The division between "freehold" and "leasehold" is a monster hybrid of medieval law and postwar housing booms, unique to England and Wales. The cross-party move for reform has been stymied by Tory leadership convulsions. Now campaigners hope it can get back on track.
Less frontline journalist memoir and more a guide for anyone navigating bullshit, How To Stand Up to a Dictator tracks Maria Ressa's journey: from young girl squaring up to bullies in a New Jersey to Nobel Laureate seeing off the strongmen and kleptocrats of the Philippines.
Initiatives by K-pop fandoms have planted over 100,000 trees worldwide, making a palpable contribution to offsetting emissions. Now fans up the pressure on Korean record companies to commit to greener operations, and hope global leaders take note.
The champion ocean rower reflects on pollution and rising sea levels from the close vantage point of a trans-oceanic rowboat, and considers why even today it's hard to make the global North grasp the scale and the urgency of the crisis.
Conversations around race, gender and sexuality have evolved, but we still have a tendency to demand clear-cut answers. Which box do you tick? Which bathroom will you use? Alabanza is more interested in the spaces between the definitions: the murkier, more human realm of uncertainty.
When Paul Powlesland moored his boat on the Roding in 2017, the river was choked with slime and garbage. Now the community that sprung up around is keeping its waters clear - and Powlesland is turning to the next challenge: securing rivers their human rights.
Western observers are trying to reduce the story of Iran's uprising to cliches. They fixate on sanctions or try to pretend a regime that butchers feminists is some kind of a reasonable alternative to US imperialism. As Iranians, our only weapon against these deadly fallacies is stories of those we lost - and those still fighting.
In the pandemic, freedoms we thought untouchable were torn away. Immense, intrusive power over the smallest details of our lives was handed over to a small group of people in government. It is essential we understand how this happened and why.
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