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Why Turkification will never work

By Umut Ozkirimli in Politics, May 4, 2017

It is clear that a country as heteregenous and vibrant as Turkey cannot be held together by an autocrat who relies on a slim majority, no matter how fragmented the opposition is.

Nuclear waste: Planning for the next million years

By Ruby Russell in Environment,

On the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, there is still no consensus on what to do about nuclear waste.

Why universal basic income is a necessity

By Yanis Varoufakis in Economics and Finance,

A speech given by Yanis Varoufakis to the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, for International Workers’ Day arguing that a universal basic income is now a necessity in our attempts to civilise capitalism.

Beat Box

By MC Ledbetter in Arts and Culture, May 1, 2017

Updated for May 2017. Every month we recommend a few classic music CDs that rarely see the light of day. This month sees: Jesus Guerrero, Budos Band, Dead Combo, Ebo Taylor, Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos, Ali Khattab and The Cairo Jazz Band get main billing.

China must step up on climate leadership

By Joanna Lewis - Li Shuo in Environment, April 20, 2017

Where has the Trump administration left the US-China bilateral cooperation agenda?

French tragedy or farce: Part 1

By Philippe Marlière in Politics,

Why Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s late surge? Are we about to see de Gaulle’s fifth republic replaced by a sixth? And in 2017, what does a Citizens’ Revolution look like?

Gertrude Bell: the tragedy of her Baghdad letters

By Tony Curzon Price in Features,

A remarkable new documentary assembled from Gertrude Bell’s letters read over archive footage makes us wish for what might have been.

Why is she “frit”?

By Anthony Barnett in Politics,

What is the British prime minister afraid of? She is no longer a woman of her word, but a woman running scared, knowing she will have to compromise, afraid of the insane hard-liners in her own back-benches who have never trusted a remainer like her anyway, wanting to ‘be in control’ over the whole Brexit negotiation, including its compromises, and running for presidential authority over it.

Elahe – Voice of an Angel

By Mitra Hooshiar in Arts and Culture, April 11, 2017

The life and music of legendary Iranian singer Elahe, discussed by Mitra Hooshiar. Born in 1934 in the ancient city of Yazd in central Iran, she enjoyed her heyday during the 60s and 70s via the popular radio programme Golha.

Aki Kaurismaki’s “The Other Side of Hope”

By Bendicò in Arts and Culture, April 10, 2017

The story comes over almost as a religious parable for our times pitting Nazi-skins against homeless saviours of the night. There is no excuse for being inhuman, not even dire poverty.

 
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