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Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman...

Hateful Twitter messages and death threats have had a profound effect on Kate Smurthwaite. But the comedian and political activist refuses to be silenced.

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Tales from the resistance

Jamie Kelsey Fry reports on a gathering of voices from the frontline against austerity at the launch of Kerry-anne Mendoza’s new book.

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Why we should weep for the sparrow

The once-common bird is suffering in modern-day India, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara. But efforts to save them are underway.

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Use the power of the people to challenge the people in power!

The NGO sector must support activism, not governments. Ben Phillips sees positive signs of this happening.

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Breaking the taboo of media ownership

A campaign to clean up the media and restrict ownership is gathering momentum. Rupert Murdoch won’t like it, writes Vanessa Baird

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10 reasons to defend the Corporation Tax

It’s easy to evade austerity and enjoy welfare benefits to the full if you’re a transnational corporation. David Ransom reports.

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Prison as a place of healing

Death Row inmate Brandon Astor Jones asks the world to wake up to an enlightened approach to incarceration in Norway.

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Exploited and confined in British households

MPs have rejected an amendment to the Modern Slavery Bill that could have protected migrant workers. Javier Pérez de la Cruz reports.

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Syria’s shameful healthcare quagmire

Tom Templeton looks at a country’s ruined health, four years after the conflict started.

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We need to stand with small island states

Climate change rocks small island states, writes Hannah Fair.

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Islamic State and the destruction of Iraq’s historical heritage

The Islamist organization’s wanton annihilation of Iraq’s history is a shock ploy, argues Siamak Nooraei.

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