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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Dear Jeremy: it's time to speak out on Syria

An open letter to the Leader of the Labour party from concerned Labour party members, Momentum activists and socialists. To add your name, please email

Violence, death and cover-up in the Russian army

Hazing of new recruits is infamously widespread in the Russian army and families of men who have died find their struggle for closure hindered by military cover-ups and ineptitude. The campaigning organisation Mother's Right Foundation has been keeping records of these incidents for many years. Here we detail the stories behind six tragic cases.
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