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Throughout history migrants have often been treated as a source of disease and ‘contagion’. Immigrant children are examined on arrival at Ellis Island, New York, 1911. Credit: Bettmann/Getty

How fear infected the border

Ruben Andersson traces the roots of a Freudian fixation.

Latest issue: March-April 2020

How we make poverty

Credit: Palestine Solidarity Campaign

As alarming, anti-democratic measures are aimed at Palestine solidarity activists in the UK and beyond, Husna Rizvi speaks to Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement.

While homosexuality is not illegal in Equatorial Guinea, neither is homophobia, creating a legal vacuum.

Trifonia Melibea Obono records the unheard stories of queer women living in the West African state of Equatorial Guinea. 

Europe-bound. Migrant travellers from Togo en route to Italy after being rescued by Spanish rescue NGO Open Arms, February 2017. David Ramos/Getty

Hazel Healy unpicks the workings of mobility apartheid.

The occupation began with a 13-foot Trojan Horse being hauled into the Great Court by activists, and culminated in a 1,500-strong protest at the BP-sponsored exhibit ‘Troy: Myth and Reality’. Credit: Hugh Warwick

BP or not BP activist Phil Ball on the love, sweat, and ingenuity of the unprecedented 51-hour creative takeover of the British Museum.

A riot police officer with a Bolivian flag is seen in Sacaba, on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danilo Balderrama

Amy Booth on reports on why Bolivia's upcoming election is unlikely to be free and fair.

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