In this issue
The big story
Green face, old tricks
A new energy economy has arrived, and it’s a bonanza for corporations. Nick Dowson looks at the downsides of the current transition paradigm.
The El Dorado of energy
Hamza Hamouchene looks at how a new green colonialism is unfolding across the Middle East and North Africa.
Green Colonialism - THE FACTS
The race for green hydrogen and carbon credits.
Held to ransom
Greenland’s government said no to mining and now a spurned company wants its pound of flesh. Sebastian Skov Andersen reports.
‘Some things are priceless’
Juliet Ferguson of Investigate Europe takes a look at the tensions and contradictions of the EU’s policies to secure rare earths and critical minerals.
Transition mining – infographic
How big is the demand for green tech minerals? And how does it compare to fossil fuel extraction?
Trade colonialism, again
European policies to procure raw materials for the transition are following in the footsteps of previous exploitative dynamics, report Luciana Ghiotto, Bettina Müller and Lucía Barcena.
How to end eco-apartheid
Climate capitalism is continuing ecological and social destruction, but clothed in new green robes. Vijay Kolinjivadi argues for tearing down the structures that are maintaining the status quo.
West Bank: Settler rampage
Following Israel’s invasion of Gaza, it’s open season in the West Bank.
Israel‘s domestic crackdown.
24 hours in a Gaza hospital
Wafa Al-Udaini reports from al-Aqsa Hospital as the wounded continue to pour in.
Collective punishment in Kurdistan.
Militarization threatening the way of life for Ladakh’s Changpa nomads.
Introducing: Wab Kinew
Manitoba residents have elected the Canadian province’s first ever First Nations premier.
Australia’s Voice referendum: What’s next?
Saviour or failure?
Haiti braces itself for another foreign intervention.
Country Profile: Uruguay
Uruguay remains distinctive in Latin America for the robustness of its democracy since the end of military rule.
Cartoon History: The Luddite Rebellions
Polyp charts the 19th century textile worker rebellions in graphic form.
Erika Piñeros captures an evocative image of a gambling house in the coca hinterlands of Colombia.
Are heat pumps the low-impact saviours or a load of hot air? Danny Chivers asks.
Ghanaian activist Abiba Nibaradun speaks to Anna Scott about how she stops child marriage.
Hall of Infamy – Dina Bolourte
Peru’s unelected leader: architect of her own rise, or an instrument of the rightwing elite?
What should I do about racist or sexist family members over the holidays?
We had a right to public transport? Conrad Landin jumps on the bandwagon
View from India
Quotas for the number of women in parliament must be more than a gimmick, argues Nilanjana Bhowmick.
Quantitative Easing and its aftermath
The unconventional monetary policy has disguised government spending powers and siphoned off billions to banks, argues Richard Murphy.
View from Africa
Rosebell Kagumire explores why Global Majority thinkers and activists have been unafraid to stand with Palestine.
View from Brazil
The Amazon’s drought must lead to questions over the future of the country’s oil industry, argues Leonardo Sakamoto.
Tilda Kämmlein reports on how the illegal trade in timber is fuelling a long running conflict in Senegal.
The Long Read – ‘They want to erase us’
Sophie Neiman speaks to the people putting everything on the line to overturn a harsh anti-gay law.
Radicals and Rogues by Lottie Whalen.
Rachel Boyd on a valuable account of women artists in early 20th century New York City.
If We Burn by Vincent Bevins; Mick Lynch by Gregor Gall; Praiseworthy by Alexis Wright; Between Meals by AJ Liebling.
Every Body, written and directed by Julie Cohen; Tótem, written and directed by Lila Avilés.
Dominique Dalcan, Last Night a Woman Saved My Life; Women in Revolt.
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur tells Subi Shah about his latest project – and why we should consume less.