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Independence: a 2010 protest outside Gaudi’s La Pedrera in Barcelona after the Spanish Constitutional court struck down Catalonia’s autonomy statute.

Brutally quashing the Catalan vote hasn’t stopped the separatists. Marc Almodóvar writes.

Antonythasan Jesuthasan

Cindy Sasha interviews former Tamil Tiger-turned-actor, Antonythasan Jesuthasan.

Technology is affecting the way people take part in protest.

Is digital technology leading us astray, asks Rev Billy.

Former president Lula on his Caravan of Hope tour around Brazil, ahead of this year’s elections.

‘Impossible’ for Lula to get fair trial, say lawyers. Vanessa Baird reports.


Inclusive rhetoric by Fiji’s PM is belied by police repression, reports Wame Valentine.

 Chile elections: Beatriz Sanchez, leader of the insurgent leftwing coalition, Broad Front.

Does this presidential run-off mark a new dawn for Chile? Luis Hernán Vargas Faulbaum asks.

Democracy movement NYC Rolling Rebellion advocates for net neutrality in front of the Time Warner offices in New York City, US.

Net neutrality repeal pulls the plug on our civic life, says Cory Doctorow.

Dissent is viewed as illegitimate. Rule of law matters less than edicts purported to reflect popular opinion

Mandeep Tiwana on how repression becomes the rule.

Shrinking political space: the current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation.

Across the world political space is shrinking. Richard Swift explains how and why.

Turkey political prisoners: Turkish riot police crack down on people protesting against the purge of academics, outside Ankara University.

Academic İştar Gözaydıns first-hand experiences of the...

Artist Kaya Mar with his satirical portrait Erdoğan, the Turkish Sun King – after France’s absolute monarch Louis XVI.

The low-down from Turkish writer and analyst Hakki Mahfuz on the country’s crackdown.

The end for Robert Mugabe? A look at the Zimbabwe coup. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse B. Awalt/Released

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With tanks on the streets and rumours in newspapers, Nhau Mangirazi reports from Zimbabwe.

Kenyan elections: Kenyatta is sworn in as president after the 2013 elections.

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Wangui Kimari reports on the twists and turns of this year’s election season.

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The acclaimed journalist talks to Nick Dowson about how to get out of the mess we’re in.

Terrorist definition: are we all terrorists?

Yes, pretty much, argues Scott Weinstein.

Brazil coup

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Vanessa Baird reports on Brazil’s unfolding rightwing takeover. Can it be stopped?


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