Politics

03.09.2019

Never ending crisis in Argentina, part 2: the disaster with the IMF

Never ending crisis in Argentina, part 2: the disaster with the IMF

The great blow to officialism during the primary elections (referred to as the PASO) in Argentina has only deepened the current crisis. Roberto Lampa for openDemocracy To understand how we’ve arrived at the umpteenth financial upheaval that began around a year ago in Rio de la… »

03.09.2019

Fighting for Germany

Fighting for Germany

Recently a party represented in the German parliament (Bundestag) published its program for the military. The program is not secret. The voters going to the polls in 2 German states on September 1 could know this program. Up to 28 percent of the voters have chosen the party with… »

02.09.2019

The “deal of the century” is already on the ground before being on paper

The “deal of the century” is already on the ground before being on paper

Many recent developments signal an early implementation of the “deal of the century” despite Palestinian rejection. Yara Zarir for openDemocracy 25 August 2019 The “deal of the century” is the peace plan proposed by the Trump administration to end the disputes in the Middle East. The… »

02.09.2019

The the Latin American Right is burning

The the Latin American Right is burning

by Javier Tolcachier* The flames in the Amazon synthesize the picture of the current political situation in Latin America. According to a recent bulletin from the Tricontinental Institute of Social Research, this year there have been 40,341 fires in the Amazon, the highest number since 2010. There… »

01.09.2019

Massive UK protests against Boris Johnson political coup

Massive UK protests against Boris Johnson political coup

UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has obtained permission from the Queen to shut down Parliament. Under false pretences as disclosed by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace who was caught on camera explaining the real… »

31.08.2019

Triumph of the Right is Changing the World Order

Triumph of the Right is Changing the World Order

By Katharina Hofmann De Moura SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug 29 2019 (IPS) – The crisis of regional and multilateral institutions goes hand in hand with the international rise of right-wing populism. In the US, the UK, Russia, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, the Philippines and Brazil, we are experiencing the rise… »

31.08.2019

Trump Impeachment FAQ

Trump Impeachment FAQ

What are the grounds for impeachment? See our draft articles of impeachment here. See our strategy explained here. But we don’t want Mike Pence to become president, do we? The question of who is worse, the current president or the vice president, is a very different question from… »

30.08.2019

Colombia: a new blow to the Havana Accords

Colombia: a new blow to the Havana Accords

Through a video, apparently filmed in the area of Puerto Inírida, in the Colombian jungle, Iván Márquez, Jesús Santrich and El Paisa, the three former FARC combatants whose whereabouts were unknown and who did not keep their appointment to testify before the JEP (Special Justice for Peace), have announced the… »

29.08.2019

[UK] Is Boris Johnson’s parliamentary prorogation constitutional? How to understand the UK system

[UK] Is Boris Johnson’s parliamentary prorogation constitutional? How to understand the UK system

Michael Gordon, University of Liverpool for The Conversation Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament is intensely controversial. It shows a clear disregard for values which are crucial to the operation of the UK’s constitutional system. The process of leaving the EU had already placed the UK’s… »

27.08.2019

Portugal as a strategic target of the far right

Portugal as a strategic target of the far right

Portugal, from the point of view of the international far right, is the weak link for its attack on the European Union. Boaventura De Sousa Santos for openDemocracy 21 August 2019 A series of recent events has unveiled increasingly disturbing signs that far-right internationalism is turning Portugal into… »

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