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Protests and Repression in Russia

The Russian army needs more soldiers for its war in Ukraine than its leaders promised at the outset, to fight a war that has already gone longer than they expected. Vladimir Putin has announced enhanced “mobilization,” which means drafting young … Continue reading

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When People Power works

The extraordinary impact of massive and sustained peaceful assemblies in Puerto Rico stirs the heart and the imagination. It also forced Governor Ricardo Rossell√≥ to resign. If it continues–because most grievances remain–it may do much more. When nearly 900 pages … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot goes global

The members of a Russian feminist punk band (sort of) have been sentenced to two years in prison for making a critical video of an anti-Putin song.¬† Most reports suggest that the ambitions of the three young women in the … Continue reading

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