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Satellite view of Lake Mead, US, taken on 19 July 2022 during a drought. It shows how little water there is and dry ground around it.

It’s naive to assume that rich countries will escape the impacts of a changing climate, argues Nanjala Nyabola...

A person draped in a blue, green, red and yellow Mapuche flag stands with their back to the camera, looking towards a gas plant in the distance

The Mapuche people in Argentina are saying no to an influx of transnationals trying to frack their lands. Grace...

Russia’s invasion has triggered cost rises and staple shortages. Ugochi Anyaka-Oluigbo examines the crisis...

A child wears a blue and white striped t-shirt and plays with lego blocks which are rested on the arm of a sofa

Danieli is trying to access life-saving surgery – but his family could be forced to leave before he is able to get it. An...

Various items dropping into an item of machinery to be mixed together. The items include cash notes, a Conservative Party rossette and a pram

Our deep desire for change is continually thwarted by the limiting political choices on offer. Political theorist and...

A woman in protective clothing kneels down and searches for explosive ordnance

In Iraq a growing number of women are now doing the dangerous work of removing landmines – previously a male preserve....

Protesters march with a banner that reads: 'Disarm, defund, abolish' in red capital letters

A world without incarceration and police may seem a long way off, but there are plenty of things we can change on the way....

Shut out – Too many children are young people are being discarded by England’s education system.IEVGEN CHABANOV/ALAMY

England’s schools funnel its most marginalized young people towards the criminal justice system, writes Zahra Bei...

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Conservative anti-rights groups, and the failure of rich nations to take responsibility for climate change, threatened to...

Jessie jokes with his dad. Jessie wrote to Briarpatch: ‘Growing up, my dad was in prison. When I got a life sentence, he changed his life and stayed out and has been my support. This picture is me mimicking my nieces, who pull on his beard – it’s something I never got to do as a kid...’ JESSIE MILO

Writing from a Californian prison, Jessie Milo sets out his vision for a more caring society.

Through Abraço Campeão, Alan Duarte works with young people to see a future amid the pressure of constant violence and police raids. JOSIANE SANTANA

Community-based initiatives are helping keep people safe where the police fail. Lucilla Harrell and...

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Abolition can be an everyday practice. Sarah Lamble explores how.

Riot police hit protesters participating in a demonstration against lawmakers’ salary demands outside the parliament buildings in Nairobi in May 2013. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS/ ALAMY

Mass imprisonment and merciless policing were the preferred tools of control for European colonizers. Patrick...

Making friends at the Bomana  Prison, in Port Moresby City, Papua New Guinea  in December 2017.

Amy Hall explores the movement calling time on prisons and the police while offering an alternative vision...

Roxana Olivera tells a cautionary tale of her dogged attempts to get an abusive, intrusive photograph –...

Men stand with a banner that reads ' Save our seafarers' and union flags

A recent wave of mass redundancies from P&O ferries has triggered outrage. Conrad Landin reports from...

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