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Who will own the stories?

Rebecca Solnit: Whose Story Is This?

POWER: Whose Story Is This? encourages each of us to change the world by changing the story we choose to tell and to whom it belongs.

What's new in the uprising

NEWSPAPER EDITOR: The new form of protest mentioned by the anarchists does not want an overarching "narrative" about the events in Hong Kong.

From prosthetic to dictator

Vitaly Man: Putin's Witnesses

: In Putin's Witnesses, we follow Putin's path to power in Russia, and see how early promises of a free press end in full rejection of democratic rules.

The new culture of uncertainty

Mary Kaldor: Global Security Cultures

: Mary Kaldor's research shows that the security strategies of those in power maintain and aggravate wars rather than stop them, and create good conditions for war profiteers.

The word as the key to power and prestige

Mary Beard: Women & Power. A manifesto

: Women and power is a short story. Women's silence has a thousand-year-old tradition. 

Power and resistance

Irene Langemann: Pavlensky – Man and Might

: Irene Langemann's documentary about Pyotr Pavlensky asks the question: Faced with extreme repression by the state, what can an individual do, other than resort to extreme actions?

About recognition and power

: When Trump acts as he does, impulsively and impatiently, it is in the desire for recognition.

Hegemony as power and opportunity

Perry Anderson: The H-Word. The Peripeteia of Hegemony

: Perry Anderson has looked more closely at the concept of hegemony, and how it can be used in a politically useful way. 

Civil power in dark times

: Many become pessimists about Trump and the rise of right-wing populism, but abuse of power and inequality can give new life to civil society. 

Soft porn for the down side

Jean Quatremer: Read the Salauds de l'Europe Guide to the Eurosceptics

: As the modern world's last pacifist utopia, the European adventure must continue, writes Jean Quatremer, who can still quickly become the neo – nephew's useful idiot.