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 ...
“Turn the Guns Around”
Interview with John Catalinotto
- Ricardo Vaz
USAmerican author and socialist activist John Catalinotto granted an interview to Investig’Action to talk about his new book, “Turn the Guns Around”. We discuss the resistance to the Vietnam War from within the US army and historical ...
Don’t offer fast food, give cooking classes: Sami Omar
- Milena Rampoldi ميلينا رامبولدي میلنا رامپلدی Милена Рампольди
Below is my interview with Sami Omar on migration and integration. He was born of Eritrean parents in Sudan in 1978 and grew up as a child of German parents in Swabian city, Ulm. He works and writes on migration and integration for print and online media. ...
John Berger: ‘If I’m a storyteller it’s because I listen’
- Kate Kellaway
John Berger died on Jan. 2, 2016, in Antony, near Paris. On the eve of his 90th birthday (Nov. 5, 2016), one of the most influential writers of his generation talked about migration, Brexit, growing old – and his fondness for texting
The flower is to blame
Intervention at the Gathering The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity
- Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano
December 27, 2016
“Earlier this year, on February 30, 2016, the Swedish electronic science magazine, River’s Scientist Research Institute, published a study that may revolutionize science and its social applications.
A group of scientists, ...
“Social media are a trap”:Zygmunt Bauman
- Ricardo de Querol
One of the 20th Century's most influential sociologists, Zygmunt Bauman, has died aged 91 in Leeds on Jan. 9, 2016. Here is an interview the 'father of liquid modernity' gave to Spanish journalist Ricardo de Querol for El Pais one year ago.