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Kanaval: A People’s History of Haiti in Six Chapters

Kanaval: keeping Haiti’s history alive

Cinematic in its style, offbeat in its storytelling, the BBC’s Kanaval – a documentary portrayal of Haiti’s annual carnival – showcases the island’s left-field and grassroots tales of revolution. Husna Ara speaks to co-director Leah Gordon.

Latest issue: November-December 2022

Take back the land

Candomblé members dance and sing at a religious festival in Saubara, Brazil, 12 June 2020. THALES ANTÔNIO/ALAMY

From an increase in religious freedom to protection of the Amazon, there are high hopes for Brazil’s returning president. Raphael Tsavkko Garcia speaks to activists about their dreams for the future.

A Metropolitan Police officer approaches Just Stop Oil activists as they demonstrate on Highbury Corner in north London on November 30, 2022.  (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Stronger policing powers, harsher sentences and higher fines. Democratic protest is under threat in the UK, as the sentencing of a Just Stop Oil activist this week shows. Andrea Brock and Nathan Stephens-Griffin write.

Image description: A remote controlled light switch operated by a nearby smartphone.

In the third installment of Heat the Rich – an investigative series on energy firms profiting from the cost of living crisis – Corporate Watch takes a critical look at the UK’s fourth-biggest energy supplier, Octopus Energy. 

Around 700 families were evicted from the  Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, India  in November 2017, following an order of the  Guwahati High Court.  ZUMA PRESS /ALAMY

A target to turn 30 per cent of the world’s land into protected areas for nature by 2030 is set to be agreed by world leaders in December. But not everyone is happy about it, as Amy Hall reports.

A Dalit Women's 'Self Respect Yatra' (procession) begins in Kurukshetra, in the state of Haryana at the feet of the statue of Dalit Rights icon Dr. Ambedkar. Credit: Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Nilanjana Bhowmick's thoughts on the long shadow of caste.

A group of women are pictured tending to vegetables in Koyli Alpha, Senegal, in 2019. They were taking part in the Great Green Wall project which hopes to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land across the African continent by 2030. Simon Townsley/Panos

It brings power and wealth to whoever holds it, but land should be treated as a public good, argues Amy Hall.

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