Politics

21.02.2019

A World Party

A World Party

By Roberto Savio* I  have been a member of the first international party: the Transnational Radical Party, founded in 1956 by Marco Pannella and Emma Bonino. Then in 1988, I was a wetness of the large protest, in Berlin West, against the meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the… »

02.04.2017

Political crisis in Venezuela

Political crisis in Venezuela

Southfront  31.03.2017 Edited by Pressenza London, 2.04.2017 Venezuela could be one of the richest countries on the planet; instead, it is going through its deepest economic and political crisis. During the past 19 years, the so-called Chavistas, supporters of Hugo Chavez, a former Venezuelan President and leader of the… »

02.11.2016

Inequality as Policy

Inequality as Policy

Globalisation and technology are usually presented as natural and inevitable. In fact their course, insofar as they have led to greater inequality, this has been the result of conscious policy choices. It is much easier to have an economic system that produces more equality rather than one that needlessly generates inequality, which… »

13.08.2016

Uncle “Sham” says “dance!”… and the band plays on…

Uncle “Sham” says “dance!”… and the band plays on…

I recall from my early teens, the “Judgment at Nuremberg” movie, which made a big impression then about “justice” and the “rightness and virtue” of the Allied cause.  But when I watched the movie on TV, years later, it was the Richard Widmark character – one of the prosecuting colonels,… »

11.07.2016

Assam: Neda emerges from saffron cocoon

Assam: Neda emerges from saffron cocoon

The energetic Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which thrashed the ruling Congress in the last general elections under the banner of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), has now floated a northeastern political alliance with an aim to counter the century old party in one of its strongholds. The formal launching of… »

23.03.2016

The slow, inevitable collapse of the two-party system

The slow, inevitable collapse of the two-party system

 In this election year, it’s clear that a seismic political shift is rumbling through America.  Widespread discontent for the status quo is surfacing from both the left and right.  A year ago, it would have been impossible to envision a card-carrying socialist and a pre-WWII style populist mounting legitimate presidential… »

18.04.2015

USA: Side-effects, popping pills and pop-up politics

USA: Side-effects, popping pills and pop-up politics

Used to be, when I flipped channels, I’d go from one movie to another, one drama to another, one news show to another, etc.  These days, I’m more likely to go from one commercial to another—and more likely than not, it’s a prescription pill commercial! By Gary Corseri Wasn’t there… »

12.04.2015

New world political geography, ongoing mutations

New world political geography, ongoing mutations

Tocqueville wrote that “history is a picture gallery where there are many copies and few originals” (1). The enormous demographic, technological, economic and cultural changes of the last few decades should have proved him wrong but, instead we can notice many parallels and similarities with past processes and situations in… »

07.04.2015

Bangladesh impasse – resolution lies with Gov’t

Bangladesh impasse – resolution lies with Gov’t

After a three-month long siege, Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief returned home April 5 from her Gulshan party office. How funny that game of the government where law enforcers confined her there with sand-laden trucks. Independent observers opine it was only to harass her and subdue the movement of opposition. Khaleda Zia,… »

08.01.2015

Kashmiri youth, political activism, and democracy

Kashmiri youth, political activism, and democracy

There was an article on Countercurrents.org titled: Political Activism, Democracy And Kashmiri Youth, by Imran Khan (5 January, 2015) speaking about Kashmir youth and the place’s political field. “… We all know that from 90s till now all the college and university unions in Kashmir are dysfunctional, so the platform… »

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