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[l] at 9/27/20 4:00pm

Donald Trump made his presidential office serve his personal financial interests. He wasn't the first.

- 2020/08 / article
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[l] at 9/24/20 6:21am

On 8 September, a former senior US State Department official tweeted a remark on the long-standing border dispute between Afghanistan and Pakistan, unleashing a firestorm of comments from every level of Afghan society.

- Outside in / Comment
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[l] at 9/21/20 4:00pm

Icebreakers are crucial to developing Arctic trade routes being opened up by global warming. Russia is expanding its nuclear fleet, China invites tenders for its own and neighbours vie to control passage.

- 2020/05 / article, 2020/05 Icebreakers
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[l] at 9/21/20 4:00pm

China has moderated its once repressive policy on Tibet, with conditions. Local people are now free to observe their religion and culture, provided they don't try to challenge China's overall control.

- 2019/12 / article
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[l] at 9/18/20 4:00pm

Last year was the world's second hottest, closing the warmest decade on record. Australia's summer 2019-20 began with unprecedented heat and drought and uncontrollable wildfires across millions of hectares, putting all life in danger. Will this latest warning of environmental catastrophe be heard?

- 2020/02 / article, 2020/02 Australia
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[l] at 9/17/20 4:00pm

Suddenly what used to be classed as unskilled labour has proved in our global emergency to be crucial to modern life; truck drivers, shelf stackers, Amazon warehouse workers are now respected as key workers.

- 2020/05 / article
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[l] at 9/15/20 5:48am

A major study into violence against women in France in 2001 came under fierce attack, along with the entire notion of feminism. Its detractors even brought back tired old stereotypes of women as oppressors of men. The publication of an important ‘Investigation into Violence against Women in France' (Enquête sur les violences envers les femmes en France, Enveff) in 2001 prompted a backlash in France, from all directions, targeting feminism. Books and noisy manifestos, with approbation from (...)

- 2003/08 / article, Newly translated, Exclusive
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[l] at 9/14/20 4:05am

In this month's podcast, George Miller talks to Le Monde diplomatique's deputy editor, Akram Belkaïd, about the global rise of evangelical Christianity. Why are evangelical churches growing so rapidly and what does their uncompromisingly conservative political agenda mean for progressive politics?

- 2020/09 / 2020/09 evangelicals, Podcasts

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[l] at 9/9/20 4:00pm

The word ‘meritocracy' was used in the 1950s as a warning of a tyranny in which the cleverest, or rather most educated, ruled society and passed on their privilege. That dystopia has now arrived.

- 2020/08 / article
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[l] at 9/9/20 7:17am

From Athens to Madrid, everyone once knew the function of public debt. It was a bogeyman, our terror of which seemed to justify successive waves of austerity measures and to convince citizens they needed to tighten their belts in order to avoid the next catastrophe hovering on the horizon. Things have changed. Before Covid-19, politicians would never have argued for the massive increases in public debt we are seeing today. The pandemic has also revealed the cost of the austerity policies (...)

- 2020/09 / ebook, Dossier
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[l] at 9/4/20 9:50am

In a lecture at the Sorbonne, the former Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa challenged his European counterparts on their management of the debt crisis. This was, in his view, characterised by a single obsession – guaranteeing the interests of finance. He presents his thoughts here. We Latin Americans are experts in crises. Not because we are cleverer than most, but because we have suffered through them all. And we have dealt with them terribly badly, because we had only one priority: (...)

- 2013/12 / article, Newly translated, Exclusive
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[l] at 9/1/20 10:24am

Archives related to our September issue.

- 2020/09 / perspective
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[l] at 8/26/20 7:09am

Map sources: US Energy Information Administration; libya.liveuamap.com; Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (Acled), August 2020

- Africa / Map, 2020/09 Libya

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[l] at 8/26/20 7:08am

Asian Americans' success at high school, aiming for top-tier colleges, is causing white Americans to send their children to lower-achieving, less competitive, whiter schools.

- 2020/09 / article
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[l] at 8/26/20 7:08am

The fast-growing evangelical movement is mainly ultraconservative and keen on prosperity; it is transnational, pragmatic, shrewdly political and increasingly seeks ways to advance its rightwing agenda.

- 2020/09 / article, 2020/09 evangelicals
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[l] at 8/26/20 7:08am

In Japan, language is an integral part of a vertical society in which submission is a virtue. Japanese has different words for addressing a superior, a colleague or a sibling, which signal their place in society.

- 2020/09 / article
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[l] at 8/26/20 7:08am

The reputation of Guyanese historian Walter Rodney has grown internationally in the 40 years since his death. Yet in Guyana, shaped by past injustices, his work has been almost entirely forgotten.

- 2020/09 / article
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[l] at 8/26/20 7:08am

The reputation of Guyanese historian Walter Rodney has grown internationally in the 40 years since his death. Yet in Guyana, shaped by past injustices, his work has been almost entirely forgotten.

- 2020/09 / article
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[l] at 8/26/20 7:08am

In 1991 Albania swapped decades of communist dictatorship for a new era of bipartisan factionalism that has often come close to civil war. Prime Minister Edi Rama claims his country is booming and wants EU membership, but for many Albanians emigration is still their best hope.

- 2020/09 / article
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[l] at 8/26/20 7:08am

Nigeria, with both Christian and Muslims, has a strong born-again popular culture, and politicians of all faiths court the powerful evangelical vote at elections.

- 2020/09 / article, 2020/09 evangelicals
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[l] at 8/26/20 7:08am

RecordTV belongs to the media empire of Bishop Edir Macedo, who founded both the evangelical Universal Church and the Republicans party, and is now a force in Rio de Janeiro and national politics.

- 2020/09 / article, 2020/09 evangelicals

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