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The roots of resilience in Palestinian culture

12 May, 2017

In-depth: Methods of non-hierarchical self-organisation have long empowered Palestinian communities in the face of five decades of Israeli occupation, writes Alice Gray.

Planting change in Egypt from the ground up

29 January, 2016

In-depth: New initiatives in sustainable agriculture and food production foster moves away from dependency on Egypt's current economic order towards creating social change from the grassroots.

Sinai's famed Zalaga camel racers defy militant threat

20 January, 2016

In-depth: The race is a milestone event in Sinai's cultural calendar, and stands as a landmark to the strength and persistence of Bedouin culture - even in these troubled times.

Green resistance: Building Palestine's first eco-village

17 December, 2015

Farkha, a small village of around 1,500 people in the northern West Bank known for its Communist organisation, is set to be Palestine's first member of the Global Ecovillage Network.

Power to the people: off-grid technologies for resisting displacement

18 June, 2015

Feature: Israeli activists are installing renewable energy systems in Palestinian communities, empowering locals to stay on their land in the face of pressure from Israeli authorities to leave.

Burning gold: Israel's destruction of Jordan Valley harvests

14 May, 2015

Feature: As Palestinian farmers harvest their cereal crops, a military exercise using live ammunition staged by the Israeli army is starting fires that are destroying thousands of dunums of farmland.

Returning the rain to Jordan

26 April, 2015

Feature: An alliance of water management experts and environmental activists are looking to bring life back to the deserts of Jordan.

Land Day: Rural communities on the front line

30 March, 2015

Comment: The sumoud of rural communities in Area C is the only thing slowing down total colonization of the West Bank. Alice Gray reflects on the occasion of Land Day.

Egypt's Sinai, and the organic revolution

24 February, 2015

Egypt's Sinai used to be a tourist haven. But instability has scared tourists away and hit the livelihoods of many locals. Alice Gray looks at one project attempting to change that - and safeguard the area's future.

Permaculture and the sustainability of resistance

10 February, 2015

One man’s struggle for sustainable farming on his land in the occupied West Bank is not only a fight against occupation. It suggests that international environmental law provides a legal avenue for Palestinians to sue for their rights.

Do it yourself in besieged Gaza

27 January, 2015

Feature: A group of young Gazans are doing their best to rehouse families made homeless by Israeli aggression as winter deepens and promised international aid fails to arrive.

Gaza: New year, same old despair

01 January, 2015

Desperation mounts in war-torn Gaza as UN Reconstruction Mechanism hinders flow of materials.

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