The Big Story : THE DIRT ON WASTE
15 Modern life is rubbish
Dinyar Godrej on why we’re so keen on turning our
planet’s resources to trash.
21 Waste - THE FACTS
22 Everything must go
Bills Posters’ visual comment on throwaway culture.
24 No more of your junk
China’s refusal to deal with ‘foreign garbage’ is
the West’s wake-up call on recycling, says Adam Liebman.
27 It’s all down to you
Why the packaging industry loves shunting the
blame on individual consumers.
28 Dirty work
Our photo essay on the people who make a living
31 When it is illegal to waste food
Timothey Baster and Isabelle Merminod provide an
update on the French law stopping supermarkets
from throwing away usable food.
32 Fighting the big burn
Mismanagement of trash has become almost
legendary in Lebanon. Fiona Broom listens to
voices for change.
35 Pick of the heap
Hisham Allam reports on Cairo’s attempts to solve
its garbage problems and how they are impacting
on an entire community’s livelihoods.
8 Uyghur plight in northwest China
9 Introducing... Imran Khan
9 Dubliners take on housing crisis
10 Better sorry than safe in Tanzania
10 Glasgow’s slavery debt
10 Arctic war heats up
12 Bahrain heads to the polls
13 Dislocation in Latin America
Plus: Reasons to be Cheerful
Plus: Why I…
7 Letter from Maraba - Touched by the future
In his last column, Dan Baron Cohen finds solidarity
in the Amazon - at a time of violence and despair.
14 Temperature check
Development practitioner Adesuwa Ero is urging
religious leaders in rural Nigeria to rethink their
views on climate change before it’s too late.
38 Country Profile: Vietnam
40 The Interview
Mike Leigh on his new film Peterloo and the
challenges of dramatizing class conflict, with Sam Thompson.
47 Southern Exposure
Twenty-seven-year-old painter Eddy Kamuanga
Ilunga explores cultural identity and globalization
in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
52 Cartoon History
The story of Zuzu Angel, a fashion designer who
resisted Brazil’s military dictatorship. By ILYA (with
56 Hall of Infamy - Elon Musk
The high-tech ’snake-oil salesman’ gets a grilling.
58 The Debate - should the West stop
giving aid to Africa?
Firoze Manji and Pablo Yanguas go head to head.
76 The Puzzler
77 Agony Uncle… answers a dilemma about
taking your child to depressing protests.
78 What if… social media firms paid us for using
37 View from America
Mark Engler shines a light on Amazon’s dirty work
and why we should stop Jeff Bezos.
Plus: Kate Evans’ Thoughts from a Broad.
43 View from Africa
Misinformation via social media platforms is rife,
writes Nanjala Nyabola, but it’s not just a Western
Plus: Polyp’s Big Bad World.
57 View from India
Nilanjana Bhowmick on Modi’s crackdown on
dissent - from activist arrests to vigilante lynchings.
Plus: Marc Roberts’ Only Planet.
44 Written in stone
Rohini Mohan reports from Jharkhand, where a
movement of indigenous peoples is taking on the
48 The personality crisis
Psychologist John F Schumaker on what growth driven
consumer culture has done to our minds.
61 Keeping women in their place
Joni Seager illustrates the stark reality faced by
women around the world - from Belarus to Brazil.
Plus: Joni Seager’s Murder Map.
64 The Long Read - Between the devil and
the deep blue sea Felix Bazalgette reconstructs a forgotten
immigration scandal from 1987, which involved Tamil refugees and a floating detention centre, telling a story of how Britain came to turn its back on Commonwealth citizens.