A young man reveals wounds he says were inflicted by Greek police after he tried to enter Europe from Turkey via the Evros River. Thousands of refugees have been systematically assaulted by Greek forces since the EU struck a migration pact with Turkey in 2016. Despite failing to stop crossings, that agreement has been baked into EU foreign policy.Photo: Belal Khaled/Alamy Noamgalai/Shutterstock

Global ambitions EU style

As the ink dries on the latest migrant deal with Egypt, Nathan Akehurst examines the fallout of the bloc’s callous foreign policies.

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Residents of New Delhi’s Northwest Jahangirpuri neighbourhood watch a demolition, in April 2022, following recent communal violence.Photo: Amarjeet Kumar Singh/Zuma Press Inc/Alamy

Deadly boycott

As anti-Muslim hatred in India is stoked by nationalist politics, Kamran Yousuf and Durdana Bhat report on the economic campaign which has led to the devastation of lives and livelihoods.

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A storm brews behind a dilapidated building in Manicaland. Zimbabwe.Photo: Robin Hammond/Panos Pictures

Where did the land go?

Despite Robert Mugabe’s redistribution programme, Zimbabweans are still desperately short of land, with cronyism and political corruption not helping matters as Cyril Zenda reports.

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Amidst intense violence in the city, a child watches from an opening in a security gate in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 9 March 2024.Photo: Odelyn Joseph/AP Photo/Alamy

Held to ransom

Haiti’s so-called ‘independence debt’ helped lay the ground for the crisis in the country today. Harold Isaac reports.

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Debt is a feminist issue

Debt is a feminist issue

5 reasons why debt is a feminist issue. Words by Amy Hall

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Eva, a farmer in Tema, Ghana spreads locally produced fertilizer in July 2022. Some farmers have reportedly switched to this method due to fertilizer shortages and rising prices.Photo: Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures

Stand off

When Covid-19 plunged many countries further into debt crises, the G20 came up with a plan that was supposed to help alleviate the debt burden. Four years later, not one country has reached a deal. Amy Hall explores why.

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The problem is capitalism

Yanis Varoufakis explores how we can transform debt from ball and chain to an enabler of shared prosperity.

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Debt - The Facts

Debt - The Facts

Know your debt; Twin powers; Where the money flows; Household debt.

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 Student debtors blow air horns outside the US Department of Education in Washington DC on 4 April 2022, joining the Debt Collective’s call to President Joe Biden to abolish student loan debt.Photo: Alejandro Alvarez/SIPA USA/Alamy

Power in the union

How can we build our power to abolish illegitimate debt? Astra Taylor speaks to Amy Hall about founding Debt Collective, a US-based union for debtors.

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Action & Info

Action & Info

Action, and further reading on climate capitalism.

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Drop the Debt: Protesters call for debt cancellation, wearing face masks of Yoshiro Mori, the then prime minister of Japan. They gathered outside Downing Street, London, during Mori’s meeting with Britain’s leader Tony Blair on 3 May 2000.Photo: Jonathan Evans/Reuters

Who owes whom?

Rising costs, Covid-19 and austerity have pushed too many countries – and households – into unmanageable debt. Amy Hall asks how we got here, and finds a movement shaking off the stigma of debt and getting organized.

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An official stands at the door of an Israeli airliner after it landed in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 31 August 2020. A few months later the first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the UAE landed near Tel Aviv, cementing the normalization deal between the two regimes.Photo: Nir Elias/Associated Press/Alamy

The betrayal

From arms deals to surveillance tech exchanges, Yara Hawari explains how alliances have been – and continue to be – fostered between Israel and various Arab governments.

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Halilu Abdullahi lives at the Amanawa leprosy colony on the outskirts of Sokoto state, Nigeria.Photo: Promise Eze

‘I will live with the scars for life’

Leprosy had been almost eliminated in Nigeria, but the disease has made a resurgence. Promise Eze reports on how patients continue to be abandoned by the government and stigmatized by society.

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‘Strong beyond the world’s imagination’

In spite of the overwhelming odds against them, a spirit of feminist resistance exists among Afghanistan’s girls and women. Jen Ross reports.

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Giorgia Meloni pictured in Trento, Italy, just weeks before being elected Prime Minister on 25 September 2022.Photo: Pierre Teyssot/Shutterstock

Meloni’s canny game

Italy’s extremist prime minister is courting politicians abroad even as she enacts an authoritarian agenda of hate at home. But Giorgia Meloni’s embrace by the mainstream needs to end, argues Elena Siniscalco.

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Illustration: Megan Park

At the crossroads

This year’s election could mark a major shift in South Africa’s parliamentary politics. But re-building a Left capable of winning popular support presents a far bigger challenge, argue William Shoki and Niall Reddy.

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A man attempts to start a generator outside a ‘spaza’ tuck shop in Thembisa, on the East Rand, Gauteng, in August 2023. Collapsing power infrastructure and corruption mean regular scheduled power cuts – or loadshedding – are now a fact of life. But the rich are shielded from their impact through private generation systems – demonstrating that corruption is a class issue.Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

When the lights go out

The ‘state capture’ of South Africa’s public services has seen billions sequestered by a new boss class as public services collapse. Ra’eesa Pather reports.

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Fuel pump attendants strike in Cape Town on 9 September 2013. The following year their union, NUMSA, broke from COSATU, the union confederation which forms part of the ruling alliance. Its subsequent political project met a soggy ending when it failed to pass the low threshold required to enter parliament at the 2019 elections.Photo: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

The metal that bent

When South Africa’s largest trade union broke with the ruling alliance, left-wingers saw cause for hope – but things soon turned sour. Niall Reddy and William Shoki explore the consequences of what happened next.

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Fortress nation

Fortress nation

South Africa is experiencing a wave of vigilante violence against poor Black migrants, mostly from the African continent. Musawenkosi Cabe reports.

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Community members and activists meet with an environmental law firm in Somkhele, KwaZulu Natal, 2019, amid a dispute over a coal mine in the area. South Africa’s laws and post-apartheid constitution have been effectively leveraged by civil society organizations over the past few decades, but direct action has dwindled.Photo: Zuma Press/Alamy

All rise

South Africa’s constitution has allowed social movements to clock up a number of legal victories. But, Claire-Anne Lester asks, can the law really deliver social and economic justice?

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