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2018 saw a record high in global carbon emissions.

The poverty of progress

Our understanding of progress perpetuates poverty, inequality and climate change. Martin Kirk and Alnoor Ladha make the case for an essential shift.

Latest issue: March-April 2020

How we make poverty

Credit: Palestine Solidarity Campaign

As alarming, anti-democratic measures are aimed at Palestine solidarity activists in the UK and beyond, Husna Rizvi speaks to Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement.

Throughout history migrants have often been treated as a source of disease and ‘contagion’. Immigrant children are examined on arrival at Ellis Island, New York, 1911. Credit: Bettmann/Getty

Ruben Andersson traces the roots of a Freudian fixation.

While homosexuality is not illegal in Equatorial Guinea, neither is homophobia, creating a legal vacuum.

Trifonia Melibea Obono records the unheard stories of queer women living in the West African state of Equatorial Guinea. 

Europe-bound. Migrant travellers from Togo en route to Italy after being rescued by Spanish rescue NGO Open Arms, February 2017. David Ramos/Getty

Hazel Healy unpicks the workings of mobility apartheid.

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BP or not BP activist Phil Ball on the love, sweat, and ingenuity of the unprecedented 51-hour creative takeover of the British Museum.

A riot police officer with a Bolivian flag is seen in Sacaba, on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danilo Balderrama

Amy Booth on reports on why Bolivia's upcoming election is unlikely to be free and fair.

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