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81 Agony Uncle

Is it worth taking the trouble to argue with a Covidsceptic friend? Our Agony Uncle takes a view.

82 What if…

Urban public transport was free for all? Conrad Landin investigates.

OPINION

49 View from Africa

Multiple coups, a global virus and democracy on the ropes in many parts of the world. Nanjala Nyabola asks, have we gone back to the 1980s? Plus: Kate Evans’ Thoughts from a Broad

59 View from Brazil

Leo Sakamoto fears dry taps and blackouts as a long-brewing water crisis hits home. Plus: Marc Roberts’ Only Planet

73 View from India

Nilanjana Bhowmick on why Indian women won’t linger awhile. Plus: Polyp’s Big Bad World

FEATURES

50 ‘Our whole truth will come out’

Roxana Olivera reports on the indigenous Mayan Q’eqchi’ women making legal history by holding a Canadian mining company to account for its operations overseas.

60 Paradise lost?

A vast area of Namibia and Botswana is under threat from oil and gas exploration, with devastating consequences feared. Graeme Green reports on the fight to save Kavango.

64 The Long Read – Lloyd’s of London’s debt What would be the cost of financial reparations for the transatlantic slave trade and ongoing support of fossil fuels? Sahar Shah and Harpreet Kaur Paul explore the Lloyd’s insurance market.

MIXED MEDIA

74 Spotlight

DJ Switch, a 13-year-old campaigner for children’s rights and all-round powerhouse, talks with Subi Shah. 76 Book Reviews

Somebody Loves You by Mona Arshi; Just the Plague Ludmila Ulitskaya, translated by Polly Gannon; Do Earth by Tamsin Osmond; The Gold Machine by Iain Sinclair. 78 Film Reviews

Petite Maman directed and written by Céline Sciamma; The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao directed and co-written by Karim Aïnouz. 79 Music Reviews

Still Moving by Justin Adams and Mauro Durante; El Amor No Es Para Los Débiles by Bareto.

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10.09.21 ‘I’ve seen how it affects people’ As opposition and protest continues against a new high-speed rail network in the UK, Denise Laura Baker meets some of those taking a stand against HS2 along the line. 07.09.21 ‘We have lost everything’ For Afghans forced to leave their country and flee to Europe there is no place called home, writes Ritu Mahendru. 01.09.21 Move over politicians Ed Sykes reports from Mexico on the indigenous communities taking back local democracy and building safer, greener towns in the process. 25.08.21 Afghanistan – what can I do? The question so many of us are asking.

Vanessa Baird has a few suggestions.

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