View from Brazil Just what kind of democracy do Brazilians support, wonders Leonardo Sakamoto.

Plus: Marc Roberts’ Only Planet

57 View from Africa

Reflecting on Kenya’s general election, Nanjala Nyabola reminds us of the need to view democracy with a critical eye.

Plus: Polyp‘s Big Bad World

73 View from India

Nilanjana Bhowmick’s thoughts on the long shadow of caste. Plus: Kate Evans’ Thoughts from a Broad

48 Muzzling the media in Zimbabwe

  • As elections loom, the government clampdown on press freedom gathers pace. Busani Bafana reports from Bulawayo.

Pushed back and pushed on Asylum-seekers in Lithuania are caught in a political crossfire. Severia Bel reports on the human impact.

64 The Long Read – Hear us roar

  • Denise Laura Baker speaks to veterans of the Greenham Common and Faslane peace camps, and assesses their legacy 40 years on.

70 Correction: Jem Bendell



74 Spotlight Sudanese graffiti artist Assil Diab’s political awakening, as told to Subi Shah. 76 Book Reviews Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez, translated by Megan McDowell; Wake Me Up at Nine in the Morning by A Yi, translated by Nicky Harman; Xi Jinping: The Most Powerful Man in the World by Stefan Aust and Adrian Geiges, translated by Daniel Steuer; Stranger in My Own Land by Fida Jiryis. 78 Film Reviews Return to Dust directed and written by Li Ruijun; Tori and Lokita directed and written by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. 79 Music Reviews The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience by Angeline Morrison; $/He Who Feeds You… Owns You by The Brother Moves On.


08.09.22 Lizz Truss’ bosses bailout won’t solve the energy crisis – but people power still can

In Glasgow, a new campaign has gas and electricity providers in its sights – and is taking on the regulator too. Coll McCail explains how the group intends to win.

06.09.22 ‘We’re on the edge of cultures’

Zdob și Zdub represented Moldova at Eurovision this year for the third time. The band’s lead singer Roman Iagupov tells Conrad Landin how they came from hardcore rock to a song celebrating the train journey from Chișinău to Bucharest.

Cancel the debt, or let the Bretton Woods group profit from climate disaster, writes Farooq Tariq.