Stories making the news this month
6 Highway threatens Bolivian reserve
6 The alternative world cup
7 Docs not cops in Britain
7 Divided over driving in Saudi Arabia
7 Introducing Joao Laurenco
8 Rohingya crisis not new
8 Arms trade loophole
9 Whiteness is not rightness in Germany
9 Mexico’s anti-gentrification saint
.Plus: Scratchy Lines by Simon Kneebone and
Reasons to be Cheerful
[The Big Story- Clampdown!]
10 Whose streets?
Across the world political space is shrinking. Richard Swift
explains how and why.
13 From lectern to prison
Istar Gozaydin was a professor of law and politics in Turkey.
Until her government decided she was a terrorist. She tells
14 How Turkey’s citizens lost their rights
The low-down from Hakki Mahfuz
16 You will agree
Mandeep Tiwana on how repression becomes the rule.
18 Colonizing Civil Society - political strategists up
to their tricks. Illustrated by Jonathan Williams.
20 Are we all terrorists?
Yes, pretty much, argues Scott Weinstein.
22 Defame, criminalize, murder
That’s how to stop environment defenders in their tracks.
Leny Olivera Rojas and Sian Cowman report from Latin
24 Homage to Catalonia
Writing from Barcelona,Kevin Buckland takes the long
view of fearless resistance.
28 While the world’s largest coalmine gets the go ahead...
Fighting against Australia’s Adani coalmine is an international
struggle. Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret explain why.
30 …Port Augusta gives coal the boot
South Australia ’s coal-fired powerhouse is going solar,
reports Dan Spencer .
36 ’Every signature represented an act of courage’
In the teeth of government repression, West Papuan
campaigners build a game-changing 1.8 million-strong
petition. Danny Chivers found out how.
31 Mark Engler confronts a culture of sexual violence
32 Film reviews
‘Dolores’ directed by Peter Bratt; ‘Felicite’ directed and co-
written by Alain Gomis.
33 Music reviews
‘Economic Partnership Agreement’ by Sven Kacirek and
Daniel Mburu Muhuni; ‘Syrian Dreams’ by Maya Youssef.
34 Book reviews
‘1947’ by Elisabeth Asbrink; ‘The Death of Homo
Economicus’ by Peter Fleming; ‘Of Women’ by Shami
Chakrabarti; ‘With Ash on Their Faces’ by Cathy Otten.
PLUS Also out there…
PLUS: Open Window, with guest cartoonist Doaa Eladl from Egypt.
5 Letter from Cochabamba
Amy Booth on how Bolivians
manage to do without their post.
26 Country Profile: Bahrain
38 And Finally
Acclaimed British-Indian musician
Nitin Sawhney talks to Subi Shah
about colonialism, music as a
passport to possibility and
why he wants to be known as
’someone who gives a shit’ .