‘Marx’s writing more relevant today than ever’
Interview with Wolfgang Streeck, German political economist
- Jipson John - Jitheesh P.M.
The German political economist Wolfgang Streeck is one of the world’s leading critics of neoliberal capitalism. He received international attention for his essay “How will capitalism end?” written in 2014 for the New Left Review. ...
LGBT performers to boycott Eurovision in Israel with online broadcast
- Patrick Kelleher
A number of artists—including LGBT+ and drag performers—will be boycotting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with an alternative online broadcast.
The broadcast, which is called Globalvision, will air online at the same time as ...
Reluctant soldier - confused peacenik
Book review of American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl and the US Tragedy in Afghanistan
- Eric Walberg Эрик Уолберг إيريك ولبر
Bergdahl captured the American imagination in 2009 when he disappeared from what had become his living hell. His battalion commander, Lt Baker, was not only an obnoxious tyrant (handing out Field-Grade Article 15s, just short of a court martial, supposedly ...
“The ruling classes have renounced the national idea and sold out the political leadership of the country”: Mário Maestri
Interview about his new book "Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Brazil: 1530-2018"
- Marco Weissheimer
The 2016 coup represented the overcoming of a semi-colonial situation in Brazil and its replacement by a "globalized neo-colonial" order. In this process, the national ruling classes have renounced any idea of autonomy or any national ...
Valeria Luiselli, at home in two worlds
- Concepción de León
The Mexican writer has made a name for herself with experimental books and essays. Her latest, “Lost Children Archive,” is a road trip novel that shows off her intellectual sensibilities.
A few days before Christmas, a group ...
Marighella: revolutionary biopic from Narcos' Wagner Moura criticised by Bolsonaro
- Anna Jean Kaiser
Film about guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella causes outrage in Brazil despite no release date being scheduled
film about a leftist Brazilian revolutionary, directed by Narcos star Wagner Moura, has been denounced by President Jair Bolsonaro and sparked ...
Johnny Versus The News Man
- Caitlin Johnstone
In the land of Freedomocracy there lived a boy named Johnny. Like all children, Johnny went to School, where he was taught to think the same thoughts grownups think by educators with desperate faces.
At School Johnny learned what thoughts to think about ...
The new intellectual
Everywhere you look, there is the abyss. Intractable economic crises and deeply felt social and environmental problems grip the planet, which is itself in danger of climate catastrophes. Liberalism shudders before these problems, having surrendered to ...
Dashra, the first Tunisian horror movie: popular beliefs in Hollywood style
- Abdslem Herchi عبد السلام هرشي
As I write this, the film Dashra is still on screen in a large number of cinemas in the Republic, still enjoying very good audience figures and generating very respectable revenues. It also arouses the interest of many artists in Tunisia and is subject ...
Child sex dolls and robots: exploring the legal challenges
- Bela Bonita Chatterjee
Sex robots appear to be the next big thing for the adult entertainment industry. Unroboticised sex dolls are not new – but combined with state-of-the-art fabrication techniques, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and programming applications, such ...