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 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.

Rev Billy walks with UNITE through the streets of Liverpool

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir encourage other activists to think out of the box to reach...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Colonizing civil society

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

IMF and World Bank meetings

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

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