Algeria, a week before elections, the Barakat citizens’
to be silenced.
We assess Ukraine’s
presidential election candidates
and ask whether India’s PM hopeful Modi has really moved beyond
Far Right beginnings.
While we should celebrate the repudiation of nationalist Geert
Wilders in Holland, it's wise
to be wary. In
Turkey, Erdogan continues to enjoy
while the real loser is the rule
long walk to democracy gets
The human rights tradition is undeniably global, but are India and South Africa betraying this proud history? In Britain, asylum seekers' rights are violated by shocking conditions in detention centres and America's secret no-fly-list undermines its claims to liberty. It's 20 years since the Rwanda genocide, and international justice has failed to deliver for the victims and survivors. And are we respecting the rights of sex workers, when we silence them in debates on abolitionist policy?
A new book by Srilatha Batliwala urges us to reclaim feminist visions of empowerment. The first woman chief mediator signs a peace agreement in the Philippines. But within the grassrootsof the Syrian revolution, women remain silenced, as activist Razan Ghazzawi explores.
We dissect the idea of the ‘smart city’ and confront the brutal ‘rejuvenation’ in Glasgow ahead of the Commonwealth Games. As Sochi ends, Russia’s portrayal of the nation contrasts sharply with the ethnic diversity put on show by the Soviet Union. Does the west still fail to understand Russia and its actions in Crimea? Undoubtedly, a new Russian power bloc is forming. What about Bulgaria? An interview with Dimitar Bechev offers a window into a country at a crossroads.
Transformation gives us an account of the importance of strangers to healing, and an exploration of politics as therapy. Plus three pieces on environment: one calls on us to demand green products and services; the other argues green growth isnot transformative enough, while the third presents a positive vision of energy descent.
Also: the World Bank-advised PFI hospital that is eating more than half a nation’s health budget, and the British university training Qatari cops.
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Links not to miss:
Nikolas Leontopoulos: In restricting civil liberties, Athens is simply following the German and European paradigm
Zarina Banu: Indonesia elections: Infusing democracy
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