Opinions

Glenn Greenwald: Is it a coup?

What is happening in Brazil is much worse than Donald Trump Brazil is facing its worst political crisis in over two decades as opponents of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attempt to impeach her on corruption charges. But Rousseff is…

UK bad farming practices and the National Farmers Union

Has the NFU president’s farm led by example when it comes to bad practice in the countryside? By George Monbiot for The Guardian “It’s simple,” a civil servant at the government’s environment department, Defra, once told me. “When we want…

How narratives killed the Syrian people

On March 23, 2011, at the very start of what we now call the ‘Syrian conflict,’ two young men – Sa’er Yahya Merhej and Habeel Anis Dayoub – were gunned down in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. Merhej and…

The Unwavering Dignity of the Cuban Revolution Has Won

They can try to say what they want, but the Cuban Revolution continues to triumph against U.S. interference despite the decades-long blockade and the Cuban Adjustment Act (among other things). And since it’s time to say things clearly, let’s begin…

The Unwavering Dignity of the Cuban Revolution Has Won

They can try to say what they want, but the Cuban Revolution continues to triumph against U.S. interference despite the decades-long blockade and the Cuban Adjustment Act (among other things). And since it’s time to say things clearly, let’s begin…

The slow, inevitable collapse of the two-party system

In this election year, it’s clear that a seismic political shift is rumbling through America. Widespread discontent for the status quo is surfacing from both the left and right. A year ago, it would have been impossible to envision a…

Pressenza editors endorse DiEM25

Pressenza editors from 6 different language editions today expressed their endorsement of the Democracy in Europe 2025 campaign on the eve of the official launch of the project to an Italian audience in Rome. The endorsement, which is published in…

The Great Game & the partition of Syria

Russia’s decision to greatly reduce its military presence in Syria, coming as it did with little warning, has left the world struggling for explanations. Russia is to maintain a military presence at its naval base in Tartous and at the…

NATO wars, refugees and terrorism cannot be seen in isolation from one another: Europe must give a coherent response

Once more we witness acts of terrorism in Europe. These events in western cities killing European citizens are horrific in the eyes of the western media. They should be condemned and all peace-loving human beings condemn them. We in Pressenza…

When is a prophet not a prophet?

Silo, the South American philosopher, has long been called a prophet by some of his protagonists. This categorisation can jar somewhat as images of – for Christians – St John the Baptist surge; bright eyed, bearded and portrayed as mad…

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