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‘We are not afraid’: anti-junta groups rail against Myanmar executions

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On Monday night at 8pm, the familiar, defiant sound of clashing pots and pans returned to the streets of Yangon. In the aftermath of last year’s coup, the same din was heard nightly as people demanded the return of de...

‘I’m just not afraid’: Lynda Carter on her online activism and Wonder Woman

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The afterlife of the movie star with a single, iconic role is a curiosity. Between 1976 and 1979, Lynda Carter appeared in three seasons of Wonder Woman, a hit so huge that for those of us who saw it as children, she ...

‘I’m very afraid’: same-sex couples express anxiety about a post-Roe landscape

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“Euphoria.” That’s how Jim Obergefell describes his reaction on 26 June 2015, when, “after a lifetime of feeling less than, of feeling outside of society”, the supreme court affirmed the right to same-sex marriage in ...

The book that tore publishing apart: ‘Harm has been done, and now everyone’s afraid’

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At the end of March, a book that had been condemned to die came back to life. There was no star-studded launch, and no great fanfare, although this book is now somewhat famous. The new publisher of the poet Kate Clanc...

‘I’m not afraid’: after Buffalo racist attack, Black residents remain unbowed by terror

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Less than an hour after the city of Buffalo, New York, took a 123-second pause on Saturday to memorialize the victims of the terrorist attack that shook the city a week ago, June Bloomfield held her own moment of sile...

‘Constantly afraid’: immigrants on life under US government surveillance

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Macarena had just put on a pair of skinny jeans when her phone rang. On the other end of the line was an employee from BI Inc, the private contractor tracking Macarena’s whereabouts on behalf of US Immigration authori...

Kherson diary: ‘The Russians fire a warning shot. But people are not afraid’

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Since Tuesday, when Kherson became the first Ukrainian city to be captured since Russia’s invasion, its population of more than 280,000 has been living under occupation. Two female journalists, whose identities we are...

‘I’m afraid Russia will invade us next’: alarm among Ukraine’s neighbours

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As fighting continues in Ukraine after Russia’s invasion, people have been fleeing to neighbouring countries. The Guardian spoke to people living in countries near Ukraine about the situation, how they feel about thei...

Everything you wanted to know about wine lists but were afraid to ask

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As a wine writer, you might imagine that I enjoy being handed the wine list at restaurants, but, like many of you, I suspect, I usually groan inwardly. Finding a wine that everyone will enjoy and that goes with everyt...

‘I’m afraid’: Texas butterfly sanctuary forced to close after far-right threats

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In Mission, Texas, on the border between the US and Mexico, sits the National Butterfly Center. A 100-acre nature preserve once exclusively dedicated to the conservation of plants and wildlife, it has now been thrust ...

On the Ukraine frontline: ‘Only the dead aren’t afraid’ – video

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With tensions escalating along the border with Russia, Luke Harding visits troops in Ukraine's Donbas region to gauge the mood ahead of a possible invasion. The war here has continued since 2014, when pro-Russian sepa...

‘Workers are very afraid’: HelloFresh employees aim to unionize amid claims of abuse

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Workers at HelloFresh, the largest meal-kit delivery service in the world, say they are facing an aggressive anti-union campaign led by the company after they tried to organize amid claims of safety issues and poor tr...

Huge domes of dust drift across my floor. Where do they come from – and why do I feel so afraid?

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Is it Covid or is it dust? Since I moved into this apartment, I frequently wake up with a runny nose, an inflamed throat and watery eyes. I’ve never lived in a place that’s so dusty. The amount of dust I must deal wit...

Trump was ‘in pain and afraid’ during post-Covid display of bravado, niece’s book says

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Donald Trump was “afraid” when he put on a display of bravado at the White House after being treated for a severe coronavirus infection, his estranged niece Mary Trump has claimed. The then US president had a pained e...

‘If publishers become afraid, we’re in trouble’: publishing’s cancel culture debate boils over

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In the 1960s, Simon & Schuster’s co-founder Max Schuster was facing a dilemma. Albert Speer, Hitler’s chief architect and armaments minister, had written a memoir providing new insights into the workings of Nazi l...

‘I am now truly afraid of the woods’: behind the hunt for Sasquatch

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Audiences who hit play on Joshua Rofé’s new documentary miniseries Sasquatch in the expectation that someone’s finally gotten some straight answers about that elusive hirsute bastard will be sorely disappointed. “I wa...