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A Rohingya refugee takes a moment’s pause, shortly after arriving in a makeshift camp at Teknaf, Bangladesh, last September. She is one of over 670,000 people to have fled over the border from Myanmar since August 2017.

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Parsa Sanjana Sajid speaks to Rohingya refugees trapped on the Bangladeshi border.

Russian president Vladimir Putin during a meeting with Russia Today’s leadership.

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This will give Putin another excuse for a media crackdown, argues Madeline Roache.

Paraguay

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Paraguay’s land activists are under attack. Toby Hill profiles the...

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To wipe out mass starvation we must engage with the politics that drive it, argues Alex de Waal...

‘Zuma must fall’ protesters with a banner depicting Atul Gupta, implicated in recent scandals. Pic: Discott, CC-BY-SA4.0

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How corruption in South Africa continues to cost taxpayers billions of rand, by Neil Thompson.

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

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

Antonythasan Jesuthasan (c) Cindy Sasha

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

Technology is affecting the way people take part in protest.

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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.

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

Fiji

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Mandeep Tiwana on how repression becomes the rule.

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