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Articles by Alessio Perrone
The interview: Sayragul Sauytbay
being forced to teach propaganda in a concentration camp for Uyghur people.
‘Drums have the power to make people listen’
Lazinho and Lucas di Fiori of Brazil's famous
about 40 years of drumming up change.
A museum for the working class
In Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil and one of the largest in Latin America, a makeshift museum is painting a proud record of its social struggles.
‘Rebuilding’ and social cleansing in Syria
The Assad regime has laid out a blueprint for the reconstruction of Syria. But Syrian architects and urban planners
say it's a cover for ‘urbicide’.
The Saudi street artist speaking truth to power
about the inspiration for her murals and why Saudi women need a different narrative.
Painting with honey, fruits and blood
talks to a Kurdish artist and journalist who has taken on the Turkish government from behind bars.
The movement replacing ads with anti-capitalism
reports on a new campaign of seizing ad space to impose powerful critiques of capitalism.
Don’t call them populists
Brace yourself for years of rightwing politics in Italy.
Rightwing boxer knocked out
The boxer has become the butt of social media jokes,
Secular values vs 'Love Jihad'
writes how Islamophobia is driving a wedge between love and secular values.
Victory for UK school data
Leave those kids alone,
The away team
reports on Algeria’s marginalized Kabylia region, where a minority’s struggle has spilled over into football.
Frida Kahlo’s problematic doll
A toy corporation has tried to appear more diverse and progressive by creating a Frida Kahlo doll – but its efforts have backfired.
Stop the Balkans dam craze
A group of NGOs is ramping up efforts to protect some of Europe’s last pristine rivers.
ECRF: Fighting for life and freedom in Egypt
meets the activists fighting to shine light on human rights abuses during Egypt’s dark days.
Where is Italy’s Left?
In this election, Italians are without a strong Left prospect, reports
Priced out no more: how a London group defied gentrification
Radical plans might transform the way we approach development.
‘Curing’ homosexuality in China
LGBT+ people are subjected to forced confinement, medication and electric shocks to try to change their sexual orientation, writes
A football world cup for unrecognized nations
London is hosting an alternative ‘World Football Cup’ of unrecognized nations in June 2018.
Community action for affordable London homes
An inner-city neighbourhood in north London has a radical plan to fight gentrification, writes
The people, the mine and the World Bank
A mining firm is suing Romania over an environmentalist decision. By
China’s anthem tempo-tantrum
China’s appetite for citizen control is going one step further with a new bill that seeks to regulate how fast citizens sing their national anthem.
The People vs Arctic Oil
Environmental groups are suing the Norwegian government after it handed out new licences to drill in the Arctic for the first time in 20 years.
Copyright win for the blind
The visually impaired community is celebrating a victory over the copyright industry,
Western democracies set low standards as global media freedom declines
Trump and politicians in other democracies are normalising attacks on the press, warns Reporters Without Borders. By
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Wolfgang Streeck: how will capitalism end?
Capitalism's end might be in sight, but it might not be good news, German sociologist Wolfgang Streeck warned in a conference.