Prisons damage people and have always been used by the powerful to control the most marginalized. But when some criminals undoubtedly pose great danger to others, can society really do away with incarceration altogether? Kelsey Mohamed and Andrew Neilson go head to head.
What’s happening to human numbers – and what should happen – is a hot topic again. Mohan Rao and Sara Parkin go head to head.
Anti-EU sentiment is rising across much of the continent. The European Union’s institutions can appear undemocratic. And the wisdom of its commitment to austerity policies in member states like Greece has been roundly questioned. Almost everyone agrees that the EU needs to be reformed. But is it possible? Hilary Wainwright and Grace Blakeley take sides.
Thou shalt not kill. It seems simple enough. But can pacifism work as a strategy against violence and injustice? Tim Gee and Rahila Gupta go head to head. Illustrations by Kate Copeland.
It’s the place where you can find everything – from an academic painstakingly listing forgotten medieval words, to the rambling stream-of-consciousness of the US president. But with research showing links between its use and depression and loneliness, is it time we gave up on social media altogether?
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|The debate: Sustainable Development Goals||The Kurds - betrayed again||July, 2020|
|The debate: Celebrity activism||The fight for clean air||May, 2020|
|Should prisons be abolished?||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|Has Extinction Rebellion got the right tactics?||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|
|The debate: Is concern about population growth exaggerated?||China in charge||November, 2019|
|The debate: Can the European Union be reformed?||Who owns the sea?||September, 2019|
|The Debate: Is pacifism appropriate for today’s world?||The right to the city||July, 2019|
|The debate: is it time to quit social media?||How to avoid climate breakdown||May, 2019|
|Is vegan activism too confrontational?||Building a new internationalism||March, 2019|
|Should religion play a role in politics?||Trade in Turmoil||January, 2019|
|Should the West stop giving aid to Africa?||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|Is nationalism ever a force for good?||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|