Homage to Catalonia

Body:  Taking the long view of fearless resistance. By Kevin Buckland, writing from Barcelona. protest.

Guerrillas gamble for peace

Body:  ‘Each person must say we won’t do this again.’ Guerrilla leader Pablo Beltrán of Colombia’s ELN talks.

‘We activists need to boldly go where no-one’s gone before’

Body:  Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir encourage other activists to think out of.

‘Every signature was an act of courage’

Body:  How did West Papuan campaigners build a 1.8 million-strong petition despite Indonesian repression? By.

Colonizing civil society

Body:  Political strategists brainstorm ways to remove democratic impediments to their bosses’ plans. civil society.

Defame, criminalize, murder

Body:  How environment defenders are being stopped in the Global South. Leny Olivera and Sian.

Killing us softly – with this smog

Body:  When smog stops play, you know it’s real bad. Mari Marcel Thekaekara writes. air.

How Turkey’s citizens lost their rights

Body:  The low-down from Turkish writer and analyst Hakki Mahfuz on the country’s crackdown. democracy.


Issue number:  508 Big stories:  Whose streets? From lectern to prison How Turkey’s citizens lost.

Whose streets?

1 December 2017 Human Rights The current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise.