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But while the world may dance to a systemic tune, it plays out differently in each country. This week, we learn from 50.50 about the murder of a student protester in Sudan and the link between violence against women and HIV rates; from Arab Awakeningabout the failure of Tunisia's justice system; from Transformation about Body Dysmorphic Disorder, from oDR about Russia's continued involvement in Ukraine; and about sexism in China.
We look too at resistance and at how things could be different, with an examination of Russian civil society, a rallying cry to anti-fracking protesters from Britain's only Green MP and a commemoration of that great resister Gabriel García Márquez, from Sweden's former foreign minister.
This theme continues with a look at the global human rights movement, a new series on economic alternatives in the UK and explanations of why well-being, devolving power, care and the environment must be at the core of economics and why a better education system really is child's play.
We hear from '60s student radical and intellectual power-house Tom Nairn on how Scottish independence aligns with the shifting nature of the modern world, and Adam Ramsay's written up the first six of forty reasons why he supports it.
In all of this, it's important for those who write or talk about the world, from Easter Europe to Syria, to Rwanda to understand our role in shaping it and to ensure that the stories we tell are about those we are talking about, not just ourselves. This will never happen unless the media reflects on its ownership and whether it is holding power to account, or perpetuating it.
Naomi Klein writes about climate change in the Guardian
oD contributor Robin McAlpine writes in the Scotsman about how parties have lost control of politics in Scotland
Thomas Piketty's book, reviewed by New Republic, is a surprise global best seller
Peter Geoghegan writes for al Jazeera about the surprising story of protestants learning Gaelic in Northern Ireland.