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Coffin ship detail

21st-century coffin ships

As we consider the plight of today’s asylum-seekers, the fate of Irish refugees two centuries ago is instructive, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

Filed in: Europe, Ireland, Poverty and Refugees

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Haiti's Seeds in A Dark Fruit Sky

A new literary project shines a light on Haiti’s storytelling tradition.

Filed in: Haiti

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Risking death in search of a new life

Crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe for a better life is fraught with danger, as Charles Barker finds out from a young refugee.

Filed in: Eritrea and Refugees

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A farewell to Sabeen Mahmud

Sahar Habib Ghazi reports on the murder of one of Pakistan’s most prominent activists.

Filed in: Pakistan and Social Change

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Xeni Gwet’in Mining Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

The Goldman Environmental Prize has been awarded to Marilyn Baptiste of British Columbia, Canada, for her work to stop Taseko Mines’ gold mining project.

Shatila street

Solar comes to Shatila

Lydia James visits the Lebanese refugee camp and discovers possibilities for a lighter, brighter future.

Filed in: Energy, Lebanon and Refugees

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Indonesia at a crossroads

Nithin Coca reports on a political battle between government and a respected anti-corruption institution.

Filed in: Democracy, Indonesia and Politics

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Thailand’s midnight flower-sellers

The country’s indigenous groups are the most vulnerable to exploitation, documents Alexia Kalaitzi.

Filed in: Human Rights and Thailand

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Tunisians on hunger strike against regime’s secret files

Ben Ali’s legacy still looms large, as Tim Baster and Isabelle Merminod report.

Filed in: Human Rights and Tunisia

The disappeared

Those who couldn’t be there

Thousands attended the World Social Forum in Tunis last month. But, says Giedre Steikunaite, we mustn’t forget the absent, the missing, the disappeared.

Filed in: Australia, Children, Human Rights, Mexico, Migration and Western Sahara

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What lies behind the recent surge of Amazon deforestation

Richard Schiffman talks to scientist Philip Fearnside on what’s driving the clearing of the Amazon forest.

Filed in: Brazil and Forests

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