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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.

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.

Colonizing civil society

Political strategists brainstorm ways to remove democratic impediments to their bosses’ plans.

Catalonia background: Catalan revolutionaries get ready for action to defend their revolution from Franco back in 1936.

Taking the long view of fearless resistance. By Kevin Buckland, writing from Barcelona.

Mel Brooks recently spoke against politically correct comedy.

More dull old men have recently told us that political correctness ruins culture, echoing Donald Trump. Chris Coltrane...

World’s largest coalmine: Protesters, including First Nations people, blocking the road to Adani’s Abbot Point coal port.

Australia’s Adani mine must be stopped, argue Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret.

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

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

A community school in Baranca Honda, Puebla state, Mexico. Photo: Tamara Pearson

Tamara Pearson explains why the poor are not taken seriously on creative stages.

Nick Dowson reports on Brexit’s impact on some Global South economies.

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

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

IMF and World Bank meetings

Lidy Nacpil disputes the World Bank’s claim that it’s now fighting inequality.

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

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

make a soft coup

This dish may seem challenging at first, but is guaranteed to impress your guests!

Thea Gilmore speaks to Danny Chivers about music, politics and crying on stage.


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