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In memory of Nawal El-Saadawi

Obituary: Uncompromisingly, she spoke the opposite power. Now she is gone, 89 years old. Author, physician and feminist Nawal El-Saadawi wrote for MODERN TIMES from June 2009.

Sun and sorrow in Sicily

Maike Albath: Grief and light

SICILY: The southern Italian family remains a powerful institution. It slides seamlessly into the mafia's power structure, with its familialo amoral. The family is the law – not the social institutions.

Why does Islam need a sexual revolution?

Seyran Ateş. Translated by Kari Bolstad: Islam needs a sexual revolution

ISLAM: At a time when the fear of Islam is spreading, Seyran Ates writes that Islam needs a sexual revolution to gain respect from the world community.

Climate rebel with unity and lightning glue

Extinction Rebellion Handbook: This is Not a Drill – An Extinction Rebellion and more

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Is it possible to get something positive out of a realization that civilization and the planet are about to perish?

The anarchic path is the only right one

John Holloway: Change the World Without Taking Power. The Meaning of Revolution Today

: REVOLUTION? In the beginning, the scream was, John Holloway believes, with ideological standpoint in zapatism.

Diaries from the wild youth of the internet

Matthew Carnahan: A Very Public Offering. The Story of theglobel.com and the First Internet Revolution / Valley of the Boom

: DOTCOM: The First Internet Revolution is a wild chapter with a strange mix of comedy and disaster. An inside perspective and the wisdom of posterity help us to ask again if everything could have gone differently.

The misunderstood revolution

Amin Saikal: Iran Rising. The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic

IRAN: Solidly argued status of the Iranian state 40 years after the fall of the shah.

Women's collective anger

Rebecca Traister: Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger Simon & Schuster, USA

#METOO: Good and Mad encourages women to show their minds so that together we can create revolution and rule the patriarchy.

Towards a united humanity

Alain Badiou: I Know There Are So Many Of You

: We live in the middle of a world historical drama where the revolutionary hope must be maintained. Only in this way can we build civilization for everyone, claims the philosopher Alain Badiou.

The Liberal Dilemma

: ORIENTERING OCTOBER 1968: Hans Skjervheim's new book The Liberal Dilemma and other essays deserves a certain prevalence for obvious political reasons. Some will receive it with insults, accompany it with choirs, and bury it with a parable or a political sketch. Others will declare it well-known, label it as past, passé and thus confirm its criticism. Some will think that it is precisely for this reason that it is a very useful book, writes Øyvind Østerud in his review, among other things.

Yes. There will be a revolution 

Joshua Clover: Red epic

: Red Epic is an American poet's unsentimental political remix.

Communism as entrepreneurship

Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri: Assembly

: A revolution today must be about the oppressed having to take power in a new way, not about private property rights and national identity.