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Planet issue 243

Kandace Siobhan Walker recounts what first sparked her consciousness about the situation in Palestine, and the long roots of solidarities between this struggle and the Black liberation movement, recommending resources for informed activism.

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Cover of Planet Edition 243

Planet issue 243

Clare Davies details the resonance of Williams’ life and work in pandemic-era Wales. She highlights Williams’ exploration of how everyday personal tragedy can transform into a revitalised sense of humanity and drive for social change; and how Welsh intellectuals can commit to this struggle.

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Cover of Planet Edition 243

Planet issue 243

Hanan Issa recounts the thrill of feeling more alive through sea-swimming, as experienced from Ogmore beach to Bali; but draws on mythology and present-day realities to convey what the dangers of this same body of water mean for the devalued lives of others.

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Planet issue 242

Collage artist Llinos Anwyl investigates the online subculture of ‘cottagecore’, which has become popularised during the pandemic, and argues that the class dynamics of this aesthetic threaten to exacerbate gentrification in her home village of Moelfre and beyond.

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Planet issue 242

In a series that proposes how society could change for the better in response to Covid-19, headteacher Rajvi Glasbrook Griffiths reflects on what has been learnt under lockdown about how to instil a distinct and pluralistic sense of Welsh identity, how to re-conceive of ‘wellbeing’ in relation to achievement, and a new way of understanding equality.

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Planet issue 241

Our Welsh Keywords series offers contemporary perspectives on the meaning of words in Welsh, inspired by Raymond Williams’ Keywords. In this issue, Sara Huws explores the fascinating history of how a word for ‘witch’ shape-shifted into one for ‘scientist’. What is the gender dimension of this etymological journey, and what does this mean in an era of pandemic and big data?

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Planet issue 241

A short story by Alissa Bevan.

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Planet issue 240

Harry Waveney reflects, in his competition-winning article, on the values he’s discovered through Kurdish solidarity activism.

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Planet issue 240

Yasmin Begum reviews two recent artistic works springing from Cardiff’s multicultural history.

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Planet issue 239

Faith Rhiannon Clarke interviews Butetown human rights lawyer Hussein Said on why Black lives matter in environmental activism

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Planet issue 239

Peter Jingcheng Xu counters Western stereotypes of China with this insight into how Daoism might inform global struggles against pandemics and climate change.

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Planet issue 238

Hafren Evan traces the history of a third gender way back to the Iron Age.

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Cover of Planet Edition 238

Planet issue 238

Kieron Smith writes about state support for the arts in Wales.

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Planet issue 237

Gareth Leaman details the reasons why Wales as a partially devolved polity barely existed in the 2019 UK general election campaign.

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Planet issue 236

Artist Paul Eastwood on the word ‘dadweirlled’ (metamorphosis, shape-shifting) and the use of Welsh for abstract ideas in the visual arts.

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Planet issue 236

Neetha Kunaratnam’s poem, ‘Brexit means Breakfast’, brings us britwurst and celtberries.

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Planet issue 236

Mark S. Redfern won our 2019 Young Writers’ Essay Competition with this piece about the sensationalising of Swansea’s heroin crisis.

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Planet issue 236

Eric Ngalle Charles has a close encounter on a train journey from Cardiff to Hay.

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Planet issue 233

Dan Evans celebrates Welsh football fan culture and how this contributes to national unity, internationalism and working-class self-organisation.

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Planet issue 232

Sophie McKeand examines what a libertarian leftist approach could bring to drug-law reform.

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Planet issue 232

Rebecca Brown won our 2018 essay competition with this piece about narratives of hope and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.

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Planet issue 231

Daryl Leeworthy asks ‘What Would Nye Do?’ in respect to the future of Welsh Labour.

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Planet issue 231

Catrin Ashton recounts how a Marxist pamphlet helped her to see mothering as essential and productive labour.

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Planet issue 230

Abeer Ameer responds to a Baghdad car bomb in this poem.

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Cover of Planet Edition 230

Planet issue 230

Lisa Sheppard, who acquired Welsh at school, explains what ‘mamiaith’ (‘mother tongue’) means to her.

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Planet issue 230

Rhian E. Jones writes about minority languages across Europe.

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Planet issue 229

Eluned Gramich looks at citizenship and displacement through the lens of her family’s experience.

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Planet issue 228

Ffion Jones draws on her experience as a sheep farmer and film-maker to offer proposals for safeguarding Welsh national interests post-Brexit.

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Planet issue 228

Polly Manning explains why Oxford University made her sick in this winning entry to the 2017 Planet Young Writers’ Essay Competition.

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Cover of Planet Edition 228

Planet issue 228

Poet Emily Blewitt celebrates the postmen and pigeon-breeders who are ‘The Men in My Family'.

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Planet issue 227

Sara Peacock explores the similarities between prejudice against LGBT+ people and against Welsh speakers.

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