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Don’t take Big Pharma at its word

Drugs companies have ulterior motives, and homeopathic cures are often a good alternative, argues Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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Who funds the think tanks?

A new report shows how ‘highly opaque and deceptive’ methods are used to shape public perception, writes Tony McKenna.

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Books against Trump: an anti-Trump reading list

As Orwell’s 1984 hits US top seller lists in the wake of Trump’s presidency, Ed Fairhead provides a few more must-read titles to contest Trump.

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An ‘Informational Right to the City’?

What rights do citizens have, not just to public and private spaces, but to their digital equivalents? Mark Graham and Joe Shaw ask.

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You will not be an outcast: fighting female genital mutilation in Kenya

To mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on 6 February, Paula Plaza reflects on a new model for ending the practice in Kenya.

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Homeless in a city of empty properties

News of squatters in a Russian oligarch’s London house gives Mari Marcel Thekaekara pause for thought.

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Let’s stop pussyfooting. Trump’s presidency = fascism

Are we too scared to use the f-word? asks Vanessa Baird.

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The true cost of shrimp

Global trade of this luxury commodity ignores the true human and environmental impact, writes Brototi Roy.

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Don’t praise Trump for the defeat of TPP

It is good that the toxic Trans Pacific Partnership is dead, but it is unions and campaigners we should thank, argues Nick Dearden.

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How to hit tax dodgers where it hurts, at a local level

The Tax Justice Network Taxcast takes on public procurement, Brexit threats, criminal dodges and tax evader crackdowns.

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Can Lonmin wash its hands of Marikana’s blood?

Bishop Johannes Seoka takes the mining company to task, nearly five years after the massacre.

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