Published in: North Africa, West AsiaTo become a bit more human: Review of Belén Fernández, “Letter from Iran”
In “Letter from Iran” Belén Fernández reminds us that we—people everywhere—are not Washington cyphers but flesh-and-blood human beings who must keep being defiant in order to retain that status.
Published in: HomeThe history of the west is not the history of the world
Pankaj Mishra's From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia undertakes the difficult ethical exercise of discovering real world history, against the noisy western cries of 'progress' and economic growth. Book review.
Published in: HomeGeneral strike in the kingdom of Spain: the political economy and basic income
A basic income could be of enormous importance as an integral part of a package of measures designed to guarantee the material existence of all people and their possibilities of living according to their own life plans. Universalising property - by providing the essential conditions for material, and hence social existence to everyone - would universalise the essential condition of truly effective citizenship.