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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

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Why politicians need to 'take responsibility' for children's health too

This government is betraying children on a grand scale, and making positive ‘choices’ impossible.

It’s time to go on the offensive against racism

Nonviolent direct action campaigns that stay on the offensive can build vision-led movements that win.

A response to Wolfgang Sperlich on 'The latter day critics of Noam Chomsky'

“Try reading all of the relevant articles, substituting the name John Smith for the name Noam Chomsky and see if you have the same visceral reaction.”

Gaining perspective on Chomsky’s linguistics

Reasons for its success and its appeal must be viewed against the backdrop of deep-going, enduring and extremely widespread traditional doctrines and assumptions about language and humanity in western thought.

¿Debería el juez Moro haber aceptado el cargo de ministro de Justicia?

Si Sergio Moro adopta los mismos métodos que usó en la Operación Lava Jato en su nuevo rol, los derechos humanos, la justicia y la democracia se enfrentan a un futuro sombrío en Brasil. English

The Great War, and how it ended

Despite its extensive Remembrance coverage, the BBC hasn't actually tried to explain to its audience how and why Germany lost the war in 1918.

"Tickers of terror" – the crisis of Polish media as told by news crawls

As Poland prepares for another divisive and violent independence day holiday on 11 November (celebrating "100 years of independence"), we look at the polarising TV coverage of last year’s event.

Reflections on the ‘open letter’ debate: a middle way to approaching the radical right?

How should we study, present, and represent the radical right? Some from among the hitherto quiet observers speak up, in the interests of a broader conversation.

#Midterms2018: Lies, women and migrants turn against Trump

“Tremendous success!”, “a Great Victory”, were the words strewn over Trump’s twitter account upon the declaration of the mid-term results. But is this really the case? Español

Por un Pacto internacional sobre Información y Democracia

Ante los ataques continuos que sufren periodistas y medios de comunicación, publicamos esta Declaración encaminada a establecer garantías democráticas relativas a la información y la libertad de opinión en un momento histórico crucial.