Democracy

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…

Pakistan’s perspective on the “New Cold War”: Interview with Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed

Interview by Cecilia Capanna for Pressenza. The world is splitting increasingly into two halves. This is not the first time. There’s a lot of talk about the US and China waging a so called “New Cold War”. There’s a lot…

Ruling Out Social Democracy as an Option – And a Way to Rule it Back In

A decisive misunderstanding prolonging today´s mega crisis is the lingering belief that social democracy, as it existed in Europe during the thirty glorious years after World War II, and in a different form in the USA during the four terms…

Martin Luther King’s birthday, racist obstructionism and the fight for voting rights in the US

American democracy is in crisis as Republican supporters of Trump and the January 6, 2021 insurrection on the US Capitol try to restrict or even eliminate the democratic system’s basic principle of “one person, one vote”. Former President Donald Trump…

Can tech truly work for democracy and human rights?

The accelerating global process of digitalisation is rapidly transforming the ‘operating space’ of citizens everywhere. While digital technologies provide people with new ways to exercise freedoms of association, assembly, and expression, they are simultaneously creating opportunities to restrict those rights,…

Philippine Election 2022: People Power in Pink #2

Pink, whether it is a fashion color for women that bloomed in Europe in the 1700s or a health color for the breast cancer awareness campaign throughout October (from 1985 in the United States till it became international), it largely…

Argentina: No Vote Punishment

The palace of the two Congresses in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Image by 139904/pixabay) In Argentina, the phenomenon of a hard setback for the ruling parties in elections during a pandemic context was repeated once again. Understandably, managing the state in…

The profitable dividends of politics

The upcoming elections in Chilean politics will determine who will reach La Moneda, who will be the new senators and deputies of the Republic, as well as the hundreds of regional councillors whose election was pending after the recent elections…

World Humanist Forum-Asia: Connecting for Collaboration and Action

August 15, 2021. The World Humanist Forum- Asia was officially launched with the participation of over 105 individuals, many representing humanist organisms and other NGOs/groups, all sharing the same vision of a non-violent and non-discriminatory humane world, and working in…

Professor Castillo: from the charm of symbols to the harsh reality of politics

Professor Pedro Castillo’s biggest challenge is “not to disappoint those who gave him victory”, writes anthropologist Rodrigo Montoya Rojas. “On its way, the government will discover how many of its promises are possible or not, and it will have to…

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