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France and the anger of the countryside

The impact of inflation, low wages, unfair competition, bureaucracy, income inequality and European environmental standards that they describe as too severe were at the centre of the complaints from the second half of January to the beginning of February, mobilisations…

The Crisis (or Crises) of Civilization

Recently the Polish sociologist Krzystof Wielicki has made a case for regarding the democracies of the world as in a civilizational crisis.   Somewhat less recently, Susan Strange of the London School of Economics proposed the idea that in our times…

Guatemala – An exclusion that tastes like fear

Opposition movement rejects TSE’s arbitrary measure The Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Guatemala has arbitrarily denied the registration of the presidential candidate of the Movement for the Liberation of the Peoples (MLP) in next June’s elections. “These are totally absurd…

A dose of magical realism

Anchored in the face of uncertainty, doubts and scepticism, I search for fantasy. Immersed in a hustle and bustle from which we cannot escape and of which we are, in a way, voluntary hostages, we live under a succession of…

Educational institutions are also in crisis

When we talk about education, we usually refer only to the teaching and learning dimension. Socio-emotional education is rarely addressed, and almost never its institutionalization. The discrediting of institutions also affects education: schools, high schools and colleges. Educational institutions are…

Supplies arrive in Sri Lanka

The Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka reported the arrival of a shipment of 500 metric tons of rice, donated for distribution to students in need on the Asian island. The 50,000 packets of rice will be followed next week by…

In the darkness of the night

A few events in the news are impacting our understanding of the current situation and have motivated me to write this piece. Putin annexes Ukraine’s Donbas region, while Ukraine reconquers other invaded cities and threatens to recapture Crimea. Putin declares…

Guatem-mata, a not so subliminal message

There are blunders and there are failed acts. Make no mistake. To explain the strange headline of this column, I must point out that it refers to the most recent action of the communication secretariat of the presidency of the…

Hopi Indian Chief White Eagle: “This moment humanity is experiencing can be seen as a door or a hole”

Hopi Indian Chief White Eagle commented on the current situation: “This moment humanity is experiencing can be seen as a door or a hole”. The decision to fall in the hole or walk through the door is up to you.…

The most important thing: what crisis are we talking about?

If we have anything to thank the COVID-19 pandemic for, it is that it has precipitated and made transparent a crisis that has been predicted by many for quite some time. We all talk about crises today, but the degrees…

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