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Switching on to energy democracy

Popular participation, social ideals and ecological sustainability are key attributes of sustainable systems, Claire Fauset writes.

Development

Calling time on the MDGs

No development process succeeds without the participation of those it targets, argues Maggie Black.

Why are NGOs so reluctant to help Greece?

As the island of Lesvos is overwhelmed with immigrants, the world of aid looks on. Beulah Devaney reports.

Culture

The face behind the PKK story

Every journalist who’s visited the PKK’s mountain stronghold in recent years knows Zagros Hiwa, reports Karlos Zurutuza.

The Unreported Year

Stories you might have missed in 2015. Compiled by Jo Lateu.

Environment

2016: Time to take the leap

Naomi Klein and her team speak to Marienna Pope-Weidemann about the significance of The Leap Manifesto.

The woman who saved a beach and sparked a movement

Alison Homewood meets the inspirational nonagenarian June Haimoff.

Food

‘The earth in Indonesia is on fire’

Nithin Coca looks at the causes of an unfolding environmental and health catastrophe.

The People vs Monsanto (and other GM giants)

Around the world, people are mobilizing against biotech bullies.

Health

Making Waves: Catherine Hamlin

Sofi Lundin meets Catherine Hamlin, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and doctor extraordinaire.

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.

Politics

What’s hot and what’s not at Paris #COP21

Things and people that made us smile - and that raised our ire during the Paris climate talks.

Myth 7: Financial regulation will destroy a profitable banking sector

Why should financial markets be accountable only to themselves? asks David Ransom.

Regions

China’s oppression of Tibetans has dramatically increased

The country fears that if they don’t completely crush any form of protest they will lose control. Emily Korstanje reports.

Who is George Galloway really? Perhaps London’s next Mayor?

The controversial British politician speaks with Comedian Omar Hamdi for this revealing interview.

Science

For their eyes only

Michaela Whitton considers unlawful surveillance and the crushing of dissent.

In the eye of a Twitter storm

Steve Parry experiences Trolling and is still recovering.

Society

2016: Time to take the leap

Naomi Klein and her team speak to Marienna Pope-Weidemann about the significance of The Leap Manifesto.

Dangerous weaponry used on refugees with no legal status in Calais

The chemical compound contained in expired weapons may no longer be approved, write Anna Feigenbaum and Vyvian Raoul.

Spirituality

Walking in Bethlehem this Christmas when peace is absent

Giedre Steikunaite watches the city prepare for the most important day on the Christian calendar.

Will Aung San Suu Kyi represent all Burma?

Religious and ethnic minorities expect the new government to restore their rights. Charlotte England wonders if such hopes are misplaced.

War and Peace

The violence of nonviolent protest

Mark Boyle writes on why he opposes ‘mindless nonviolence’.

Fighting for a life free from fear

Guadalupe Cortés talks to women in El Salvador who are tackling male violence in gang territories.

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