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Tinariwen's desert blues

Eyadou Ag Leche tells Graeme Green about his hopes for an autonomous Tuareg territory.

Filed in: Mali

Cupcakes can fuck off

Our new columnist Kate Smurthwaite tires of weird infantilizing representations of women.

Filed in: Women

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Afghanistan's theatre of the oppressed

Lydia James reports on a courageous drama project, which is putting transitional justice centre stage in the war-torn country.

Filed in: Afghanistan, Conflict and

Social change is written in the streets

Fifty years ago the Civil Rights Act was passed into law in the US. Movements not governments propel change, believes Mark Engler.

Filed in: Race and United States

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Letter from Bangui - held hostage to violence

Ruby Diamonde asks, what can be done to stem the inter-communal bloodshed that is traumatizing an entire generation?

Filed in: Central African Republic and Refugees

What the US made of Thomas Picketty

Mark Engler reports on reactions to a surprise best seller.

Filed in: Economics, Media and United States

Xiaolu: 'If you can't sell in China you are nothing'

The award-winning novelist and film director tells Graeme Green about growing up in rural China, freedom, censorship and loneliness.

Filed in: China and Film

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And finally: Uri Fruchtmann

The filmmaker and director tells Jo Lateu why he supports activists who expose wrongdoing through video.

Filed in: Activism, Human Rights and Technology

MIXED MEDIA: Mandela and the myth

Richard Swift’s picks from the 2014 Toronto HotDocs festival include: Nelson Mandela: the myth and me, Mission Blue and The Malagasy Way.

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Letter from Bangui - a visit to the Ba-aka forest people

Ruby Diamonde finds out what the missionaries are up to in Central African Republic.

Filed in: Central African Republic, Religion and Society

The problem with Cadillac's electric wheels

Mark Engler explores the ultimate paradox of green consumerism

Filed in: Environment and United States

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