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Paga Hill – a model for the future of the Pacific Islands?

Catherine Wilson reports how a housing crisis in Papua New Guinea’s capital is socially empowering squatter communities... [read more]

WOMEN WORK TO ADDRESS SILENCE OVER WAR ATROCITIES IN POST-CONFLICT BOUGAINVILLE

In the northern coastal villages of Hako Constituency on Buka Island, in Papua New Guinea’s eastern autonomous region of Bougainville, life to all appearances is carefree... [read more]

Women Candidates Campaign for Equitable Development in Papua New Guinea Elections

In a male dominated society, women have been largely excluded from politics in Papua New Guinea. Catherine Wilson reports on female participation in the elections currently underway... [read more]

Soldiers for Hire

Melanie Macdonald on the dangerous and disturbing proliferation of neo-colonial private militias.... [read more]

Women Battle The Highest Rates Of Attempted Suicide In Post-Conflict Bougainville

Sexual violence, early marriage, gender inequality and poverty are some of the factors being blamed for the alarming rates of depression and attempted suicide among women in Bougainville... [read more]

BP’s Dumb Investors

The companies now threatening to sue BP have only themselves to blame, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The writing out of the Radical tradition

Regular readers are aware of my view of Winston Churchill. On the five pound note, he will replace Elizabeth Fry, whom Michael Gove also wants to remove from the National Curriculum along with Robert Owen... [read more]

Goodbye homophobia. Hello sexual diversity

Peter Tatchell gives his thoughts on what a post homophobic society might look like... [read more]

Women Leaders key to post-conflict development on Bougainville

Following a recent trip to the island, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the end of the Bougainville Civil War, Catherine Wilson reports on the role women played in bringing peace to the island.... [read more]

Australia and Asylum Seekers: Another Offshore Solution?

Catherine Wilson reports on the Australian Government's approach to refugees and its attempts to avoid its obligations to the Refugee Convention by processing them overseas.... [read more]

Time for BAE to Face Justice

Symon Hill examines what is possibly the biggest case of corporate corruption ever heard by a British court.... [read more]

Protect and Survive

George Monbiot on how Peter Mandelson is bullying the world’s poorest nations into following a development route that can’t work. ... [read more]