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Hall of Infamy: Alexander Lukashenko

Election faker Lukashenko keeps clinging on to power.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Esther Ze Naw and Ei Thinzar Maung lead the first large-scale protests against the coup in Yangon, 6 February 2021.Photo: Myat Thu Kyaw/NUR Photo/Getty

A chance to rebuild?

Thin Lei Win believes the Myanmar military’s reign of terror might be leading a long-divided nation onto a more inclusive path.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
We shall not be moved! Anti-coup protesters remain seated in front of a line of riot police trying to clear roads in Yangon. Partially visible is a poster urging citizens to join the Civil Disobedience Movement.Photo: Panos Pictures

Courage and terror in Myanmar

Lives and livelihoods have been laid down for democracy. The economy is on the brink of collapse. The world must support the people’s quest to end military rule once and for all, writes Preeti Jha.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
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Hall of Infamy: Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan autocrat Yoweri Museveni digs his heels in yet again.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
View from Brazil

View from Brazil

Lula is back in the game. After a court annulled all the sentences against him, Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is back in the running for the top job, writes Leonardo Sakamoto.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
Elevating African cuisine. A selection of dishes cooked by pioneering Senegalese Chef Pierre Thiam.Photo: Sara Costa

Freedom food

Rebel chefs are on a mission to decolonize diets across sub-Saharan Africa. Kareem Arthur goes in search of new ingredients.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021

Action & info

The topic is vast, the aspects covered in this issue limited, but there are many ways to take action on democracy.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
Citizens take part in the high-profile 2020 French climate assembly, whose proposals should help shape their country’s policies towards a zero-carbon future.Photo: Katrin Baumann

Defibrillating democracy

Rich Wilson and Claire Mellier explain how citizens’ assemblies have the potential to restart the beating heart of democracy.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
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How we are gulled

We must be able to see the secret, algorithmic methods of Google, Facebook and other digital titans if we are to tackle disinformation and toxic polarization, says propaganda expert Peter Pomerantsev.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
Opposite page: Activists in New York City protest against the influence of ‘dark money’ from the billionaire Koch brothers on many areas of political decision-making, including healthcare.Photo: Erik McGregor/Sipa USA/PA Images

Dark money

Funds from hidden sources are warping democracy with increasing and devastating effect. Peter Geoghegan follows the money.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
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The space invaders

Our privacy and freedom of thought is routinely and pervasively breached by the masters of surveillance capitalism. What is this doing to us as humans and to our democratic choices in life? Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips talks to Vanessa Baird.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
Hadiya, in the red dress, appears at the Supreme Court in New Delhi to defend her marriage to her Muslim husband Shafin in one of India’s alleged ‘love jihad’ cases.Photo: Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times Via Getty

Love and other conspiracies

India is not short of divisive and harmful conspiracy theories. Now one, called ‘love jihad’, has been given legal teeth. Laxmi Murthy reports.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021

Information and democracy - The Facts

We make our political judgements based on the information we get – and the internet is brimming with it. That can be part of the problem...

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
A mural featuring a pro-Trump protester, self-styled QAnon ‘shaman’ Jacob Chansley, appeared in Tunbridge Wells, UK, a few days after the storming of the US Congress in Washington on 6 January.Photo: Karwai Tang/Wireimage/Getty

Democracy on the edge

More fragile than we thought, liberal democracy seems to be under attack from many sides. Are these death throes – or growing pains? Vanessa Baird explores.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
Illustration: Andy Carter

What if…

We had binding quotas for women in politics? Vanessa Baird looks at what gender parity can do.

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NI 525 - The fight for clean air - May, 2020
A member of the security forces in Sacaba, Cochabamba, on 15 November 2019, the day that nine people were massacred at a march in support of ousted president Evo Morales.Photo: Danilo Balderrama/Reuters

Democracy in Peril

Update from Bolivia by Amy Booth.

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NI 524 - How we make poverty - March, 2020
Illustration: Andy Carter

What if…

A socialist became president of the USA? Richard Swift ponders a pipedream – or a possibility.

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NI 523 - Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone - January, 2020
Bahraini activist Ali Mushaima has described upcoming elections as a ‘big joke’.Photo: Penelope Barritt/Alamy

Sham vote

Report from Bahrain by Phil Miller.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
Isaias Afwerki

Worldbeater: Isaias Afwerki

We put the track record of Isaias Afwerki, President of Eritrea – and a liberation fighter turned ruthless dictator – under the spotlight.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Clockwise from top left: Students at the University of Botswana in the capital, Gaborone; Nthompe Rosinah Mothata selling her snacks in Gaborone’s bus station; looking out over the main pit of the Jwaneng mine in the Kalahari – the richest diamond mine in the world; and the Three Dikgosi (Chiefs) Monument depicting the leaders of the Bangwato, Bakwena and Bangwaketse ethnic groups – a set of bronze figures cast by a North Korean company and located in Gaborone’s Central Business District.All photos by Marc Shoul / Panos Pictures.

Country Profile: Botswana

Wame Molefhe profiles Botswana, where prosperity has morphed into corruption and inequality. But will the country’s future see it regain the sparkle its diamonds offer to the rich?

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018

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Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
The fight for clean air May, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone January, 2020
The dirt on waste November, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
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