Riek Machar (left) and Salva Kiir (right) sit for an official photo. Picture: Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images

Worldbeaters: Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar

Richard Swift takes aim at Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar, once friends but now foes at the pinnacle of violent South Sudanese politics.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Whistleblowers un-gagged in Australia

Whistleblowers un-gagged in Australia

Australia dropped secrecy rules which were unnecessary, undermined democratic accountability and were likely to have been unconstitutional, writes Kelsi Farrington

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Marcela's Recipe of the month

Marcela’s recipe: How to make a soft coup

This dish may seem a bit challenging at first glance, but is guaranteed to impress your guests!

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

What is Brazil’s ‘Operation Car Wash’?

Is Operation Car Wash the world’s biggest corruption scandal? By Vanessa Baird

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

Brazil's soft coup hardens

Vanessa Baird sets out to see how dictatorship is being rebranded in Latin America’s most populous nation.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

Why a basic income could be a gift to the Right

The desirability of a basic income depends on what we are expected to give up in return, writes Nick Dowson.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016

Who gives a damn about democracy?

Roberto Savio argues for a revival and re-engagement, before it is too late.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

Revolution beyond the ballot box

Mark Engler argues for acts of determination and sacrifice.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Maxwell Dlamini: 'I refuse to abdicate my responsibility.'

Defying the king in Swaziland

A pro-democracy campaigner refuses to allow the state to break him, reports Peter Kenworthy.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Crying out for change: a protester at an anti-corruption demonstration in Guatemala City.

Guatemala: Fed up with corruption

General elections in Guatemala usually follow a predictable pattern of propaganda, violence and despair, writes Anna Bevan.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015

Pathways & possibilities

Richard Swift examines the history of Utopian thinking that fundamentally re-imagines democracy and equality.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015

Mind your own business

Privacy International’s Eric King on resisting surveillance.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015
A villager has her eyes scanned for India’s massive biometric ID programme.

Privacy vs transparency

Not necessarily opposed, argues Sunil Abraham.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015

Everywhere in chains

Investigative journalist Nick Davies on the myth of press freedom.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015

Tread softly in cyberspace

Dunja Mijatović makes the case for light-touch regulation.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015
Booted off Facebook: Californian drag-queen Heklina protests against Facebook’s ‘real names’ policy in November 2014.

Dreams of freedom, dreams of domination

How the internet got colonized, by Jillian C York.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015

More noise than signal

Micah L Sifry assesses the political limits of social media.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015

Digital democracy: action and contacts

Further information, campaign groups and websites.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015
New laws to restrict internet freedom through taxation brought thousands onto the streets of Budapest in late 2014.

Democracy in the digital era

Activist and Icelandic Pirate Party MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir on what we can do and the tools we can all use to strengthen democracy and make it real.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015
Tarpaulin revolution

Tarpaulin revolution

In London's Parliament Square, protesters provide a visible alternative to the politics of vested interest. Hannah Martin reports.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
YES: Stephen D’Arcy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Huron University College, in Ontario, Canada. He is author of the book Languages of the Unheard: Why Militant Protest is Good for Democracy, and co-editor of the forthcoming book A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice.

Are riots good for democracy?

Professor and author Stephen D’Arcy and historian and journalist Vijay Prashad go head to head.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
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