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Introducing... Decolonize How?
launches a one-year series exploring responses to poverty that address the reality of post-independence power dynamics within and between countries.
We can’t grow our way out of poverty
In an era of planet-wide ecological breakdown, the conventional wisdom of the growth model is crashing to an end.
lays it on the line
A brief history of impoverishment
Poverty between – and within – nations doesn’t just exist. It is created and needs constant maintenance.
Poverty: shut out
Poverty is not down to chance or bad choices. It’s hard wired into a deeply unequal economic system. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says
Progress and its discontents
According to Bill Gates, Steven Pinker and the like, the world has never been better and global poverty is shrinking.
calls their bluff.
Spectacle and reality in Rio
Sporting mega-events purport to boost civic pride and economic growth. But their true legacy is one of rampant gentrification, argues
Beyond Davos: Fighting inequality on the frontline
On the eve of yet another World Economic Forum,
looks at how people are mobilizing to find solutions to social problems exacerbated by inequality.
Black Lives - THE FACTS
The impacts of racism can be seen in almost all aspects of everyday life.
White saviours: challenging poverty tourism
Norwegian activists are challenging ‘white-saviour’ attitudes that over-simplify poverty writes
‘We have a lot to teach the city’
Favela dwellers speak to
about police violence and creative resistance.
Billions are being pumped out of Africa every year, research shows
Tax havens, transnational companies and climate change: the world keeps exploiting Africa.
reports on new research on the topic.
One man's inspiring but disturbing journey to become a rickshaw rider in Bangladesh. Photos by
Ana Norman Bermudez
Forget boundaries; what we need are bridges
We need to stop scapegoating refugees and start treating them like human beings, argues
The truth behind Cambodia’s inequalities
looks at a country where gold BMWs are parked next to families living in cardboard houses.
Mother Teresa's troubled legacy
reports from India on a dirty truth behind a squeaky-clean image.
Malaria battles in Sierra Leone
comments from Freetown on the tussle between traditional beliefs and pharmaceuticals in treating the epidemic.
Living on One – the reality of a dollar-a-day existence
Struggling to understand the meaning of poverty, four students took on a challenge, with unforeseen consequences, writes
‘Seeds of change’ in the struggle against global hunger
Our global food production system is broken.
on resistance to growing corporate domination.
Welcome to Manila, the gates of hell
Novelist Dan Brown’s description is sadly apt, says
Bangladesh: the great climate exodus
Families are slowly melting away from the Bay of Bengal coastline as habitats degrade.
speaks to new arrivals on the edge of destitution in Dhaka.
Africa’s hidden hunger
Chronic malnutrition fails to capture headlines, but is no less devastating for that, says
Rich London, poor London – a tale of two cities
What would Charles Dickens, born 200 years ago this week, make of Britain’s inequality in the 21st century? wonders
A school of their own
Despite all the hardships, a school for indigenous children in the Philippines is a story of hope, courage and inspiration.
There's no escaping racism in India
Prejudice against inter-state and foreign migrants is on the rise, writes
Mari Marcel Thekaekara
The purpose of aid
The Aid Debate continues with Teresa Hayter challenging a cherished premise
Tax the richest:why are we waiting?
As the UN goes in search of more funds to eliminate poverty, *David Hillman* reckons he knows where they’re hiding. *Top dodger*: Tesco
Lean-Joy:'I shouldn't lose hope because it won't be forever'
Determination and hope in Manila, the Philippines.
Ideas About Power
The Tongan Royal Family
I Shop, Therefore I Am