Issue II/2020 - Talking about a revolution

Talking about a revolution (Issue II/2020)




Scenes of protest

a photo gallery by Bartosz Ludwinski

Before the corona crisis took hold, people were protesting around the world. Bartosz Ludwinskis photographs capture tense moments of resistance – from the West Bank to Sankt Peter-Ording.

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Editorial

“Rebellion is a force”

by Jenny Friedrich-Freksa

Our editor-in-chief takes a look at the current issue.

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Tomorrow's world

Glacier to go

Short news from Greenland.

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How I became me

The loneliness of Berlin

by Shaheen Dill-Riaz

The film maker from Bangladesh tells of his life.

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Tomorrow's world

Hidden hippos

Short news from Colombia.

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Expensive tomatoes

Short news from Kenya.

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Plastic free airports

Short news from the United Arab Emirates.

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Grannies learn to read

Short news from South Korea. 

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Cultural spots

Tjørnuvík in the Faroe Islands

by Malte Clavin

The small village on the island in the North Atlantic can only be reached via a single road and hiking trails.

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What's different elsewhere

Out of love for cows

by Ochan Hannington

About a special animal in South Sudan.

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Topic: Resistance

Words that bind

by Ngūgī wa Thiong’o

Spending one year in prison for a theatre play written in Gĩkũyũ instead of English: thoughts on language as a means of repression.

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Don’t say that the struggle was in vain

by Helon Habila

Fighting against the military junta in Nigeria in the 1990s meant putting your life on the line.

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The renaissance of the street struggle

by Donatella della Porta

Around the world more people are protesting than they have for a long time. What unites them?

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Fear is contagious

by Wu'er Kaixi

How I survived Tiananmen Square and became one of China’s most wanted dissidents.

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Did you prune the roses?

by Ahmet Altan

About the questions I'm no longer being asked. A text from prison.

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“Violence is the red line”

an interview with Federica Mogherini

How do governments deal with the disaffection of citizens? How can you criticise entire states? A conversation with former EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini about resisting in politics.

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What's different elsewhere

Egg heads

by Giovane Élber

The football legend tells about a custom in Brazil.

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Topic: Resistance

“Constantly fighting back”

an interview with Bachtyar Ali

The author talks about the Kurds in Northern Iraq and writing as a form of resistance.

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Another idea of homeland

by Kadhem Khanjar

For several months now, Iraqi youth have been out on the streets. What are they fighting for?

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“I had nothing left to lose”

an interview with Oleg Senzow

The Ukrainian director Oleg Senzow spent five years in Russian prisons because he fought against the annexation of the Crimea. Was it worth it?

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“We are living in an age of extinction”

in conversation with Naomi Klein

The system critic Naomi Klein explains why she still has a glimmer of hope, despite the climate crisis.

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Ancestors on the skin

by Kararaina Te Ira

For centuries, Māori in New Zealand have practiced the art of
tā moko, an indigenous tattooing practice. It goes far beyond simply decorating skin

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A phone call with ...

... a historian: Will Trump win the elections a second time?

commented by Jill Lepore

About America, Trump and democracy

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I think that ...

... we should refrain from staging “Aida” for a while

commented by Krystian Lada

Mozart, Puccini, Verdi: the classical repertoire, staged by white men, continues to dominate the opera stages. A plea for a rethink.

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Essay

The deadliest border

by Bilgin Ayata

With ammunition and tear gas, Europe is trying to block refugees' passage to Greece. Rather than offering them security, Europe is presenting itself as vulnerable.

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Books

Meeting the whalers

by Marko Martin

Charles King revisits the anthropologist Franz Boas and his comrades in arms who, with their research on the Inuits and the Polynesians, were the first researchers to debunk racist theories.

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