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21.09.2018

Corbyn’s Labour Party, can it win?

Corbyn’s Labour Party, can it win?

By PAUL ROGERS 20 September 2018 for openDemocracy The 1960s–70s send a warning to Britain’s next left-wing government –  “Any person who lived through the anguished days from [date] until [name‘s] resignation will recall the high level of anticipation, expectation, surprise and wonder about what would… »

19.09.2018

There is an alternative to neoliberalism – in Britain and beyond

There is an alternative to neoliberalism – in Britain and beyond

LAURIE MACFARLANE 18 September 2018 for openDemocracy – Laurie Macfarlane introduces ‘New Thinking for the British Economy’ – openDemocracy’s new eBook outlining a new economic agenda for Britain. Western political economy is in a period of upheaval. Neoliberalism – the set of economic ideas and… »

18.09.2018

The US-led global war on terrorism has succeeded… in creating more global terrorism

The US-led global war on terrorism has succeeded… in creating more global terrorism

Since 9/11, the regions where the U.S. military has been most active—countries in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia—have seen a five-fold increase in violent attacks –  by Jon Queally, staff writer For Common Dreams – In the 17 years since the events of Sept. 11… »

18.09.2018

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

By ARTURO DESIMONE 15 September 2018 for openDemocracy SS Winnipeg was Pablo Neruda’s Winged Fugitive Ark for war-refugees. Where are such grand gestures today? Stateless and dispossessed persons in the world today amount to a towering 65 million. If we are to trust the ‘’census’’ of… »

16.09.2018

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Constantin Eckner, University of St Andrews for The Conversation It was a moment that has defined Angel Merkel’s chancellorship of Germany ever since. In early September 2015, she allowed thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq to enter Germany. Merkel promised her people that Germany… »

15.09.2018

Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to “Drive Liberal News Outlets Into the Ground

Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to “Drive Liberal News Outlets Into the Ground

What do you achieve when you let the Weekly Standard operate as a fact-checker for one of the internet’s most powerful platforms? “You achieve bullshit.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer For Common Dreams When Facebook selected the right-wing, Iraq War-boosting magazine The Weekly Standard as… »

12.09.2018

Platform parties vs plutocrat PR: welcome to the future of UK politics

Platform parties vs plutocrat PR: welcome to the future of UK politics

By ADAM RAMSAY 10 September 2018 for openDemocracy Deserted by members, right-wing parties serve the rich, while people have flocked to centre and left alternatives, only to be smeared as “dogs” and “Trots”. The SNP has more members than the Conservatives. Labour is the biggest… »

09.09.2018

Seven ways to build the solidarity economy

Seven ways to build the solidarity economy

By EMILY KAWANO 4 September 2018 for openDemocracy We can transform capitalism by encouraging the ‘better angels of our nature.’ The solidarity economy is a global movement to build a post-capitalist world that puts people and planet front and center, rather than the pursuit of… »

08.09.2018

‘The Symptom, not the disease:’

‘The Symptom, not the disease:’

Michael Moore’s new film shows how deep political dysfunction—and failure of democrats—set stage for Trump “Donald J. Trump did not just fall from the sky. His rise to the presidency was not an aberration and should not have come as a shock.” by Julia Conley, staff writer  for… »

07.09.2018

AI has already been weaponised – and it shows why we should ban ‘killer robots’

AI has already been weaponised – and it shows why we should ban ‘killer robots’

Ingvild Bode, University of Kent for The Conversation A dividing line is emerging in the debate over so-called killer robots. Many countries want to see new international law on autonomous weapon systems that can target and kill people without human intervention. But those countries already developing such weapons… »

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