New Statesman
Think of Boston, not Berlin
By David Cronin - 28 August 8:20

Ireland is second only to Greece in terms of the scale and speed of health cutbacks undertaken by “developed” countries.

A man climbs into his uncle's window.
Generation jobless: The worst youth unemployment crisis in European history should be blamed on its millionaires
By Danny Dorling - 22 August 11:00

At least 26 million unemployed people will be looking for work across Europe this summer, while in Britain, 2,400 bankers are earning over €1m a year - real pounds and euros that should be better spread out.

Riga.
In Latvia, Riga has become a ghost town
By Agata Pyzik - 22 August 10:10

The third-poorest country in the EU, Latvia punitive welfare conditions and the exclusion of Russian-speakers from surrounding nations has lead to a depopulation of 30,000 a year.

An unemployed mother with her children.
Jobless in Europe: The wretches of Spain
By George Eaton - 22 August 9:50

What kind of a social model is it that leaves half of young people out of work? George Eaton profiles Spain's employment woes.

What's fair about Private Manning's sentence?
By Lazarus Long - 22 August 9:32

Nicky Woolf is glad that there are still people such as Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning around.

West Bank.
John Kerry needs to understand day-to-day life in the West Bank is there is to be any hope of peace
By Nabila Ramdani - 22 August 8:00

The state of roads in the West Bank tells you everything you need to know about the possibility of Middle East peace, writes Nabila Ramdani.

A to B: Cars like tanks
By Samira Shackle - 21 August 12:15

Travel through Pakistan is intimately segregated by class, writes Samira Shackle. If you're rich, you just keep driving.

Putin's "war on gays" is a desperate search for scapegoats
By Michael Idov - 19 August 14:37

Russia is not a particularly homophobic culture, but its government is looking to divert attention from recent political discontent.

Egypt in crisis: "The body is evidence of the massacre, how can I put it in the ground?"
By Bel Trew - 16 August 12:22

Bel Trew goes inside the Cairo morgue where the bodies of Morsi supporters, massacred by the army, are waiting to be buried.

David Cameron and King Hamad.
The crackdown in Bahrain is an embarrassment for David Cameron
By David Wearing - 15 August 16:04

After David Cameron's recent meeting with King Hamad at Downing Street, the Bahrain authorities began a punitive clampdown on pro-democracy campaigners. Sooner or later, the PM's links with repressive Gulf states will come back to haunt him.

In Portugal: Requiem for O Manel
By Joo Dias - 15 August 9:00

Manuel Simões is being forced to close his 70-year-old family business, a restaurant on the outskirts of Lisbon. Since VAT rose for businesses like his, 75,000 jobs has disappeared from the industry.

Wax JFK.
Former NS editor John Freeman reacts to JFK's death: The man we trusted
By John Freeman - 15 August 8:50

29 November 1963: "The shock and the grief are universal and so great. Emotions have poured out - and they have gilded the truth."

A homeless man in Athens.
The death of a "freeloader": When will we accept the results of austerity?
By Yiannis Baboulias - 14 August 16:57

As an eighteen year old dies trying to flee a ticket inspector in Athens, police in Britain boast of apprehending a mother shoplifting to feed her two children. All across Europe, people are struggling to survive.

A statue of Nelson Mandela.
The less we remember about Nelson Mandela, the more we love him
By Will Self - 08 August 10:00

Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.

A homeless Detroit native with his possessions.
Letter from Detroit: "All there is now is crackhouses and churches"
By Mark Binelli - 06 August 11:00

With Motor City finally declared bankrupt, the Midwest’s industrial powerhouse has turned into a production line for drink, drugs and deprivation.

New Statesman
Transition: Contested landscapes in South Africa
By New Statesman - 02 August 10:34

A photography essay including work by Philippe Chancel, Raphaël Dallaporta, Pieter Hugo, Santu Mofokeng, Zanele Muholi, Jo Ractliffe, Thabiso Sekgala and Alain Willaume. Photography Editor: Rebecca McClelland.

Why Anthony Weiner is America's Boris Johnson
By Nicky Woolf - 25 July 10:15

"Carlos Danger" is the man New Yorkers just can't let go of.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Whether we like it or not, the settlers have won. The two-state solution is now impossible
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 July 8:43

Whether we’re willing to admit it or not, Israel’s the Palestinian “peace process” is dead. There’s no hope of any success for a two-state solution.

How the people of Poland are kept from taking to the streets
By Agata Pyzik - 11 July 8:37

While Poland loves to boast about westerners coming to earn money, it is less open about those from the eastern part of the continent. Propaganda serves to justify almost anything.

Kevin Rudd: The people’s psychopath
By Erik Jensen - 11 July 8:27

Julia Gillard was ousted, and now Australia has Kevin Rudd again: the party’s answer to hatred of the party.

Nelson Mandela’s greatness may be assured – but not his legacy
By John Pilger - 11 July 8:17

When my interview with him was over, he patted me on the arm as if to say I was forgiven for contradicting him.

Why is Spain experiencing an English language boom?
By Anmar Frangoul - 11 July 8:12

Twenty-seven per cent of Spain's population is unemployed - over six million people. In a ferociously competitive job market, Spaniards see learning a foreign language as the best way of distinguishing themselves from others.

Balloons.
Nelson Mandela's legacy will be measured in symbolic moments
By Rachael Jolley - 10 July 14:01

Massive structural symbolic changes in South African life are Mandela’s legacy, and for too long their importance has faded, but this is a moment to remember the momentous change that opened up the country to a different level of freedom, writes Rachael J

Downtown Harrison, Arkansas. Photograph via WikiCommons
In which a black man hires a member of the KKK as his lawyer
By Tabatha Leggett - 10 July 10:44

Tabatha Leggett speaks to Willie Brown, of Harrison, Arkansas, who did just that.

“Las Vegas rules don’t apply in Syria”
By John Bew - 10 July 8:45

Britain is trapped between David Cameron’s commitment to act against Assad and the intransigence of the Tory party. But could a new line from the US and shifting events offer a way forward for our foreign policy?

A boy lifts used cabling in Ghana.
Alexei Sayle on what makes us human: We need to realise that the best things in life are not things
By Alexei Sayle - 10 July 8:00

Continuing our What Makes Us Human series, Alexei Sayle reflects on the time Paul McKenna planted a suicidal post-hypnotic suggestion in his brain, and how our restlessness has been exploited to devastating effect.

In Turkey, the crackdown on anti-government protesters has begun
By Ece Temelkuran - 05 July 14:17

The Turkish government’s spin doctors have linked the recent protests to cyber attacks and historical cases of secular dissent to silence anti-government demonstrators.

What happened to India’s economic miracle?
By William Dalrymple - 05 July 12:01

The elephant untethered.

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