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Worldcrunch Magazine #36 — The War Comes To Russia

June 5 - June 11, 2023

Worldcrunch Magazine #36 — The War Comes To Russia

This is the latest edition of Worldcrunch Magazine, a selection of our best articles of the week from the best international journalists, produced exclusively in English for Worldcrunch readers.


The cover story is dedicated to the recent reports of military drone strikes on Russia, and how they could ultimately serve as a decoy for Ukraine's counterattack.

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Table of Contents

The Real Purpose Of The Drone Strikes Inside Russia? A Decoy | Worldcrunch By Anna Akage

The Forces That Keep Russia’s Military-Industrial Complex Turning | Ukrainska Pravda By Bohdan Myroshnichenko

Belarus May Be Pushing Migrants Into The EU Again | Die Welt By Hannelore Crolly & Ricarda Breyton

What Five More Years Of Erdogan Mean For Turkey – And The World | France Inter By Pierre Haski

Italy’s Government Turns Up The Heat On "Gastronationalism" | Les Echos By Karl De Meyer & Olivier Tosseri

AI Is Good For Education — And Bad For Teachers | El Espectador By Julián de Zubiría Samper

Street Moose: How Poland’s Wildlife Preservation Worked A Bit Too Well | Gazeta Wyborcza By Joanna Wisniowska

Sleep Divorce: The Benefits For Couples In Having Separate Beds | Clarín

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In The Shantytowns Of Buenos Aires, Proof That Neighbors Function Better Than Cities

Residents of the most disadvantaged peripheries of the Argentine capital are pushed to collaborate in the absence of municipal support. They build homes and create services that should be public. It is both admirable, and deplorable.

A person with blonde hair stands half hidden behind the brick wall infront of a house

A resident of Villa Palito, La Matanza, stands at their gate. August 21, 2020, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Guillermo Tella


BUENOS AIRES – In Argentina, the increasing urgency of the urban poor's housing and public services needs has starkly revealed an absence of municipal policies, which may even be deliberate.

With urban development, local administrations seem dazzled, or blinded, by the city center's lights. Thus they select and strengthen mechanisms that heighten zonal and social inequalities, forcing the less-well-off to live "on the edge" and "behind" in all senses of these words. Likewise, territorial interventions by social actors have both a symbolic and material impact, particularly on marginal or "frontier" zones that are the focus of viewpoints about living "inside," "outside" or "behind."

The center and the periphery produce very different social perceptions. Living on the periphery is to live "behind," in an inevitable state of marginality. The periphery is a complex system of inequalities in terms of housing provision, infrastructures, facilities and transport.

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