By Alejandro Ochoa According to the first paragraph of Article 71 of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela: “The matters of special national interest may be subjected to Consultant Referendum by the initiative of The President of the Republic, together with the ministries´ council; by agreement of the… »
By JAMES CUSICK and CRINA BOROS 8 February 2018 for openDemocracy (see reference pictures in the original article) The Evening Standard’s lucrative deal with Swiss chemical giant Syngenta shows how commercial giants pay for news – with readers left in the dark. London’s Evening Standard, the city’s flagship free newspaper… »
In only a few months, the content of the Western national and international media has undergone profound change. We are witnessing the birth of an Entente about which we know almost nothing – neither the real initiators, nor the real objectives – but whose direct anti-democratic consequences can be noticed… »
Last month the progressive government of Cristina Fernandez in Argentina was dealt a blow when the conservative neo-liberal, Mauricio Macri, was elected as her replacement. Since then Macri has bypassed government on dozens of occasions and ruled by decree. The peso has been drastically devalued, thousands of public sector workers… »
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