Politics

18.06.2018

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

The historical perspective Exactly one hundred years ago, Marco Fidel Suarez took over the presidency of Colombia and coined the foreign policy guidelines called Respice Polum (“Let’s look at the pole” or “towards the North”) or the Suarez Doctrine. Since then, and with few interruptions such as that of nationalist… »

17.06.2018

Tips from Tomas Hirsch, Chilean parliamentarian: how other parties can recover their meaning

Tips from Tomas Hirsch, Chilean parliamentarian: how other parties can recover their meaning

In spite of their different roots Christian Democratic and Social Democratic parties have been occupying similar slots in the political spectrum, and are suffering today a similar crisis, brought about by their efforts to adapt to neoliberal dominance, not only in economic terms but also existential. In this context the… »

17.06.2018

Study finds less corruption in countries where more women are in government

Study finds less corruption in countries where more women are in government

A recent report in Science Daily describes an inverse relationship between women’s participation in politics and corruption: “A greater representation of women in the government is bad news for corruption, according to a new study published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization by researchers Chandan… »

15.06.2018

What Else Canadians Should Be Sorry For — Besides Burning the White House

What Else Canadians Should Be Sorry For — Besides Burning the White House

By David Swanson, Six-years after the British landing at Jamestown, with the settlers struggling to survive and hardly managing to get their own local genocide underway, these new Virginians hired mercenaries to attack Acadia and (fail to) drive the French out of what they considered their continent. The colonies that… »

14.06.2018

Jeremy Corbyn joins the silent walk for the anniversary of Grenfell Tower fire

Jeremy Corbyn joins the silent walk for the anniversary of Grenfell Tower fire

“Today marks the one year anniversary of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire – in which 72 people lost their lives. We remember those who died and renew our commitment to fight for justice on behalf of Grenfell Tower residents, their families and loved ones” writes Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in… »

14.06.2018

Kim-Trump Summit: Hardcore War Mongers Aren’t Happy

Kim-Trump Summit: Hardcore War Mongers Aren’t Happy

By Farooque Chowdhury The hardcore warmongers aren’t happy with the just completed Kim-Trump Singapore summit. The warmongers love warmongering and war as these increase their amount and rate of profit. Reactions to the latest diplomatic development in the Korea region speak this love. The warmongers feel pain as they find… »

14.06.2018

Sweden’s Military Madness

Sweden’s Military Madness

The government of Sweden has reinstated the military draft and sent a war propaganda brochure to all Swedes promoting fear, Russophobia, and warlike thinking. While my last name comes from Sweden, I’m writing this in the United States and will no doubt be obliged to acknowledge that the militarist threat from… »

13.06.2018

Donald Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong

Donald Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong

He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its detractors. Perhaps predictably, he has been universally condemned for it. His crime was to insist that the… »

12.06.2018

Face 2 Face with Carlos Aguasaco

Face 2 Face with Carlos Aguasaco

On this show we speak with Carlos Aguasaco, Associate Professor​ at the CUNY Latin American Cultural Studies. We discuss the ​current political situation in Colombia ​and the upcoming presidential election. The eletion is perhaps the m​ost impo​rtant one​ in the​ nations’s​ history​ ​as it​ ​is the first to follow ​the… »

12.06.2018

Joint statement by Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Joint statement by Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Pressenza publishes here the full text of the statement issued by President Trump of the USA and Chairman Kim of North Korea. President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held… »

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