Politics

23.05.2019

India Election Results — Fascists and Fanatics are Back in Power.

India Election Results — Fascists and Fanatics are Back in Power.

By Partha Banerjee Let Us Understand Why. _____________________________________ With this election result where people fell for Goebbels-like propaganda and lies, fascism is now official in India. Fascism of Hindu fanatics, fascism of the 1 percent, and fascism of hate and violence. They won. Reason and truth lost. There will… »

23.05.2019

Leave Venezuela alone, Lula tells Trump in interview

Leave Venezuela alone, Lula tells Trump in interview

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the former president of Brazil, has called to respect the Venezuelan people and their right to decide their own future. In an interview, aired Tuesday, from the Federal Prison in Curitiba, Brazil, former President Lula da Silva commented on the behavior of right-wing governments and recommended to the U.S. president Donald… »

23.05.2019

Australia’s Voters Betray Themselves, Their Homeland & Mother Earth Herself

Australia’s Voters Betray Themselves, Their Homeland & Mother Earth Herself

By Jerome Irwin By re-electing their current right-wing Liberal Party government and its Prime Minister leader Scott Morrison, Australian’s have, in one fell swoop, simultaneously betrayed humanity’s higher nature that constantly seeks to heal and constantly grow beyond whatever the more limited, baser, tendencies among human… »

22.05.2019

The government of Colombia: its betrayal of the peace agreements and its two-sided discourse

The government of Colombia: its betrayal of the peace agreements and its two-sided discourse

Declaration of Colombians abroad, addressed to the international community to make visible the situation of misgovernment of Ivan Duque in Colombia, assassinations of social leaders, former FARC combatants, boycott of the Peace Accords, persecution of the JEP and little or no political will to continue the dialog with the ELN. »

21.05.2019

Palestinians need a state, not a ‘business plan’

Palestinians need a state, not a ‘business plan’

Jared Kushner believes the first stage to peace is investing capital in Gaza and the West Bank. But just how far can that investment go when Israel is determined to maintain full control of and exploit every aspect of the Palestinian economy? By Sam Bahour President Donald Trump is taking part in… »

21.05.2019

Press Statement on the 2019 Philippine Election Results

Press Statement on the 2019 Philippine Election Results

(Note: Last May 13, 2019, midterm elections were held in the Philippines, with those elected taking office on June 30, 2019, halfway through the term of President Rodrigo Duterte. The following positions were contested: 12 seats in the Senate of the Philippines, all seats in the House of Representatives of… »

20.05.2019

European elections, migrants and the far-right

European elections, migrants and the far-right

Hundreds of Europeans ‘criminalised’ for helping migrants – as far right aims to win big in European elections Claire Provost Claudia Torrisi Nandini Archer Alexander Nabert Belen Lobos  18 May 2019, openDemocracy Elderly women, priests and firefighters among those arrested, charged or ‘harassed’ by… »

16.05.2019

Venezuelan Communes Protect the State

Venezuelan Communes Protect the State

Direct democracy works like a charm. Check out Venezuela’s Communes… Venezuela’s ubiquitous Communes are proof that direct democracy works. And, interestingly enough, those same Communes are powerful buffers to attempted coups, protecting the sanctity of direct democracy in their country. In all likelihood, John Bolton and Trump and Pence and… »

14.05.2019

Arundhati Roy on the Indian Election and Narendra Modi’s “Far-Right, Hindu Nationalist” Agenda

Arundhati Roy on the Indian Election and Narendra Modi’s “Far-Right, Hindu Nationalist” Agenda

In India, the sixth phase of voting has concluded in a highly anticipated parliamentary election that is widely seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking a second term in office. India is the world’s largest democracy with 900 million eligible voters. The final phase of… »

13.05.2019

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019 Building Convergence “The aim of the Humanist Forum is to study and establish a position on the global problems of today’s world. From that point of view, it is a cultural organisation in a broad sense that is concerned with structurally relating the… »

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