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Britain’s train industry has gone off the rails

Britain’s train industry has gone off the rails

But there is an alternative that puts people before profit and politics, says Lydia James.
India takes on the World Trade Organization

India takes on the World Trade Organization

The world’s largest democracy has come under criticism for blocking reforms that will only help the rich. Jemma Williams writes.
Fishing for justice in Brazil

Fishing for justice in Brazil

Lydia James talks to Brazilian fisher and human rights defender Alexandre Anderson de Souza.
The Spanish town where people come before profit

The Spanish town where people come before profit

Marinaleda is more than a communal experiment, say Jen Wilton and Liam Barrington-Bush. It’s an alternative way of life born out of necessity.
Where faith meets an open mind

Where faith meets an open mind

Joe Ware on discussing ‘the greens and the gays’ at British Christian arts festival Greenbelt.
Is 53 seconds long enough to gather my soul?

Is 53 seconds long enough to gather my soul?

Rana Mourtaja, 17, writes about staying alive in the Gaza Strip.
America’s deadliest export

America’s deadliest export

Oliver Williams decries the rise in obesity in poorer countries increasingly linked to US junk-food consumption.
What lies behind Europe’s murky oil deals with Azerbaijan?

What lies behind Europe’s murky oil deals with Azerbaijan?

EU politicians’ vested interests in the resource-rich country are supporting the regime’s suppression of human rights. Molly Scott Cato writes.

Top stories

Stop the gold rush!

Our appetite for the shiny metal is both pointless and dangerous, argues Richard Swift.

Fishing for justice in Brazil

Lydia James talks to Brazilian fisher and human rights defender Alexandre Anderson de Souza.

The Spanish town where people come before profit

Jen Wilton and Liam Barrington-Bush explore Marinaleda, Spain’s communist utopia.

Is 53 seconds long enough to gather my soul?

Rana Mourtaja, 17, writes about staying alive in the Gaza Strip on Day 50 of Israel’s offensive.

Would Scottish independence be good for radical politics?

Read what writer and activist Adam Ramsay and professor and author Jim Gallagher think - then join the debate.

Tinariwen's desert blues

Eyadou Ag Leche tells Graeme Green about his hopes for an autonomous Tuareg territory.

The price of gold

Critic of the Canadian mining industry, Alain Deneault, talks to Richard Swift about the destructive nature of this sector.

Blogs

Detained forever, without knowing why

Australia should start paying back its human rights debt, says Olivia Ball.

Governments may be silent on Israeli terror, but we will not stand by

John Newsham looks at the growing boycott, divest and sanctions movement in Bradford and beyond.

Britain’s train industry has gone off the rails

But there is an alternative that puts people before profit and politics, says Lydia James.

India takes on the World Trade Organization

The world’s largest democracy has come under criticism for blocking reforms that will only help the rich. Jemma Williams writes.

Angry Pakistanis take to the streets amid vote-rigging claims

But Syed Hamad Ali wonders whether they are ready to call their leaders to account.

Where faith meets an open mind

Joe Ware on discussing ‘the greens and the gays’ at British Christian arts festival Greenbelt.

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