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At a Black Lives Matter protest in London, following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, US, in June 2020. The demonstrator is standing in front of a monument to the women of World War Two. DYLAN MARTINEZ/ REUTERS

Why black matters

Rahila Gupta examines the roots of, and argues the case for, ‘political blackness’.

Latest issue: January-February 2021

The biodiversity emergency

Malcolm Lewis on the latest releases in parallel cinema: The Mole Agent (El agente topo), directed and written by Maite Alberdi; African Apocalypse, directed and co-written by Rob Lemkin.

Nour Sokhon by Myriam Boulos

Louise Gray turns her attention to the anti-slavery musical activism of Tse Tse Fly Middle East.

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With the government trying out a variety of ploys to derail the mass movement, Indian farmers are determined to resist until their demands are met. Tarun Gidwani explains why they have been forced to act.

ILYA sets ‘Apolitical Intellectuals’ to a modern tune, as he remembers the life of the Guatemalan revolutionary poet. 

ILYA sets ‘Apolitical Intellectuals’ to a modern tune, as he remembers the life of the Guatemalan revolutionary poet. 

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Joe Biden is unlikely to scupper corporate-military interests of his own accord. It will take pressure from the grassroots, argues Andrew Smith.

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