Politics

Meet the Biden Advisor Who Wants a Cold War with China

As a longtime Hawaii resident, I have always wondered how the former President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, was so ineffective when it came to foreign policy matters. His efforts to right the wrong of the unauthorized armed invasion…

The shaky constituent effort

It is a matter of observing the world, as well as our own country, to conclude that democracies are rarely achieved and offer capable and beneficial rulers. Since ancient times, the regimes that were considered as such were not even…

Ecuador: Mobilisations against labour and economic reforms

On 15 September, trade union, student, women’s and trade union organisations, among others, mobilised in various provinces of the country in response to the government’s announcements of labour reforms and economic policies. On the coast, the protests were centred in…

Honduran people have an impressive capacity for resistance and hope

In the context of the bicentenary, Honduran writer Julio Escoto argues that the Honduran people have an impressive capacity for resistance, and resistance itself implies hope. “One can enter a stage of illusion with two approaches: the concrete illusion, one…

Iran- Taliban romance poses gravest security threat to the region

By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Despite sectarian conflict between Shiite Iran and the Sunni world, there is growing romance between the Taliban and Iran’s mullah regime. According to experts, such nexus of the Taliban and Iran will emerge as a…

Understanding the Basics of 21st-Century Democracy, Autocracy, and Capitalism

Democracy exists if and when a community organizes its self-governance around the full participation, on an equal basis, of all the members of the community. Its other, autocracy, exists when a community organizes (or allows) its governance by an individual…

…And when Alberto woke up, the debt, the hunger and the poverty were still there

In Sunday’s legislative primary elections, Peronism obtained 31% of the vote, one of the worst results in its history, with no detachments to explain such a large loss of votes, anchored in poor management, the consequences of the pandemic and…

Argentina: No Vote Punishment

The palace of the two Congresses in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Image by 139904/pixabay) In Argentina, the phenomenon of a hard setback for the ruling parties in elections during a pandemic context was repeated once again. Understandably, managing the state in…

My truth. Open letter from Diego Ancalao Gavilán to the diverse peoples of Chile

1.- Introduction. Silently processing the hard moment. Throughout these difficult days, and until today that I write this letter, I had decided to process in silence and in deep reflection, the circumstances of my frustrated presidential candidacy. This decision goes…

Winners of ‘Talibanistan’

by Saleem Samad Dhaka, Bangladesh: Outspoken physicist Prof Pervez Hoodbhoy is based in Pakistan. In his popular column in the Dawn newspaper, published from Karachi says that Russia and the United States are squarely responsible for Afghanistan’s tragedy but Pakistan…

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