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A young boy wears a gas mask to protect himself from the fumes during a fire in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. DONWILSON ODHIAMBO/Sopa Images/Lightrocket via Getty

To protect life

Covid-19 has shown us that swift action on global health is possible, even if it still falls short. What could we achieve, asks Amy Hall, if we took an urgent approach to air pollution, another widespread killer?

Latest issue: April 2020

The fight for clean air

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

High school students wearing masks protest against high levels of air pollution outside the government building in Skopje, North Macedonia December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Air pollution kills millions of people each year. In the post-virus rush to return to ‘business as usual’, we could end up with worse air quality than ever before unless we make radical changes. Amy Hall writes.

Protestors from Global Justice Now demonstrate outside the Home Office in London demanding an end to the Hostile Environment policy, ahead of parliamentary debate on the Windrush scandal. April, 2018. David Mirzoeff/Global Justice Now

Minnie Rahman on the legal fight against the British government’s racist ‘right to rent’ policy.

A worker wraps an iceberg lettuce at a lettuce plantation in Pulpi, near Almeria, southeast Spain February 13, 2017. Picture taken February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Many in Southern Spain's migrant workforce have long been alleging systematic exploitation from employers. Clare Carlile explains the repercussions for workers demanding more during this crisis. 

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Coronavirus is showing that precarity and dangerous working conditions are a choice companies have been making for workers, not a necessary payoff for flexibility and independence, say Fairwork researchers*

Protesters against Argentina’s hunger crisis gather for a brew, 5 September 2019.  ​They had camped out overnight in front of the Ministry of Social Development in Buenos Aires. CAROL SMILJAN/NURPHOTO/PA

Why is hunger growing in a country known as an agricultural powerhouse? Amy Booth reports from Buenos Aires.

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