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If we can have minimum wages, why not maximum wages?


Simon Wren-Lewis: The suggestion that we shouldn’t worry about national inequality because global inequality has fallen is bizarre

The BRICS Bank and Fund – radical for some, not radical enough for others

The BRICS Bank and Fund – radical for some, not radical enough for others


Owen Tudor: The BRICS Bank is less of a break from the old world order, than the new post-1970s Washington consensus world order

Can international law provide justice for Palestinians?

Can international law provide justice for Palestinians?


Richard Falk: Mere recourse to the ICC would make a significant contribution to the struggle between Israel and Palestine for the high moral and political ground

The Ohlauer crisis: a watershed moment for asylum policy in Germany?

The Ohlauer crisis: a watershed moment for asylum policy in Germany?


Sharon Dodua Otoo: How did a peaceful refugee protest turn into a police siege and what can we learn from that?

1945 and 2014: different battles, same magnitude

1945 and 2014: different battles, same magnitude


Mary Robinson: The physical world faces potential catastrophe because of climate change and we are running out of time to take the necessary corrective action

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Independent journalism under increasing threat in Hungary


While the democracy watchdog Freedom House ranks Hungary’s press as only partially free, for the country’s journalists, the situation feels far worse

In Bolivia, with the world's youngest legal workers

In Bolivia, with the world’s youngest legal workers


By becoming the country with the lowest legal working age in the world, Bolivia has opted to put certain economic realities before the future of its children

Following MH370 and MH17, what now for Malaysia Airlines workers?

Following MH370 and MH17, what now for Malaysia Airlines workers?


“For something like this to happen, just four months after MH370, is just very difficult to take”

The water crisis dividing Kyrgyzstan

The water crisis dividing Kyrgyzstan


Water shortages caused by an unprecedented drought coupled with an inefficient irrigation system are fuelling tensions in Kyrgyzstan’s rural areas

Australia “sleep-walks into disaster” following carbon tax repeal

Australia “sleep-walks into disaster” following carbon tax repeal


Australia has become the only country in the world to have reversed action on global warming by abolishing a price on carbon.