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Podemos: Politics by the people

Andrew Dolan interviews Eduardo Maura of Podemos, the people-powered party that is transforming Spanish politics

No, Syriza has not surrendered

Tom Walker looks at what Greece's government has agreed – and argues that buying time is not the same thing as breaking promises

Defending rights against the right

The rights of those who have least are under concerted attack, says Nina Power. We must organise to protect them

The Aylesbury estate: the latest front in the battle against social cleansing

Morgan Meaker speaks to residents and campaigners fighting the London estate's demolition

The rise of the 'peer-to-peer populists'

Paul Walsh argues that the success of Syriza has much in common with Spain's Podemos and Scotland's Radical Independence Campaign

Greece: Syriza shines a light

In 2012 Hilary Wainwright visited Athens to report on the rise of Syriza, the radical left coalition who have stormed to power Greece.

Essay: The death of international development
‘Development’ has failed to deliver. The reason, Jason Hickel argues, is that development organisations have failed to address the structural drivers of poverty

A manifesto for global justice
Ditching development doesn’t mean simply changing language – it’s about radicalising our demands and reassessing old and new political ideas. Nick Dearden makes some suggestions for a global justice manifesto

Editorial: The end of poverty
Over the past two decades the war on global poverty has been co‑opted, writes Nick Dearden

Is there still hope for the Labour Left in Scotland?
Martyn Cook of the Campaign for Socialism looks at the Scottish Labour leadership contest and its aftermath

From protest to power: the transformation of Syriza
Marina Prentoulis reports on how Greece’s left party Syriza is taking power with a new kind of organisation

How it feels to be in Athens today
Paul Mackney writes from Greece on Syriza's victory and the atmosphere of celebration


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A happy ending for the romcom?

The romantic comedy as we know it is dying – and it fills my feminist heart with joy, writes Jessie Thompson

Pride in the fight

Siobhan McGuirk celebrates the solidarity – and humour – of a film about when lesbians and gay people backed the miners

Building resistance: the rebel architects

From floating cinemas to 14th-century disaster relief, Daniel Fitzpatrick explores how rebel architects are challenging the capital-intensive architecture of glass and steel

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