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What if…: social media were built for our needs, not profit?

What if…: social media were not for profit?

Nick Dowson imagines a different world of online communities that puts our needs first.

Latest issue: March-April 2023

A world to win

A pedestrian walkway in Kingstow, the capital of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

James Schneider profiles the Caribbean nation, close to the Hugo Chávez-founded ALBA alliance but also to the UK, US and Taiwan.

A man looks at the Qoloji displacement camp, the largest in Ethiopia. EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid via Flickr

A court case shows the continent’s demand for social media companies to be accountable for their impact offline, columnist Resebell Kagumire writes.

Someone wearing a grey hoodie walks through a field of strawberries holding a box. Other people pick fruit in the background.

Ahead of their event on resisting monopoly capitalism, Global Justice Now’s Nick Dearden explains the rise of ‘food billionaires’, and what we can do to challenge their power.

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The taboo around sex outside of marriage means it can be hard to access safe pregnancy termination. But a recent court ruling could help to change things, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick.

Illustration: Sarah John

Stephanie Boyd on a beautiful farewell in Peru’s southern Andes.

Agony uncle: Is the language of oppression being weaponized to the point of meaninglessness?

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