In 1987, the British government contracted a passenger ferry to act as a floating immigration detention centre for Tamil refugees. Later that year a storm set the ship loose from its moorings. Felix Bazalgette reports on the the little-known story of exodus and empire that paved the way for the Windrush scandal.
Around the world, 15 million people – including children – have little choice but to earn a living from the waste polluting their surroundings. They often work in dangerous conditions, risking their health, sometimes their lives; and are usually relegated to the bottom of the social pecking order, struggling to improve their working conditions.
Last year, China announced a ban on imports of ‘foreign garbage’. The result? Western stockpiles of used paper and plastic have reached crisis proportions. Adam Liebman on why we need a less rosy notion of what actually happens to our recycling.
Politicians of both Left and Right continue to march behind the banners of meritocracy and equality of opportunity as if this were all that is needed to achieve a fair society. But rewarding people for their ‘merit’ may be creating a new class system based on arrogant, insensitive winners and angry, desperate losers, writes Peter Adamson.
Some 70,000 Palestinian workers pass through Israeli checkpoints every day. The process, which can take several hours, is disorganized and conditions overcrowded. Those without proper permits often attempt the crossing via gaps in the Israeli wall and mountain routes along the Green Line and run the risk of being arrested or even shot at by Israeli forces. Words & photography by Anne Paq / Active Stills
The brutal gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh in 2012 shone a blistering light on sexual violence as a staggeringly common occurrence in India. Author Sohaila Abdulali explains how, despite the case’s global coverage, the conversation about rape has only just begun.
After 20 years of brutal civil war, the rulers of Arcadia and the rebels are ready to consider laying down arms. The mediation team needs a leader and – for some reason – your name is chosen. Do you have what it takes? Take our quiz to find out...
Unusually, victims testified directly at the Havana peace talks between FARC guerrillas and the government. Maria Eugenia Cruz Alarcón, one of the first to bear witness, explains why she will defend Colombia’s peace agreement – at all costs.
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|Is trade in turmoil a chance for justice?||Trade in Turmoil||January, 2019|
|Between the devil and the deep blue sea||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Keeping women in their place||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Zuzu Angel: A Sketchbook of Love and Loss||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|The personality crisis||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Written in stone||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Pick of the heap||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Fighting the big burn||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|When it is illegal to waste food||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Dirty work||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|It’s all down to you||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|No more of your junk||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Everything must go||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Waste - The Facts||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Modern life is rubbish||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|The merit trap||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|‘This is not a life’||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|Our bodies, our rights||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|What rape tells us about society||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|Diplomats – who needs them?||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|The rise and fall of Patrice Lumumba||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|Inside the mind of the mediator||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|‘We can’t stop now’||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|The slow and bloody road to justice||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|