Social Issues

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Life in the (too) fast lane

(4 minute read) Monica Sharp says her native USA needs to change to become more humane.

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COP26: it’s time to face the facts

(4 minute read) John Arnold discusses the upcoming COP26 conference and calls for a united front to starve off catastrophe.

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When life means life

(6 minute read) Francesco Ciampa tells a story of rebirth from behind bars in one of Italy’s toughest prisons.

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The walls are crumbling … but oh so slowly

(7 minute read) Tribal enmity still stalks the streets of Northern Ireland, but Maddy Fry finds signs of a less fraught future on the horizon.

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A first-time father in a post-pandemic world

(2 minute read) Luca La Monica laments the lack of support for new dads.

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The essential right to be objectionable

(7 minute read) Edward Kendall urges an examination of conscience to establish whether we are really as open-minded as we like to think we are.

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HistorySocial Issues

Rewriting the history books

(7 minute read) Maddy Fry examines how the efforts of a little known group of women have contributed to keeping racism alive in the southern US.

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Tribalism alert

(3 minute read) Dennis Relojo-Howell looks at how the cancer of tribalism is weakening our democracy, our harmony and our humanity.

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Where is the international outrage as Myanmar burns?

(4 minute read) World leaders are silent or impotent as barbaric generals lead the country to a humanitarian catastrophe, says Benedict Rogers.

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Painting the unseen

(4 minute read) Lisa Fraser meets artist James Earley whose portraits of people living on the edge of society are making waves.

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