Referendum

The colours of Western Sahara flood the centre of Madrid, calling on Spain to fulfil its obligation as an administering power

This Saturday, 19 June, saw the closing of the March for the Freedom of the Sahrawi People, with a demonstration that brought together tens of thousands of Spaniards and Sahrawis to demand that the government of Pedro Sánchez assume the…

‘I’m not proposing a referendum right now’ says Sturgeon in independence U-turn as elections loom

Scotland’s first minister has said she doesn’t want to propose a referendum now as her party prepares for an election on May 6, citing bigger challenges in the economy as support for independence falls. “I don’t believe we should propose…

Referendum in Switzerland: economic interests prevailed over ethical values

Switzerland missed two opportunities to move towards a more just world. Last weekend, Swiss voters voted on two referendums, both of which were rejected. The first referendum question, a popular initiative “For responsible companies – to protect human beings and…

US Elections 2020 was essentially a Referendum on Trumpism & he lost

By Feroze Mithiborwala The reality is that the Obama-Biden regime started more wars that even Bush Jr. Obama initiated wars in Libya, Syria & Yemen & carried on with the Occupation of Iraq & Afghanistan. Obama has dropped more bombs…

Greece: New self-reliant right wing government – The Golden Dawn out of the Parliament

The new Parliament, as it emerged from the results of the 7th July elections in Greece, consists of six parties. This time, the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is out of Parliament and this is a victory for the 58% of…

At two minutes to midnight, the French parliament considers a Bill proposing a referendum to abolish nuclear and radioactive weapons

On 23 January 2019 in Chicago, atomic scientists in charge of the “Doomsday Clock” decided to keep the minute hand of this big symbolic timepiece in the same place as they put it in January 2018: at two minutes away…

A respectable result for the Sovereign Money Initiative (Vollgeld-initiative)

Despite the campaign of confusion and fear run by our opponents and the misinformation provided by the Federal Council and the Swiss National Bank, an estimated 26% voted for the Sovereign Money Initiative. This is a respectable outcome and shows that…

#21F and the process of change in Bolivia: barely twelve years versus centuries of humiliation

ALAI AMLAT-en, 09/03/2018.-. Close observation of the coat of arms of the Pluri-National State of Bolivia, reveals at the bottom of the oval a mountain. But not just any mountain: it is the Sumaj Orcko, a magnificent peak, a sacred…

Referendums get a bad press – but to fix Britain, we need more of them

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Voting once every five years alienates us from politics. Participatory rather than representative democracy would allow us more say in how we run the country You lost, suck it up: this is how our…

Ada Colau asks the EU for help to mediate the conflict between the governments of Catalonia and Spain

Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, sent a letter to 27 mayors of European Union capital cities, explaining the serious situation that Catalonia is going through after the interventions by the Spanish government, understanding that what is happening goes beyond a…

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