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Moving slow in West Africa
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Moving slow in West Africa

After a 75 pence haircut and some food I decided to follow the music across the road. Inside they are showing a collection of National Geographic films, including The World’s Most Dangerous Animals and CSI (that’s Croc Scene Investigation), just the job for an exciting night out. Graham Douglas It’s […]

EU trade policies, a new age of imperialism?
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EU trade policies, a new age of imperialism?

The European Union’s latest initiative to help facilitate the export of raw materials from developing countries is threatening to undermine the development of those regions and at worst it represents “part of a new scramble for Africa”. This is according to a new report published by a coalition of organisations […]

Squatting: under the cover of occupation
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Squatting: under the cover of occupation

In the English-speaking world they are known as ‘squatters’, in Spain ‘okupas’, and in certain Latin American countries as ‘paracaidistas’ (‘parachutists’). These are some of the terms that refer to those people throughout the world who lead lives based on occupying abandoned buildings or abandoned housing.   Juan Galbete Less […]

Annus horribilis chilensis
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Annus horribilis chilensis

The year marking the Bicentenary of Independence has ended badly for a Chile that has lived through it in a dramatic fashion from start to finish. Whether in February the cause of so much death and destruction was due to an earthquake followed by a tsunami, or in the last […]