Daniel Pye on the multi-faceted struggle of the Karen against Burma's military government.
A campaign advertisement form the British Red Rose movement.
Fred McDowell on an EU-led initiative to end British workers' "right" to opt out of the 48-hour maximum limit on the working week.
With two tragic Palestinian deaths receiving international publicity, Ramzy Baroud considers the everyday suffering inflicted upon women in times of war and occupation.
George Monbiot on how the Bush administration, in its final death throes, is stepping up its war on the environment.
With the US President-elect soon to enter office on a promise of "change", Luke Aldred argues that the international security system is a prime candidate for a radical overhaul.
Looking back over the US presidential election contest, Ramzy Baroud is sceptical about the likelihood of serious "change" under an Obama administration.
As part of our ongoing series celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, Tomasz Pierscionek examines how the country's infrastructure dealt with the challenge posed by severe weather on a number of occasions in 2008.
Michael Albert is a prominent activist and economist and a co-founder of Z Magazine. Adam Gill spoke to him about the Venezuelan government's radical "Consejos Comunales" initiative, aimed at deepening participatory democracy.
James Suggett on the slow but steady progress being made under the ChÃ¡vez government's education reforms.