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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

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.

Ready to drill in Yasuní rainforest? A cautionary tale

Tim Gee investigates Ecuador’s failure to ‘keep the oil in the ground’, and the activism that could yet secure the future of the national park.

'The soldiers are here': resistance in a Palestinian refugee camp

Situated next to Israel’s separation wall, dissent is growing in Aida. Ella David reports.

Blogs

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 big the biggest hole in the world and what it could mean to local biodiversity.

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.

There’s now a cure for hepatitis C… but most can’t afford it

Profit-focused drug companies are failing the ill, says Nick Harvey.

Female activists instrumental in fight against Morocco’s oppression

Western Saharawi women are using education and exile to advocate for their people’s freedom, says Agaila Abba.

Walk to promote culture change, not climate change

Melanie Strickland invites you to join Buzz Tour participants in pollinating ideas the length of Britain.

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