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Women march during the National Black Consciousness Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

In Brazil, misogynoir – misogyny directed at black women – has been used to fire up President Jair Bolsonaro’s machismo base...

UGANDA-CLIMATE-YOUTH-DEMO: Leah Namugerwa, a 15 year-old climate activist, holds a placard in Kampala on September 4, 2019. Her activism includes striking around the city with a placard in order to raise awareness about climate change and the environment. She also misses out on school every Friday as a protest and has full support from her dad, Lukwago Cephas, who is also her manager. Photo by SUMY SADURNI/AFP via Getty Images

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A pedestrian wearing a face mask, as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks past posters on the street that read "No to the payment of the debt. Break with the IMF", in Buenos Aires, Argentina May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Since the early 2000s, Argentina has been forced into a cycle of debt and austerity. Nick Dearden presents...

An elderly man wearing a protective face mask passes a sign publicizing a rent strike during the global outbreak of the coronavirus in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo

The Covid-19 crisis has triggered an international rent strike. Amy Hall reports on the housing activists...

Senegal's President Macky Sall addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

When did the ‘international community’ become a synonym for the West, asks Nanjala Nyabola?

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

Covid-19 has shown us that swift action on global health is possible, even if it still falls short. What could we achieve,...

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

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...

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.

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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...

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Coronavirus is showing that precarity and dangerous working conditions are a choice companies have been making for workers,...

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...

If humans have nothing else in common, it’s that we all need to breathe. But, over 90 per cent of us have to live with...

 Wary looks: Ntombekhaya Sobuza and little sister Asanele outside their shack constructed  from packaging materials from a Volkswagen plant, on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. JAMES OATWAY/PANOS 

Poverty is not down to chance or bad choices. It’s hard wired into a deeply unequal economic system. But it doesn’t have to...

President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, a critic of Western influence over his country, meets with US President John F Kennedy. There may have been smiles all around but Nkrumah’s cards were marked. ABBIE ROWE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Poverty between – and within – nations doesn’t just exist. It is created and needs constant maintenance. 

Offshore secrecy is a long-established phenomenon; bankers in Geneva and Zurich were catering to wealthy French and German elites long before the creation of the Swiss federal state in 1848. Delaware started to function as a tax haven in the late 19th century.

Tax havens in the Global North enable the systematic looting of the Global South. John Christensen explains...

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