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Gaza: ten years of economic blockade

Supporting BDS will hasten an end to the siege on Gaza and help lance a running sore in the Middle East and intern...   [ continue reading...]

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Shocking new evidence could overturn Northern Ireland ruling that became an international blueprint for torture

I “felt like I was drowning or suffocating until I fell on the floor unconscious” - new testimony from...   [ continue reading...]

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In memory of Mapiripán, Colombia

It was twenty years ago: Mapiripán became the scene of a massacre that is today an example of what the war...   [ continue reading...]

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Words of fire

The language of resistance is resourceful, creative and deep. After Grenfell, the words of those affected ring out...   [ continue reading...]

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How the 'business case' for gender equality sidelines human rights

Women’s rights at work are an investment in their dignity. If we want to talk about economic returns, let&rs...   [ continue reading...]

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John Berger and the Booker Prize

Clarity is more important than money. Paris 1974: a campaign is launched (photo, Judith Herrin)...   [ continue reading...]

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Broken laws and unprotected workers: the conditions of foreign workers in Taiwan

Care workers in Taiwan are being worked to the point of exhaustion, with dangerous consequences. Could basic right...   [ continue reading...]

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FP July 25

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Contemporary border architectures where human and nonhuman join

The steel police cordon has most recently been sighted in Slovakia, testifying to the ironically global circulatio...   [ continue reading...]

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UNESCO’s normative failure: the case of Gülmen and Özakça

In the face of institutional failure in defending democracy and basic rights, civil society action is the last lin...   [ continue reading...]

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The UK government thinks I am an extremist – and you might be one too

The UK government has turned to the policing of ideas in their efforts to pre-empt and thwart terrorism. Such a st...   [ continue reading...]

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Silencing dissent: digital capitalism, the military junta and Thailand’s permanent state of exception

In the last three years of military rule in Thailand, prosecutions for defamation, sedition and computer crimes of...   [ continue reading...]

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For Russia’s students, the price of protest can be high

Students have featured prominently in Russia’s latest wave of anti-corruption protest, and now they're facin...   [ continue reading...]

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Environmental and land activist killings hit an all-time high

At least 200 environmental and land rights defenders were murdered in 2016 – 60% of them in Latin America. E...   [ continue reading...]

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Why the Conservative-DUP deal spells bad news for the environment

Beneath the surface, the new confidence and supply deal poses a number of threats to environmental justice....   [ continue reading...]

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Leadsom campaign chair denies involvement in dark-money funded poll which boosted her campaign

The MP who ran Andrea Leadsom’s leadership bid tells openDemocracy that he wasn’t involved in commissi...   [ continue reading...]

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Could Facebook provide an antidote to political polarization?

Is it so hard to listen and speak respectfully to people you disagree with? Credit: Flickr/Micha...   [ continue reading...]

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Aesthetic labour, beauty politics and neoliberalism: An interview with Rosalind Gill

Ian Sinclair speaks to Professor Rosalind Gill about the relationship between beauty politics, aesthetic labour an...   [ continue reading...]

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FP July 24

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FP July 22

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