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Red handed: A truck loaded with coal is spotted inside the Ffos-y-Fran opencast mine in South Wales on May 24, months after it was ordered to stop operating Credit: UVAG/Coal Action Network

Britain’s great coal scandal

The UK’s largest opencast coal mine has ‘illegally’ extracted 300,000 tonnes of coal after being ordered to close. Daniel Therkelsen of Coal Action Network reports on this shocking state of affairs.

Latest issue: May-June 2023

The crisis of loneliness

Yemeni girls study in a school destroyed by the war in Taiz City, Yemen. Credit: Shutterstock/Akramalrasny

Historic peace talks are a glimmer of hope in the world’s worst humanitarian conflict. But the exclusion of Yemeni women’s voices in the peace process is deeply worrying, says Fatma Jaffar of Oxfam, in Sanaa.


Vandana Shiva

The Indian physicist and veteran food sovereignty activist speaks to Amy Hall about a lifetime of keeping smiling while fighting the lies of the ‘poison cartel’.

A scrap dealer is standing in his workshop that has been bulldozed by the Jammu & Kashmir  revenue department as part of an ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Srinagar. Credit: Adil Abbas

A government policy to ‘reclaim’ state land has had dire consequences for many families in Kashmir, writes Kasturi Chakraborty.

A Greenpeace activist holds a sign as he confronts the deep sea mining vessel Hidden Gem, commissioned by Canadian miner The Metals Company, as it returned to port from eight weeks of test mining in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone between Mexico and Hawaii, off the coast of Manzanillo, Mexico November 16, 2022. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf

Graeme Green reports on why this is a critical year to stop destructive deep-sea mining from taking hold of the world’s oceans.

People pass by damaged cars and buildings at the central market in Khartoum North.   Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters. 27 April, 2023

Can Sudan’s pro-democracy camp still play a role in forging a democratic future for the military-controlled nation? Obiora Ikoku reports on the escalating conflict, and asks whether civilian resistance committees can chart a new course for Sudan.

Workers scurry speedily to their destination. Since the 1970s, Singapore has seen the highest increase in pedestrian walking speeds. Calls for effiency in mobility can come back to bite us with reduced empathy and ableist attitudes.ESTHERPOON/Shutterstock

Loneliness and social isolation have become chronic issues across the world. We must resist attempts to close down meaningful human interaction, writes Husna Ara.

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