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Interview: Occupy Central founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting

Luke Cooper spoke to Benny Tai Yiu-ting, one of the founders of Occupy Central in Hong Kong, about the growth of the movement and the prospects for real democracy free from the influence of Beijing

A poet imprisoned

Peter Stäuber reports on the shocking case of Talha Ahsan – the young British man unjustly extradited and jailed in a US ‘supermax’ prison

Bursting the bubble: say no to MIPIM

Andy Edwards is part of the movement challenging the world’s biggest property fair as it comes to London

UK must end all arms sales to Hong Kong

Following the attempted suppression of protests in Hong Kong, writer and researcher Nicholas Gilby and Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) consider the UK's involvement in the violence and call for an end all arms sales to Hong Kong.

GERM - neoliberal policy infecting the world's classrooms

Susan Robertson explains how the neoliberal mantra of ‘choice’, tests and privatisation is poisoning our education systems worldwide

Chicago teachers demonstrate a new approach to organising

A strike by Chicago teachers shows how unions can resist the dismantling of public education. Micah Uetricht takes up the story

Lessons from the global education struggle
Anna Wolmuth talks to US teacher and writer Lois Weiner about what the UK can learn from global education struggles

Companies profit from 'flat pack' schools
Mary Compton describes how big corporations are profiting from some of the world’s poorest schools

Gaza: a history
Daniel Whittal spoke with former diplomant and historian Jean-Pierre Filiu about his new book on Gaza, and the history and future of the region

Editorial: The door's ajar
Despite the defeat of Scottish independence, the gains made by the radical left will not be easily undone, writes Emma Hughes

If you think Yes voters were backing nationalism, then you weren't paying attention
Scottish independence campaigner Cat Boyd reflects on a movement that had the whole Westminster elite against it – yet still managed to run them close

A strong challenge for Brazil's upcoming presidential elections?
Tom Gatehouse offers a realistic assessment of environmentalist Marina Silva’s policies and ambition


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A poet imprisoned

Peter Stäuber reports on the shocking case of Talha Ahsan – the young British man unjustly extradited and jailed in a US ‘supermax’ prison

Objects of change

The new V&A exhibition Disobedient Objects is devoted to objects created by grassroots social movements as tools of social change. Danielle Child spoke to co-curator Gavin Grindon

Classic book: The Enemy Within

Huw Beynon looks back at Seamus Milne's classic The Enemy Within: The Secret War Against The Miners

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