Kurds - The Facts

Kurds - The Facts

The Kurds – the fourth-biggest ethnic group in the Middle East – are described as ‘the largest nation without a state’. (Where accurate statistics are lacking, we have gone with ‘reasonable’ estimates.)

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Who’s who and what do they stand for?

There are scores of different Kurdish political factions, parties and movements, some of which connect with each other, others that are radically and bitterly opposed. Here, in simple form, are the key players.

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Action and Information

Action and Information

Links for campaigning and more reading on Kurdistan.

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Get out! Young Kurds confront a Turkish military vehicle on patrol in northern Syria after Turkey’s invasion.Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

Betrayed again

Under the cover of Covid-19, Turkey is hammering the Kurds. Again. Should the world care? Vanessa Baird offers several good reasons why it should.

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Hitting the population brakes

Popular wisdom has it that everything is speeding up, including population growth. Danny Dorling shows just how wrong that is – and argues that we are actually in a time of slowdown.

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A view of Hebron from the Tel Rumeida quarte.Photo: Fabio Conti

For a different Hebron

In Palestine, Futura D’Aprile meets the peaceful change-makers who want to create hope for their divided city’s future.

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Illustration: Marco Melgrati

The self-help myth

The state is in retreat. So guess who’s in charge? Why you, of course. At least that’s what the dominant political rhetoric from Right and Left would have us believe, argues Neil Vallelly.

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A father and his young daughter visit the Stone Flower monument at Jasenovac. Designed by the famous Serb architect Bogdan Bogdanović, it is a memorial to the victims of Ustasha atrocities during the Second World War.Photo: Ferdinando Piezzi/Alamy

Why won’t Croatia face its past?

The country’s political class is letting fascists off the hook and allowing history to be distorted. Jelena Prtorić asks: Whose purposes does this serve?

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The hidden polluters

Agricultural air pollution seems to be a tough nut to crack. Amy Hall explores the air-pollution problem down on the farm.

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Room with a view: Residents of Mahul’s resettlement colony are forced to live in a polluted industrial area.Photo: Ishan Tankha

Unfit for habitation

India’s air pollution crisis affects millions, and not just in Delhi. Aruna Chandrasekhar meets people forced to live, and resist, at Mumbai’s toxic perimeter.

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‘I don’t want to live like this’

‘I don’t want to live like this’

Community journalists from the northeast of England on the impact of air pollution on their lives.

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Top of the class

Top of the class

Dirty air is not an impossible problem. Beth Gardiner assesses some places cleaning up their act.

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Opposite page: Child’s play – a boy jumps across boats wedged on a mixture of crude oil, water and sand, near Bodo in the Niger Delta. Oil production is a major pollutant in the area.Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Panos

Fed up with the fumes

Dirty air in Nigeria takes a huge toll on lives and livelihoods. But civil society is not short of ideas for change, as Michael Simire finds out.

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In a jam: sitting in traffic in Metro Manila, the Philippines.Photo: Joline Torres/Unsplash

How to stop progress

Dana Drugmand explains how the powerful car industry has continually blocked change to keep us hooked.

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Toxic Air - The Facts

Toxic Air - The Facts

How many die?, Air inequality, Noxious journeys, and Cleanest vs dirtiest.

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Action on Air Pollution

Links for campaigning and more reading on air pollution/air quality.

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A young boy wears a gas mask to protect himself from the fumes during a fire in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya.Photo: Donwilson Odhiambo/Sopa Images/Lightrocket via Getty Images

To protect life

Covid-19 has shown us that swift action on global health is possible, even if it still falls short. What could we achieve, asks Amy Hall, if we took an urgent approach to air pollution, another widespread killer?

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Children protest against climate impacts of fast fashion in Montreal on Black Friday, November 2019.Photo: Lucy EJ Woods

Young climate heroes

Skipping meals to talk to the media, aiming to get arrested – and still making it to your hockey game. These are just some of the tasks found on the to-do lists of campaigners in Canada who are putting everything on the line to fight for a liveable, just future. Lucy EJ Woods went to meet them.

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Night passage – migrants from many parts of Central America jump on a freight train leaving Irapuato in central Mexico, after waiting for more than 10 hours, en route to the Mexico-US border.

To ride The Beast

Images from the migrant route through Mexico, where desperate people risk a journey fraught with danger to try to make it to the US. Text and photos: Pablo Allison.

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People from the various villages in Baram district demonstrate against the proposed dam.Photo: Samban Tugang

Saving rivers, saving lives

An epic struggle has been playing out between islanders defending their land, rivers and livelihoods and the Malaysian government’s vision of ‘development’. Veronique Mistiaen spoke with Peter Kallang, the campaigner in the thick of it.

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The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
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The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
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