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Richard Swift

Articles by Richard Swift

Profit over the planet: A care-based economy would do the opposite. ZHANG KAIYV/UNSPLASH
Richard Swift examines the deep roots of the market economy’s failures. Time for a radical rethink.
Lazarus Chakwera
Richard Swift on the theologian-president promising to stamp out nepotism and corruption in Malawian politics. 
Illustration by Emma Peer
Richard Swift on the ambiguous figure managing the WHO’s pandemic response. 
Back to work: garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, after factories re-opened in May. Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters
A clamour to return to the status quo after Covid-19 would be bad news for people and the planet, argues Richard Swift. We may...
 In the 1960s, Senator Bernie Sanders joined the Young People’s Socialist League, the youth section of the Socialist Party of America.
Richard Swift ponders a pipedream – or a possibility.
Over a dozen countries saw millions take to the streets this year. Richard Swift asks if these mass revolts have anything in...
Matteo Salvini, Italy’s ‘refugee drowner-in-chief’, is put under the spotlight.
For our rising new world leader segment, Richard Swift profiles the Oxford-educated former playboy cricketer, and now, Prime...
Bisbee 17 at Hot Docs, Toronto
Highlights from the major documentary film festival held annually in Toronto, Canada.
Richard Swift on Ethiopia's new reforming PM.
Whatever his shortcomings, Ramaphosa is probably the last chance for the older generation of ANC leadership to make good on...
The Hondurans who took to the streets following the election were met by a hailstorm of teargas and sometimes live gunfire,...

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