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Life, Oil and Ghosts in the delta of the river Niger

Sweet and light - crude oil from the delta of the river Niger is the major Nigerian commodity and European and American companies export it for a profit... [read more]

Britain’s Neo-colonial Policies in Oil-rich Nigeria Fuel War and Malnutrition

The controversial re-election of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari underscores the militarization of the country’s political system and economy... [read more]

Shell Accused of Human Rights Abuses

Christopher Vasey on a lawsuit which could potentially have far-reaching consequences for corporate accountability.... [read more]

Call Mr Robeson – a Life with Songs

John Green writes about the life and work of one of America’s greatest singers who was ‘disappeared’ from public life and airbrushed out of the history books... [read more]

We are all Christians now?

If Islamophobia and Antisemitism are rightly condemned by politicians and the mainstream media, shouldn’t Christians be given the same recognition as victims of violence and terrorism? ... [read more]

The “Sacrificial” Annual Mass Killing of Muslims in Mecca

The recent stampede incident, that has been repeated over the past many years during Hajj, has devastingly resulted yet again in thousands killed, maimed and injured.... [read more]

Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis

Surrounded as we are by crises, it can sometimes seem like there is no hope. But whether it’s climate change, conflict, food security or inequality, there is a solution. We call it localization... [read more]

Nelson Mandela: Lest we forget “Madiba” was supported from a Britain which is still riddled with prejudice and racial inequalities

When I heard of the death of Nelson Mandela (age 95) I was transported back to another era and some uncomfortable images from the past... [read more]

Why Radical Islam is Growing and How to Deal with It

After the 9/11 tragedy there has been a surge in the radical Islamist movement writes Ola Onikoyi... [read more]

False Evidence Appearing Real

There is profit to be made in keeping the public fearful, Bryan G Taylor explains... [read more]

Obama's Next War Project

For all its rhetoric on Iraq, history suggests the Obama administration is likely to embark on a new war, says Rhoderick Gates.... [read more]

Money’s Hunger

Industrial civilisation is trashing the environment. George Monbiot asks: should we try to reform it or just watch it go down? ... [read more]

The Global Struggle for Queer Freedom

Delivering the 2009 Caroline Benn Memorial Lecture, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell hailed the ongoing defiance of the world's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the face of deeply-entrenched homophobic prejudice.... [read more]

The Magic Pudding

George Monbiot on why the US government still pouring billions into missile defence.... [read more]

Boycotts and Tibet – A Little Perspective

Natalie Jones believes we should think before jumping on the "boycott China" bandwagon.... [read more]

Nigeria: Corruption Pays

Ian Broughton compares the situation in Kenya with recent history in Nigeria.... [read more]