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31.08.2015 Tony Henderson

Jeremy Corbyn – reformer or revolutionary?

Jeremy Corbyn – reformer or revolutionary?

Not quite the ‘new boy on the block’ Labourite Jeremy Corbyn has decided to seek for party leadership and has stated to the media as to why he wants to be Labour’s leader, because, “Britain is not working well for most people. More of the same won’t work. We believe … »

30.08.2015 Marianella Kloka

Voting doesn’t make us feel tired!

Voting doesn’t make us feel tired!

The Popular Unity party handed the mandate to try to form a government back to the President of the Greek Republic, and a transitional government was formed by the President of the Court of Cassation, Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou and her new cabinet is obliged to lead the country to snap democratic elections … »

28.08.2015 Amy Goodman

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Give Diplomacy A Chance

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Give Diplomacy A Chance

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan A war with Iran would be a catastrophe, yet by opposing diplomacy, hundreds of members of Congress may be blundering into just such a conflict. The Iran nuclear deal, as the complex diplomatic arrangement is popularly called, was agreed upon … »

26.08.2015 Konstantina Baskozou

Greek republic in (debt) crisis: The supposed dilemma (part Ι)

Greek republic in (debt) crisis: The supposed dilemma (part Ι)

Greece’s deficit and financial problems, emerging almost out of the blue in 2009, were handled from the beginning in a confrontational way by both citizens and politicians, inside and outside the country.   At an international level, in economic terms Keynesians were strongly contradicted by Monetarists, followed by a political … »

21.08.2015 Pressenza New York

Mapping New York City’s Civic Commons

Mapping New York City’s Civic Commons

New York, August 20, 2015 – Churchill nailed it in 1947 when he said “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others which have been tried from time to time.” For decades thereafter traditional Western Democracy was the tarnished global standard. But with the Internet’s ascent … »

19.08.2015 Guillermo Sullings

Grexit should be sooner rather than later

Grexit should be sooner rather than later

The context of the European Union As Humanists we aspire to a future in which all the peoples of the world integrate within a Universal Human Nation. In this sense we differentiate this process of integration that we call planetarisation from the one that has become known as globalisation; whereas … »

14.08.2015 Pressenza Budapest

The battle between neoliberal and democratic values

The battle between neoliberal and democratic values

A delegation of Humanists was recently invited to Greece in order to give two presentations at the TEDx event in Anogeia on the island of Crete, they also participated in meetings with members of the Greek national and local government.  Antonio Carvallo, former General Secretary of the Humanist … »

13.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Getting Russia right

Getting Russia right

Even today in many different ways the US and Russia remain close. There is cooperation in space, not least the International Space Station. The US regularly hires Russian rockets to launch its crews to the Station and to launch satellites. Russia sells advanced rocket engines to the US. Russia allows … »

12.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Taiwan’s system cannot be called democratic

Taiwan’s system cannot be called democratic

Taiwan cannot be taken as an example of a good democracy just because you can choose your leader freely there, apparently, as distinct from the Hong Kong system where the leader cannot be voted in freely. If you like Taiwan’s Ma Ying Jeou you can vote him in, if not … »

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