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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

Mythbuster: Health warning

By repackaging privatisation as ‘reform’, the government has tried to sell voters the idea of dismantling the health service. Jacky Davis exposes the main marketing myths behind the NHS giveaway

Burkina Faso: Liberation not looting

Firoze Manji argues that the recent uprising in Burkina Faso throws light on the debate around development, and calls for our solidarity, not charity

If I can't dance dabke in Nigel Farage's local pub, it's not my revolution
As the far right steps up its harassment of the organisers of the Beyond UKIP Cabaret, Ewa Jasiewicz shares what the event meant to her

Syriza's only choice: A radical step forward
Syriza economists Spyros Lapatsioras, John Milios and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos give a detailed, critical account of the recent deal on Greek debt

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

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


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Classic book: Open Veins of Latin America

Grace Livingstone looks back at Open Veins of Latin America: Five centuries of the pillage of a continent, by Eduardo Galeano

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

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