No justice, no peace: Black liberation movements today

In a world where racism exists, we can’t ignore race. The US as a country has been forced to realize this through viral videos of the killing of black people, and the galvanizing power of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has become a global force.

Black Lives Matter has become a rallying cry for a generation of black activists around the world, from the US to the UK, Australia to Brazil – as featured in this month’s The Big Story by Amy Hall, this edition's editor.

As they build links across borders, one of the most empowering things about these struggles is that they make their blackness a source of strength, building on a long history of black resistance. There are so many stories to tell – many more than would fit in this magazine.

Elsewhere, we explore other forms of resistance – including the bravery of an indigenous lawyer in Mexico, fighting to protect her community from oil companies; and, after five years, we revisit Mozambique where landowners are continuing to resist being bought out by foreign firms.

Get 3 free issues

Sharp analysis and in-depth global coverage delivered to your door, mobile or in-box.

Plus, access the entire archive of over 500 issues with our digital edition.

Get 3 free issues »

Included in this issue

Paraguay

Paraguay: An unequal land

Paraguay’s land activists are under attack. Toby Hill profiles the country’s precarious democracy.

Building and Dwelling, by Richard Sennett.

A feast of reading: March books

Reviews include: Deport, Deprive, Extradite, by Nisha Kapoor; Building and Dwelling, by Richard Sennet.

Mark Engler: ‘America First’ is a corporate scam

When ‘America First’ is a corporate scam

Trump’s policy should be called ‘Corporate America First’, argues Mark Engler.

Mozambique plantation leaves no land or jobs for villagers

Promised plantation jobs, five years later these Mozambicans are still waiting, discovers Nils Adler.

Sand dredgers

Sand dredgers defeated in Koh Kong, Cambodia

In Koh Kong province, Cambodia a band of Mother Nature activists have scored a victory in the battle against environmentally...

Anabela Carlón Flores

Meet Anabela Carlón Flores

Nick Dowson speaks with the indigenous lawyer and campaigner fighting a gas pipeline in Mexico.

A Q&A with Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky shares his views with Andy Heintz on America’s ‘free trade agreements’, North Korea and the dangers of a ‘...

Protests raged for days after Keith Lamont Scott was shot dead by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 2016

A challenge to power

Amy Hall on the global fight for black liberation.

Radyo Siwèl by Mélissa Laveaux.

Multiphonic Afro-futurism and ‘subversive breeze’

Reviewed: Your Queen Is a Reptile by Sons of Kemet; Radyo Siwèl by Mélissa Laveaux.

Cochabamba

Farewell to the big village

Amy Booth bids farewell to Cochabamba and shares what the ‘big village’ has revealed to her.

Nahko

Psychedelics, human trafficking, and song

US singer-songwriter Nahko shares his experience of turning pain into positivity with Graeme Green.

Why land is the lifeblood of Aboriginal people in Australia

Amy McQuire on why life and death are inseparable from land for Aboriginal people in Australia.

Past issues

Subscribe   Ethical Shop