Photo: Alessio Perrone

'Rebuilding' and social cleansing in Syria

Bashar al-Assad’s regime has laid out a blueprint for the reconstruction of Syria. But this rebuilding works towards a social-cleansing agenda, say Syrian architects and urban planners Hani Fakhani and Abou Zainedin. They spoke with Alessio Perrone.

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NI 522 - China in charge - November, 2019
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The Interview: Shahidul Alam

Subi Shah speaks to the internationally renowned Bangladeshi photojournalist about his notorious arrest last year and why he’s still not holding back his criticism of the government.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
Photo: @MsSaffaa

The Interview: Ms Saffaa

Self-exiled Saudi street artist Ms Saffaa uses murals to portray her home country’s brave women activists. She speaks to Alessio Perrone about creating a different narrative for Saudi women and the important role art plays in her life and in helping to overcome fear.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen/Fairfax Media

The Interview: Behrouz Boochani

The Kurdish-Iranian writer has been imprisoned on Manus Island – part of Australia’s notorious asylum detention network – since 2013. But that hasn’t stopped him from writing an award-winning book. Using WhatsApp, Husna Rizvi interviews Behrouz Boochani.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019

The interview: Slavoj Žižek

The Slovenian philosopher, sociologist and cultural critic speaks to Graeme Green about losing control, Twitter, Trump and a new approach.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019

The Interview: Soni Sori

For her work to get justice for survivors of rape by security forces and the police, Soni Sori received the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. She talks to Dilnaz Boga about why the state wants to erase Adivasi identity.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019

The interview: Mike Leigh

The British director’s latest film, Peterloo, recounts the 1819 massacre of protesters demanding parliamentary reform in Manchester, UK. He speaks to Sam Thompson about the relationship between cinema, history and politics.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018

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Article title From magazine Publication date
China in charge November, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
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