Elections

04.06.2015

Hong Kong at another crossroad

Hong Kong at another crossroad

This year, leaders of student unions at several universities have decided not to attend the vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown, always held at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. This is in protest at one of the main organiser’s – the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China –… »

23.04.2015

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

“For Hong Kong’s sake get on with the real job” – this could have been the title and sub-title of this mainstream newspaper editorial, but no, it was: “Legco must pass reform package for 2017 chief executive election.” (South China Morning Post (SCMP) today Thursday April 23,(2015). According to the… »

20.02.2015

Lesotho elections to end political tensions

Lesotho elections to end political tensions

Maseru, Lesotho – The current government of national unity in Lesotho will come to an end later this month February 2015. The mountain kingdom of Lesotho is a small country under the leadership of His Majesty King Letsie ‘The Third’ as a head of the State and the Basotho nation,… »

05.01.2015

Greece, elections and reflections on the crisis

Greece, elections and reflections on the crisis

The forthcoming political elections in Greece could be a turning point not only for the country, but also for the whole of Europe. Here we talk about the possible consequences with Marianella Kloka, Greek member of the international organisation, World without Wars and Violence. What do you think about the… »

04.01.2015

If Syriza wins the Greek election, what will happen next?

If Syriza wins the Greek election, what will happen next?

By Lisa Mittendrein and Valentin Schwarz Source: redpepper.org With Greece facing a snap general election on 25 January 2015, there is the genuine prospect of a radical left government coming to power in an… »

12.12.2014

Mozambique: a dictatorship of no alternatives, or an alternative to the dictators?

The victory of Filipe Nyusi and the Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) in the October 15 presidential and parliamentary elections pours cold water on the hopes of many who were convinced that 2014 would bring political change to Mozambique. By Boaventura Monjane Instead, Frelimo will maintain its stranglehold on political… »

22.11.2014

Speaking with forked tongues can win you an election

Speaking with forked tongues can win you an election

What better allegory than the Native Americans’ to describe Orwell’s “double speak” or the semantic violence of those who steal the discourse of the opposite view to increase their appeal amongst those who normally would not agree with or vote for them? The wolves in sheep’s clothing, (and why do… »

04.11.2014

Your vote will make a difference in N.Y.

Your vote will make a difference in N.Y.

Activist and author Ben Davis explains why he is supporting the Howie Hawkins/Brian Jones campaign in New York–and why a vote for the Greens will make a difference. THERE IS so little time, but since I have invested some meaningful chunks of my life into supporting the Howie Hawkins/Brian Jones… »

04.11.2014

Elections Tunisia: micro-credit fieldworker viewpoint

Elections Tunisia: micro-credit fieldworker viewpoint

On the occasion of the elections in Tunisia and the recently issued results, we interviewed Bodo Lieberam, CEO of MicroCred Tunisie, a professional in the field of worldwide microfinance and living in the Country for a few years. The secular party Nidaa Tounès won the… »

14.10.2014

Evo Morales wins 3rd term as Bolivian President according to exit polls: some reactions

Evo Morales wins 3rd term as Bolivian President according to exit polls: some reactions

“La Paz, Bolivia (CNN) — Incumbent Evo Morales declared victory in Bolivia’s presidential vote Sunday. Official results have not been announced, but a national exit poll placed Morales in the lead with 61% of the votes. Victory would mean Morales, of the Movement for Socialism party, would lead the country… »

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