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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Catalonia: two half-truths don't make one truth

Journalists and opinion-makers have a responsibility to inform and explain, not to divide and contribute to the escalation of conflict.

El fantasma que recorre América Latina se llama: antiprogresismo

El antiprogresismo, la demonización de la tolerancia, la diversidad y el progreso social, no se limita a Brasil. Se expande por toda la región y pone en riesgo los avances democráticos de las últimas décadas. English

Anti-progressivism: a ghost that haunts Latin America

Anti-progressivism is not restricted to Brazil. It is expanding throughout the region and putting at risk the democratic advances of the last decades. Español

Nosotros, los industrializados, y los derechos internacionales de la naturaleza

En 2008, Ecuador incorporó el derecho de la naturaleza en su constitución. Diez años más tarde, se celebraba en Quito el Simposio por los Derechos Internacionales de la Naturaleza. English

We, the industrialized ones, and the International Rights of Nature

In 2008, Ecuador incorporated the Right of Nature in its constitution. Ten years later, an international symposium on the Rights of Nature has just been held in Quito. Español

Race, porn, and education: will the UK’s 2020 sex education update rise to the challenge?

The state must abandon all prudery in the interest of rectifying the time-lag leaving a whole generation of young people open to the unfettered excesses of the porn industry.

The appeal of populist nationalism in the age of accelerated change

What drives support for the populist, radical right and what do the actors offer their voters?  The endangered nation is a key trope.

Una red internacional de narco-hooligans

El arresto de varios miembros de una organización internacional de narcotráfico formada por hooligans de fútbol en Argentina evidencia la creciente participación de estos grupos en el crimen organizado. English

An international drug-trafficking soccer hooligan network

The arrest of several members of an international drug trafficking organization made up of soccer hooligans in Argentina adds to mounting evidence of the involvement of these groups in organized crime. Español

Rethinking AI through the politics of 1968

We need to pursue a political philosophy that was embraced in '68, of living the new society through authentic action in the here and now.

Scenes of ‘civil war’? Radical right narratives on Chemnitz

The Chemnitz case shows a Saxon city where the radical right has tried to establish itself for years, with some very concrete fantasies about a violent ‘overthrow’.

The Natural History Museum has been used by the Saudi regime

At a time when the Saudis are intensifying their crackdown on human rights, yesterday’s reception gave all the wrong messages.

The truth lies in Chemnitz?

We might see parallels between Rostock ’92 and Chemnitz ’18, but the impact and the political context today are fundamentally different – though not at all less dangerous.

Brasil se asoma a la polarización extrema

La polarización bebe de la irresponsabilidad de la derecha brasileña, así como de un Partido de los Trabajadores que la ha usado para sobrevivir La candidatura de Lula ha contribuido al éxito de Bolsonaro.

Of Tories, charity... and Islamophobia

Muslims know they have a duty to support the poor. Tories can't claim this mantle - especially whilst they're riven with Islamophobia.

Young workers know they're being ripped off - and that unions are the answer

Last weeks global food strikes show young workers get what trade unionism is about - and bringing are new forms of digital organisation into play.

Genocidio indígena en Guatemala: ¿justicia demorada, justicia denegada?

Una nueva sentencia condenatoria representa una nueva reivindicación para las víctimas que, durante 30 años, han insistido en que sí hubo genocidio en Guatemala. English

The indigenous people genocide case in Guatemala: justice delayed, justice denied?

There was a military structure that designed, planned and executed operations aimed at eradicating Guatemala’s indigenous peoples. Español

Cincuenta años después, los nietos del 68 se movilizan en México

Las manifestaciones masivas contra la violencia de septiembre de 2018 en la Ciudad de México evidencian que los estudiantes de hoy enfrentan problemas similares a los de hace cincuenta años. English

Brasil: uma catástrofe evitável

Para enfrentar a onda de autoritarismo que está surgindo será necessário que todos os democratas, independente do lado, façam uma frente única para evitar tamanha catástrofe. Español English

Fifty years after the Tlatelolco massacre of 1968

Massive student demonstrations against violence have swept through Mexico City in September. Today's students face similar issues to those faced by protesters fifty years ago. Español

What happened to Uruguay and its Pink Tide?

Is further change possible in Uruguay? Today, the economic situation is less favourable, ideological affinity with other governments in the region is lower, and neighbours have become distant. Español

‘Go Home?’ – five years on

On bordering, the referendum and Windrush: "It might be a dangerous moment but it is a moment when the old tricks of government cannot be repeated." Chain letter between UK researchers, June – September, 2018.

¿Qué pasó con Uruguay y la Marea Rosa?

Es improbable que una continuidad de izquierda en Uruguay pueda profundizar cambios. La coyuntura económica es menos favorable, la proximidad con los gobiernos regionales es menor y los vecinos amigos están peor. English

Acuerdo de Escazú: justicia ambiental para América Latina

La sociedad civil de América Latina y el Caribe se organizó y trabajó durante años para convencer a los gobiernos de adoptar un tratado sobre democracia ambiental. El ahora reto es hacer que el tratado se respete.

Romanians didn’t show up to an anti-LGBT referendum. But the battle for equality continues

A vote to make legalising equal marriage even harder was defeated this weekend. It’s a victory for progressive politics, but the fight isn’t over.

When an Alawite man and a Sunni woman put love to the test

We should opt for a more genuine and balanced approach to identity, beginning with acknowledging differences and their importance for our social composition. العربية

كيف سيكمل "علوي" و"سنية" طريق الحب؟

استعادة ذاكرتنا عن الآخر السوري اليوم لا تشكل الدليل على هذا التجذر فحسب، بل تفتح باب الخروج من شعارات "الشعب السوري الواحد" إلى توازن هوياتي أكثر صدقاً. English

Are women the last line of defence against Brazil’s authoritarian shift?

In a matter of days, 2.5 million Brazilian women had gathered on Facebook to discuss how to best present their case against Bolsonaro and how to take their action offline and organise themselves locally. Español

¿Son las mujeres la última línea de defensa contra la deriva autoritaria brasileña?

Si algo puede detener al ultraderechista Bolsonaro, es el hecho de que una proporción de mujeres más alta que la media - más de la mitad de las encuestadas - rechaza con fuerza su candidatura a la presidencia de Brasil. English

Rio of darkness: a war of excluding narratives

Without direction, trapped within a paradoxical temporality, Brazil has lost control. Brazilian society is caught up in a war of excluding narratives. Español

Río de tinieblas: una guerra de narrativas excluyentes

Sin dirección, atrapado en una temporalidad paradójica, Brasil ha perdido el control. La sociedad brasileña está capturada por una guerra de narrativas excluyentes. English

Brazil elections: an avoidable catastrophe

Whoever passes through to the second round, they must recognise that to face up to authoritarianism, all democrats must create a common front to close the path towards catastrophe. Español Português

Es el fin del Brasil tal como lo conocemos

Es el final de Brasil tal como lo conocíamos. La izquierda, global y nacional, ha perdido el norte. ¿Cómo reconstruir la izquierda global? ¿Cómo redescubrir la izquierda nacional? English

A new Brazil, a new left

It is the end of Brazil as we know it. The left, both globally and nationally, has lost its way. How do we reconstruct the first, and how do we rediscover the second? Español

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