Politics

20.11.2017

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

This week I have been closely following the experiences of Tomás Hirsch, the Humanist Party candidate for Congress Deputy in the 11th district of Chile because his wife and my good friend, Juanita Vergara, invited me back in May to come down to Santiago for the elections, already sensing six… »

19.11.2017

Tomás Hirsch: “We can’t do the changes we want alone”

Tomás Hirsch: “We can’t do the changes we want alone”

A team of Pressenza editors is currently in Santiago, Chile to cover the general election taking place on Sunday 19th November.  We had the chance to interview Tomás Hirsch from the Humanist Party, an integral part of the Broad Front coalition.  He explained how it is possible and necessary to… »

17.11.2017

Brexiters, beware: if the ties that bind us unravel, tyranny may soon follow

Brexiters, beware: if the ties that bind us unravel, tyranny may soon follow

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Public projects such as the NHS, BBC and social security define us as a nation. Without that cohesion, authoritarianism could flourish.  So what is this country we are asked to love? This might once have been an easy question to answer. National identity… »

16.11.2017

Impeach! A Letter From Michael Moore

Impeach! A Letter From Michael Moore

It is time to remove this dangerous man from office. I have just signed the “Need To Impeach” petition initiated by Tom Steyer of California. Over two million other Americans have also signed it. And that number keeps growing every hour. We — all of us — must not wait a… »

15.11.2017

Time for Truth and Reconciliation for the US and Russia

Time for Truth and Reconciliation for the US and Russia

By Alice Slater NATO’s recent provocative decision to build up its military forces across Europe by sending four new multinational battalions to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland, comes at a time of great turmoil and intense questioning of global security with new forces for both good and evil straining to… »

11.11.2017

Democrats Claim Electoral Victories One Year After Trump’s Election

Democrats Claim Electoral Victories One Year After Trump’s Election

Democrats made big gains in elections across the U.S. Tuesday, as voters turned against the Republican Party one year after Donald Trump was elected president. In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Kim Guadagno in the race to replace the deeply unpopular Republican Governor Chris Christie. In Virginia, Democrat Ralph… »

09.11.2017

“Catalonia is a European problem demanding a European solution” – Yanis Varoufakis

“Catalonia is a European problem demanding a European solution” – Yanis Varoufakis

At a press conference this morning in Barcelona, DiEM25 co-founder Yanis Varoufakis presented a proposal for a European response to the Catalan crisis – one which is to be discussed by our movement’s members so that DiEM25 tables a formal pan-European policy proposal on the issue of regions seeking statehood. »

08.11.2017

One Year After Hell Froze Over

One Year After Hell Froze Over

Danny Katch, author of the new book When Bad Governments Happen to Good People, looks back at the election that gave us the nightmare that is Donald Trump. ONE YEAR ago on November 8, Donald Trump was elected the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet,… »

08.11.2017

DiEM25 prepares to compete in elections

DiEM25 prepares to compete in elections

The results are in: With 72.98% turnout, members voted an overwhelming ‘YES!’ to whether DiEM25 should be able to compete in elections. This vote is the result of an immense exercise of consensus building after months of passionate internal debate, hundreds of amendments and proposals from members… »

04.11.2017

Catalonia, open letter to Juncker and Tusk: the silence of the EU is unjustifiable

Catalonia, open letter to Juncker and Tusk: the silence of the EU is unjustifiable

In front of the repressive escalation in Catalonia, 185 politicians, intellectuals, academics and MEPs have signed an open letter to European Commission President Juncker and European Council President Tusk to urge the European Union to intervene for the salvation of fundamental freedoms. Dear President Juncker, dear President Tusk: We are scholars,… »

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