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With LGBTQ+ rights in the spotlight, Hungary prepares for a political showdown

In July 2020 a Hungarian court found the country’s former ambassador to Peru, Gábor Kaleta, guilty of possession of some 19,000 child porn pictures. He received ...

Liberals Don’t Understand the American Empire

Ben Rhodes graduated from New York University in 2002 with a masters degree in creative writing, before moving to Washington DC ‘to be part of the ...

10 Years After the Riots, the Left Is Finally Taking on the Police State

10 years ago this week, over 15,000 people took to the streets in the most widespread civil unrest the country had seen in a generation. The ...

The Tories’ War on Refugees

On 19 August 2020 a young Sudanese man, Abdulfatah Hamdallah, drowned in the English Channel while attempting to paddle a dinghy across to Britain from France. ...

Criminalising Solidarity

On 19 August 2020 a young Sudanese man, Abdulfatah Hamdallah, drowned in the English Channel while attempting to paddle a dinghy across to Britain from France. ...

Joe Biden Is Blatantly Ignoring An Easy Climate Victory

Joe Biden could easily deal a blow to climate change by divesting the federal employee pension fund — the largest of its kind in the world ...

Contesting Culture: the American Right Knows How to Fight a Culture War

The ‘special relationship’ between the US and the UK has always extended beyond formal politics into the realm of culture. The exchange of ideas back and ...

The Legacy of the Crushed 1981 PATCO Strike

Forty years ago today, 13,000 air traffic controllers went on strike. President Ronald Reagan would soon crush that strike — leading to devastating consequences for organized ...

A world without mining

The absurdity of our colossal failure becomes evident from the many statistics presented in the paper. The paper shows how, as a society, we’re mining in all ...

Splinters: August 2021 – sallies into the here & now

Sigmund Freud, Das Geheimnis des Traumes (Wien 1900) | Wikicommons/ Genderforschung. Some rights reserved. Dreams coming trueby Christos Tombras In a memorable scene of South Pacific, ...

The Laura Flanders Show: Black Candidates, BIPOC Media

How often do you publish? We constantly publish web content and release thematic issues several times per year. The exact amount depends on how much support ...

Economic Update: The US’ Best Years Lie in Its Past

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The Making of Ireland’s Carceral State

During the last century, the Irish state imprisoned a greater share of its population than any other country on Earth: not for crimes against people or ...

The Revolutionary Life of James Baldwin

‘I’m optimistic about the future, but not about the future of this civilization.  I’m optimistic about the civilization which will replace this one.’ – James Baldwin ...

Sarah Everard vigil: Police under fire over failure to keep meeting records

Police chiefs have been accused of presiding over a “culture of obsessive secrecy” after it emerged that no minutes were taken during a series of key ...

The Indian Radical Who Helped Found the Mexican Communist Party

Exiled from India, anti-colonial activist M. N. Roy charted a revolutionary course that took him everywhere from New York City to Mexico, where he helped found ...

We need a global Green New Deal

The future of the climate crisis does not look pretty if the coronavirus pandemic provides any indication of our collective ability to cope with shocks.  Take the case ...

The climate solution

The climate crisis is upon us. The environmental movement has for decades recognised the problem and warned of the consequences.  The debate must now turn to ...

Colombia’s Mercenary Industry is Behind the Haitian Coup

Almost every assassin involved in the murder of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse was Colombian. That’s no coincidence: if you want mercenaries for hire on the cheap, ...

Two MPs Reflect on Sixty Years of Canada’s New Democratic Party

As Canada’s NDP marks its sixtieth anniversary, we talk to two of the party’s MPs about its past, present, and future prospects. Current New Democratic Party ...

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: The Monopolization of Everything

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Science Museum or Shell mouthpiece?

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has criticised the Science Museum following reports it signed a “gagging clause” with oil giant Shell over sponsorship of one of ...

Attacks on academic freedom escalate in France and Denmark

In February, in a television interview with the right-wing channel CNews, the French minister of higher education, Frédérique Vidal, warned against the “cancer-like” spread of “Islamo-leftism” ...

A Deportation Flight Just Left for Vietnam. Why Was It So Hard to Stop?

In the days between discovering the Home Office deportation charter flight to Vietnam and its scheduled departure time, activists mobilised rapidly. SOAS Detainee Support (SDS) – ...

Melbourne University’s Robert Menzies Institute Is a Right-Wing Con

After starving universities of funding, Australian conservatives now want to set up an institute dedicated to right-wing leader Robert Menzies. Its only purpose will be to ...

We Need an Anti–Vaccine Apartheid Movement

Vaccine apartheid has built a giant variant factory that threatens us all — and it’s caused by private ownership of pharmaceutical production and the indifference of ...

Bureau challenges UK government to ensure its spying regime is lawful

The ECHR said intercepting a journalist’s communications data was just as intrusive as a police search of their home or newsroom. It ruled that if intelligence ...