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Migration and the European push-factor

For decades we have exported a Western consumerist dream to the Global South; little wonder migrants now want to share our good fortune, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

Filed in: Europe Globalization Migration Poverty Wealth

Requiem for the refugee

An encounter with an elderly Tamil man far from home in Malaysia puts Mari Marcel Thekaekara in a pensive mood.

Filed in: India Malaysia Migration Poverty Work

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 Refugees

Party of the poor wins Delhi Assembly elections

Mari Marcel Thekaekara’s faith in Indian voters is restored by the surprising landslide victory.

Filed in: India Politics Poverty

Poverty, pregnancy and the Pope

Telling poor Filipinos to stop breeding like rabbits is both insulting and naïve, argues Iris Gonzales.

Filed in: Philippines Poverty Religion

Rein in the tax dodgers!

Christine Allen explains the thinking behind a new NGO-led initiative launched 100 days before the UK general election.

Filed in: Activism England Finance Poverty

Something myth-ing? What they don’t tell us about African agriculture

Ian Fitzpatrick on truths, lies and stereotypes.

Filed in: Africa Agriculture Poverty Trade

Does our money-obsessed world really make us happy?

Life under capitalism is a long way from the image we are sold, says Amit Singh. We need another way.

Filed in: Politics Poverty Society Wealth

Kenyan railroad to sweep aside slums

Nairobi’s poor will lose their homes and livelihoods, writes Maina Waruru.

Filed in: Cities Kenya Poverty

Unfulfilled promises and unrelenting poverty

Iris Gonzales looks back on a difficult year for the Philippines.

Filed in: Philippines Politics Poverty

Power in private hands

Why are we pushing other countries to follow Britain’s example when so many are dying from fuel poverty?

Filed in: Corporations Energy England Politics Poverty

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