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‘One good song can do more than 5,000 protests’: the queer revolution in the Middle East

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Mashrou’ Leila were one of the biggest bands in the Middle East, with a lead singer, Hamed, who is the most prominent openly gay rock star in the Arab world. Known globally, their gigs were regular sell-out successes ...

‘We won’t give up’: new generation of activists keep Syria’s revolution alive

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Kasem’s teenage years were spent living under siege in the city of Homs, where friends and relatives disappeared in regime prisons and her family lived much of the time without electricity, struggling to secure food a...

‘After lockdown, things exploded’ – how TikTok triggered a books revolution

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It’s four o’clock on a sunny Saturday afternoon and the Krispy Kreme doughnut stall is doing a brisk trade at Lakeside shopping centre, a huge mall in Essex. But a few metres further along, young shoppers are salivati...

‘Climbing fast’ – Scott Cooper and the football revolution in the Philippines

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Until Lionel Messi, Paulino Alcántara was the top scorer in Barcelona’s history with 357 goals. But until the advent of the internet, many had forgotten that “The Net Buster” had been born in the Philippines and inspi...

‘False choice’: is deep-sea mining required for an electric vehicle revolution?

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At the Goodwood festival of speed near Chichester, the crowds gathered at the hill-climb circuit to watch the world’s fastest cars roar past, as they do every year. But not far from the high-octane action, there was a...

‘Industrial revolution’: Australia’s decarbonisation needs rigorous management, thinktank warns

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Australia’s biggest polluters need a rigorous emissions reduction regime that avoids exemptions for trade-exposed industries, according to the Grattan Institute, which says decarbonising Australian industry is an “Ind...

‘Revolution dwells in the heart’: Myanmar’s poets cut down by the military

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His words captured the unflinching determination of the Myanmar public in the face of military brutality: “They shoot in the head, but they don’t know revolution dwells in the heart.” The poet Khet Thi was taken from ...

‘Revolution dwells in the heart’: Myanmar’s poets cut down by the miltary

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His words captured the unflinching determination of the Myanmar public in the face of military brutality: “They shoot in the head, but they don’t know revolution dwells in the heart.” The poet Khet Thi was taken from ...

‘The cusp of a reuse revolution’: startups take the waste out of takeout

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The first question Lauren Sweeney set out to answer when she co-founded DeliverZero, a platform for ordering meals in reusable containers, was: do other people care about takeout packaging waste? “Is it just me standi...

‘The revolution could not be televised’: why were so many black concert films erased from history?

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Rousing new music doc Summer of Soul reveals an embarrassment of riches on stage at the 1969 Harlem cultural festival: Stevie Wonder (doing a drum solo), Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone and so man...

‘The revolution is here’: Chris Smalls’ union win sparks a movement at other Amazon warehouses

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Staff at more than 50 Amazon warehouses have contacted the organizers of last week’s historic vote establishing Amazon’s first-ever union, expressing interest in setting up unions of their own. “The revolution is here...

Abandoned pits of former mining town fuel green revolution

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Kevin Shaw remembers Seaham in its mining heyday, when the three pits in the town provided thousands of jobs and the network of red-brick terrace houses overlooking the sea were packed with miners and their families. ...

Are blockchain-based DAOs really a utopian revolution in the making?

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In 1982, a guy called Benjamin Hoff, who was then employed as a tree-pruner in the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon, published a charming little book, The Tao of Pooh, in which he argued that AA Milne’s bear had way...

As the ocean industrial revolution gains pace the need for protection is urgent

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The ocean is often seen as the last wild frontier: a vast and empty blue wilderness where waves, whales and albatrosses rule. This is no longer true. Unnoticed by many, a new industrial revolution is unfolding in our ...

Attenborough series sinks teeth into fruits of ‘dinosaur revolution’

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A “dinosaur revolution” is taking place with a new species being discovered every week, the makers of a groundbreaking new docuseries exploring life on Earth 66m years ago have said. Prehistoric Planet, produced by BB...

Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution review – the ruthless rise of No 10’s odd couple

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In Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution (BBC Two), we see a photo of Tony Blair aged 20, all teeth and no top. He looks like everybody’s worst nightmare – a half-naked public schoolboy and wannabe badass who –...

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