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Interview with Marta Harnecker
- Tassos Tsakiroglou Τάσος Τσακίρογλου
The following interview with Marta Harnecker was conducted by journalist Tassos Tsakiroglou for the Greek newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton prior to Harnecker's participation in the international conference "150 years Karl Marx's Capital: Reflections ...
Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear
- danah boyd
Fake news is too big and messy to solve with algorithms or editors — because the problem is….us.
Increasingly, I’m frustrated by (and often antagonistic toward) the emergent narrative about ...
Through dance I communicate with all cultures of the world: Maher Shawamreh
- Antonietta Chiodo
Let's talk about Palestine, giving the podium to an artist who lives in occupied Palestine. He’s Maher Shawamreh, a dance teacher and director of the school of art in Ramallah. In the interview with us he explains how dance communicates peace by ...
Aziza Brahim: the fist and the voice
- Laura Hunter
Committed to the independence of her country, Western Sahara, the singer embodies both the tragedy and the hopes of many refugees in the world.
She wears the veil, has a Jimi Hendrix song as a ringtone on her mobile, likes people to use the familiar ...
They shouted “Blackˮ at me
- Victoria Santa Cruz (1922-2014)
I was only seven years,
only seven years
Not even seven years
I wasn't even five!
Suddenly, some voices in the street
Shouted at me: "Black!"
Black, black, black,black, black, black!
Am I black? I said to myself
Women in Power: From Medusa To Merkel
- Mary Beard
This piece by Mary Beard was delivered as the third of this year’s LRB Winter Lectures at the British Museum on 3 March 2017
In 1915 Charlotte Perkins Gilman published a funny but unsettling story called Herland. As the title hints, ...
Never say die - Review of 'Foot Soldier of the Constitution: A Memoir', by Teesta Setalvad
- Anupama Katakam
Teesta Setalvad tells the story of her crusade seeking justice for the victims of the 2002 Gujarat pogrom.
The 2002 Gujarat riot victims protest in Ahmedabad on the 13th anniversary of the 2002 pogrom
AN aggressive vilification campaign by the ...
Typing for Goebbels
- Karen Liebreich
Brunhilde Pomsel, one of Josef Goebbels’s secretaries, died on 27 January. I interviewed her in 1991 for a BBC TV series on Nazi film propaganda. In 2011, Bild ran an ‘exclusive’ interview with her, claiming it was the first time ...
Age of Anger, by Pankaj Mishra: a review
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Every once in a (long) while a book comes out that rips the zeitgeist, shining on like a crazy diamond. Age of Anger, by Pankaj Mishra, author of the also-seminal From the Ruins of Empire, might as well be the latest avatar.
Think of this book as the ...
How the Liberalization of the Left Led to the Rise of the Far-Right
- Neil Clark
The 2008 financial crash, brought about largely by the greed and recklessness of very wealthy bankers, ought have been a great opportunity for the political left. But instead, as popular opposition to elite-friendly globalization grew, it was the ...