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Brief summary of the draft of the new Chilean Constitution

The Chilean Constituent Convention has presented the draft of a new Constitution that will be submitted to popular approval by means of a plebiscite called for next September 4. It is interesting to note that this new text has been…

“We need to install a new paradigm of democracy”, Guillermo Sullings

26.04.2019 – Santiago de Chile – Pía Figueroa We interviewed Guillermo Sullings, former Argentine humanist candidate for the Presidency of the Nation and current coordinator of the Real Democracy Network at the IV Latin American Humanist Forum, which will meet…

From Demonstration Effect to Revolution?

For the past eight weeks, the people of France have been mobilizing every Saturday in demonstrations in small and large cities throughout the country, and in smaller groups at roundabouts and tollgates, from where they’re making their grievances and demands…

The European Parliament is a democratic façade — it needs the right to initiate and pass legislation

We built DiEM25 to crush the authoritarian and anti-democratic dogma of Euro-TINA; that There Is No Alternative to the current version of the EU. Not often does our mission receive support from Brussels, the capital of the ailing EU. But…

The Forms of Power

In a result predicted by nobody, Trump won. The polls were wrong, as has become commonplace over the last five years, and the “most powerful nation on Earth” will now be governed by a multimillionaire, populist xenophobe – and all…

Yanis Varoufakis launches his Democracy in Europe movement

What is this heterogeneous crowd of people standing in the foyer of the People’s theatre doing there? Why are they waiting hours in advance for a ticket? Why are the foreigners searching in agony for a live stream link? At…

US & Italy: 2 “Democracies” held to ransom by Big Money

U.S. Faces Government Shutdown in Obamacare Standoff By Democracy Now! The nation is on the eve of its first government shutdown in 17 years as the congressional standoff over the Affordable Care Act comes to a head. Just after midnight…

news in pictures: Tunisians rally against anti-democratic measures

One day after a vote to exclude, Beji Caied Sebsi, the leader of the new political party, “Nida’a Tounes”, his supporters gather to protest. “It represents the beginning of dictatorship,” Beji Caied Sebsi said. Under the new law all former…

100s of Tunisians hold demo over controversial draft law

Hundreds of Tunisian protesters have taken to the streets in the capital Tunis to voice their opposition to a draft law that is expected to ban the former regime’s officials from running in elections. Demonstrators gathered outside the country’s National…

The Putney Debates end with a new beginning for the UK and beyond

This is a summary of the sessions that took place within the framework of the New Putney Debates in London Oct/Nov 2012. Although Occupy seems to have disappeared from the public radar (aka Big Media) after the St Paul’s Cathedral…