En Liang Khong is submissions editor at openDemocracy.
The Armenian genocide: 100 years on.
How to fight for digital human rights?
Six countries. Six different paths to EU integration.
The secretive EU-US trade deal explained
Slashed budgets, stressed workers and young people in desperate need across England and Wales. Something’s got to give.
Capitalist development has undergone – and
inflicted – violent historical dislocations in the past. So it is with digital
For now, Israel is too powerful. An uprising may assert the right to life, land, and dignity. But it will not change the brutal facts on the ground.
The absence of the leading candidate for the October 25 presidential elections
in Argentina at a national debate on TV highlights the persistent democratic-quality
shortfall in Latin America. Español. Português.
When States lack social
legitimacy, a lack of trust in politicians or political parties is merely a
symptom of this. Who then do we turn to?
We've changed our name.
Montenegro is witnessing the biggest protests in its history in calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Djukanovic, and activists are turning to crowdfunding to sustain their revolution.
oil extraction in the Arctic is irreconcilable with a two-degree global warming
limit. When politics let us down, we have to turn to the courts. Do you agree?
The first past the post
electoral system can result in undemocratic and potentially corrupted one-party councils. We need electoral reform for local government in England and Wales.
Buried in the minutes of an obscure new quango is evidence of vast corporate capture of the UK government.
Child social services were badly affected by 33% cuts to local government core funding, most clinical providers kept quiet but Kids Company spoke out vociferously.
The Government want BBC to provide for
market failure, except in the one instance where there is a clear case for it, the
delivery of local news.
Gender is a matter of international peace and security. The anniversary of SCR 1325 provides a platform to reclaim the actions and power of women to shape global peace and security in new ways.
Much has been gained by
the women who secured SCR 1325. Seven resolutions on, these
resolutions and their intent now sit firmly within global policy on peace and security.
Broad public support for human rights is a false front—not a mass movement but a loosely bound herd. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate, public opinion and human rights. Español
The UK defence minister endorses arms sale abroad,
with potentially grave political consequences.
can become a leader on climate change if he positions its cause at the heart of
a new economic design.
Vulnerable young people suffering from mental illness are not getting the help that they need. Kesia’s story.
Transforming the financial system could allow debt to become a source
of freedom instead of servitude.
The truth is that ‘trust me’ didn’t work and the
much-vaunted expertise of the ‘third way’ politicians have contributed to the
disarray we see all around us.
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