harvey reports on a campaign to expose sportswear firms who exploit women workers while boasting Olympic values.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Demolition job April, 2013
Youth rising October, 2012
Illegal drugs September, 2012
Illegal drugs September, 2012
Co-operatives July, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
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