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.
Wolfgang Sachs wrote a seminal series of essays for the New Internationalist in 1992 called ‘Development: a guide to the ruins’. The concept of development lives on – and takes on new shapes as it is reframed by the UN, reinterpreted by the Vatican or hijacked by authoritarian populists to serve their own nationalist agenda. But, he argues now, we need to move beyond its misguided assumptions into a new post-development era based on eco-solidarity.
Thousands of former ISIS foreign fighters and their families are held in Kurdish camps in Syria. Hundreds have escaped during the recent Turkish offensive. Most European countries refuse to repatriate them, but Kosovo is bringing its citizens home. Sara Manisera reports.
Syrian artist Amel al-Zakout nearly drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after her boat capsized en route to Greece. Volunteer lifeguard Gerard Canals was part of the rescue operation. Hazel Healy put the two in touch with each other to speak for the first time since the shipwreck.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|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|
|The age of development: an obituary||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|
|Barbudans are resisting disaster capitalists||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|
|After Isis||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|
|Bad tech||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|
|Deported by Silicon Valley||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|
|How fear infected the border||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|
|Who do you save?||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|
|Ireland’s invisible frontier||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|