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.
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."
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.
By Will Self - 08 August 10:00
Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.
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.
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.
By Nicky Woolf - 25 July 10:15
"Carlos Danger" is the man New Yorkers just can't let go of.
By Jeremy Bowen - 18 July 8:57
Jeremy Bowen's Notebook.
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.
By Douglas Alexander - 11 July 8:38
Douglas Alexander's Notebook.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
By Tabatha Leggett - 10 July 10:44
Tabatha Leggett speaks to Willie Brown, of Harrison, Arkansas, who did just that.
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?
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.
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.
By William Dalrymple - 05 July 12:01
The elephant untethered.
By Ivor Powell - 04 July 18:26
After 27 years in detention the release of Nelson Mandela was awaited like a second coming. On the eve of the prison doors opening Ivor Powell wondered if he could fulfil these great expectations.
By Shaun Johnson - 04 July 18:12
On 7 September 1992, 28 ANC supporters and one policeman were shot dead in Bisho after protesting in an attempt to have the Xhosa “homeland” of Ciskei reincorporated into South Africa. Less than a month later, Shaun Johnson spoke to Nelson Mandela about h
By Sarah Baxter - 04 July 17:59
From the New Statesman, 15 April 1994. The assassination of Chris Hani, the leader of the South African Communist Party, in 1993, proved a turning point. As the country threatened to erupt in violence, a date for the first multiracial general election was
By Alan White - 04 July 12:08
While all women of reproductive age are vulnerable to suffer fistula, the underage girls who are victims of child marriages, female genital mutilation and teenage pregnancies are at highest risk.
By Isabel Hilton - 04 July 8:21
Brazil is one of the world’s emerging powers, host of the 2014 Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. So why is the middle class increasingly angry?
By Bel Trew - 03 July 14:15
While the president and army appear locked in conflict, the streets are divided between the extraordinary groundswell of dissent against the president and those loyalists staging their own sit-ins and demos.
By Alex Hern - 03 July 7:56
Evo Morales' plane was refused leave to overfly four Western European nations in the early hours of this morning.
By Charlotte Allan - 29 June 13:24
Worsening safety for women, breakdowns in the rule of law, crackdowns on cultural activity and police abuse - the Arab Spring wasn't meant to end like this.
By Nicky Woolf - 27 June 17:04
The Supreme Court rulings on the Defence of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 stand in stark contrast to the day before, and show a split activist court.
By Jeremy Bowen - 27 June 8:35
Jeremy Bowen's Diary.