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Introducing Julius Malema

The rise of South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters party, and its leader, speaks volumes, says Richard Swift.

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Clockwise from top left: A container ship navigates Miraflores Lock, the first of three locks on the Panama Canal. A woman looks out from a doorway in Panama City’s old quarter, Casco Viejo. A worker at the Cigarros Joyas de Panama factory in La Pintada rolls a cigar. Wooden houses along the seashore of the island of Bocas del Toro. Fishers board their boats in Panama City’s harbour; the city skyline is visible in the background.Photos by Stefan Boness / Panos.

Country profile: Panama

Despite the recent boom, the country is still one of glaring inequalities, writes Louisa Reynolds.

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Farewell, democracy: using the Hunger Games’ three-fingered salute, which represents thanks and goodbye to a loved one, a Thai woman marks the perceived end of democracy in her country.Photo: ZUMA Press, Inc./Alamy

King and country

Together, the monarchy and the military hold tightly to the reins of power in Thailand. With little sign of popular resistance, Jo Eckersley wonders if this is likely to change.

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What should we stand for?

What should we stand for?

Richard Swift considers an alternative to economies based on over-consumption and growth-addiction.

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Illustration: Volker Straeter

Eco-divide: this changes everything

The environmental crisis is proving not only a challenge to capitalism but forcing resistance movements to rethink their politics.

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Illustration: Volker Straeter

The anarchist impulse

The other great historic alternative to capitalism has been anarchism. Often dismissed as a dirty word, its influence ebbs and flows but its libertarian principles remain profoundly influential.

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Illustration: Volker Straeter

The people’s flag is deep and red

From Karl Marx to Ed Miliband and François Hollande is a very long journey indeed. But all at least pay lip-service to socialism. So how has it worked as an alternative?

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All illustrations for Alternatives to Capitalism by Volker Straeter unless otherwise marked.

Capitalism’s stormy sea

Richard Swift begins his journey through political alternatives to capitalism by looking at the nature of the beast they seek to oppose.

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Photo: Chatham House

Introducing... Muhammadu Buhari

Richard Swift on Nigeria's new president.

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Change postponed in Togo

Change postponed in Togo

It's more of the same in the West African country, writes Gabriella Jozwiak.

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Out of the shadows: Azerbaijan’s oily secrets need to be exposed.Photo: Drmakkoy/Getty

Dirty games

Azerbaijan will be showing its friendly face this month as it hosts the European Games. But it’s what is going on behind the scenes that is important, argue Emma Hughes and James Marriott.

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Youth against fundamentalism: members of the All India Students’ Association rally against rightwing Hindu groups in Kolkata. ‘Love Azadi’ (freedom to love) counters a pronouncement by the Hindu Mahasabha organization that it would force couples to get married if they were seen together in the open – considered an indecent expression of love.AP Photo/Bikas Das

Captive to their own myths

The upsurge of Hindu nationalism in India, by Urvashi Butalia.

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Flashing a victory sign, Sana Ijaz (above) demonstrates the fighting spirit of Pakistani civil society, after being arrested for demanding the government do more to counter the Pakistani Taliban.Photo: AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

Take your pick

Ziauddin Sardar on the various fundamentalisms on offer in Pakistan.

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Contested territory: a Hindu nationalist raises a saffron flag atop a church in Muniguda in India’s Orissa state. Minority communities in India are regularly targeted by politically instigated Hindu groups, and churches have been burned and defaced.Photo: AP/Press Association Images

The lure of the dead-end

How do oppressive ideologies take hold despite the devastation they cause? Dinyar Godrej looks behind the news headlines.

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Mourners remember Avijit Roy, murdered in March. Just weeks later, Washiqur Rahman, a blogger known for his atheist views, was also killed in Dhaka.ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

Bangladesh: a death allowed

Shahidul Alam laments a culture of impunity.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Arvind Kejriwal.Photo: Tsering Topgyal/AP/Press Association Images

Introducing... Arvind Kejriwal

Richard Swift on what you need to know about the Delhi State election winner.

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Photo: Peter Tatchell

A word with Peter Tatchell

The human rights activist has seen - and suffered - a lot in his decades of campaigning. But, he tells Cristiana Moisescu, he still believes in forgiveness.

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Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
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