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Palestine: Imperial failures and their consequences

By Yair Svorai in Politics, June 21, 2017

The Nakba, central to Palestinian nationhood as much as the Holocaust is for Jews and slavery is for African-Americans, is the living reminder of the profound injustice inflicted upon the Palestinians.

Portraits of Pain

By Geoffrey Heptonstall in Arts and Culture, June 17, 2017

“It is in part thanks to Picasso that humanity retains its moral compass even as violence rages in the mouths of elected hypocrites of all persuasions. The importance of Guernica as a testimony is extraordinary. Aesthetically challenging and ethically uncompromising, Guernica is for many the masterwork of the modernist master.”

Tayeb Salih, Sudan’s Iconic Novelist

By Allston Mitchell in Arts and Culture, June 16, 2017

“The genius of the modern Arabic novel”. A literary icon in his native Sudan and throughout the Arab-speaking world, Tayeb Salih is the author of the world famous “Season of Migration to the North”.

Interview with Jan Egeland

By Ana Garralda in Features,

Jan Egeland was one of the chief architects of the Oslo Accords, the secret negotiations between Israel and Palestine (1993-94) while Secretary of State in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Spanish news site spoke to him on the 50th anniversary of the occupation.

Of sacred cows and profane men

By L K Sharma in Features, June 9, 2017

In India today, the national discourse is dominated by the cow. The cow has highlighted religious, regional, social and cultural differences. Some humans have been killed in the name of the cow.

Iran’s precision engineered elections

By Potkin Azarmehr in Politics, June 4, 2017

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s engineering of its so-called elections starts from the very day the Guardian Council announces the short list of candidates.

Something’s rotten in the United Kingdom

By Nick Clegg in Politics,

Our political system is ailing: a Brexit revolution showed how susceptible it is to elite takeover, how it is designed to ignore the hopes of the young and how it fails to offer genuine political options.

Adults in the Room, by Yanis Varoufakis

By Paul Tyson in Features, June 3, 2017

A lot, maybe the future of Europe, depends on how you read the opening conversation with Larry Summers in ‘one of the greatest political memoirs of all time.’ Theological review.

Old country, young president

By Patrice de Beer in Politics,

The French have used their democracy to give this young man in an old country a chance to experiment with a new type of politics. But have we tried everything?

Thoreau and I

By Wei An in Environment,

An essay from the late poet and environmentalist Wei An on a connection with the 19th Century writer spanning epochs and cultures. The essence of Thoreau is not in the initiation of a “return to nature,” but instead in his respect for “man’s perfection.”

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art



Wanted in Europe

Wanted in Europe