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Why is Britain siding with the vulture funds?

Why is Britain siding with the vulture funds?

The UN wants to stop billionaire speculators forcing indebted nations like Argentina into default. Britain, the US and Germany say ‘no’. Tim Jones reports.
'We have to be positive,' say Gaza's farmers

'We have to be positive,' say Gaza's farmers

Madeleine McGivern looks at the effects of ‘Operation Protective Edge’ on Gaza’s food security.
Sex workers’ rights must be upheld

Sex workers’ rights must be upheld

Advocates for sex workers are winning in Kenya’s law courts, reports Radar citizen journalist Musa Haron.
Surviving the ups and downs of social movements

Surviving the ups and downs of social movements

Can theories of movement cycles equip activists to persevere over the long haul? Mark Engler and Paul Engler try to find out.
Are we walking into a trap set by Islamic State?

Are we walking into a trap set by Islamic State?

Amnesia rules as the war to ‘ultimately destroy’ Islamic State begins. Vanessa Baird seeks alternatives.
PHOTO ESSAY: Looking for Palestine

PHOTO ESSAY: Looking for Palestine

David Brunetti poignantly explores life in a country riddled with death.

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Surviving the ups and downs of social movements

Can theories of movement cycles equip activists to persevere over the long haul? Mark Engler and Paul Engler try to find out.

PHOTO ESSAY: Looking for Palestine

David Brunetti poignantly explores life in a country riddled with death.

The myth of ethical gold

Certification schemes notwithstanding, clean gold is a bit of a scam, says Stephanie Boyd.

From prying plumbers to snooping social workers

The Prevent anti-terrorism programme is alienating the Muslim community, writes Ylenia Gostoli.

‘In Cuba, my books fall apart and vanish’

Top novelist Leonardo Padura talks with Vanessa Baird on why his books disappear in Cuba, and his hopes and fears for the country’s future.

The truth behind Cambodia’s inequalities

David Hutt looks at a country where gold BMWs are parked next to families living in cardboard houses.

The gold standard is nothing but a shiny distraction

And it offers a false sense of security in an unstable world, says Philip Pilkington.

Blogs

A massive win for all the Scottish people

The ‘yes’ voters might not have won independence for Scotland. But it’s the main parties at Westminster who are the losers of this referendum, argues James Rowland.

Recycling helps us avoid tackling climate change

Amit Singh calls for action on the true causes of environmental destruction. 

Why is Britain siding with the vulture funds?

The UN wants to stop billionaire speculators forcing indebted nations like Argentina into default. Britain, the US and Germany say ‘no’. Tim Jones reports.

‘We have to be positive,’ say Gaza’s farmers

Madeleine McGivern looks at the effects of ‘Operation Protective Edge’ on food security in Gaza.

Sex workers’ rights must be upheld

Advocates for sex workers are winning in Kenya’s law courts, reports Radar citizen journalist Musa Haron.

Are we walking into a trap set by Islamic State?

Amnesia rules as the war to ‘ultimately destroy’ Islamic State begins. Vanessa Baird seeks alternatives.

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