The Sateré-Mawé people of Brazil are preparing to retake their land.Photo: Raphael Alves/AFP/Getty

Bullet ants and stolen land

Jair Bolsonaro may be in power, but the Sateré indigenous people are not taking his hostility sitting down. Sue Branford reports from the Brazilian Amazon.

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Armed enforcers: members of the Cameroonian national police force patrol a square in the majority anglophone southwest province capital Buea during a political rally of President Paul Biya’s ruling CPDM party. Photo: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty

‘Licence to kill’

In Cameroon, civil war is brewing along linguistic lines. Its origins lie in the botched decolonization of the country’s anglophone territory, but President Paul Biya’s repressive regime has poured fuel on the fire. Lorraine Mallinder reports.

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Images from the women's gathering in Chotacaj. Mayan spirituality plays an important part in indigenous feminism, but the issues dealt with are tough - racism, violence and abuse, unequal rights. Photo: James Rodriguez/Panos

From a place of healing

Indigenous feminists in Guatemala encourage women to speak out against male violence, and to heal and defend themselves as they defend their ancestral territory. Frauke Decoodt listens to their stories of resistance.

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Members of the South African National Youth Orchestra walk on a beach in Cape Town after a performance. Zinhle Mfaba and Nina Cilliers became friends through playing in the orchestra. ‘When we’re playing together, we’re in sync – we’re there for a common cause. That brings us together and makes us one,’ says Mfaba.Photo: Ilvy Njiokiktjien

South Africa’s born-frees

This year, South Africa marks 25 years since its first democratic elections, which ended white minority rule, made Nelson Mandela president and gave all South Africans equal political rights. Ilvy Njiokiktjien photographs the young South Africans who have known only life in the post-apartheid ‘rainbow nation’.

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Gary Bentley was laid off after 12 years working down the mines in Letcher County, Kentucky.Photo: Lance booth

Life after coal

Can we move away from fossil fuels without destroying the communities that rely on them? Sam Adler Bell looks to the devastated US coalfields of Appalachia.

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Photo: Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

First-class lifeboats

The super-rich are preparing for doomsday. Only problem is, the rest of us aren’t invited. Tom Whyman explains.

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Footsteps disappear

Lifestyle changes are no substitute for collective action. But personal carbon-cutting still matters – it’s a powerful way to signal the climate emergency to those around us, move the needle on policy and set bigger cultural changes in motion. Mike Berners-Lee lays out an nine-step carbon detox.

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World in motion

In order to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, over 80 per cent of known fossil-fuel reserves simply cannot be burned. As political systems fail, Danny Chivers writes about the social movements are targeting mines, rigs, infra­structure and investment to keep carbon in the ground. Illustrations: Jason Ngai.

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Illustration: Nadia Akingbule

‘Real education happens outside the classroom’

Pacific Climate Warrior Brianna Fruean and Anna Taylor of UK school strikes movement talk what inspires them and how to avoid activist burnout. Conversation moderated by Hazel Healy.

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How do we get to zero-carbon emissions?

How do we get to zero-carbon emissions?

Current emissions; Halving by 2030; Policies to zero by 2050.

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Action & info

Climate science; Transition policy; Action; Listen.

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There’s still time to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Can we pull it off?Photo: Sandra Kaas/Unsplash

Habitable Earth

There’s still time to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Can we pull it off? Hazel Healy makes the case for conditional optimism.

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Enter: the new daughters of Africa

With the release of New Daughters of Africa, editor Margaret Busby explains why the collection – 25 years after Daughters of Africa was published – could not have come at a better time and introduces three stories from the anthology.

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Rescued but fearful: these are images of sub-Saharan women brought ashore from the Alboran Sea to the port of Motril near Granada by maritime rescue teams. Whether draped in red blankets or clinging fast to a railing after their time on the waves, uncertainty is written on every face.Photo: CARLOS GILL / SOPA IMAGES / GETTY

For women seeking refuge in Spain, a trail of peril awaits

The stories of women migrants making the desperate Mediterranean crossing to Europe are different from those of the men, marked by a higher level of exploitation and abuse. Lucia Benavides reports from Spain.

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All drinking from the same pool.Illustration: Peter Reynolds

For the greater good

A radical proposal to redefine and extend service provision to all those in need without breaking the bank has the potential to spark something truly transformative. Nick Dowson takes a closer look.

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Thomas Sankara in Moscow, 1986. Two years before in his speech to the United Nations, Sankara said that he spoke ‘not only on behalf of Burkina Faso but of all those who suffer’.Photo: TASS / Getty

When the stars began to shine

In 1984, President of Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Sankara was perhaps the last ‘Third World’ politician, a revolutionary Marxist who felt a ‘special solidarity uniting the three continents of Asia, Latin America and Africa’.

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The far-right international

It is not only the Left that makes use of internationalism. From fascists in the street to heads of state, the Right is showing a willingness and enthusiasm to co-ordinate across borders. Simon Childs finds out more.

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Uber drivers of the world, unite!

Internationalists should pay attention to the way modern capitalism is increasingly dependent on transnational supply chains and migrant workers. Notes from Below explain why.

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Jeremy Corbyn addresses an anti-Donald Trump demonstration in London, July 2018.Photo: Niklas Hallen / AFP / Getty

Corbyn vs the nation

The prospect of a British government headed up by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – a veteran internationalist – should be a source of hope. But how would his government break from the past when the global economy is hardwired to extract profit from the Global South? Barnaby Raine proposes four ideas to help square the circle.

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¿Hasta siempre?

As news comes of the withdrawal of 11,000 Cuban doctors from Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Sujatha Fernandes asks how viable the Cuban model of global solidarity is in the 21st century.

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How to be an internationalist

How to be an internationalist

Eight ways to live out your principles, suggests Yohann Koshy.

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Internationalism timeline

Internationalism timeline

A timeline of modern internationalism from 1810 to 2018.

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Place markers ahead of the Bandung Conference, 1955.Photo: Howard Sochurek / Getty

Worlds apart

Yohann Koshy returns to the golden age of solidarity between Global South states and asks: what should a new internationalism look like?

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Unlearning despair

Climate change is the salient symptom of a human world unwilling – or unable – to protect its own life. In this lyrical essay, Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik explains why learning to think ecologically will be a precious and indispensable tool for our times – and how our fight against catastrophic collapse can ultimately win a more beautiful world.

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Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
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Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
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Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
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