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Squatter Town: the South's urban explosion

For the first time in human history a majority of the world’s people will soon be living in slums in the global South. Already one in six people is a slum dweller – and that number is set to double in the next 30 years. Scrambling for work, struggling to survive, these poor communities face an uphill battle. This month’s New Internationalist reports on the conditions of slum life around the world.

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Introducing.. The Great Tradomino!

A famous illusionist reveals tricks of the trade.

Ecuador

A tsunami of demolitions

A tsunami of demolitions

Africa’s squatters are up against ruthless state power. *Andrew Meldrum* reports on Harare and beyond.
Prohibited items

Prohibited items

Travelling through Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and the US, Eduardo Galeano is searched for ‘prohibited items’.

In hope of justice

In the last of her monthly letters Reem Haddad returns to the murder that has obsessed her nation.
Interview with Aram Aharonian, Director General of teleSUR

Interview with Aram Aharonian, Director General of teleSUR

The newly launched Latin American TV channel, teleSur, is offering a distinctive Southern perspective on the news – and is...
Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof

Does Africa any longer need Bob Geldof as its champion? After Live 8 many people are saying no.
Climate talks nearly derailed by Spam

Climate talks nearly derailed by Spam

Activist Nia Robinson and fellow members from the Youth Committee of the US-based Environmental Justice and Climate Ch

Snapshots from shantytown

A photo essay of squatter life.
Behind the victory

Behind the victory

In a landslide victory just before Christmas last year, Evo Morales was elected President of Bolivia.

Polyp's Big Bad World - Jan/Feb 2006

Renewables take off

Renewables take off

Renewables take off

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