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Activists in New York City protest against the influence of ‘dark money’ from the billionaire Koch brothers on many areas of political decision-making, including healthcare. ERIK MCGREGOR /SIPA USA/PA IMAGES

It twists and corrupts democracy in hidden ways. Peter Geoghegan explores the murky world of think tanks...

Malawi Citizens’ Assembly member Daudi Amidu, a merchant trader, dances alongside fellow participants as they take a pause from considering ways to improve local spending rules in Salima South, Lake Malawi. MADALITSO BANDA/ALL HANDS ON

A kickstart for a habitable future. Claire Mellier and Rich Wilson make the case for ...

A mural featuring a pro-Trump protester, self-styled QAnon ‘shaman’ Jacob Chansley, appeared in Tunbridge Wells, UK, a few days after the storming of the US Congress in Washington on 6 January. KARWAI TANG/WIREIMAGE/GETTY

Unloved and under threat from several sides, democracy seems to be in peril. Should it be saved – or helped to change?...

As the World Bank and IMF sound the alarm on debts driven sky high by Covid-19 in some of the world’s poorest nations,...

Garment workers are seen at their desks during a shift in a clothing plant in Bangladesh. Photo : Marcel Crozet / ILO

Tansy Hoskins on how garment makers could be better protected in future.

Former World Bank president Jim Yong Kim sold $320 million in pandemic bonds during the Ebola crisis.   The bonds, however, did not pay out, even though over 2,000 people have died. Credit: WikiCommons

Liam Taylor on the World Bank’s waning reputation in pandemic response.

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...

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

 Wary looks: Ntombekhaya Sobuza and little sister Asanele outside their shack constructed  from packaging materials from a Volkswagen plant, on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. JAMES OATWAY/PANOS 

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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...

President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, a critic of Western influence over his country, meets with US President John F Kennedy. There may have been smiles all around but Nkrumah’s cards were marked. ABBIE ROWE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

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Poverty between – and within – nations doesn’t just exist. It is created and needs constant maintenance. 

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The globalized garment industry is as ruthless as they come, creaming off huge profits while paying workers a pittance....

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In an era of planet-wide ecological breakdown, the conventional wisdom of the growth model is crashing to an end. ...

A McDonald's employee holds a banner in protest of the Statutory Sick Pay offered by the goverment as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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Even in times of social distancing, building a collective, social response to the pandemic is our only salvation, argues...

Childcare workers, maids, personal aides and couriers are in the highest risk group; the majority of whom tend to be gig workers.

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Self-isolation is a luxury; social protection should not be A coalition of gig economy researchers at...

 In the 1960s, Senator Bernie Sanders joined the Young People’s Socialist League, the youth section of the Socialist Party of America.

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Richard Swift ponders a pipedream – or a possibility.

Raworth's book became a surprise hit: a Sunday Times bestseller and Forbes' Book of the Year.

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As ecological collapse looms, our growth-at-all costs economic system urgently requires a different vision. Renegade...

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