8 October

General Pervez Musharraf might have won 98 per cent of the votes (671 out of 685 cast by national and provincial assemblies) to secure re-election as Pakistan's president over the weekend. But he's still short of the biggest election victory ever.

October 8, 2009 · 1 min read

That dubious honour probably belongs to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. On this day in 1962 the Korean government announced that a 100 per cent turnout in the election for the Supreme People’s Assembly had resulted in a 100 per cent vote for the Korean Workers Party.


Review – Asylum for Sale: profit and protest in the migration industry

Siobhán McGuirk and Adienne Pine's edited volume is a powerful indictment of the modern migration complex writes Nico Vaccari

End SARS and Fanon’s mission

The uprisings against police brutality that swept across Nigeria must be contextualised within the country’s colonial history, argues Kehinde Alonge

In the shadow of student rent strikes

Outside the media fanfare surrounding the recent wave of university-based militancy, one community's fight against developers goes on. Robert Firth reports


The conspiracy election

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Review – National Theatre Connections 2020: Plays for young people

From climate change to the perils of the information era, the collection powerfully explores the struggles facing contemporary teenagers, writes Jordana Belaiche

The convivial, practical road to socialism: a tribute to Leo Panitch

Hilary Wainwright remembers friend and mentor to many, Leo Panitch, who died on December 19, 2020