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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Contrasting euroscepticisms in Croatia and Serbia

What are the implications for Serbia from Croatia’s experience throughout the course of its EU-membership?

Remainers! beware demographic arguments

We need to change minds with a positive message like DIEM25’s proposal of a European Green New Deal.

How Ukraine’s “terrorist threat” is a real threat to civil rights

Since 2014, people living in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions have had limited voting rights in both national and local elections. And there is now a danger of their losing these rights altogether. RU

Now streaming: censorship

How should companies like Netflix respond when repressive governments order the removal of critical content?

The ruling class that drove Brexit

The media loves to blame far right movements and moments on the working class. Our Brexit research tells a very different story.

Still raging against the economy?

Many great minds of the past would be dismayed at the damage to people and planet being caused by our pursuit of ‘progress’.

I went inside a Colombian ‘youth camp’ run by anti-abortion activists

At a camp mixing extreme sports and extreme rhetoric, I saw how they’re training teenagers to join their fight against reproductive rights.

Brexit’s primitive passions could bring havoc to Ireland – and far beyond

The Good Friday Agreement was a marvel that is now threatened by the ignorant and the nasty among Britain’s ruling elite.

Democracy must be re-established in Europe

Call to engage in a continent-wide democratic debate on the deep crisis facing the European Union and how to overcome it.

Political protest not for sale!

Why the Homeland Hack is not a commodity.

A tale of two unions

Scotland can only look on with envy as the concerns of the Irish Government are placed centre stage in Brussels while Scotland is ignored or derided at Westminster.

In Azerbaijan, a hunger strike is the only remaining hope for justice

Mehman Huseynov, an Azeri blogger, is facing new fabricated charges in prison. But people inside and outside the country are coming together to try and free him.

Brexit, democracy and the sacred

There is no way back to anything resembling a united kingdom without some kind of sacrifice.

Voting doesn’t build consensus – we need a People’s Debate

With a Damocles sword hanging over UK democracy, everyone is underestimating how many people they need to listen to or persuade for real progress to be made.

The Dangerous Dance: Syrians in the New Year’s Eve

Seven years after the beginning of the refugee question, the situation of Syrians in the diaspora is still fragile to an extent that a happy and short dance made by Syrians in ‘other people’s cities’ is considered to be a danger

Frontpage 20th Jan 2019


Stanislav Markelov: Russia’s Trade Union Movement, 1990s-2000s

Ten years ago this month, Russian activist lawyer Stanislav Markelov was murdered. Here, we publish an extended interview with him on the fate of worker-led activism in post-Soviet Russia. 

Why Jo Swinson changed her mind about all-women shortlists

The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats talks about getting more women into politcs.

Stanislav Markelov: F*** anarchy, there’s no future anyway

Ten years ago this month, activist lawyer Stanislav Markelov was murdered in Moscow. We publish his reflections on power, the state and revolutionary maximalism here for the first time in English.

Rising roar of faux faith in poll-bound India

Read the newspapers, listen to the TV “debates” and see the WhatsApp-trained ignorant armies clash day and night.