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Lube for all

Lube for all

Report from Tanzania by Elsie Eyakuze.

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Dubliners resist

Dubliners resist

Report from Ireland by Megan Nolan.

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Introducing... Imran Khan

For our rising new world leader segment, Richard Swift profiles the Oxford-educated former playboy cricketer, and now, Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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A police officer stands guard in the old town of Kashgar, in the far western Xinjiang province, China. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty

Uyghur plight

Report from China by Nithin Coca.

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Between the devil and the deep blue sea

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.

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Keeping women in their place

As 25 November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Joni Seager maps the stark reality faced by women in every corner of the world – from Belarus to Brazil.

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The personality crisis

As growth-driven consumer culture spurs on planetary destruction, why don’t we spring into action? Psychologist John F Schumaker situates a frightening erosion of human personality at the heart of the problem.

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 Illustration: Olivier Kugler

Written in stone

An indigenous movement in Jharkhand is reminding the Indian authorities of their constitutional duty to protect tribal lands. But the government is persecuting tribespeople for standing up. Rohini Mohan reports.

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Left: Rumani, a Coptic Zabaleen, pulls his cart full of garbage outside his home in Manshiyat Naser (or Garbage City) in Cairo. Photo: Marco Bulgarelli/Gamma-Rapho via Getty

Pick of the heap

Attempts to solve Cairo’s garbage problems come up against a community whose livelihoods depend on refuse. Hisham Allam reports.

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A river of bin bags snakes down the road  in Jdeideh, Beirut, at the height of the rubbish crisis in February 2016. Photo: Hasan Shaaban/Reuters

Fighting the big burn

The mismanagement of Lebanon’s trash has brought citizens onto the streets – and the latest plans are also stoking outrage. But, as Fiona Broom discovers, there are also optimists.

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Unsaleable fruit at the wholesale food market of Rungis, Paris, gets sorted so that what is still usable can go to food banks. Photo: Martin BUREAU/AFP/Getty

When it is illegal to waste food

By supermarkets, that is. Timothy Baster and Isabelle Merminod on the progress of a much-lauded French law.

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A young girl stands defiantly amid the Agbogbloshie dump’s burning fields near Accra – clouds of toxic smoke rising behind her. From dusk until dawn, workers – usually young, male migrants from Ghana’s northern Tamale region – burn automobile parts and electronic waste in order to reveal their copper components in exchange for money for food. According to the Seattle-based NGO, Basel Action Network, millions of tonnes of e-waste from industrialized nations are ‘processed’ at Agbogbloshie each year. Photo: Benjamin Lowy/Getty

Dirty work

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.

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the packaging industry is not taking responsibility waste is not just an issue for the individual

It’s all down to you

Dinyar Godrej explains why the packing industry loves shunting the blame on individual consumers.

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The face of plastic recycling that China wants to change. A worker sorts plastic in Dong Xiao Kou, a 'scrap village' on the outskirts of Beijing where poor migrant families survive from recycling rubbish. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty

No more of your junk

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.

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Lube for all

Report from Tanzania by Elsie Eyakuze.

Elsie Eyakuze November, 2018 516 Buy
Dubliners resist

Report from Ireland by Megan Nolan.

Megan Nolan November, 2018 516 Buy
Introducing... Imran Khan

For our rising new world leader segment, Richard Swift profiles the Oxford-educated former playboy cricketer, and now, Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Richard Swift November, 2018 516 Buy
Uyghur plight

Report from China by Nithin Coca.

November, 2018 516 Buy
Between the devil and the deep blue sea

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.

Felix Bazalgette November, 2018 516 Buy
Keeping women in their place

As 25 November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Joni Seager maps the stark reality faced by women in every corner of the world – from Belarus to Brazil.

Joni Seager November, 2018 516 Buy
Zuzu Angel: A Sketchbook of Love and Loss

Art and story by ILYA, with Yohann Koshy.

ILYA and Yohann Koshy November, 2018 516 Buy
The personality crisis

As growth-driven consumer culture spurs on planetary destruction, why don’t we spring into action? Psychologist John F Schumaker situates a frightening erosion of human personality at the heart of the problem.

John Schumaker November, 2018 516 Buy
Written in stone

An indigenous movement in Jharkhand is reminding the Indian authorities of their constitutional duty to protect tribal lands. But the government is persecuting tribespeople for standing up. Rohini Mohan reports.

Rohini Mohan November, 2018 516 Buy
Pick of the heap

Attempts to solve Cairo’s garbage problems come up against a community whose livelihoods depend on refuse. Hisham Allam reports.

Hisham Allam November, 2018 516 Buy
Fighting the big burn

The mismanagement of Lebanon’s trash has brought citizens onto the streets – and the latest plans are also stoking outrage. But, as Fiona Broom discovers, there are also optimists.

Fiona Broom November, 2018 516 Buy
When it is illegal to waste food

By supermarkets, that is. Timothy Baster and Isabelle Merminod on the progress of a much-lauded French law.

Timothy Baster and Isabelle Merminod November, 2018 516 Buy
Dirty work

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.

Kelsi Farrington November, 2018 516 Buy
It’s all down to you

Dinyar Godrej explains why the packing industry loves shunting the blame on individual consumers.

Dinyar Godrej November, 2018 516 Buy
No more of your junk

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.

Adam Liebman November, 2018 516 Buy