Daily Links - 10 October

10 October 2005
The UN sends "Peace Support Operations" to conflict zones worldwide. The 6th part of the Toolkit explains how their work can affect and involve women.

"Root Causes: An Interview with Wangari Maathai" (Dave Gilson, Mother Jones, 05/01/05)
Wangari Maathai's work has drawn together environmentalism, feminism, democratisation, and human rights advocacy. Here she talks about sowing the seeds of democracy in Kenya.

"Blair v Blair" (Patrick Hennessey, Telegraph UK, 31/07/05)
Is Cherie Booth QC now the "official Opposition" to her husband Tony Blair's government, over human rights?

From our archive: "No bargains in the UN basement" (Patricia Lewis, openDemocracy.net, 01/06/05)
Why is the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in trouble? Patricia Lewis reports on the 2005 review conference.

US election: what's going on in Trump's must-win states?

Our editor-in-chief, Mary Fitzgerald, is on the ground in key US battleground states – follow her on Twitter @maryftz for live updates.

There's never been more at stake. But the pandemic has kept many foreign journalists away. Hundreds of international observers who normally oversee US elections aren't there.

Can we trust the polls? What's the blanket media coverage not telling us? Hear Mary describe what she's seeing and hearing across the country, from regular citizens to social justice activists to right-wing militias arming themselves for election day.

Plus: get the inside scoop openDemocracy's big 'follow-the-money' investigation – breaking soon – which lifts the lid on how Trump-linked groups are going global with their culture wars.

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