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Life in the dark Issue 323 November/December 2020





10 JUDGEMENT DAY IN THE US Jonathan Neale unravels the backdrop to the presidential election 13 NO NEW WORLDS Léonie Hampton introduces an artwork marking the voyage of the Mayflower 14 FROM NGO TO SOCIAL JUSTICE NETWORK Catherine Early interviews Oxfam GB CEO

Danny Sriskandarajah 16 STANDING UP FOR THE LAND IN INDONESIA Zion Lights speaks to Dayak leader Emmanuela Shinta 20 LESSONS IN DESTRUCTION Factory schools threaten the survival of Indigenous cultures, writes Gladson Dungdung

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22 DIVINE RAGE AND REVOLUTIONARY LOVE When it comes to social injustice, outrage is often the only way to be heard, writes Valarie Kaur


26 INTO THE NIGHT Kate Blincoe introduces our special section 28 SCIENCE IN THE POLAR NIGHT Lynn Houghton meets the first women to overwinter alone in Svalbard

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