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John Pilger, whose film War on Democracy is now out on DVD, comments.
Gabon is a good example of why judging how well a country is doing by per-capita income is just useless. It is oil-rich and yet half the population lives below the poverty line. World Bank/IMF strictures are doing their part to help keep it that way.
Africa’s squatters are up against ruthless state power. Andrew Meldrum reports on Harare and beyond.
Robert Neuwirth tells what he learned from his two years of living with squatters on three continents.
Profiles from the frontlines: the politics of survival in some of the world’s grittiest slums.
A poet’s view of from Rio’s favelas by Gabriela Tôrres Barbosa.
By 2030 there will be over two billion squatters worldwide. Richard Swift reports on their attempt to carve out their own piece of urban space.
The disaster in New Orleans shows the US poor to be a world apart, believes Jeremy Seabrook.
PHOTO ESSAY: For Eritrean migrants, there is more dignity in death
The recent Saudi clampdown on migrant workers has brought campaigners onto the streets. Chris Matthews was with some of them in London.
Jamie Kelsey-Fry reflects on the movement that has united people around the world.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara argues that we can all improve our wellbeing through traditional medicine and by slowing down.
Ken Loach: why I support a cultural boycott of Israel