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"We are the forgotten generation in Iraq"

IRAQ: In Iraq, young people trust neither the politicians nor the parties. MODERN TIMES has met the director and producer of the film Baghdad on Fire, which deals with the mobilization of the youth fighting for change in the bad governance of the country's leaders. Karrar Al-Azzawi says the following about the US invasion in 2003: "They brought 'democracy', but we got only chaos and corruption – with politicians who only wanted to steal. The religious leaders were also involved in this."

Observations from Chiapas

TRAVEL-ESSAY: 25 years after the Zapatist revolution, self-organized rebel communities coexist with Coca-Cola and religion in a surrealistic mix of anarchism and imperialism.

Women's place in the digital revolution

Men have better access to digital technology – women risk falling behind in the new labor market. But technology can also promote equality.

Call me by my (other) name

Our new permanent columnist, philosopher and curator Paul B. Preciado, describes the political and social construction of gender identity and the right to define who you are.

Peace with Freud 

In a civil war ravaged Syria, Rafah Nached continued his work as a psychoanalyst. It would cost her dearly.

A pattern refugee

Rokhsar Sediqi is 14 years, lives with his family in Denmark and has been waiting for a residence permit for four years. But what could have been an important and humane account of her destiny is jarring.

Razor blade's cruel confirmation

When two of the women in My Mother's Name show how they perform a circumcision by cutting into a napkin, it is incomprehensible to assume that this is actually performed on millions of women's bodies. 

To turn the tolerance sheath after the wind

The eagerness to accuse immigrants and Muslims of being intolerant of slaves seems rather peculiar when one considers the kind of attitudes that still exist among so-called Norwegian ethnicists.

The war on women

It's serious now: The freedom-loving US is about to deprive millions of women of the freedom to decide on their own bodies.

Trump, the pictures and politics

As early as the 1930s, Walter Benjamin described how politics takes place in images. In Trump's age, there is no longer a difference between television series and politics.

Dear, don't be weird

By taking her characters seriously, My Dad Toni Erdmann avoids the comedy genre's most obvious solutions.

Persistent systems of repression

People are no less racist because racism is forbidden.

They toughened gender norms

Although we feel that we have come a long way in Norway, it is dangerous to sit back and think that the homolobby has played its part. 

"You're not gay" 

It is so absurd to sit in a courtroom where someone is set to "make it probable" their gay behavior – and in many cases is not believed.

Female orgasm – what's the point?

In a time when physiological explanations for human action reign, Peter Sloterdijk has written an important novel. 

That's why I'm on board the Gaza women's boat

The 5. On October, the women's boat on its way to Gaza was stopped by Israeli navy in international waters. Here you can read actress LisaGay Hamilton's thoughts on why she decided to become part of the boat crew.