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British aid is helping agribusiness carve up Africa

British aid is helping agribusiness carve up Africa

Instead of lifting people out of poverty, the government is lining the pockets of ruthless global corporations, explains Miriam Ross.
Would Saul Alinsky break his own rules?

Would Saul Alinsky break his own rules?

Mark and Paul Engler consider the old divide between ‘movements’ and ‘organizations’.
'We are torches of freedom in the darkness of Israeli apartheid'

'We are torches of freedom in the darkness of Israeli apartheid'

Palestinian political prisoner Mohammed Alazraq on the cost of fighting for justice under occupation.
Female activists fight against Morocco’s oppression

Female activists fight against Morocco’s oppression

Western Saharawi women are using education and exile to advocate for their people’s freedom, says Agaila Abba.
Death then, life now: 'We are all Rwandans'

Death then, life now: 'We are all Rwandans'

A photography exhibition encourages the visitor to see the complexity of the country’s past and present, says Lydia James.
Walk to promote culture change, not climate change

Walk to promote culture change, not climate change

Melanie Strickland invites you to join Buzz Tour participants in pollinating ideas the length of Britain.
Are politicians collaborating with Kenya’s poachers?

Are politicians collaborating with Kenya’s poachers?

Henry Owino looks into the increase of the crime in a country that claims to be pulling out all the stops to eradicate it.

Top stories

Why Angelique Kidjo can't abide world music

Louise Gray speaks to the Grammy award-winning singer from Benin who refuses to be ‘put into a little box.’

Cheap drugs and the millionaire whistleblower

Sandhya Srinivasan writes from India on the curious tale of Dinesh Thakur and the generics maker Ranbaxy.

Letter from Bangui: The long walk

Ruby Diamonde tells the story of a woman widowed by violence, trying to rebuild her life in Central African Republic.

Krey vs Rio Tinto: a community struggle against coal expansion

Amy Hall writes about a David and Goliath battle where an Australian village is taking on a mining giant.

Would Saul Alinsky break his own rules?

Mark and Paul Engler consider the old divide between ‘movements’ and ‘organizations’.

Impunity casts a shadow over India's elections

The ghost of mass murder dogs the two main parties, writes Ajay Vakil.

Tackling food waste, one big picnic at a time

Thanks to grassroots action, corporations are being encouraged to divert edible excess from bins to bellies. Jemma Crew reports.

Blogs

Can a language without a home survive?

Yiddish has a reputation for being intrinsically funny – but, says Alex Hacillo, there are better reasons for ensuring it doesn’t die out.

Silence please, Algeria is dying

As its people go to the polls, Kamal Benkoussa fears that his country is on the brink of a political and economic precipice.

India in the grip of election fever

From the morally bankrupt to the cleanest candidates ever – who will the country choose? Mari Marcel Thekaekara reports.

Happy Thingyan Water Festival for Rohingyas? Like hell

One Western aid worker is frustrated and sickened by what’s going on in Burma.

Wish you weren’t here: transnationals on their tax holidays

Sierra Leone is a prime destination for big businesses wanting to avoid paying tax, says Joseph Stead.

Mega-project, mega-profits and mega-destruction in Chile

David Ransom on plans to dig the biggest hole in the world and what it could mean to local biodiversity.

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