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Are we living through a new “Weimar era”? Constructive resolutions for our future

By Nicola Bertoldi, Jan 03, 2018 06:27 pmIt has been argued that progressives should drop the 1930’s analogy altogether, on the grounds that this risks identifying the threat posed to democratic societies as inherent in the very demos itself.... Read in full >>
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An endless cycle of carnage in El Salvador

By Sonja Wolf, Jan 03, 2018 09:56 amIn recent years, El Salvador’s street gangs have begun to exert influence in the country’s security sector and local governments. But the country has a long history of state-sponsored violence. Español... Read in full >>
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Why are profit-making factories closing across England?

By Sara Mahmoud, Jan 02, 2018 03:14 pmThere are more than 660,000 fewer people working in manufacturing in England than there were in 2005. But these plants are profitable – and their closure should be avoidable. Read in full >>
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How women migrant workers defy ‘social control’ with everyday resistance

By Kimaya de Silva, Jan 02, 2018 02:41 pmWomen migrant workers face extreme forms of social control in Saudi Arabia. One Sri Lankan woman shares her story of everyday resistance despite serious constraints. Read in full >>
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Living prayer at Standing Rock

By Chelsea MacMillan, Jan 02, 2018 01:08 pmWe are more powerful when we live together as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us. Read in full >>
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Struggling with the state

By Krystian Woznicki and Michael Hardt, Jan 02, 2018 12:43 pmThree strategies – engaging with state institutions, practising exodus in the form of prefigurative politics, and an aim of taking power – need not be viewed in isolation, but can bolster one another and lead towards lasting democratic transformation.... Read in full >>
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A mass for a fascist: a troubling history haunts modern Croatia

By Una Hajdari, Dec 29, 2017 06:59 pmFar-right ideologies grow ever more comfortable in the Croatian mainstream, encouraged by a lack of serious condemnation against their activities. Read in full >>
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How giving makes you happier

By Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz and Clo Copass, Dec 28, 2017 10:19 pmFor a joyful economy, spread the wealth. This infographic shows why. Read in full >>
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Preparing for and working towards a democratic Russia

By Andreas Umland, Dec 28, 2017 08:58 pmHow the west should prepare and promote a different future for Russia. Read in full >>
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Poverty, inequality and discrimination in Latin America

By Maryluz Barragán, Dec 28, 2017 04:14 pmWhen governments are seeking to reduce poverty based on discrimination and increase access to the enjoyment of rights, policies must also aim to reduce discrimination due to historical factors. Español... Read in full >>
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