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  • Thatcher death celebrations in Trafalgar Square. By Darren Johnson CC-by-2.0

    Thatcher didn’t save the economy, she wrecked it

    Alex Nunns argues that the right’s celebrations of Margaret Thatcher’s economic record are an attempt to rewrite history

  • uncle sam. History of us imperialism in latin america

    US imperialism in Central America

    Grace Livingstone gives an overview of overt and covert US military and intelligence interventions

  • A face with eyes covered by a newspaper text, with the words printed to the right: 'The War You Don't See'

    John Pilger: the media war you don’t see

    Pablo Navarrete interviews renown investigative journalist John Pilger ahead of the release of his new film, The War You Don’t See

  • Italiano: Silvio Berlusconi al Grand Hotel Trento per la campagna elettorale delle elezioni provinciali. Credit: Niccolò Caranti

    Beyond Berlusconi

    Populist, authoritarian, xenophobic and sustained in office by a corrupt electoral system – but Silvio Berlusconi’s government isn’t the only one in Europe that can be described this way

  • British and allied forces at Kandahar after the 1880 Battle of Kandahar, during the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

    Afghanistan: a brief history

    Understanding Afghanistan today is only possible by looking at it in the context of the part played by the competing imperial powers in its past. Jane Shallice offers a guide

  • Protected: 2014: A Tory dystopia

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  • Abortion – 24 reasons for 24 weeks

    MP Nadine Dorries unveiled 20 ‘reasons’ for lowering the abortion limit to 20 weeks. Here Laurie Penny gives 24 reasons why it should remain at 24 weeks

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