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Claire Provost

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

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Colombian resistance against the Odebrecht-nurtured mafia

On 27th November, an emergency debate on Odebrecht corruption was scheduled by senators of the opposition. The raison d’être for extreme violence and rampant corruption in Colombia was openly hung-out.

How feminist campaigner Shannon Downey changed her mind on abortion

The activist talks about how her mum prompted an epiphany on abortion rights. 

Why grieving families need legal representation at an inquest

Contrary to what the UK government say, many bereaved families need legal representation at an inquest to ensure a full and fearless investigation into the death of their loved one.

UK military deals: red-flag alert!

The buying of Britain's defence equipment is a litany of cost, waste and cosiness

A People’s Vote won’t heal Brexit divisions – we need a People’s Debate

A TV debate would solve nothing, and claims about “the will of the people” are vapid. We need to find a way to hold a meaningful debate.

#ArchivoDemoAbierta2018 Un año de desafíos ambientales

El medio ambiente es un asunto tan crítico para la democracia que cualquier aproximación que hagamos se queda necesariamente corta. Por eso te presentamos algunos de los aspectos cruciales de los conflictos medioambientales que hemos cubierto durante el 2018. English

The womanly face of war: the agency and visibility of Ukraine’s female soldiers

Women have played an active part in the war in Ukraine’s Donbas. But their role is yet to be recognised on its own terms.

No good choices in Georgia

Georgia’s presidential election has demonstrated, once again, that the country’s two dominant political platforms have little to offer regular citizens. 

4 días de trabajo, 3 días de ocio: ¿ha llegado la hora de reclamar la semana laboral de 4 días en Europa?

Las exigencias del neoliberalismo ponen en grave peligro el tiempo libre del que disponemos. Pero los trabajadores, los sindicatos y los activistas de toda Europa están organizando el contraataque. English

Para derrotar a la ultraderecha hay que distinguirla del fascismo histórico

El triunfo de Bolsonaro en Brasil encierra importantes lecciones para la izquierda mundial. Para ganar la batalla a la ultraderecha, las izquierdas deben entender que se enfrentan a un enemigo fragmentado diferente del unitario fascismo histórico. English