Politics

27.04.2019

West’s misunderstanding of China explained in 4 minutes

West’s misunderstanding of China explained in 4 minutes

Have you ever thought of why virtually everything you hear in the West about China is negative and judgemental? And that it builds exclusively on Western criteria, values and perspectives – and not on an attempt to understand China on its own, as different from the West? Here is a… »

26.04.2019

“We need to install a new paradigm of democracy”, Guillermo Sullings

“We need to install a new paradigm of democracy”, Guillermo Sullings

26.04.2019 – Santiago de Chile – Pía Figueroa We interviewed Guillermo Sullings, former Argentine humanist candidate for the Presidency of the Nation and current coordinator of the Real Democracy Network at the IV Latin American Humanist Forum, which will meet in Santiago de Chile on May 10, 11 and 12… »

25.04.2019

Arresting Member of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful

Arresting Member of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful

It is after midnight in the Venezuela Embassy in Washington, DC and we expect the Secret Service and the DC police to come tomorrow to arrest and evict us on behalf of the illegal coup government they are trying to put in place. We are making our correspondence with the… »

25.04.2019

The Resistance Takes a Stand for Keeping Trump in Office

The Resistance Takes a Stand for Keeping Trump in Office

I’m old enough to remember when Nancy Pelosi was telling us that Trump would impeach himself. Now, Trump’s “not worth it,” as if impeachment is a favor you bestow on those most worthy. Jerrold Nadler is proposing to fine Trump for refusing to comply with subpoenas. Do you grasp the… »

25.04.2019

Denialism and Lawfare by the stick in Brazil

Denialism and Lawfare by the stick in Brazil

The pro military dictatorship president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has offered his country’s genocide victims the possibility of continuing the impunity by stopping the identification of bodies found in Sao Paulo, which were being analyzed by forensic teams, after the discovery that among the remains were victims of the forced… »

21.04.2019

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Carole Cadwalladr at TED2019 In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking… »

19.04.2019

The 2016 coup in Brazil: the door to disaster, by Dilma Rousseff

The 2016 coup in Brazil: the door to disaster, by Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff / Brasil de Fato Three years ago today, Brazil’s lower house, chaired by a congressman who was convicted of corruption, started impeachment proceedings against me, even though there was no crime of responsibility to justify the decision. That congressional vote was one of the most disgraceful moments in… »

19.04.2019

Peter Koenig – Venezuela: Still on the Brink?

Peter Koenig – Venezuela: Still on the Brink?

The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? – Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don’t think so. It’s more like a regrouping after a first defeat, well, it’s a multiple defeat, if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo… »

19.04.2019

We already know who will win the war in Libya – western arms dealers

We already know who will win the war in Libya – western arms dealers

They armed Gadaffi and the forces that ousted him alike – now they’re repeating that profitable trick. By Paul Rogers for openDemocracy 18 April 2019 In the shadow world of the arms trade there is one business model that outshines all others: selling arms to both sides in… »

17.04.2019

The official Skripal story is a dead duck

The official Skripal story is a dead duck

One of the striking things about the official Skripal story is the way its more wildly improbable aspects have been released to the mainstream media over a long period, so as to manage their impact. So, for example, police acknowledgement that the perfume bottle Charlie Rowley found was sealed and… »

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