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Curbing destructive palm oil plantations brings together strange bedfellows

Richard Schiffman looks at one way the UN Climate Summit may yet have a positive impact on deforestation.

Filed in: Forests

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A deeper pain

The daily reality of life in Gaza creates unseen psychological scars, writes psychiatrist Samah Jabr.

Filed in: Conflict, Mental Health and Palestine

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A third intifada in the making?

From tit-for-tat attacks to home evictions, the situation in East Jerusalem bodes ill, warns Noreen Sadik.

Filed in: Israel and Palestine

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A false Messiah: Turkey’s negative role in the Middle East

Accused of aiding IS and still oppressing its Kurdish population… Turkey’s reputation is in tatters, argues Naila Bozo.

Filed in: Conflict, Human Rights, Syria and Turkey

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Evergreening and how Big Pharma keeps drug prices high

Drug companies keep a tight leash on patenting, depriving tax-payers of millions each year. Deborah Gleeson and Hazel Moir explore the issue.

Filed in: Pharmaceuticals

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We are the people, we are the giant

A new documentary on the Arab Spring, We Are The Giant, delves into the lives of three activists from Libya, Bahrain and Syria. Cristiana Moisescu explores its story.

Filed in: Activism and Bahrain

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Spied on by BP

Why did an oil company go to such lengths to monitor Jess Worth’s activism? Perhaps we are more powerful than we think.

Filed in: Activism and Oil

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The spirit of Saro-Wiwa rises

Twenty years after the execution of their leader, the Ogoni people are rebelling once more. Patrick Naagbanton reports from the frontline.

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From the Berlin Wall to today

What mainstream commentators get wrong about the historic uprisings of 1989, and what civil resistance gets right. Mark Engler and Paul Engler explore the issue.

Filed in: Social Change

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What does Boko Haram want?

Andrew Noakes analyses the movement’s origins and looks at possible solutions for Nigeria.

Filed in: Nigeria and Terrorism

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Saving the Solomons’ cloud forest

Indigenous landowners are taking their government to court over alleged irregularities in a logging company deal. Kayt Davies investigates.

Filed in: Activism, Environment, Forests, Solomon Islands and Sustainability

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