University students from the Free Papua Organization and the Papua Student Alliance resist police using water cannons during a protest in Jakarta, 1 December 2016.

‘Every signature was an act of courage’

How did West Papuan campaigners build a game-changing 1.8 million-strong petition in the teeth of government repression? Key organizers tell Danny Chivers how it was done and what’s at stake.

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The lives behind the label

Bangladesh is home to almost five million garment workers, making it the second largest manufacturer of garments in the world. Its factory workers make the clothes we wear every day. Meet the humans behind the big clothing brand labels.

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Arvind Gupta in his lab.

Toys from trash

Simple models by India’s ‘science magician’, Arvind Gupta, are making learning fun for young minds around the world. Priti Salian reports from a classroom in Bangalore.

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Pablo Beltrán and others in the ELN’s peace delegation address the media during talks in Quito earlier this year.

Guerrillas gamble for peace

The clock is ticking for peace in Colombia. Next month a ceasefire with the ELN, the last remaining leftwing guerrilla organization in the country, is due to run out. Guerrilla leader Pablo Beltrán of Colombia’s ELN talks to Mónica del Pilar Uribe Marín.

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An example of the proposed solar plant for Port Augusta.

...Port Augusta gives coal the boot

Port Augusta had long been South Australia’s coal-fired powerhouse. But a five-year-long community campaign has delivered solar success and an end to the smokestacks, reports Dan Spencer.

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Protesters, including First Nations people, blocking the road to Adani’s Abbott Point coal port.

While the world’s largest coal mine gets the go ahead…

With the Great Barrier Reef and climate targets under threat, Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret explain why this mega mine matters to all of us.

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Catalan revolutionaries get ready for action to defend their revolution from Franco back in 1936. Barcelona at the time was famously described by George Orwell as ‘a town where the working class was in the saddle’.

Homage to Catalonia

Recent events have thrust Catalonia into the global spotlight. Kevin Buckland tells the background story we don’t get to hear – about co-operatives, ‘fearless cities’ and the real challenges to authoritarian capitalism.

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Indigenous and other activists gather in front of the Honduran embassy in London in response to the murder of anti-dam campaigner Berta Cáceres in 2016.

Defame, criminalize, murder

Grassroots environmentalists are being violently targeted in Latin America. Leny Olivera and Sian Cowman believe there is something we can do about it.

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Are we all terrorists?

Activist Scott Weinstein dances with the terrorist label and finds it a fickle partner.

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Colonizing civil society

A group of political strategists gathers to brainstorm ways to remove democratic impediments to the plans of their political bosses. Text by Richard Swift, illustration by Jonathan Williams.

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Dissent is viewed as illegitimate. Rule of law matters less than edicts purported to reflect popular opinion.

You will agree: escalating repression

Mandeep Tiwana sorts through the many cloaks of authoritarianism donned by the political class as repression becomes the rule rather than the exception.

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Artist Kaya Mar with his satirical portrait Erdoğan, the Turkish Sun King – after France’s absolute monarch Louis XVI.

How Turkey’s citizens lost their rights

Turkish writer and analyst Hakki Mahfuz summarize the twists and turns that landed Turkey where it is today.

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Turkish riot police crack down on people protesting against the purge of academics, outside Ankara University.

From lectern to prison

İştar Gözaydın was a professor of law and politics in Turkey. Until her government decided she was a terrorist. She tells her story.

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In the US, police often decide who has the right to demonstrate and who doesn’t. In this case riot police in Durham, North Carolina form an armed phalanx to control people attempting to protest against a white nationalist rally.

Whose streets?

The current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation, argues Richard Swift.

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On the Mgona charcoal market in Lilongwe.

Malawi's black gold

The illegal charcoal business is driving deforestation - but also providing a source of income to thousands of Malawians in poverty.

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A statue of Africa’s ‘Big Five’ towers in front of the ‘Hapuwani Village Lodge’, a luxurious resort in Mulanje, in the south of Malawi.

Cookstove millionaire

Producing more efficient cookstoves has proved lucrative business for some, like Ken Chilewe.

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Rose Kandodo from Nessa with an improved Aleva stove. She is able to afford the device because her husband has a job on the tea plantation nearby.

The cookstove community

Meeting the people trying to have an impact on Malawi’s health and environmental crisis.

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Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe is one of the few clinics in the country that has a dedicated burns ward.

A broken system

Household Air Pollution causes over 13,000 deaths a year in Malawi – but it still can’t get on the country’s health agenda.

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Chief Paulo Douglas of Mulumbe ordered tree-planting in his village – as an investment for his grandchildren.

A woman's burden

To collect firewood, Malawian women are travelling farther from home by the day as deforestation escalates – and this makes things harder at home, too.

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There is a silent killer claiming millions of lives in Majority World kitchens: cooking smoke.

Smoke and Mirrors

Revealing Malawi's untold health and environmental crisis. Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams for New Internationalist.

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Get up, stand up!

Meet the Rastafarian lawyer fighting for cannabis freedom in South Africa. Interview by Alice McCool.

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Maria Soccorro dela Cruz (pictured with her grandson), was sexually and verbally abused while a domestic worker in Lebanon and Syria to support her family in Manila.

Sponsored abuse

A lack of legal protection combined with toxic prejudice leaves migrant workers in Lebanon between a rock and a hard place. But the struggle for rights is under way and, as Fiona Broom reports, it’s coming from the ground up.

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Protesters march against the pricing of Sovaldi in 2014, wearing masks of John C Martin – former CEO now Executive Chairman of Gilead.

Shopping for their lives

The patented breakthrough drugs for hepatitis C are so expensive that even the wealthiest of nations strictly ration them. Now desperate patients are going where their governments will not, by defying the system to get their meds from India. Sophie Cousins reports.

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All that glistens: Silicon Valley lights up as night descends.

Plutocrats and paupers

If job-killing robots will play a big role in our future, inequality could get turbo-charged. The counter-proposals on the table barely scratch the surface, argues Nick Dowson.

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