Politics

25.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Confrontational politics mire Bangladesh

Confrontational politics mire Bangladesh

On the morning of the 22nd January (2015) our offices at Pressenza had just received this note (see The First Note below) from Frank Choudhury, of Fieldwork organisation. Mr Choudhury was then travelling in Bangladesh – when another related item arrived, this time from the office of the Bangladesh Government, … »

23.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

US Congress Seeks Israel’s Direction

US Congress Seeks Israel’s Direction

Conservative Pat Buchanan once got in trouble by calling Capitol Hill “Israeli occupied territory,” but even he might not imagine what’s happening now – with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu invited to address a joint session of Congress to decry President Obama’s foreign policy. By Robert Parry – writing on [abolition-caucus]. Showing who some … »

23.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Fairness and the commons, interview with Enric Duran

Fairness and the commons, interview with Enric Duran

Here we present a CommonsTransition interview with Enric Duran. Prior to co-founding the Catalan Integral Cooperative — a Commons Transition partner project creating a cooperative, self managed public system in Catalonia — Duran became famous for his 2008 “bank action”, an act which involved defrauding 39 Spanish banks of nearly … »

21.01.2015 Tony Henderson

Adaptive Society by Ross Milburn – a review

Adaptive Society by Ross Milburn – a review

Londoner Ross Milburn, an IT writer now living in Hong Kong, introduces his book Adaptive Society as follows: “The horror of war set me on a lifelong quest to discover why human government is so bad, in spite of the intelligence, morality, and loyal nature of most individuals, and the … »

20.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

China urges US to accept North Korea’s latest offer

China urges US to accept North Korea’s latest offer

Beijing wants Washington to seriously consider recent peace overtures from North Korea. Shannon Tiezzi writing for The Diplomat, January 17, 2015, considers that the U.S. should seriously consider offers of dialogue from North Korea in order to bring an end to decades of tension on the Korean peninsula, as an … »

17.01.2015 Tony Robinson

Has democracy finally arrived in Chile?

Has democracy finally arrived in Chile?

Augusto Pinochet’s parting gift to Chilean politics as he ended his military dictatorship was a bizarre system of elections that divided the country into areas each with two seats in the House of Deputies. The only way to ensure election was to be in one of the two biggest political … »

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