Empire Day around 1950 – a flagwaving, monocultural past for which too many Britons currently feel nostalgic.Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty

‘Call yourself english?’

Blake Morrison grew up in Yorkshire – and made his escape from his traditional conservative background via literature. As he discovered writers from other cultures, borders between cultures and nations seemed to fall away, leaving him as a citizen of the world. But since the Brexit referendum he has often felt like a stranger in his own country.

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A Filipino worker in a Lebanese household shows a picture of her daughter, whom she hasn't seen in years.Photo: Matthew Cassel

No place to hide

Will shaming employers on social media finally bring justice for Lebanon’s domestic workers? Roshan De Stone and David Suber report from Beirut.

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Illustration: Peter Reynolds

What we cannot avoid

Jeremy Seabrook surveys a political landscape riven with virulent nostalgias which obscure an essential conflict – how to reconcile the needs of the planet with the necessities of economics?

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What can I do?

Personal efforts are definitely worthwhile, but the scale of the problem requires action at a national and international political level, too.

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Burmese worker Ko Htay complained of long working hours and lack of food on a Thai trawler. Workers report 20-hour shifts; some are given amphetamines to keep them going.Photo: Photograph © EJF

High seas, low deeds

Human rights at sea by Vanessa Baird.

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Chinese People’s Republic soldiers patrol the Paracel Islands, also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. The US asserts its military dominance via naval patrols and bases in the region.Photo: Stringer/Reuters

Who is militarizing the South China Sea?

This area is a simmering cauldron for conflict between China and its neighbours – and the US. Mark J Valencia makes sense of the situation.

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Oceania

Oceania

For Epeli Hau’ofa, by Karlo Mila.

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Genetically rich crabs at the Center for Marine Biotechnology in Baltimore.Photo: Cavan/Alamy

Marine gene rush

The race is on to patent all marine life – and some have got a head start. Marine scientist Robert Blasiak explains to Vanessa Baird what it means.

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A Liberian soldier, on joint patrol with Sea Shepherd, about to board an illegal shrimper.Photo: Sea Shepherd global

How to fight illegal fishing

Can fishers, coastguards and marine activists see off the thieves from powerful nations plundering the seas of West Africa? Aïda Grovestins reports.

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The Sea - The Facts

Living sea; Fewer fish in the sea than ever before; Acid sea; Sea of plastic; Blue economy; Future prospects?; Marine protection.

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The mineral-rich eastern Clarion-Clipperton zone is home to diverse marine species, 90 per cent of which are new to science.Photo: Natalie Hurova/Unsplash

Deep-sea dilemma

Sea-bed mining promises many riches, but at great risk. Should we pause for thought? asks marine biologist Diva Amon.

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Climate regulator

Without the ocean, climate change would be happening much faster.

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The rubbish that’s visible near the surface is just part of the problem of ocean abuse – and planned future exploitation.Photo: Justin Hofman/Greenpeace

Who owns the sea?

The coming months are critical if we are going to stop the damaging free-for-all that is the current status quo and save the world’s oceans for our common future. Vanessa Baird examines the prospects.

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Illustration: Marco Melgrati

Progress and its discontents

The world has never been better. From global poverty to inequality between nations, all the indicators are showing progress. This is a comforting narrative – popularized by the likes of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker. But is it true? Jason Hickel examines the rise of this so-called ‘New Optimism’, with its ‘battle cry for the status quo’.

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Protecting the ‘lungs of West Africa’

Veronique Mistiaen speaks to environmental lawyer Alfred Brownell about the grave threat palm-oil corporations pose to the people of Sinoe County, Liberia, and the rich rainforests they depend upon.

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Husna during training with her kickboxing instructor who comes from Dohuk, the nearest city to the camp.Photo: Giacomo Sini

Packing a punch

In the refugee camps of Iraqi Kurdistan, Yazidi women are using boxing to overcome the traumas of war. Report by Monir Ghaedi, photos by Giacomo Sini.

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Photo: Prince Akachi

Vanishing point

The city can provide cover and anonymity to those who seek it, explains David Nnanna Ikpo.

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Left out of the big bash: children from Mangueira favela watch fireworks over Maracana Stadium during the closing ceremony.Photo: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

Spectacle and reality in Rio

Anne-Marie Broudehoux punctures the bombastic narrative of civic pride and prosperity that accompanies sporting mega-events to reveal how they actually remake the city upon the backs of the poor.

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Photo: Roberto Ourgant

Grand designs

Architecture is never neutral, explains Laith Kharus Whitwham. But can it be made to truly serve the public?

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Night falls on Ranchi’s dreamers.Photo: Arun Dahiya/EyeEm/Getty

Small city, big dreams

India’s rapidly expanding cities attract young dreamers like magnets. Snigdha Poonam observes how the horizon of promise keeps receding in Ranchi.

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