Source: Le Monde diplomatique

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Transnistria youth look to Catalonia

Perched on snug cushions surrounding a makeshift table, a group of late teens sipped cups of piping hot tea and hunted a night-time killer. “I believe you...   [ continue reading...]

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Into the Afghan abyss (again)

After nine months of confusion, chaos, and cascading tweets, Donald Trump's White House has finally made one thing crystal clear: the U.S. is staying in Afghani...   [ continue reading...]

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Drilling, drilling, everywhere...

What happens in the Arctic doesn't just stay up north. It affects the world, as that region is the integrator of our planet's climate systems, atmospheric and o...   [ continue reading...]

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Steven Mnuchin, foreclosure king of America

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin doesn't exactly come across as the guy you'd want in your corner in a playground tussle. In the Trump administration, he's bee...   [ continue reading...]

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Laura Raim on Israel's control over women's lives

In this podcast, journalist Laura Raim talks about the uphill struggle faced by women in Israel seeking equality and freedom from sexual harassment. ‘Afte...   [ continue reading...]

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Congress's romance with cowardice

On September 1, 1970, soon after President Nixon expanded the Vietnam War by invading neighboring Cambodia, Democratic Senator George McGovern, a decorated Worl...   [ continue reading...]

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Conflict and drought starve Africa

Sources: Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (Acled), 2017; Munich Re, NatCatService, 2017; Global Hunger Index 2016; Food Security Information Netwo...   [ continue reading...]

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Richard Florida's high added value

Richard Florida has successfully capitalised on the popularity of his book The Rise of the Creative Class. As a guest expert, he has spent the past 15 years app...   [ continue reading...]

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Turkmenistan's cult of the horse

The horses of the Scythian tribes may have been Akhal-Tekes, and the direct descendants of what may be the oldest breed in the world are once again Turkmenistan...   [ continue reading...]

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The mysterious death of Samora Machel

There has never been a satisfactory inquiry into the air crash that killed the founding father of independent Mozambique, ending its first presidency. Samora Ma...   [ continue reading...]

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Israel's glass ceiling

Women's rights and freedom from domestic violence and sexual harassment are still limited, and sometimes worsening. Israel's armed forces (IDF), which already a...   [ continue reading...]

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Seattle, capital of the hipster boom

Seattle has monetised creativity, tolerance and diversity to create wealth for a few, and employment for young graduates. It may have lost itself in the process...   [ continue reading...]

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We don't do the thinking for you

In October 2009 Le Monde diplomatique launched a reader appeal , after three years of financial losses and, like many other publications, falling sales. Our exi...   [ continue reading...]

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The potential for Arab unity

Despite regional and sectarian rifts, strong cultural bonds draw the Arabs together. Diminishing oil revenues (and any return of the Arab Spring) may incline th...   [ continue reading...]

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Cuba on the verge of inequality

A decade of reforms under Raúl Castro means nearly a third of Cubans now work in private enterprises. And more hustle for extra work, especially since th...   [ continue reading...]

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Catalonia challenges a frozen Spain

Spain's constitution, drafted after the death of Franco, never moved on. Its party system ossified too. Catalans reacted to that, and to massive corruption...   [ continue reading...]

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Why free trade will be a disaster for Africa

African countries, backed by the EU, want internal and external free trade, which will wreck local agriculture, and rural economies and societies. Pressure for...   [ continue reading...]

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Cubans' viewing of choice

Television in Cuba isn't much fun — news programmes that are always nice about the government, laboured, didactic educational programmes, shows from Teles...   [ continue reading...]

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Eating tomorrow to survive today

The UN aims to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by 2030 as one of its sustainable development goals. Population growth, climate change and war are hampering pr...   [ continue reading...]

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A visit to heaven and hell

The following passages are excerpted from Hunter of Stories, the last book by Eduardo Galeano, who died in 2015. Thanks for its use go to his literary agent, Su...   [ continue reading...]

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