War Machine - The Facts

War Machine - The Facts

The arms trade is a powerful and enduring obstacle to peace.

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Meet the peacemakers

Meet the peacemakers

From occupied Palestine to Scottish high schools, people across the world are challenging the warmongers. We profile eight extraordinary women and men on the peace frontline. Words: Hazel Healy and Louisa Waugh. Illustrations: Olivier Kugler.

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10 routes to peace

10 routes to peace

The pressures on our world are serious, and expected to grow. If we take the following approaches, peace will be more likely. It’s time to ditch the military habit...

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A student looks out from the remains of a classroom destroyed by Boko Haram in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria.Photo: pius utomi expei / AFTP / GETTY IMAGES

Out of the ruins

Can peacebuilders end the war with Boko Haram in Nigeria? Hazel Healy travels there to find out.

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Photos: Gisella Ligias

Against their will

Lea Surugue and Gisella Ligios report from the Czech Republic where Roma women who were forcibly sterilized are demanding the authorities take responsibility.

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Close up for comfort: two patients at the Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences in New Delhi. Often abandoned by their families, many of the women on the ward stay on even after recovery.Photo: Cheena Kapoor

The interveners

Trusted in the communities they serve, India’s women health activists are making a difference in getting help for people stigmatized for mental health problems. Yet, as Sophie Cousins reports, the challenge remains vast.

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'Mindbusters' reads the banner, with Orban pictured in the middle: young Hungarians take a tongue in cheek stand against the propaganda apparatus.Photo: Lorraine Mallinder

Inside the post-truth laboratory

Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s autocratic hard man, is riding high, with the help of young propaganda-mongers. Lorraine Mallinder investigates a media takeover.

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Julius sits on the porch of his house in Trenton, New Jersey, looking north at Ewing Township where foreclosure rates are drastically lower.Photo: Jack Crosbie

Home sweet home

Ten years ago the world focused on the US foreclosure crisis as thousands lost their homes in dodgy mortgage deals. Today, the crisis is still a reality for many. Jack Crosbie reports.

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War of words

War of words

With president Trump, Zhou Xiaochuan, a US official, and Christine Lagarde.

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Workers labouring on a suspension bridge across the Yangtze River in May 2018.Photo: AFP/Getty Images

China: a post-neoliberal order?

If the global financial crisis symbolized the decline of the West, it also signalled that the future belongs to China – a superpower that ‘understands’ the developing world better than the US, IMF or World Bank, according to Martin Jacques.

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The next financial crisis

Clueless central banks? A trade war? Southern debt? Leading economists on where the next crisis might come from...

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The carbon bubble

Yohann Koshy looks at the impending catastrophe linking the stock market to climate change.

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When the world almost ended

It’s 10 years since the global financial system almost sent the world into a great depression. Yohann Koshy takes stock of what went wrong and where we are now.

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Photo: Thomson Reuters Foundation

‘I stopped demanding a reaction a long time ago’

Syrian reporter Zaina Erhaim on training citizen reporters and the importance of documenting the Assad regime’s atrocities. Interview by Anton Mukhamedov.

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A freight train that originated in Duisburg, Germany arrives in Dazhou, China.Photo: China Stringer Network

One belt, one road

China’s dazzlingly ambitious international investment programme – the Belt and Road Initiative – is well under way, with designs to bring infrastructure to half the planet. Wayne Ellwood on the scale of this juggernaut and its economic and political ramifications.

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Winter wind blows from Bedzin’s coal-fuelled electricity plant, stoking clouds of smog, while a woman visits the city’s municipal cemetery. Photo: Violeta Santos Moura

Dark clouds

Violeta Santos Moura reports from Poland, where air pollution claims some 45,000 lives annually. The country’s reliance on coal is the main culprit but it’s an issue bound up in national pride and political manipulation.

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Malware for humans

Wars in cyberspace are wars on our minds. JJ Patrick on the murky underworld of big data, social media, espionage and the spread of chaos through disinformation.

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Facebook’s all-powerful Mark Zuckerberg dodged awkward questions, citing unfamiliarity with the law.Photo: Aaron Bernstein / Reuters

Who elected Facebook?

We’re increasingly relying on social media companies to act like governments and censor dubious content. Jillian York on the failures of this approach – and how to fix it.

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Media - The Facts

Media - The Facts

Changing habits; Tech takeover; Trust in media; Who owns it?

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The selfish giants

So many voices online. Surely that means more diversity and media democracy? Not really, explains Laura Basu.

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Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…

Vanessa Baird writes on the strange mutations of ‘fake news’

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Fighting Mr Fake

Trump has a precursor – and maybe even a mentor – when it comes to waging war on media he does not like. Iris Gonzales reports from the Philippines.

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Illustrations: Kate Charlesworth

Blueprint for a better media

There is no one magic remedy – but lots of strategies. Vanessa Baird writes.

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Illustration: Amorim / Cartoon Movement

A better media is possible

Trust in tatters. Business model busted. And journalism under attack from all sides. So why does Vanessa Baird think that the news media has a bright future?

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Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
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