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‘Chris Packham: Is it Time to Break the Law?’ is available to watch and stream on Channel 4 at 9.00pm BST on Wednesday 20 September. ROB PARFITT

Is it time more activists broke the law?

As he releases the documentary ‘Is It Time To Break The Law?’, activist and presenter Chris Packham talks to Graeme Green about activism and the ‘radical flank’ effect.

Latest issue: September-October 2023

Decolonize now

Letter from Shapajilla. ILLUSTRATION: SARAH JOHN

Stephanie Boyd reports from an Amazonian village where traditional ways of life are changing with modern times.

Standing firm against BP sponsorship of British Museum’s ‘Troy’ exhibition on 8 February 2020. Hundreds of activists trying to end the artwash were also joined by a giant Trojan horse. IMAGEPLOTTER/ALAMY

UK arts had largely ditched fossil fuel sponsorships after years of activism. Danny Chivers reports on how industry ties have been reshaped.

Illustration of Agony Uncle's advice about gentrification. BY EMMA PEER

‘I was pushed out due to rising rents; now I'm inflicting the same on others. What should I do?’ Our in-house ethics advisor chips in.

Roger Ballen smiles as he poses for a portrait sitting on a chair. PALOMA PALOMINO

Subi Shah talks humanity, power and expression with Johannesburg-based artist Roger Ballen.

A portrait of Tunisian president Kais Saied. KHALED NASRAOUI/DPA/ALAMY

An autocrat in institutional clothing, the Tunisian president has crushed the hopes of democrats in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

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Malaria vaccines are welcome, but they won’t be enough to stop its disease, argues Rosebell Kagumire.

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