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China homosexuality

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LGBT+ people are subjected to forced confinement, medication and electric shocks to try to change their sexual orientation,...

Mozambique

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Meet the non-profit art group trying to end violence against women in Mozambique. By Rebecca Cooke.

Bolivian prisons

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Amy Booth visits a Bolivian prison and meets those let down by patchy law enforcement.

Sign pointing to the village of Hope, Derbyshire UK. Photo by: Flickr user pol sifter

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As we bid farewell to 2017, Mari Marcel Thekaekara looks back at the year that was.

EU border towns: Migrants sleeping under Via Europa, the bridge linking Italy and France in the border town of Ventimiglia. Photo by Fotomovimiento

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Europe’s response to migration: more police, more walls – for no reason. Alex Fusco writes.

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Confluencia Fuera OMC

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Buenos Aires welcomed the WTO with a week of action. By Paula Serafini and Martín...

Marie-Josee, 78, has been a potter all her life. Despite being visually impaired, she has a permanent twinkle in her eye. At the mention of kunyaza, Marie-Josee’s eyes shine even brighter and she roars with laughter. Photo by Thomas Lewton

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Rwanda tops global gender equality tables. Can a traditional sexual practice help explain why? Alice McCool...

The Supreme Court of India

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India witnesses more attacks to minorities and the public seems not to care. By Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

The front page of the ethical consumer report

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In a bleak year for politics worldwide, fair trade and ethical goods provide a much-needed bright spot.

climate migrants

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That’s how news media brand climate migrants, says researcher Alex Randall.

Shrinking political space: the current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation.

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Across the world political space is shrinking. Richard Swift explains how and why.

Environmentalists killings: Indigenous and other activists gather in front of the Honduran embassy in London in response to the murder of anti-dam campaigner Berta Cáceres in 2016.

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How environment defenders are being stopped in the Global South. Leny Olivera and Sian Cowman...

Colonizing civil society

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Political strategists brainstorm ways to remove democratic impediments to their bosses’ plans.

CONIFA World Cup: An Abkhazian fan at the 2016 tournament. Photo by Magdalena Chodownik

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London is hosting an alternative ‘World Football Cup’ of unrecognized nations in June 2018. Alessio Perrone...

Mark Engler on sexual violence today in light of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Jürgen Fälchle/Alamy

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We need organizing and mass mobilization to make it a thing of the past, writes Mark Engler.

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Two artists have invented a saint to protect residents from gentrification. Yohann Koshy reports.

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