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A nationwide movement to defend the welfare state is taking off in Norway, reports Asbjørn Wahl.
The boycott of World Bank bonds is spreading, writes Mihail Dafydd Evans.
Mark Engler sheds some light on the murky world of export credit agencies.
Well, it does if you run the prison. Amanda George describes the opposition to profitable punishment in Australia.
So if privatization doesn’t work, what then? David Hall takes a stab at redesigning the public sector.
Cronyism is alive and well and living in the Philippines. Maitet Diokno-Pascual looks at how privatized electricity has taken consumers for a ride.
Like modern-day pirates, marauding corporations are hijacking our public services – while governments turn a blind eye. Wayne Ellwood debunks the privatization myth.
South Africa’s trade unions loudly oppose the Government’s sell-off of basic services. But the ANC isn’t listening, warns Patrick Bond.
Horatio Morpurgo writes from the devastated coast of Galicia in the wake of the Prestige disaster.
Exiled Burmese activist Myint Myint Wai recalls her desperate time in prison.
Behind the bland face of China’s new leader Hu Jintao.
Evil invaders from another planet blast our precious public services. Illustration by Polyp.
Has the narcissism of the market destroyed our sense of collective identity? Psychiatrist Trevor Turner argues that a preoccupation with self has spawned a new syndrome: malignant self-actualization.
The world’s media extensively covered the Ebola crisis at its peak, but now the epidemic’s impact on communities in West Africa has fallen off the news agenda. And while millions of donor dollars eventually poured in to help contain and defeat the virus, its after effects – social, cultural and economic – will continue to be felt for years to come. We take a critical look at the humanitarian response and health systems deficit. Ebola is not a new disease – it’s been around since 1976 – so why did over 11,000 West Africans die 2014-16? Did we learn the right lessons from the outbreak, and, with Ebola considered endemic in the region, is Sierra Leone ready if the virus returns?
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