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Only more state engagement and better policies can lessen inequality


Janine Berg: Equitable societies can only be achieved with a greater role returned to the state

UCT and Rhodes: removing statues, dismantling colonial legacies

UCT and Rhodes: removing statues, dismantling colonial legacies


Mandisi Majavu: the Rhodes Scholarship stands for an implicit message that no matter how bad colonialism was, whiteness, ultimately, is benevolent

Privatisation has failed – it's time to return to a public alternative

Privatisation has failed – it’s time to return to a public alternative


Rosa Pavanelli: Why is privatisation resurging when the past 30 years has shown that it is fundamentally flawed?

Swiss Leaks: tax evasion in times of austerity

Swiss Leaks: tax evasion in times of austerity


Ibrahim Warde: HSBC is not the only bank guilty, and this is only the tip of the iceberg

Badly paid work will not save Guatemalans from poverty

Badly paid work will not save Guatemalans from poverty


Alistair Smith: low wages undercut not just local rates of pay, but working conditions across the whole region

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Return to Rana Plaza


“I can’t sleep at night. I still hear the screams of people shouting for help”

West Papua: mining in an occupation forgotten by the world

West Papua: mining in an occupation forgotten by the world


Despite human rights abuse by Indonesia’s government, US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan continues to operate in West Papua

In 2015, a harrowing record is being set in the Mediterranean Sea

In 2015, a harrowing record is being set in the Mediterranean Sea


EU policy has resulted in Orwellian doublespeak: border control under the guise of humanitarianism

The open wounds of Lebanon's civil war

The open wounds of Lebanon’s civil war


13 April 2015 marks 40 years since the official start of the civil war in Lebanon. It is a painful anniversary for the families of the disappeared

To raise wages in Panama, dockers join a US union

To raise wages in Panama, dockers join a US union


“Companies don’t want real unions because we open the eyes of the workers”