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People are preparing for a final showdown to stop coal extraction in the German Rhineland

writes International Relations lecturer Dr Andrea Brock A small earth wall separates the tiny village of Lützerath from the enormous diggers operating in Garzweiler II, one of three opencast lignite coal mines operated by energy company RWE in the German Rhineland.  The

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Living with the Naranjal Community in the Peruvian Amazon

by Anthropology of Development student Anna Stephens The Naranjal Community (comunidad de la Naranjal) are a community of indigenous Ashaninka people who live on the banks of the Yamiria river, a tributary of the Ucayali, in the Huánuco region of

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Not floating, drowning: the fatal consequences of migration for families left behind

by third-year student Bethany Adams In Southern Vietnam, climate breakdown and structural issues are driving migration as well as heightening gender inequalities, and children are drowning in the midst of it all. A Google search of Southern Vietnam will tell

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Who are the ‘most marginalised’ and do the Sustainable Development Goals serve them?

by Communications Manager Sunit Bagree Our Inclusive Urban Infrastructure action research project is concerned with how the provision of water, sanitation, energy, transport and communications infrastructure impacts upon security of tenure in cities in the Global South. Infrastructure development can

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The Youth Vote UK: Empowering our voices

by Politics and International Relations student Alette Moller We don’t need to look far to see that youth voices in the political process need strengthening. In the 2016 EU referendum, a ‘majority of 18-34 year olds’ voted to remain, while

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