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Two kinds of justice in Spain

The recent conviction of several Basque youths with heavy sentences and the charges against Catalan politicians reveal the political nature of justice in Spain.

Thirty thousand cyclists at RideLondon and I saw three women of colour

As the suffragettes knew, cycling can empower. But it’s still too dominated by middle-class white men.

Exception in Catalonia one year after the referendum

What is Catalonian cooperativism’s contribution to independentism? Activists are promoting practical and concrete independence from all hegemonic powers, by building a parallel economic system.

Brazil against its future

Most Brazilians are not happy with their democracy. But democracy must prevail if the country is to prevent future generations from growing up in darkness and repeating the mistakes of the past. Español, Português

There is an alternative to neoliberalism – in Britain and beyond

Laurie Macfarlane introduces 'New Thinking for the British Economy' – openDemocracy's new eBook outlining a new economic agenda for Britain.

Basic income: a progressive road out of austerity

Accelerated by austerity’s inequities, the 20th century income distribution system has broken down irretrievably in what is an era of global rentier capitalism. More and more income is flowing to a ...

We simply said ‘enough’: the story of Spain’s ‘Las Kellys’ hotel cleaners

From gruelling working conditions to more limited access to healthcare, austerity policies have hit women hardest. But they are fighting back.

The constitutional turn: liberty and the co-operative state

The Anglo-American left needs to start taking constitutional change seriously.

#DíaDeLaDemocracia: a day to evaluate democracy in Latin America

This year, the International Day of Democracy is dedicated to “democracy in times of tension: solutions for a changing world”. Today we reflect on the state of democratic values and the need for their regeneration. Español

Making hope possible in Wales: interview with Plaid Cymru leadership candidates

openDemocracy interviews the three candidates for leader of Plaid Cymru about the future of Wales and the UK.

#CrisisEnArgentina: What you need to know today

Argentina is facing one of the worst financial crises of its recent history, and memories of the brutal recession of 2001 and the famous ‘corralito’ (when people were unable to access their savings for a year) are still fresh. Español

Spiritual capital: why Ukraine is breaking from Russia’s Orthodox Church

The Ukrainian government has promised its citizens a new, independent Orthodox Church that will unite Ukrainian believers. But bringing several denominations together is harder than you think. RU

Double discrimination: why Uzbek women in Kyrgyzstan are a minority within a minority

In the aftermath of Kyrgyzstan's 2010 revolution, the country's Uzbek minority population has seen their position worsen — and Uzbek women have been marginalised most of all. 

What should we teach our children about religion?

Learning about different worldviews is a critical component of education for democracy. 

When rescue at sea becomes a crime: who the Tunisian fishermen arrested in Italy really are

Fishermen networks from Morocco and Mauritania have released statements of support, and the Tunisian State Secretary for Immigration, Adel Jarboui, urged Italian authorities to release the fishermen, considered heroes in Tunisia.

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

SS Winnipeg was Pablo Neruda’s Winged Fugitive Ark for war-refugees. Where are such grand gestures today? Español

‘Second’ bank account: MPs demand probe into Rees-Mogg’s Brexit group

Cross-party demands for an urgent investigation into the financial affairs of the European Research Group follow openDemocracy’s investigation.

Bernie Sanders and Yanis Varoufakis call on progressives to unite against Trump’s Nationalist International

Calling on progressives worldwide to form an international movement to combat the rise of authoritarianism represented by Donald Trump.

How the campaign for a People’s Vote is changing politics (again)

A new generation is making the campaign for a People's Vote on Brexit the next insurgency for change in Britain.

زينة في عصر الإعلانات الرقمية

مع بزوغ شمس الثورة المعلوماتية واندلاع شرارة وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي، أصبح بإمكان المُعلن أن يتعرف على الزبائن المحتمَلين بصورة أدق. فيستطيع معرفة الحالة الاجتماعية للشخص، والعمر، والميول الجنسية، والحالة النفسية العامة، ونوع الشخصية. 

Uri Avnery in memoriam

He leaves behind a wealth of books, articles and emails, that will continue to inspire, representing hope and reconciliation through the dark decades, that alas, are still with us.

The High Court found that Vote Leave broke the law in a new way

England & Wales's High Court has ruled that Vote Leave broke campaign spending limits in addition to the way that the Electoral Commission previously said they did.

En el Paraguay rural, las mujeres están al frente de una ‘carrera contrarreloj’ para conservar las semillas nativas

Ante la expansión de la agricultura industrial, los cultivos transgénicos y las patentes de semillas, las mujeres rurales están preservando las variedades nativas y enseñando sobre agroecología. English.

How will we pay for news we can trust? I hope to find out

The British government has ordered a review into the sustainability of high-quality journalism. Its chair explains the challenges she faces.

Brazilian vice-presidential candidate Sônia Guajajara’s river rally with indigenous leaders

Brazil's democratic future is at stake in the upcoming October elections. During a stop over in the Amazonia, the indigenous vice-presidential candidate met on the water with her fellow fighters. Images: Pablo Albarenga / Midia NINJA. Español Português

Being a female social leader in Colombia: a black hole

The story of Ana Milena Villa Villa, Colombian social leader helps us to understand the current killings of social leaders from a much-needed gendered perspective that is not as present as it should be. Español

Feminism in Tunisia: brutal hijacking, elitism and exclusion

The feminist movement in Tunisia has been a victim of brutal hijacking, exploitation, and politicization which has fragmented its foundation.

إيران المقبولة في سوريا

قد تكون العودة إلى نموذج علاقة الأسد الأبّ مع طهران هي الأمثل للوصول لحلٍّ سياسيٍّ مقبول إقليميّاً ودوليّاً. English

10 years of women's resistance to austerity across Europe – in pictures

Women across Europe have not been passive victims of austerity policies. From Paris, France to Nicosia, Cyprus, they have protested and organised for alternatives.

Living the double life: behind the lies of women's daily lives in Egypt

The consequences of living this sort of double-life go far beyond family disagreements.