October 2011 - Issue 446
October 2011
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446

Nature's defenders

Included in this issue

Should donor nations give aid to countries with poor human rights records?

Human rights lawyer Errol Mendes and aid campaigner Jonathan Glennie go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

Are religious schools bad for society?

Humanist Andrew Copson and feminist Catholic theologian Tina Beattie go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

Is the world's population really a timebomb?

Is the world's population really a timebomb?

The UN estimates there will be seven billion of us on this planet by the end of October. But talk of a 'population explosion' is...

Spain’s slow-burning revolution

Spain’s slow-burning revolution

Gemma Galdon gives a quick introduction to the Spanish movement that sparked a worldwide revolt against the global financial...

Letter from Cairo

Love can be tough amid the boredom and despair of a city slum, writes Maria Golia.

The silver screen behind the Spring

Feature films can tell us much about the cultural background to recent events in North Africa and the Middle East. Malcolm Lewis...

America: Life in Prison Nation

Around 2.3 million US citizens are behind bars - a number that dwarfs any other country, reports Mark Engler.

Peruvians rise up against the mines

The scale of indigenous-led protests against mining in southern Peru took most by surprise. Vanessa Baird on what led to such...

Who is to blame for the Somali famine?

Is it the US government? Is it Al Shabab? Is it the UN? Sally Healy argues it is the result of a collective failure.

Dying for a soup

An estimated 73 million sharks are slaughtered every year for their fins, with 110 species now facing extinction, reports Claire...

We will remove Bashar

Undercover journalist Daniel Wiggins gives an inside view on Syria's protest movements.

The Gambia

A profile of Africa's smallest and most densely populated country.

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