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Race

Social change is written in the streets

Fifty years ago the Civil Rights Act was passed into law in the US. Movements not governments propel change, believes Mark Engler.

Development

Why is Britain using a suspect charity to deliver aid to Syria?

How British money could be helping the Assad regime. Tam Hussein reports.

Money-making and morality are seldom bed-fellows

Chris Coltrane explains why investing in bombing children to feed other children is not OK.

Culture

Should we fight the system or be the change?

Mark Engler and Paul Engler on the strengths and limitations of prefigurative politics.

Languages - THE FACTS

A graphic guide to the world’s many tongues.

Environment

Spinning gold: the ‘happy’ story of Canadian mining

What world are Goldcorp’s shareholders living in, wonders Emilie Teresa Smith as she sits in on their AGM.

The problem with Cadillac’s electric wheels

Mark Engler explores the ultimate paradox of green consumerism

Food

Tackling food waste, one big picnic at a time

Thanks to grassroots action, corporations are being encouraged to divert edible excess from bins to bellies. Jemma Crew reports.

Defending people’s milk in India

A vibrant network of small producers and milk co-operatives is threatened by free trade agreements and liberalized investment policies.

Health

Human traffic: exposing the brutal organ trade

What will it take to stop the trafficking of vulnerable people for their organs? asks Nancy Scheper-Hughes.

‘I am going to get him the liver he needs’

Hanneke Hagenaars, a transplant co-ordinator for deceased organ donors in the Netherlands, speaks about her liaison work with soon-to-be-bereaved families.

Politics

Doorways - stories from the street

Excluded in life as in death, this is the reality of homelessness. Bekki Perriman documents it from the inside.

Should we fight the system or be the change?

Mark Engler and Paul Engler on the strengths and limitations of prefigurative politics.

Regions

‘I made the decision to be free or die’

On World Refugee Day, Jo Lateu talks to Farah Abdi about the particular difficulties faced by LGBT asylum-seekers.

Netty Musanhu: taking on gender-based violence in Zimbabwe

The director of women’s rights organization Musasa talks to Lydia James about laws, community action and political unrest.

Science

And finally: Uri Fruchtmann

The filmmaker and director tells Jo Lateu why he supports activists who expose wrongdoing through video.

Cellphone justice for sterilized women

Survivors of forced sterilization in Peru are using mobile phones to speak out.

Society

‘I made the decision to be free or die’

On World Refugee Day, Jo Lateu talks to Farah Abdi about the particular difficulties faced by LGBT asylum-seekers.

Netty Musanhu: taking on gender-based violence in Zimbabwe

The director of women’s rights organization Musasa talks to Lydia James about laws, community action and political unrest.

Spirituality

Should halal and kosher methods of slaughter be banned?

Viva! campaigner Tony Wardle and social commentator Mohammed Ansar go head to head.

Letter from Bangui - a visit to the Ba-aka forest people

Ruby Diamonde finds out what the missionaries are up to in Central African Republic.

War and Peace

The brave and the blameless: women survivors of war-time rape

A global summit to end sexual violence in conflict takes place this week. Subi Shah reports.

Afghanistan’s theatre of the oppressed

Lydia James reports on a courageous drama project, which is putting transitional justice centre stage in the war-torn country.

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