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Worldcrunch Magazine #42 — Beyond Sexile

July 17 - July 23, 2023

Worldcrunch Magazine #42 — Beyond Sexile

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.


This week's cover story, by Esther Peñas for Spanish news site Ethic, is an looks at how rural Spain is changing in terms of LGBTQ+ acceptance. Previously, members of the LGBTQ+ community from rural areas of Spain have had to move to bigger cities in order to be accepted and welcomed, now, that is changing. Many are coming back to their home towns and being warmly welcomed.

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Table of Contents

For Ukraine, Can The “Israel Model” Be A Viable Alternative To NATO? | Livy Bereg By Oleksandr Demchenko

Alexander Vinman’s Warning For Ukraine About A Trump Presidency | Ukrainska Pravda By Ekaterina Mereminsky

Why Israel’s “Splendid Isolation” Is Doomed To Fail | Les Echos By Dominique Moïsi

Iran’s Protests: The Bond Between Expats And Those Who Never Left | Kayhan London By Yusef Mosaddeqi

BRICS Common Currency? Plans To Challenge USD Hegemony | Les Echos By Claire Bargelès

Beyond Sexile: A Happier LGBTQ+ Reality Takes Root In Rural Spain | Ethic By Esther Peñas

Why Air Travel Is Unbearable - And Maybe Unsustainable Forever | La Stampa By Mario Deaglio

Austrian Croissant? Danish Feta? Gastronationalism Is Everywhere | Worldcrunch By Marine Béguin

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Migrant Lives

A Train Journey With Bengal Migrants Looking For A Living Far Away

Finding a seat on the Karmabhoomi Express is close to impossible. A closer look at why so many migrant workers travel on it, and out of Bengal, offers a grim picture.

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The Karmabhoomi Express runs from Kamakhya to Mumbai in a 3 day journey.

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Joydeep Sarkar

WEST BENGAL — Welcome aboard the 22512 Kamakhya-LTT Karmabhoomi Express — a metaphor, if any, of the acuteness of Bengal’s unemployment problem.

It is 10.28 pm at north Bengal’s Alipurduar Junction and the crowd has swollen to its peak. This is when the Karmabhoomi Express appears at the station. It is bound for Mumbai. Finding a seat on it is close to impossible. It is always chock full and there are always hundreds struggling to get a spot in the unreserved general compartment.

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