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Divided over driving

Divided over driving

Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on women drivers, but there not everyone agrees it’s a good thing. By Lydia Noon.

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Introducing... João Lourenço

Angola has its first new president in nearly 40 years, but bringing change might prove difficult as long as the economy remains dependent on diamonds and oil. Richard Swift reports.

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Docs not cops

Docs not cops

Doctors and patients are fighting back against new rules to restrict migrants’ access to the NHS, writes Simon Childs.

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CONIFA World cup of unrecognized nations and linguistic minorities. An Abkhazian football fan cheers at the 2016 tournament. Photo: Magdalena Chodownik.

The Alternative World Cup

In June 2018, London is hosting an alternative ‘World Football Cup’ of linguistic minorities and unrecognized nations, organized by CONIFA. Alessio Perrone reports.

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A protester holds blood-stained images of government figures during a demonstration against the annulment of Law 180 in August 2017. Photo: James Brunker News / Alamy

Against mother nature

A highway project threatens indigenous peoples' reserves in Bolivia. Aldo Orellana Lopez reports.

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The lives behind the label

The lives behind the label

Bangladesh is home to almost five million garment workers, making it the second largest manufacturer of garments in the world. Its factory workers make the clothes we wear every day. Meet the humans behind the big clothing brand labels.

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Arvind Gupta in his lab. Photo: Ashok Rupner

Toys from trash

Simple models by India’s ‘science magician’, Arvind Gupta, are making learning fun for young minds around the world. Priti Salian reports from a classroom in Bangalore.

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Pablo Beltrán and others in the ELN’s peace delegation address the media during talks in Quito earlier this year. Photo: EFE News Agency/Alamy Stock Photo

Guerrillas gamble for peace

The clock is ticking for peace in Colombia. Next month a ceasefire with the ELN, the last remaining leftwing guerrilla organization in the country, is due to run out. Guerrilla leader Pablo Beltrán of Colombia’s ELN talks to Mónica del Pilar Uribe Marín.

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An example of the proposed solar plant for Port Augusta. Photo: SolarReserve

...Port Augusta gives coal the boot

Port Augusta had long been South Australia’s coal-fired powerhouse. But a five-year-long community campaign has delivered solar success and an end to the smokestacks, reports Dan Spencer.

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Protesters, including First Nations people, blocking the road to Adani’s Abbott Point coal port. Photo: Alex Bainbridge / Green Left Weekly

While the world’s largest coal mine gets the go ahead…

With the Great Barrier Reef and climate targets under threat, Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret explain why this mega mine matters to all of us.

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Catalan revolutionaries get ready for action to defend their revolution from Franco back in 1936. Barcelona at the time was famously described by George Orwell as ‘a town where the working class was in the saddle’. Photo: CNT

Homage to Catalonia

Recent events have thrust Catalonia into the global spotlight. Kevin Buckland tells the background story we don’t get to hear – about co-operatives, ‘fearless cities’ and the real challenges to authoritarian capitalism.

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Indigenous and other activists gather in front of the Honduran embassy in London in response to the murder of anti-dam campaigner Berta Cáceres in 2016. Photo: Peter Marshall / Alamy Stock Photo

Defame, criminalize, murder

Grassroots environmentalists are being violently targeted in Latin America. Leny Olivera and Sian Cowman believe there is something we can do about it.

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Are we all terrorists?

Activist Scott Weinstein dances with the terrorist label and finds it a fickle partner.

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 Text by Richard Swift, illustration by Jonathan Williams.

Colonizing civil society

A group of political strategists gathers to brainstorm ways to remove democratic impediments to the plans of their political bosses. Text by Richard Swift, illustration by Jonathan Williams.

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Rohingya crisis not new

Report by Lyndall Stein.

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Divided over driving

Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on women drivers, but there not everyone agrees it’s a good thing. By Lydia Noon.

Lydia Noon December, 2017 508 Read
Introducing... João Lourenço

Angola has its first new president in nearly 40 years, but bringing change might prove difficult as long as the economy remains dependent on diamonds and oil. Richard Swift reports.

Richard Swift December, 2017 508 Read
Docs not cops

Doctors and patients are fighting back against new rules to restrict migrants’ access to the NHS, writes Simon Childs.

Simon Childs December, 2017 508 Read
The Alternative World Cup

In June 2018, London is hosting an alternative ‘World Football Cup’ of linguistic minorities and unrecognized nations, organized by CONIFA. Alessio Perrone reports.

Alessio Perrone December, 2017 508 Read
Against mother nature

A highway project threatens indigenous peoples' reserves in Bolivia. Aldo Orellana Lopez reports.

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The lives behind the label

Bangladesh is home to almost five million garment workers, making it the second largest manufacturer of garments in the world. Its factory workers make the clothes we wear every day. Meet the humans behind the big clothing brand labels.

December, 2017 508 Read
Toys from trash

Simple models by India’s ‘science magician’, Arvind Gupta, are making learning fun for young minds around the world. Priti Salian reports from a classroom in Bangalore.

Priti Salian December, 2017 508 Read
Guerrillas gamble for peace

The clock is ticking for peace in Colombia. Next month a ceasefire with the ELN, the last remaining leftwing guerrilla organization in the country, is due to run out. Guerrilla leader Pablo Beltrán of Colombia’s ELN talks to Mónica del Pilar Uribe Marín.

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...Port Augusta gives coal the boot

Port Augusta had long been South Australia’s coal-fired powerhouse. But a five-year-long community campaign has delivered solar success and an end to the smokestacks, reports Dan Spencer.

Dan Spencer December, 2017 508 Read
While the world’s largest coal mine gets the go ahead…

With the Great Barrier Reef and climate targets under threat, Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret explain why this mega mine matters to all of us.

Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret December, 2017 508 Read
Homage to Catalonia

Recent events have thrust Catalonia into the global spotlight. Kevin Buckland tells the background story we don’t get to hear – about co-operatives, ‘fearless cities’ and the real challenges to authoritarian capitalism.

Kevin Buckland December, 2017 508 Read
Defame, criminalize, murder

Grassroots environmentalists are being violently targeted in Latin America. Leny Olivera and Sian Cowman believe there is something we can do about it.

Leny Olivera and Sian Cowman December, 2017 508 Read
Are we all terrorists?

Activist Scott Weinstein dances with the terrorist label and finds it a fickle partner.

Scott Weinstein December, 2017 508 Read
Colonizing civil society

A group of political strategists gathers to brainstorm ways to remove democratic impediments to the plans of their political bosses. Text by Richard Swift, illustration by Jonathan Williams.

Richard Swift December, 2017 508 Read