movements in Brazil and South Africa have been fueled by unrealized
socio-economic expectations and by explosive growth in India, what they have
most in common is the subordination of democracy to money.
La condena del ex presidente Efraín Ríos Montt sentó un precedente para la exigencia de responsabilidades a los jefes de Estado. Pero en Guatemala las estructuras de poder de la dictadura militar permanecen en su sitio.Publicado previamente en States of Impunity. English
Four interlocking elements shape the global system:
the neurobiological substrates of human nature (providing a more complex
account of human nature), the persistence of global anarchy, which today
coexists with conditions of instantconnectivity and interdependence.
The ‘utopian’ slur
against peacemakers is defeatist propaganda for pro-war, pro-militarisation and
securitisation interests and the military-industrial complex. Marion Bowman reports from WILPF's Centenary Conferencein the Hague.
There are glaring absences at the heart of the UK elections contest. The new preface to his ‘Essay on Britain, now’ - by one of Britain’s leading political thinkers tells us why. Remarkably, it suggests ways in which to free ourselves from the trap we are in.
Western policymakers once understood the dynamics of secular politics in the Middle East, but this knowledge has been subsumed under a fixation on Islam’s supposed threat to western security interests.
The law, in particular the Law of Abandoned Properties, became the Ottoman Empire's most important tool during the Armenian Genocide a century ago. Economic interests blinded people to the plight of their fellows who were made to disappear.
Just like the skeletons that
were discovered in Diyarbakır in 2012 nearly 100 years after they were buried, Turkey’s past is haunting its
future and demanding that we remember the tragic events of the Armenian Genocide.
Millions of Spaniards have engaged
in protests over the past four years. As of July 1 they can be subject to
disproportionate fines and even jail for exercising their democratic rights to
freedom of expression, assembly, protest and information. Interview. Español.
Major opposition parties in Sudan boycotted the elections that took place earlier this month, but are now supporting the government's decision to join Operation Decisive Storm disregarding the effect this will have on the people of Yemen.
Last month the North Korean government gave its permission for
an international women's peace walk across the demilitarized zone which separates it from South
Korea. The women are waiting to hear the South Korean government's decision.
If rhetoric about Britain "standing tall" is to mean anything at all, supporting Chagossians long-denied right to return home must be an absolute priority for whatever Government is formed after May 7.
foreign policy is au courant, but
what does it mean in practice? Foreign
policy informed by feminist analysis must confront masculine hegemonies in
state military-industrial complexes that fuel and fund conflicts.