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‘I’ channel my anger into activism rather than tears’

‘I’ channel my anger into activism rather than tears’

Comedian Kate Smurthwaite on shaking up the political system and finding Jeremy Clarkson a new job.
A different legacy: lessons in peace from the First World War

A different legacy: lessons in peace from the First World War

As we campaign for peace today, what can we learn from our predecessors? asks Symon Hill.
Quiet strength, loud weaknesses

Quiet strength, loud weaknesses

Yahia Lababidi on what Ramadan, and its associated fasting, means to him.
PA plagued by legitimacy crisis

PA plagued by legitimacy crisis

Raff Piccolo ponders the position of the West Bank’s leadership in an increasingly volatile political environment.
Fighting the power in Liberia

Fighting the power in Liberia

Jacinta Fay and Silas Kpanan’Ayoung Siakor revisit the farming communities standing up to corporate land grabs.

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‘I’m pretty good at channelling my anger into activism rather than tears’

Comedian Kate Smurthwaite on shaking up the political system and finding Jeremy Clarkson a new job.

PHOTO ESSAY: No safe place

Eloïse Bollack documents the displacement of families in Gaza.

A word with Josie Long

The comedian and activist has no time for monarchs, politicians or estate agents. But, as she tells Jo Lateu, positive people get her heart racing.

Protesters question airport expansion plans

Ylenia Gostoli talks to activists demanding a cleaner, greener future for London.

Fighting the power in Liberia

Jacinta Fay and Silas Kpanan’Ayoung Siakor revisit the farming communities banding together to prevent government-sanctioned corporate land grabs.

Controversial ‘killing law’ leads to Bucharest stray-dog slaughter

Stephen McGrath reports from Romania on the country’s animal-abuse shame.

A word with Tim FitzHigham

As he gears up for the Edinburgh Fringe, the award-winning British comedian reveals his environmental and political passions.

Blogs

‘Anti-extremism’ government programme targets student activist

Prevent singles out Birmingham student as domestic extremist, finds Josh Allen.

A different legacy: lessons in peace from the First World War

As we campaign for peace today, what can we learn from our predecessors? asks Symon Hill

Quiet strength, loud weaknesses

Poet and writer Yahia Lababidi on what Ramadan, and its associated fasting, means to him.

Tension mounts as instability grips Kenya

Al-Shabaab attacks continue and death toll rises while politicians squabble, reports Henry Owino.

Stuck between a rock and a hard place: the legitimacy crisis that plagues the PA

Raff Piccolo ponders the position of the West Bank’s leadership in an increasingly volatile political environment.

Help us get The Spirit Level film to the finish line

Mixed media can help change attitudes in an increasingly unequal world, says Katharine Round.

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