We cannot fight modern slavery when victims hide in fear of deportation

Heeding a little-publicised call to action in this year’s Global Slavery Index could transform the way we treat victims, writes Maya Esslemont.


Catalonia: A new king with old rules

It might seem like the fall of Rajoy's government bodes well for Catalonia. Not so fast, write Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte

From muggers to gangs: It’s the same (police) story

Patrick Williams argues that blaming 'gangs' for social problems further divides communities and fails to tackle the root causes of violence.

Building the Future

Innovative municipal projects are tackling local housing problems worldwide.

Criminalising sex work won’t help victims of trafficking

Laws which target sex workers are supposedly set up to protect women. But really, they put vulnerable women in more danger. By Stella Winter and Liliana Gashi from English Collective of Prostitutes


Today we’ve consumed more resources than the planet can renew in a year

Our economies are operating a giant planetary Ponzi scheme: borrowing far more from the Earth’s ecosystems than they can sustain. By Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton

Dare to dream of a world without borders

If politics is the art of the possible, then radicalism must be the capacity to imagine new possibilities, says Gary Younge

Coming home

'Home' is not a simple place. Sivamohan Valluvan and Malcolm James explore the complex relationship between nationalism, race and belonging in the beautiful game.

The deadly dangers of the ‘special relationship’

The ties which bind the 'special relationship' between the UK and the US are a toxic mix of militarism and free trade. By Andrew Smith


Fining Facebook isn’t enough – we need total media reform

We can either realise a world where technology serves the many, or settle for one in which data oligarchs rule unchecked. By Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton

Free trade is toxic, but Trump’s trade wars aren’t the alternative we need

Dorothy Guerrero writes that hostile trade wars and American protectionism will double down on the damage done by decades of US-driven global free trade policies.

A government of property developers and landlords cannot solve the housing crisis

Becka Hudson writes that the politicians charged with solving the housing crisis are in the pockets of the landlords and property developers who directly profit from it.

Revenge against the commons

In France, a fight against a new airport has morphed into a defence of new ways of living. John Jordan reports from inside an ‘autonomous zone’ under attack by the state. Photographs by Penelope Thomaidi