THE BIG STORY
J A M E S O AT WAY/ PA N O S
15 Shut out
What will it take to shift the odds stacked against poor people? Dinyar Godrej investigates.
20 Argentina’s big squeeze
Food prices soar in a country known as an agricultural powerhouse. Amy Booth explains what’s going on.
23 A brief history of impoverishment
How poverty has been created down the ages.
26 Who’s the thief?
John Christensen on the big steal of wealth from the Global South via tax havens in the Global North.
29 Can cash hand-outs cure poverty?
Brazil’s Bolsa Família is the world’s largest scheme of cash transfers to poor people. Vanessa Martina Silva takes its measure.
32 For a few cents more
Trade unionist Anannya Bhattacharjee on taking the fight for living wages for garment workers in Asia to the global brands who profit from their labour.
36 We can’t grow our way out of poverty
But there are plenty of ways to end it – right now. Jason Hickel lays it on the line.
Stories making the news 8 Democracy in peril in Bolivia
Plus: Borderlines 9 Reintroducing: Zoran Milanović
Plus: Seriously? 10 Nigeria’s Abuja courts rule sex work ‘not a crime’
Holding Israel to account Ravaged Australia
Plus: Inequality Watch Plus: Sign of the Times 12 Exploitation-free tomatoes in Italy
Plus: Open Window 13 A brutal blasphemy verdict in Pakistan
Plus: Reasons to be cheerful
REGULARS 6 Letters
Plus: Why I… 7 Letter from Johannesburg
Difficult things are not left unsaid – that’s what Yewande Omotoso likes about the city she calls home.
40 Country Profile: Pakistan
42 Cartoon History
Darryl Cunningham proposes solutions to our ‘global oligarchy problem’ in an extract from his graphic novel Billionaires.
48 The Debate
Should prisons be abolished? Kelsey Mohamed and Andrew Neilson argue for and against the motion.
53 Southern Exposure
Upside down in Cairo by Egyptian photographer Ebrahim Elmoly.
58 Hall of Infamy
Luis Almagro, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, shows off some nifty moves.
60 The Interview
In spite of threats and arrest, Virginia Pinares is not afraid to take on Big Mining. The indigenous human rights defender from rural Peru speaks to Vanessa Baird.
65 Temperature Check
What’s the best way to fight for climate justice when your government is not green? Danny Chivers seeks answers from activists in Australia, Brazil and the US.