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Technology justice

Technology can be a great enabler, helping people to earn a living. But it is also a mirror of social inequality. Some of us have a glut of high-tech devices, others don’t even have electricity. Under the rubric of ‘technology transfer’ useless or harmful technology is often dumped on the Global South.
How to make technology work for the poor? Here’s an idea: start from the ground up rather than top down. It’s called technology justice.

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Femke Wijdekop makes the case for Ecocide to become a crime under international law.

Military fatigues and floral scarves

Rahila Gupta meets women fighters in Rojava who are leading the charge towards a radical democracy.

Should Britain leave the European Union?

Kelvin Hopkins and Caroline Lucas go head to head on the question that will be put to British voters in a referendum in June.

Mixed Media: Films

This month's film reviews.

One gas leak too many

Can we end fracking now? asks Mark Engler.

Regulation Top Trumps

TTIP is a very dangerous game, writes Chris Coltrane.

The Disrupted

Jim Thomas on the winners and losers of emerging technologies.

The energy fix

What will it take to get electricity to Africa’s rural poor? Ruth Nyambura explores.

Switched on

Technology, whether low or high, needs to be appropriate and within reach to make a difference.

The language of peacekeeping

The importance of communication should not be underestimated, writes Ruby Diamonde.

Country profile: Nigeria

Samuel Malik considers life in the self-styled 'giant of Africa'.

Southern Exposure: Jes Aznar

Poverty and war have hit Filipinos hard, as Jes Aznar shows through his photography.

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