Who will protect the land?

Who will protect the land?

Hazel Sheffield explores how the history of failed land reform in Colombia threatens both people and planet. Illustrations by Léo Hamelin.

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Ladi (left), pictured with a relative, a Congolese Mavrovouni resident is feeling the pressure.Photo: Sebastian Skov Andersen

Rule of silence

A hard-line regime in Greek refugee camps is making life harder for the migrants within them, as well as aid workers who want to help. Sebastian Skov Andersen and Gabriel Geiger report.

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How British colonizers caused the Bengal famine

The mass starvation that killed three million Indians during the closing years of the Second World War was no act of nature; it was engineered. Britain must face up to this crime, says Jason Hickel.

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Solidarity from the street: a march takes place in Ramallah, West Bank in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against their administrative detention by Israel.Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills

Prisoners of occupation

Palestinians continue to be brutalized in Israeli jails, despite international criticism. Kasturi Chakraborty speaks to prisoners’ families about their struggles.

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Dale Farm has become a famous site for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities – as well as for violent evictions at the hands of police. As part of the Drive2Survive campaign, this summer protesters visited the site to stand in opposition to the UK’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which is set to place further criminal curbs on travelling people.Photo: Huw Powell

The ground beneath our feet

Jake Bowers argues for the rights of travelling peoples to live and move through the landscapes they call home.

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‘It’s a liberation struggle for us’

‘It’s a liberation struggle for us’

After centuries of government exclusion a new generation of Romani activists is fighting back. Conrad Landin profiles three campaigners leading the charge. Illustrations: Jason Ngai.

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A Roma woman demonstrates outside Ostrava Municipal Hospital in the Czech Republic on 11 September 2020. She is taking part in a demonstration calling for the enactment of a law to compensate women who were unlawfully sterilised.Photo: Vladimir Prycek/CTK Photo/Alamy

‘They will take my daughters’

Europe has a dark history of policing Roma women’s wombs. Cyrine Sinti investigates attempts to redress forced sterilization in the Czech Republic.

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The Czechoslovak photographer Josef Koudelka began capturing the lives of Roma across Europe. After photographing the events of the Prague Spring in 1968, Koudelka re-located to the UK, and continued his Gypsies series in countries including France and Spain. His book Gypsies was published in 1975 and re-published in an expanded edition in 2019 (Thames & Hudson). Czechoslovakia, 1967.Photo: Magnum/Josef Koudelka

Go west

Yaron Matras examines the evolution of language and culture during the Roma’s 1,000 year journey from the Indian sub-continent to modern day Europe.

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Roma in Europe - The Facts

From substandard housing to segregated schools, anti-Roma discrimination has far-reaching effects across Europe.

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Action & info

Action & info

Campaigns, groups, media, and further reading on Roma.

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A Romani mother and daughter in Hajduhadhaz, eastern Hungary, 22 March 2011. The town’s Romani population has been subjected to vigilante patrols at the hands of Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party, which came second in the 2018 parliamentary elections.Photo: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Do Romani lives matter?

When Stanislav Tomáš died in police custody in similar circumstances to George Floyd, the world quickly moved on. Conrad Landin goes to the Czech Republic in search of answers.

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Illustration: Tomekah George

Lloyd’s of London’s debt

When it comes to the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade and ongoing support of fossil fuels, what would be the cost of financial reparations? Through exploring the history of a prominent player in the insurance marketplace, Sahar Shah and Harpreet Kaur Paul have an idea of where to start.

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Home under threat: Endangered savanna elephants have a migratory corridor in the Kavango region.Photo: A Curious Ape

Paradise lost?

A vast area of Namibia and Botswana is under threat from oil and gas exploration. Devastating consequences are feared for the people, wildlife and natural environment. Graeme Green reports on the fight to keep Kavango alive.

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Some of the plaintiffs in this long quest for justice – Angelica Choc (the widow of Adolfo Ich Chamán), Irma Yolanda Choc Cac and Irma Yolanda Choc Quib.Photo: Rights Action

‘Our whole truth will come out’

Roxana Olivera reports on the indigenous women who could make legal history by holding a Canadian mining company to account for its operatives overseas.

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Cueca dancers celebrate the indigenous Aymara culture of the Andes – but in modern garb – as a carnaval parade gets under way in Arica, Chile.Photo: Jeffrey Isaac Greenberg 20+/Alamy

Living well

The obsession with full employment is a dead end in a world on the ecological brink. Richard Swift explores what could sustain us instead.

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Read my facemask: a woman at a rally of essential workers in Detroit, Michigan, US, October 2020.Photo: Emily Elconin/Reuters/Alamy

The fight for lives and labour

Black women in the US do the socially important work, often unnamed and unrecognized, that is essential to the profit of an economic elite. Rose M Brewer profiles four examples of how they are standing up for change.

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Catching up with the Trolley Times, Ghaziabad, India, April 2021. The four-page weekly newspaper, printed in Gurmukhi and Hindi, was founded in December 2020 to give voice to the farmers’ protest.Photo: SOPA Images Limited/Alamy

Holding out for the harvest

The stratagems of big corporate players and a compliant government will make the job of growing food not worth doing for Indian smallholders. Farming is not just an occupation but a way of life – and the fightback is robust. Navsharan Singh outlines just what is at stake.

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Launched in May 2020, the worker-members of ChiFresh Kitchen have been busy throughout the Covid-19 pandemic cooking up healthy, culturally appropriate food for their Chicago community. As well as providing emergency food aid, the co-op – which employs formerly incarcerated people – is also contracted to provide food for schools and social centres and makes several hundred meals a day.Photo: Kai Brown

The democratic workplace

Can employees be in full control of their enterprises? Amy Hall explores the possibilities and tensions of worker co-operatives.

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No fear of heights: two engineers check out the drill shaft on an oil platform in the North Sea.Photo: Horizon International Images Limited/Alamy

Green jobs - puffery and promise

Campaigners have long argued that a transition to renewable energy could provide a jobs bonanza. Now politicians are talking that talk – but many workers in the fossil-fuel industry believe it’s a con. Conrad Landin picks through the rhetoric with offshore workers in Scotland.

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Work and Covid-19 - The Facts

The pandemic has affected livelihoods on an unprecedented scale. As the gears begin to turn again, the scarring effects on work may persist.

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Romani lives matter January, 2022
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Romani lives matter January, 2022
Romani lives matter January, 2022
The future of work November, 2021
The future of work November, 2021
The future of work November, 2021
The future of work November, 2021
The future of work November, 2021
The future of work November, 2021
The future of work November, 2021
The future of work November, 2021
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