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Zia is a fantasticist/ generalist/ meliorist/ dramaturge/ receptionist/ barback/ erotic dancer/ idler/ naked reader/ sometime student/ would-be superhero/ dyslexic/ derealised/ queer Brixtonian, who doesn't really like labels.

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This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

What is it to be Fierce? The photography of Ajamu

Fierce: Portraits of Young Black Queers is a record for generations to come: images that capture the next generation of Black LGBTQ educators, artists and activists.

On superheroes: who will save us now?

Comicbook superheroes live in a world where individuals can change with ease into objects, think out loud, or kill with a stare. Yet they fight only to maintain the status quo. How would it be different if superheroes were the people who are oppressed?

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