L’affaire Tarnac is a story little-followed outside of France. Horatio Morpurgo tracks down the collective – whose members have been accused by the police of terrorist activity – and explains why we should all be paying more attention.
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Despite being haunted by its gruesome past, there are reasons for optimism in Cambodia.
Underground film meets underground music… Iranian-style.
- November 24, 2009
The MST (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra – Brazil’s landless people’s movement) – has been described as the world’s most dynamic social movement. Gibby Zobel joins in its 25th anniversary celebrations and explains why its existence is more important than ever.
In Bangladesh, homosexuality is illegal. Delwar Hussain talks to Suleman, a gay imam, about what this means for him and his partner.
On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Stefan Simanowitz reports from Western Sahara on the wall that has separated a nation for 29 years.
In the hills of Rwanda, Tom Cropper finds the world’s most unique film festival.
Anna Chen heaves a sigh of relief as Tony’s plans to conquer Europe are halted.
Gold miners in the Brazilian Amazon are destroying the Yanomami community’s home. But, says Davi Kopenawa, his people are ready to fight for their land. Rowenna Davis met him.
Children of safai karmacharis (people engaged in sanitation work) in Gujarat are being forced by teachers to clean toilets and mop floors in school. Mari Marcel Thekaekara listens to their stories.
Campaigner for women’s rights in her native Iran, Leila Alikarami talks about the One Million Signatures campaign, how the equality laws can and should be changed, and the impact of the election result on her fellow countrywomen.
- October 22, 2009