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Mehmet Kurt is this week’s guest editor, introducing the theme, ‘New Turkey and Old Troubles’.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Chequeando las elecciones Argentinas

Hechos, mentiras y estadísticas: estos son los factores clave que determinarán la campaña de las elecciones nacionales en Argentina del próximo mes de octubre. English. Português.

How multiculture gets militarised

When military institutions intervene in debates about integration, social cohesion and now, radicalisation, they overstep their bounds.

Secessão democratizada na Escócia e na Catalunha

A democracia não acaba com o secessionismo, senão que o transforma, proporcionando-lhe uma base sociopolítica, a capacidade de durar, e as ferramentas que lhe permitem circunvalar o Estado para dedicar-se à construção da nação. English. Español.

El arte de resistir en Cuba

Danilo Maldonado, el grafitero cubano conocido como "El Sexto", resiste el encarcelamiento con dibujos sobre papel. Desde diciembre del 2014, la represión de artistas en Cuba ha aumentado considerablemente. English.

The art of resistance in Cuba

Danilo Maldonado, the Cuban graffiti artist commonly known as “El Sexto”, is fighting prison with paper. Since December 2014, repression of artists in Cuba has increased significantly. Español.

Iatrophobia explained

Iatrophobia: an abnormal or irrational fear of doctors or going to the doctor.

Democratized secession in Scotland and Catalonia

Democracy does not end secessionism, it transforms it by providing a socio-political foundation, the ability to endure politically, and the modern tools to circumvent the state to engage in nation-building. Español. Português.

Secesión democratizada en Escocia y Cataluña

La democracia no acaba con el secesionismo, sino que lo transforma, al proporcionarle una base socio-política, la capacidad de durar, y las herramientas que le permiten circunvalar el Estado para dedicarse a la construcción de nación. English. Português.

Philosophies of migration

Migration raises more fundamental questions than 'should these people be here': it probes into the very essence of what it means to be human, as well as how we define our communities.

Cold war conspiracies and suspect polio prevention

Many American scientists distrusted the Russian field trials. Russian colleagues responded with a sentiment similar to Sting’s Cold War hit: the Russians love their children too.

Bacteriology as conspiracy

The case of Dr. Kinyoun and the 1900 Plague in San Francisco, in which he became a threatening foreign regime - a tragic hero in the historical drama of American public health.

The end of the progressive narrative in Latin America

Protests against President Dilma Rousseff are a turning point in the breakup between government and citizens in Brazil. The same process is gradually spreading to other Latin American countries. Español. Português.

El fin del relato progresista en América Latina

Las protestas contra Dilma Rousseff marcan un punto de inflexión en la ruptura entre gobernantes y gobernados en Brasil, un proceso que paulatinamente se extiende a otros países latinoamericanos. Português. English.

O fim do relato progressista na América Latina

Os protestos contra Dilma Rousseff marcam um ponto de inflexão na ruptura entre governantes e governados em Brasil, um processo que paulatinamente se estende aos países latino-americanos. Español. English

Why do people reject climate change?

US Democrats did not come to support climate change because they sat down and confronted the evidence, read the scholarly journals, and evaluated the climate models.

Why Australia can’t keep its prime ministers

Enter our new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. Let's be clear: the right's program will not change now that its leader has.

A climate of conspiracy

What the Tea Party and Occupy movements have in common is that they don’t accept the official version of events any more.

Climate change versus conspiracy theory in India

A key aspect of the counter-narratives to the climate change explanations for man-eaters has underlined and originates from this feeling of being-forgotten.

Europe's refugee-love

Fear pushes us to know the social and political determinations of refugees from a right-wing perspective ('are they potential ISIS militants?'). But compassion works by blinding us to it.

Corbyn's golden opportunity

If Jeremy Corbyn can inspire the stunning support that today made him Labour's leader to transform British democracy, he can succeed in ending austerity. Otherwise he is doomed.

Refugee crisis in Europe: remember Latin America

This is not only a European crisis but a global one, and it should be approached as such, involving nations throughout the world in its solution. As it did in the past, Latin America can give a hand. Português. Español

Crisis de refugiados en Europa. Recordad América Latina.

Esta crisis no es sólo europea, sino global. Debemos tratarla como tal, involucrando a naciones de todo el mundo en su solución. Como hiciera en el pasado, América Latina puede ayudar. English. Português.

Crise de refugiados na Europa: recordando a América Latina

Esta não é apenas uma crise Europeia, mas global, e que deve ser abordada como tal, envolvendo as nações de todo o mundo na sua solução. À semelhança do que fez no passado, a América Latina pode contribuir. English, Español

Behind China’s witch-hunt for ‘market manipulators’

China may pay lip service to free markets. But in the mind-set of its officials, free markets can only be free as long as they serve the interests of the Chinese Communist Party.

Os populismos latino-americanos perdem popularidade

Desde a Venezuela à Argentina passando pela Bolívia e pelo Equador, um ciclo político dá sinais de esgotamento. Mas as democracias latino-americanas têm recursos suficientes para seguir avançando. English. Español.

Los populismos latinoamericanos pierden popularidad

Desde Venezuela y Argentina hasta Bolivia y Ecuador, un ciclo político da señales de agotamiento. Pero las democracias latinoamericanas tienen recursos suficientes para seguir avanzando. English. Português.

Por que se rebelam as comunidades indígenas?

Ao suprimir a autonomia indígena educativa, o governo empobreceu o carácter plurinacional e multicultural do Estado equatoriano. Español. English.

Bolivia: how many more dead women are needed for us to change?

With cases of women killed piling up, Bolivian society finds itself at a crucial turning point: to change and leave aside its pernicious ways, or to turn a blind eye and consider Andrea yet another statistical datum of femicide.Português.

Bolivia: Quantas mais mulheres têm que morrer para que mudemos?

A nossa sociedade encontra-se num ponto crucial: mudar e deixar de lado os nossos nocivos costumes, ou fazer de Andrea uma vítima mais e um dado estatístico do feminicidio. English.

Building autonomy in Turkey and Kurdistan: an interview with Revolutionary Anarchist Action

On the history of anarchism in Turkey and establishing alternatives to the current system through self-organisation, mutual aid and co-operatives.

Where to now? Governing the migration crisis in the Mediterranean

It is through dialogue, not wars, that Europe can work towards alleviating the humanitarian crisis that is apparent on its shores.

Financiemos un barco salvavidas

Quizás los ciudadanos reaccionen antes que el Estado: People’s Armada (Flota Popular) ha lanzado una operación de crowdfunding para costear una nueva embarcación para operaciones de búsqueda y rescate en el Mediterráneo. Por favor, aportad generosamente. English. Português.

Financiemos uma embarcação de resgate

Provavelmente as pessoas reagirão de forma mais rápida que o estado: a Frota Popular está a financiar coletivamente uma embarcação para levar a cabo missões de busca e salvamento no Mediterrâneo. Por favor contribua generosamente. English. Español.

El dinero sucio corroe la democracia: ¿Qué hacer?

Los fondos ilícitos pueden perjudicar gravemente a las instituciones democráticas en todos sus niveles y en todo el mundo, de Pakistán a Perú, de Mali a Myanmar. Pero hay maneras de impedir el daño, o al menos mitigarlo.  English. Português.

Dinheiro sujo, democracia ferida: que fazer?

Os fundos ilícitos podem danificar as instituições democráticas a vários níveis e em todas as regiões do mundo, do Paquistão ao Peru, do Mali ao Myanmar. Mas há maneiras de impedir ou ao menos limitar dito dano. English. Español.

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