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DFID and the UK parliament should – at the very least – insist that investments of the kind the summit is promoting – especially those funded through ODA – are measured against a rigorous ‘development impact’ framework; that they demonstrably tackle poverty, inequality and the climate crisis, and that the money could not be spent better.

For-profit investments are not ‘development’

The British government plans to divert taxpayers’ money into private hands – and away from the world’s poorest, warns Labour’s Dan Carden.

Latest issue: January-February 2020

Freedom to move – for everyone

Fifi, with her daughter Mia, bemoans the slow pace of construction. Photos: Tamzin Forster

Ever since Hurricane Irma struck in September 2017, residents of Barbuda have been trying to defend themselves against those who would cash in on their misfortune. Gemma Sou hears what they have to say.

Police officers detain an activist as they block the road during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration at Bank, in the City of London, Britain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Kevin Blowe on how allegations of extremism are used to discredit social movements in the United Kingdom.

Protesters hold placards and shout slogans during a climate change rally in Sydney, Australia, January 10, 2020. AAP Image/Steven Saphore/via REUTERS

All is not lost. Danny Chivers offers four movement-building strategies for the years ahead.

 In the 1960s, Senator Bernie Sanders joined the Young People’s Socialist League, the youth section of the Socialist Party of America.

Richard Swift ponders a pipedream – or a possibility.

Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Nilanjana Bhowmick heralds India's most overshadowed environmentalists: waste-pickers

About 369,000 people are believed to modern slaves in Brazil - representing 1 in 555 of its population - according to the Global Slavery Index by human rights group Walk Free Foundation.

Rescuing slaves is not the cure, says Leonardo Sakomoto.

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