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[l] at 1/13/22 5:40am
‘Undoubtedly, the Chilean people have won an important victory,' writes Franck Gaudichaud in our latest issue. This explains the regional and global impact of leftist Gabriel Boric's election in December. ‘But now,' in a country where the richest 1% capture about a third of all income, ‘the real work begins.' Two years ago, the late Luis Sepúlveda wrote about the country Boric's predecessor, right-wing Sebastian Piñera, called ‘an oasis of peace and calm': ‘What characterised this oasis was not its (...) - 2022/01 / perspective
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[l] at 1/12/22 4:00pm
The story of 20th-century feminism in the communist East, and global South, is little known in the West. This was a moment when a worldwide coalition of women saw the fight for their rights as inseparable from challenging other forms of inequality and oppression. - 2021/07 / article, 2021/07 Feminism
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[l] at 1/11/22 4:00pm
The arrest of Saddam Hussein has not solved the Iraq problem since Iraqis remain hostile to their foreign occupiers and resistance continues. Peace remains just as precarious in Afghanistan, where the Taliban are making a comeback. And no one has yet thought out what will happen to those captured in the Afghan war of 2001 and dumped since in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, without any regard for human rights or for the law of the United States. For almost two years now 660 “enemy combatants” captured (...) - 2004/01 / United States (internal affairs), Iraq, Conflicts, International Law, Human rights, United Nations (UN), Jail, halte_bio, article
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[l] at 1/9/22 4:00pm
Vigilantes are on the rise across the world, often targeting the most vulnerable. Forget the Hollywood image of the lone wolf: 21st-century vigilantes are organised, skilled in the use of social media — and often on the far right. - 2021/12 / article
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[l] at 1/9/22 4:00pm
With the US gone, relations between Afghanistan's powerful neighbours are shifting. United by a fear of growing terrorism, new alliances are forming and old ones being tested, with ramifications that go far beyond Central Asia. - 2021/12 / article, 2021/12 Afghanistan
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[l] at 1/5/22 8:10am
Source: Jacques Leclerc, ‘L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde', Université Laval, Quebec - Caucasus / 2022/01 Transnistria

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China has big plans for skiing as a casual leisure activity. Today it has nearly 800 ski resorts, including indoor centres that will take 3,000 people. - 2022/01 / article
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[l] at 1/5/22 7:59am
Japanese women are much less likely to become politicians or doctors than their western counterparts, but they're fighting back against pervasive everyday sexism. - 2022/01 / article
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[l] at 1/5/22 7:59am
Free and open-source software (FOSS) has played a huge part in creating our digital world; it provided the foundations of the Android operating system. But it's increasingly been coopted by Big Tech. - 2022/01 / article
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[l] at 1/5/22 7:59am
Transnistria, a pro-Russian breakaway state, wants to formalise its independence from Moldova. But in spite of its multi-ethnic national vision, its young people are tired of waiting and are leaving in droves. - 2022/01 / article, 2022/01 Transnistria
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[l] at 1/5/22 7:59am
Relations between Algeria and Morocco have long been strained. Now, a year after the US recognised Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara, they've reached an all-time low. - 2022/01 / article
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[l] at 1/5/22 7:59am
Former student activist Gabriel Boric, 35, will become the youngest president in Latin American history when he takes over as Chile's head of state this March. But with capital already taking flight and the right on the rise across the continent, he isn't in for an easy ride. - 2022/01 / article
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[l] at 1/5/22 7:59am
Tired of migrants arriving from Africa, the EU has created a shadow immigration system that captures them before they reach its shores, and sends them to brutal Libyan detention centres run by militias. - 2022/01 / article
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[l] at 1/5/22 7:59am
The Italian Communist Party was once seen as the model of a mass political movement, but within 15 years of achieving its best electoral result, in 1976, it had voted itself out of existence. Why? - 2022/01 / article
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[l] at 1/5/22 7:59am
Germany's Die Linke (The Left) suffered a disastrous collapse in last September's federal election, winning just 4.9% of the vote. As this fell short of the 5% threshold required to guarantee a proportionate number of seats in the Bundestag, it has clung on there only because of a rule stipulating that a party with a majority in at least three electoral districts (out of 299) is entitled to form a parliamentary group. But the drop in support was spectacular for a party which achieved 12% in (...) - 2022/01 / article
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[l] at 1/5/22 7:59am
Spain's Podemos wanted to break with the past and convert indignation into political change. They achieved early success, but their consensus-seeking populism ran into problems as they lost their exclusive leftwing appeal. - 2022/01 / article
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In the West the left is fractured and weak, and working-class voters have lost faith in its ability to improve their lives. Until that changes, the populist right will be the beneficiaries. - 2022/01 / article
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[l] at 12/26/21 4:00pm
On school trips, J always ‘forgets' to bring a packed lunch and is first to the buffet table at school events. He rarely has breakfast, and at lunchtime discreetly pockets bread and cheese to take home when the dinner lady isn't looking. - 2021/10 / article, 2021/10 Food
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[l] at 12/26/21 4:00pm
President Sissi's Egypt is an ally of the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel, but in contention with Libya and especially Ethiopia, the source of almost all its water. Its influence in a multi-polar Middle East is waning. - 2021/02 / article
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[l] at 12/19/21 4:00pm
Source: ‘Climate Watch 2020', World Resources Institute, www.climatewatchdata.org - Environment / Map, 2021/11 Cop

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[l] at 12/19/21 4:00pm
Source: Global carbon budget 2010-2019, Global Carbon Project, 2021 - Environment / Map, 2021/11 Cop

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