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Women march during the National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Black women in the vanguard

In Brazil, misogynoir – misogyny directed at black women – has been used to fire up President Jair Bolsonaro’s machismo base, and divert the population’s attention away from his failings. Leonardo Sakomoto writes.

Latest issue: April 2020

The fight for clean air

A pedestrian wearing a face mask, as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks past posters on the street that read "No to the payment of the debt. Break with the IMF", in Buenos Aires, Argentina May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Since the early 2000s, Argentina has been forced into a cycle of debt and austerity. Nick Dearden presents solutions to this coercive, financialized system.  ​

An elderly man wearing a protective face mask passes a sign publicizing a rent strike during the global outbreak of the coronavirus in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo

The Covid-19 crisis has triggered an international rent strike. Amy Hall reports on the housing activists hoping to build strong networks of solidarity as financial crisis and mass evictions loom.

Senegal's President Macky Sall addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

When did the ‘international community’ become a synonym for the West, asks Nanjala Nyabola?

A young boy wears a gas mask to protect himself from the fumes during a fire in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. DONWILSON ODHIAMBO/Sopa Images/Lightrocket via Getty

Covid-19 has shown us that swift action on global health is possible, even if it still falls short. What could we achieve, asks Amy Hall, if we took an urgent approach to air pollution, another widespread killer?

US pop star Madonna reacts during the opening of her Mercy James hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, July 11, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Andrés Jiménez and Paul Cullen politely disagree on this tricky issue

High school students wearing masks protest against high levels of air pollution outside the government building in Skopje, North Macedonia December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Air pollution kills millions of people each year. In the post-virus rush to return to ‘business as usual’, we could end up with worse air quality than ever before unless we make radical changes. Amy Hall writes.

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