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Protesters, including First Nations people, blocking the road to Adani’s Abbott Point coal port. Photo: Alex Bainbridge / Green Left Weekly

While the world’s largest coal mine gets the go ahead…

With the Great Barrier Reef and climate targets under threat, Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret explain why this mega mine matters to all of us.

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Catalan revolutionaries get ready for action to defend their revolution from Franco back in 1936. Barcelona at the time was famously described by George Orwell as ‘a town where the working class was in the saddle’. Photo: CNT

Homage to Catalonia

Recent events have thrust Catalonia into the global spotlight. Kevin Buckland tells the background story we don’t get to hear – about co-operatives, ‘fearless cities’ and the real challenges to authoritarian capitalism.

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Indigenous and other activists gather in front of the Honduran embassy in London in response to the murder of anti-dam campaigner Berta Cáceres in 2016. Photo: Peter Marshall / Alamy Stock Photo

Defame, criminalize, murder

Grassroots environmentalists are being violently targeted in Latin America. Leny Olivera and Sian Cowman believe there is something we can do about it.

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Are we all terrorists?

Activist Scott Weinstein dances with the terrorist label and finds it a fickle partner.

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 Text by Richard Swift, illustration by Jonathan Williams.

Colonizing civil society

A group of political strategists gathers to brainstorm ways to remove democratic impediments to the plans of their political bosses. Text by Richard Swift, illustration by Jonathan Williams.

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Dissent is viewed as illegitimate. Rule of law matters less than edicts purported to reflect popular opinion. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

You will agree: escalating repression

Mandeep Tiwana sorts through the many cloaks of authoritarianism donned by the political class as repression becomes the rule rather than the exception.

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Artist Kaya Mar with his satirical portrait Erdoğan, the Turkish Sun King – after France’s absolute monarch Louis XVI. Photo: PjrNews / Alamy Stock Photo

How Turkey’s citizens lost their rights

Turkish writer and analyst Hakki Mahfuz summarize the twists and turns that landed Turkey where it is today.

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Turkish riot police crack down on people protesting against the purge of academics, outside Ankara University. Photo: Umit Bektas/Reuters

From lectern to prison

İştar Gözaydın was a professor of law and politics in Turkey. Until her government decided she was a terrorist. She tells her story.

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In the US, police often decide who has the right to demonstrate and who doesn’t. In this case riot police in Durham, North Carolina form an armed phalanx to control people attempting to protest against a white nationalist rally. Photo: Jason Miczek / Reuters

Whose streets?

The current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation, argues Richard Swift.

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The dangerous dignity of war

Mark Engler asks why it only takes a bit of a bomb-dropping and sabre-rattling to rally the reporters and bestow a presidential aura on our leaders.

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Mixed Media: Books

This month, we review The White Book, by Han Kang; Red Famine, by Anne Applebaum; The Rage, by Julia Ebner and The City Always Wins by Omar Robert Hamilton.

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Rungano Nyoni brings feminist intent to her debut film about a girl accused of witchcraft.

Mixed Media: Film

I Am Not a Witch, directed and written by Rungano Nyoni; Menashe, directed and co-written by Joshua Z Weinstein

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Going places – TootArd from the Golan Heights.

Mixed Media: Music

We review TootArd, from the Golan Heights, with their second album Laissez Passer, and Live at Ronnie Scott’s, by Nitin Sawhney.

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A word with Yuri Herrera

The Mexican author and political scientist talks drugs, racism and masculinity with Graeme Green

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While the world’s largest coal mine gets the go ahead…

With the Great Barrier Reef and climate targets under threat, Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret explain why this mega mine matters to all of us.

Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret December, 2017 508 Read
Homage to Catalonia

Recent events have thrust Catalonia into the global spotlight. Kevin Buckland tells the background story we don’t get to hear – about co-operatives, ‘fearless cities’ and the real challenges to authoritarian capitalism.

Kevin Buckland December, 2017 508 Read
Defame, criminalize, murder

Grassroots environmentalists are being violently targeted in Latin America. Leny Olivera and Sian Cowman believe there is something we can do about it.

Leny Olivera and Sian Cowman December, 2017 508 Read
Are we all terrorists?

Activist Scott Weinstein dances with the terrorist label and finds it a fickle partner.

Scott Weinstein December, 2017 508 Read
Colonizing civil society

A group of political strategists gathers to brainstorm ways to remove democratic impediments to the plans of their political bosses. Text by Richard Swift, illustration by Jonathan Williams.

Richard Swift December, 2017 508 Read
You will agree: escalating repression

Mandeep Tiwana sorts through the many cloaks of authoritarianism donned by the political class as repression becomes the rule rather than the exception.

Mandeep Tiwana December, 2017 508 Read
How Turkey’s citizens lost their rights

Turkish writer and analyst Hakki Mahfuz summarize the twists and turns that landed Turkey where it is today.

Hakki Mahfuz December, 2017 508 Read
From lectern to prison

İştar Gözaydın was a professor of law and politics in Turkey. Until her government decided she was a terrorist. She tells her story.

İştar Gözaydın December, 2017 508 Read
Whose streets?

The current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation, argues Richard Swift.

Richard Swift December, 2017 508 Read
The dangerous dignity of war

Mark Engler asks why it only takes a bit of a bomb-dropping and sabre-rattling to rally the reporters and bestow a presidential aura on our leaders.

Mark Engler November, 2017 507 Buy
Mixed Media: Books

This month, we review The White Book, by Han Kang; Red Famine, by Anne Applebaum; The Rage, by Julia Ebner and The City Always Wins by Omar Robert Hamilton.

New Internationalist Editorial November, 2017 507 Buy
Mixed Media: Film

I Am Not a Witch, directed and written by Rungano Nyoni; Menashe, directed and co-written by Joshua Z Weinstein

New Internationalist Editorial November, 2017 507 Buy
Mixed Media: Music

We review TootArd, from the Golan Heights, with their second album Laissez Passer, and Live at Ronnie Scott’s, by Nitin Sawhney.

New Internationalist Editorial November, 2017 507 Buy
A word with Yuri Herrera

The Mexican author and political scientist talks drugs, racism and masculinity with Graeme Green

Graeme Green November, 2017 507 Buy
Only Planet - Denial

Cartoon by Marc Roberts

Marc Roberts November, 2017 507 Buy