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Laos: living with unexploded bombs, 40 years on

US bombs still kill in Laos – even decades years after being dropped.

Filed in: Arms Vietnam

Brexit means… er, whatever!

The politicians tasked to execute Brexit are clueless. Luckily, others are thinking about what to do next, Vanessa Baird writes.

Filed in: Europe European Union United Kingdom

Ukrainian activists defend victims of sexual violence

Many people are not able to use social media and are afraid to speak out. Others are beginning to speak for them. Isabelle Gerretsen reports.

Filed in: Ukraine Women

Out of the ashes of Rana Plaza

The factory collapse in 2013 caused an international outcry – but have labour conditions improved? Thulsi Narayanasamy reports from Bangladesh.

Filed in: Bangladesh Trade Unions Work

#VetsVsHate – and Trump

The latest view from the US, by Mark Engler.

Filed in: United States

The fight goes on: Workers’ struggles and successes from around the globe

Around the world, trade unions are facing fierce repression. But workers are still uniting to stand up for their rights and, in some cases, winning, from this month’s New Internationalist magazine.

Filed in: Cambodia Colombia European Union Mexico South Africa Trade Unions Work Zambia

A long road to reconciliation

Seven years after the end of the civil war, Jo Eckersley and Ashwin Hemmathagama assess Sri Lanka’s progress.

Filed in: Sri Lanka

Taking matters into their own hands

Labour rights in post-socialist countries such as Russia, China and Vietnam are being fought for from outside, not within, official trade unions. Tim Pringle reports.

Filed in: China Russia Trade Unions Vietnam Work

Yezidi refugees: stranded sisterhood unites to draw strength through adversity

Thousands of Yezidi women and children remain hostages of Islamic State. Maria Serrano reports.

Filed in: Afghanistan Iraq

Making Waves: Sakena Yacoobi

Veronique Mistiaen meets Afghanistan’s ‘mother of education’, who for more than two decades has been transforming lives through community-based learning.

Filed in: Afghanistan

Worldbeaters: Avigdor Lieberman

Israel’s defence minister is a political chameleon and lightning rod for controversy, among other things.

Filed in: Israel Palestine

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