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Born behind bars


Children growing up in a prison in the Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City.



A trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine: “Nine people, one driver, and a guide in a ghost city.”

War school


A military camp for children in Hungary: “The taste of military adventure and discipline.”

Prison country


Eritrea: Under the brutal rule of Issaias Afwerki, forced conscription is the new slavery.

The future of fine arts


Past, present, and future trends in fine arts: Return of religion and nationalism.

How do we become good again?


In Because it is wrong, Charles Fried and Gregory Fried open the moral debate over torture, but it can not be said that they close it. They put the finger on an essential need – to start at the beginning and ask what it is to be good or bad.

Sketches from Jenin


Struggle for freedom in the Middle East; children in prison: Seven cartoons from the portfolio of Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh.

Cartoons for freedom

Portfolio of award-winning Iranian cartoonist Mana Neyestani, illustrating the struggle for rights and liberties in Iran.

The rise and fall of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

A good read with all the qualities of a well-written political thriller. Review of Putin’s oil: The Yukos affair and the struggle for Russia/Martin Sixsmith.

The deity of globalisation

Neoliberalism, economic growth and the rise of religiosity in India. Review of The God market: How globalization is making India more Hindu/Meera Nanda.

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