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The No-Nonsense Guide to Human Rights

'Given the 1 billion hungry people in the world today and the need to increase global food production by 50% by 2050 under increasingly challenging conditions, you don’t have to be a greenie to lose sleep over climate change.'.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The boy from Mutanabe Street

A photograph of a young Iraqi symbolizes so much in an Iraq which remains in turmoil.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Fuelling the debate

It’s big, but it’s not clever – the biofuel boom is threatening lives and land. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma: Dizzying efficiency

Sometimes the urge to fling the nearest available projectile at thetelevision set can take some suppressing. I found myself strugglingwhen, during the course of a news item on Burma, the anchor mentionedthe military junta winning the country’s referendum on a new constitution. A strangulated ‘Aaaargghhh!’ emerged nonethless.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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NoViolet Bulawayo wins 2011 Caine Prize

The winner of the 2011 Caine Prize is Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo for her story ‘Hitting Budapest’.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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We're doomed!

A new airline has been created to transport pets around the globe. Just the sort of appalling nonsense that makes Alan Hughes wonder if the human race really has any chance of survivial.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Faith and frustration

Despite Egyptian intransigence, the aid convoy still hopes to get to Gaza.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma’s referendum among ruins

I’ve been reading today’s edition of propaganda rag The New Light of Myanmar. Normally all the railing against ‘foreign stooges’ and exhortations to ‘national duty’ (iefollowing the diktats of the ruling generals) is good for a cynicalchuckle. But, as the song goes, that joke isn’t funny anymore.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The fight for survival

Haiti’s women and children are suffering disproportionately in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma: Seeing but not believing

Of all the images that have emerged from cyclone-hit Burma, the mostshocking for me were the most long distance ones. NASA releasedsatellite images of the country before and after the cyclone. The‘after' image is barely recognizable - the amount of the Irrawaddydelta in the south that is now blue instead of green is staggering.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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