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Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers

Arundhati Roy turns a critical eye on the fairytale of Indian democracy. In Field Notes on Democracy, she looks at several significant moments in India’s recent history. Read More »

A Woman Among Warlords

Malalai Joya’s story could have easily ended as a quick headline about Afghanistan’s promising young parliamentarian, a symbol of budding freedom and women’s progress. In A Woman Among Warlords, Malalai Joya tells her version of the story, which is not so neatly packaged. Read More »

Daughter of the Amazon

As Brazil threatens to reverse years of environmental gains in favor of economic growth, presidential candidate Marina Silva promises to put the Earth back on the agenda. Read More »

"It is the marriage between tradition and modernity, between city and forest, sky and earth that will make Brazil into the nation we seek."

Marina Silva to Tierramérica

Truth & Consequences in the Caucasus

Despite the assassinations of many of her colleagues, Russia’s award-winning investigative journalist Elena Milashina forges into dangerous territory in search of justice. Read More »

"People often ask me if it frightens me to do what I do, after so many of my friends have been killed. Yes, I am afraid. But not for my own life."

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A degree holder, A president

A lot of Issues has been raised in the on going making of the republican constitution here. But this time its more then an ear can comprehend, "a presidential candidate must posses a degree"!. … Read More»

Help Defeat Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill

The piece of legislation that has become known as Uganda’s anti-gay bill is slated to come before the Ugandan parliament in late February or early March. If the legislation passes, it would not only reinforce the criminalization of homosexuality in Uganda but it could punish homosexuals with life imprisonment or even death. Read More »

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Peace-seeding in Italy

After too many years of diffused and continuous clash among subtly different worldviews and loud voice quarrel it's quite clear we go nowhere. … Read More»

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Paying homage to egotism

A few minutes ago, I risked my life without realizing it. … Read More»

Voices of Our Future

Evicting Demons: Who Will Exorcise My Land?

Voices of Our Future correspondent Nusrat Ara challenges Kashmir's leaders to find solutions to the demons that haunt her homeland. Read More »

"I wonder if my land can ever be exorcised of these injustices, killings, and demeaning humiliations."

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Sexual Rights for Sexual Minorities

Voices of Our Future correspondent Gertrude F. Pswarayi exposes Zimbabwe's attacks on sexual minorities and imagines a more just future for the gay and lesbian citizens of her homeland. Read More »

"Zimbabweans need to stand up to President Mugabe and call for the decriminalization of sex work and the recognition of the rights of gays and lesbians."

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