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No place for children

Not even young lives have been spared by the junta. Maung Moe reports on a day of shame.

Latest issue: July-August 2021

The world must do more

Esther Ze Naw and Ei Thinzar  Maung lead the first large-scale protests against  the coup in Yangon, 6 February 2021.  MYAT THU KYAW/NUR PHOTO/GETTY

Thin Lei Win believes the Myanmar military’s reign of terror might be leading a long-divided nation onto a more inclusive path.

South Africa’s recent uprisings have revealed how much of a tinderbox the country is, argues Glen Retief.

Sayragul Sauytbay on being forced to teach propaganda in a concentration camp for Uyghur people.

Election faker Lukashenko keeps clinging to power.

Tree-planting overkill? There literally isn’t enough room on the planet to host all the corporate carbon offsetting plans. NIKOLA JOVANOVIC/UNSPLASH

Is there more to carbon offsetting than greenwash? Danny Chivers explores.

Free-walking (‘trespassing’) is vital to building community-wide knowledge of local ecosystems.

Dave Bangs makes the case for universal freedom to roam, and explains why he will be joining a mass trespass of England’s South Downs.

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