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Spring 2017

The early opposition to American far-right populism has been hampered by division and despair. What’s next for the resistance?
The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh would rather ignore these women. Raped and tortured, they won’t be silent.

Above and below

For the poorest residents of Manila, living in the city means living under the city.

A cover-up in plain sight

The information war in Syria may ensure impunity for Bashar al-Assad.

The ‘party buses’ are out in Belarus

In 2010, when Minsk exploded into protest, state violence soon followed. This year “Europe’s Last Dictatorship” allowed marches against a widely hated tax, but respite was only temporary.

They can’t round up everybody

In the U.S., immigrants who arrived as children haven’t been targeted for deportation. But that could change.

What border walls are really about

Among country pairs that have a wall between them, the state building the wall is on average four times as wealthy per capita as the state being walled out.

These vigilantes wear pink

India’s Pink Gang has grown from a small group of women wielding sticks to a potent political force.

The language custodian

The Nigerian linguist Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún isn’t ready to consign Yoruba to the history books. But he’s fighting the tide.

Spoiling for a fight

As an outsider, Paul Goodman spoke about the values of inclusion.

The scapegoating of Rosa Maria Ortega

In 2004 and again in 2008, an Austrian-born Canadian citizen living in the swing state of Florida cast absentee ballots in the U.S. presidential...

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There are moments when journalists feel so powerless. We witness so many injustices, and there’s nothing we can do. This happened to Sean Williams while reporting in Palermo, Italy, for this issue. A local fixer took him to a brothel to verify the existence of sex slavery in the city. There were the rooms. There was the madam, selling drugs and greeting johns. There, just out of sight, were the victims. And there was nothing he could do to make it stop.

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