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Siobhan McGuirk

  • Two Black women hold up signs protesting anti-lgbtq laws, one reading "I am a proud lesbian, get over it!"

    Western influence and online resistance in the global battle against Ghana’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill

    As states across Africa threaten LGBTQ+ communities, Chiamaka Muoneke reports on the colonial roots of homophobic laws and the digital activism fuelling resistance

  • An image of the Odesa Puppet Theatre building and an actor in a hat holding a puppet fox

    Puppetry thrives amid war in Ukraine

    The Odesa Puppet Theatre plays a vital role for Ukrainians facing the violence and trauma of war, explain Nataliia Borodina and Matt Smith

  • Games Gyān Caupar, Reise um die Erde, The Noble Game of Elephant and Castle, Settlers of Catan

    Decolonising play

    Mary Flanagan examines the sordid history of how colonialism has shaped the games we play, and how we can build play spaces free of it

  • Graphics from video games in a montage with people laughing playing a game

    How to stop getting played

    Games and play are everywhere under neoliberal capitalism. But they can also show us the way to a better future, argues Keir Milburn

  • A worker stands in between huge engines in a factory

    Worker-led transition is essential climate action

    Organised labour is central to successful decarbonisation and averting catastrophic climate breakdown, write Jake Woodier and Hilary Wainwright

  • Sigma Lithium’s open-pit mining in Araçuai leaves a barren landscape

    Hard truths in Brazil’s Lithium Valley

    Inhabitants of regions like Brazil’s Jequitinhonha valley are confronting the global forces turning their lands into sacrifice zones for the ‘green transition’. By Alex Shankland, Anabel Marín, Bruna Viana De Freitas and Fabiana Soares Leme

  • A young girl in a red skirt and top walks along a sandy road lined by shacks, in a refugee camp

    The ongoing battle for Rohingya rights

    The majority of the Rohingya people are now refugees, scattered across neighbouring countries and trapped in overcrowded camps. Miriam Bradley reports on a painful, ongoing crisis fading from western consciousness

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