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Poverty isn’t easy to kill

A quarter of Filipinos remain poor. Iris Gonzales visits a programme providing food and hope.

Filed in: Philippines Poverty

‘In Cuba, my books fall apart and vanish’

Top novelist Leonardo Padura talks with Vanessa Baird on why his books disappear in Cuba, and his hopes and fears for the country’s future.

Filed in: Cuba Culture Fiction Politics

The Western way isn’t always the best way

Development – when forced onto poor countries – is a dangerous concept, argues Amit Singh.

Filed in: Development (Aid) NGOs Poverty Wealth

Thailand’s youth asked to cyber-spy for the state

Not satisfied with its crackdown on internet freedom, the junta has new plans to increase its control, reveals David Nathan.

Filed in: Human Rights Internet Politics Thailand

Carry On Jihading?

British plans to take passports away from those ‘suspected’ of terrorism are wrong on so many counts, says Kate Smurthwaite.

Filed in: England Human Rights Politics Terrorism

The gold standard is nothing but a shiny distraction

And it offers a false sense of security in an unstable world, says Philip Pilkington.

Filed in: Economics

Would Scottish independence be good for radical politics?

Read what writer and activist Adam Ramsay and professor and author Jim Gallagher think - then join the debate.

Filed in: Politics Scotland

India's gold obsession is increasing the wealth gap

Jaideep Hardikar reports from a country in the grip of gold fever.

Filed in: India Wealth

The myth of ethical gold

Certification schemes notwithstanding, clean gold is a bit of a scam, says Stephanie Boyd.

Filed in: Fair Trade Mining

Stop the gold rush!

Our appetite for the shiny metal is both pointless and dangerous, argues Richard Swift.

Filed in: Environment Mining Wealth

Sweden faces far-right election gains

Despite anti-fascist protests, Adam Bott fears the Sweden Democrats could double their tally in the general election.

Filed in: Europe Politics Sweden

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