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Urgent: expose the Brexit dark money

openDemocracy has worked for two years exposing the dark money driving Brexit. We have many more leads to chase down. Please give what you can today – it makes a difference.

This week’s front page editor

Claire Provost

Claire Provost is editor of 50.50 covering gender, sexuality and social justice.

Whatever happened to the left in Peru?

The left in Peru lives in the shadows of radicalism and party disruption, which explains why its participation in the Latin American Pink Tide was almost non-existent. Español

A new tale of migrant struggles in Moscow puts poverty, motherhood and hope on screen

This Russian-Kazakh film explores how people who migrate to Russia are often subject to forces far greater than themselves.

Varoufakis and Sanders: how to organize a progressive international? A contribution

The precariat is a new global class. However, this class needs political representation and social power. Can the Progressive International be one way to do this?

The Sexelance: red lights on wheels

A converted ambulance, the Sexelance is a mobile sex clinic offering harm reduction to the street sex workers of Copenhagen.

Whistleblowers say Arron Banks ‘misled’ viewers on BBC Andrew Marr show

Brexit funder said staff working for his controversial Leave campaign were put on different contracts, and declared to elections watchdog. But evidence seen by openDemocracy tells a very different story.

The tightrope of Brexit and class appeal: can Corbyn make it?

If Labour seeks to mobilize its traditional working-class base, changes in MPs´ backgrounds may be far more relevant than any change in its policies.

#MeToo and human liberation

"My hope is that now men will once again put at the forefront of their personal agenda the unlearning of dysfunctional masculinity that will expunge the power and control mandate."

Stop and search doesn't solve knife crime, so why not try something new?

Stop and Search is to modern policing what bloodletting was to ancient medicine - ineffective, but clung to.

“I’d prefer to die in Poland”: Chechnya’s most famous YouTuber in exile faces deportation to Russia

After fleeing Chechnya, blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov came to command a million-strong audience online. But now he could become the latest person to face “secret” deportation from Poland.

Migration complexity requires a less conditional compassion

We must not replace misleading and dehumanising portraits of migration with mono-dimensional accounts of vulnerability and victimhood, which paradoxically continue to set those on the move apart from us.

The future of work and the future of poverty

Global production networks create economic growth, and thus are often said to be good for development. But if that’s true, why do so many poor people live in middle-income countries? 

Separating the wheat from the chaff on Ethiopia: reply to René Lefort

One must see things in their movement rather than in their fixity. The EPRDF is the only path toward maintaining the unity of the country and consolidating it by means of democratic reforms.

The Orthodox church and a very Balkan affair

A Ukrainian church with Philaret as Patriarch is more likely to end up as a cheaply disguised religious cover for a brutal war, rather, than as a harbinger of peace. 

#MetooIndia: the future is female. Or is it really?

The burgeoning movement has spilled forth beyond the confines of the film and entertainment industry. But how far will it go?

The art of dissonance: dissecting the language of Donald Trump

Modes of communication which allow for compromise are being deliberately delegitimised.

Counterbalancing disproportionate power: a response to John Ruggie

When human rights gained recognition the dominant power was the state relative to the individual and citizen. Now transnational businesses have vastly greater power than both.

#MeToo movement rumbles on in India

Working up public outrage is an art and not all political parties are able to create mass hysteria.

Kosovo and Serbia: the ideology of negotiations

It is urgently necessary to mobilise, not only against the existing form of negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia, but also against the eventual agreement, and possible result of, the present negotiations.

The UK Government must not sacrifice our rights in the name of security after Brexit

Theresa May has made no indication or commitment that she plans to hold onto some hardwon vital safeguards after Brexit.

“Same story, different soil”: the Deathscapes Project gets under way

Hawk Newsome: “It’s the same story, different soil... from Long Bay to the USA. In Sydney, his name is David Dungay. In New York City, his name is Eric Garner.”

Matteo Salvini – Italy’s salvation?

Is it entirely unreasonable to expect that Italy's populists in power, though unavoidable, will end up like many governments before them – mugged by harsh reality?

الحراسة الليلية: وجع حياة لا مهنة

إن هذا العمل لم يعد مهنة بل أصبح وجع حياة مستمر

Meme warfare in the Swedish context

The alt-right mobilised online to back far-right parties at Sweden's general election – but are their tactics no longer effective?

Arron Banks lied to parliament about his Brexit campaign, say whistleblowers

Major Brexit bankroller, now under investigation by the National Crime Agency, “deliberately misled” parliament about his insurance company’s political work, and amassed campaign data ‘warchest’

The rising tide of national populism: we need to talk seriously about immigration

There is a key democracy argument in this new book which calls for an urgent step change in our liberal democracies and a new type of political leadership.

Trump or Brussels: Brexit and the art of 'No deal'

Even if the UK parliament approves a Brexit agreement it will satisfy no one. The real choice the country faces is beween re-entering the EU or becoming a satellite of Washington.

Back in the USSR: meet the people calling for the restoration of the Soviet Union

Soviet passport-holders are agitating for a revival of the USSR and a takeover of the British crown. RU

A murky state-civil society relationship in Tunisia

The Tunisian state appears both open and cautious to accommodating civil society.

Trans rights: Woman’s Place UK responds to 50.50’s report

A co-founder of the women’s group responds to openDemocracy’s report analysing opposition to potential gender recognition reforms in the UK.

Palestine’s forgotten refugees in Lebanon

Massive cuts by the Trump administration to the budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency will exacerbate an already marginal existence for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.