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04.09.2019

Boris Johnson to seek UK general election – but purging his party of rebels changes the rules of the game

Boris Johnson to seek UK general election – but purging his party of rebels changes the rules of the game

Matthew Cole, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, has confirmed that he will call a vote on holding a general election if MPs legislate to block a no-deal Brexit. His pledge came after he lost a key vote to the so-called rebel… »

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

The Amazon fire crisis has been 500 years in the making – as Brazil’s indigenous people know only too well

The Amazon fire crisis has been 500 years in the making – as Brazil’s indigenous people know only too well

Darren Reid, Coventry University for The Conversation São Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was recently plunged into darkness in the middle of the day due to smoke from the Amazon rainforest burning more than 2,700km (1,700 miles) away. These fires have brought… »

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… »

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… »

23.08.2019

Pressenza film wins award in Accolade Global Film Competition

Pressenza film wins award in Accolade Global Film Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. The documentary film “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” directed by Álvaro Orús from Spain and produced by Tony Robinson from the UK for Pressenza has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given in the short… »

23.08.2019

Futurology: how a group of visionaries looked beyond the possible a century ago and predicted today’s world

Futurology: how a group of visionaries looked beyond the possible a century ago and predicted today’s world

Max Saunders, King’s College London for The Conversation From shamanic ritual to horoscopes, humans have always tried to predict the future. Today, trusting predictions and prophecies has become part of daily life. From the weather forecast to the time the sat-nav says we will reach our destination, our… »

22.08.2019

White nationalists’ extreme solution to the coming environmental apocalypse

White nationalists’ extreme solution to the coming environmental apocalypse

Alexandra Minna Stern, University of Michigan for The Conversation White nationalists around the world are appropriating the language of environmentalism. The white nationalist who allegedly massacred 22 people in El Paso in early August, Patrick Crusius, posted a four-page screed on the chatroom 8chan. In it, the… »

19.08.2019

‘Nuclear-powered’ missile accident in Russia – what really happened?

‘Nuclear-powered’ missile accident in Russia – what really happened?

Claire Corkhill, University of Sheffield for The Conversation A missile engine exploded at a naval test range, west of the city of Severodvinsk on Russia’s northern coast at 9am on August 8. At least five people were killed and several others injured. As it is associated with… »

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