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Meet the Russian feminists opposing Putin's war

A leaderless network known as the Feminist Anti-War Resistance is at the forefront of opposition to the war in Ukraine

By Katie Marie Davies
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Politics & Conflict
Three women dressed in white and covered in fake blood stand in front of a tank as part of a 2023 protest organised by the Feminist Anti-War Resistance in Amsterdam

Meet the Russian feminists opposing Putin's war

A leaderless network known as the Feminist Anti-War Resistance is at the forefront of opposition to the war in Ukraine

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Politics & Conflict
A child in Gaza leaves school following Israeli strikes in 2009

What can moral philosophy tell us about Israel-Palestine?

We talk to philosopher Jonathan Glover about the moral questions at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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Politics & Conflict
Gaza City on 10 October following bombardment by Israeli forces

Book review: Israelophobia by Jake Wallis Simons 

Is “Israelophobia” a new form of hatred, or are we rehashing the same old debate?

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Politics & Conflict
Judges at the International Court of Justice during the South Africa vs Israel hearing

In a word: Genocide

Michael Rosen's column on language and its uses

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Culture
Rural by Rebecca Smith

Book review: Rural

This exploration of working-class life in the British countryside is a welcome corrective to industrial history

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Human Rights & Ethics
Pigs in an indoor intensive farm

No more porkies

From free range to intensive farming, we need honest labelling on meat products so we know what we’re buying

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Culture
My Hijacking by Martha Hodes

Book review: My Hijacking

Martha Hodes recalls the hijacking of her plane by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, more than fifty years ago

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Mind, Body & Life
Dolly Parton on faith

The Queen of Country on her personal philosophy

Dolly Parton talks to New Humanist about her latest album, her remarkable career and her liberal approach to faith

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Culture
David Baddiel's The God Desire

Book review: The God Desire

David Baddiel's new book on belief is witty and thought-provoking, but don't read it looking for answers

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Culture
Tristram Speedy with Alamayu in 1868. Image: Alamy

Book review: The Prince and the Plunder

Andrew Heavens tells the story of how Britain took one boy and piles of treasure from Ethiopia

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Mind, Body & Life
A cartoon by Martin Rowson depicts Shaparak Khorsandi with a giant cup of coffee

What the Ottomans did for us

What happened to the old art of talking to strangers? Shaparak Khorsandi makes the case for random encounters and idle chatter.

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Culture
Science & Technology
The inside of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory detector

The birth of neutrino astronomy

The detection of neutrinos from the Milky Way opens up an entirely new way of seeing the Universe

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Culture
Illustration of Ivory Tower column by Michael Rosen

In a word: Ivory tower

Michael Rosen's column on language and its uses

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Culture
A Sámi woman tends to a reindeer.

Book review: Stolen by Ann-Helén Laestadius

This epic novel depicts the lives of the indigenous Sámi people in northern Scandinavia and their struggle for survival and justice over multiple generations

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