Democracy

The value of democracy in schools

With automatic registration and compulsory voting, 85% of citizens voted in the exit plebiscite that rejected the Constitutional proposal. This high voter turnout gives great legitimacy to the result and to the republican institutions. But the fact that voting is…

Chile post exit plebiscite

Results and impacts on present and future politics It is highly unlikely that there will not be a shift towards a strengthening of the neoliberal model in the ambits of political power. In this scenario, the question is whether this…

Depth charges

The undermining of democracies is a long-standing strategy. Anyone who has ever been a fan of war movies will know how depth charges used against enemy submarines work. Used extensively during the naval battles of the Second World War, these…

Manifesto on Economies of Care and Earth Democracy

On the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5, 2022, globalization critic, environmental activist and ecofeminist Vandana Shiva has published the Manifesto on the Economy of Care and Earth Democracy. This was done as part of her tour of…

“the struggle of memory against forgetting”

Interview by Perfecto Caparas   As a sequel to “A Dialogue with Edicio dela Torre: On Democratization,” Pressenza journalist Perfecto Caparas interviews Edicio delaTorre about the civil society challenges posed by the ascent to power of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. following…

People’s Summit – Bulletin June 8th

The People’s Summit for Democracy, an event organised by activists, social movements and left-wing groups from all over the Americas, has begun in Los Angeles, in contrast to the 9th Summit of the Americas, an event that brings together heads…

New Constitution: a cutting-edge opportunity on a global scale

For those of us who have struggled for 40 years to have a new Constitution in Chile, the moment we are living today is profoundly significant. We have been saying for a long time that we need a new Constitution…

We talk to Javier Tolcachier about the corporate co-optation of the Multistakeholders

We are now entering our second interview and this time we have chosen a topic that most of our audience has probably not heard of, but surely lives it in some way because it has to do with what happens…

Diminished people – abolition of democracy in the U.S.?

For quite some time now you can read that democracy in the USA is endangered, especially by current efforts to change the right to vote. I wanted to understand what is going on and have compiled the information available on…

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…

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