only search openDemocracy.net

This week's editor

Tom Rowley is editor of oDR.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

#PayPal4Palestine

While Israeli settlers living in the West Bank are completely integrated into the Israeli system and have access to PayPal and other technologies, the Palestinians they live among do not.

En Haití, la ONU ha puesto en riesgo la salud pública y los derechos humanos

Al no reconocer su participación en el brote de cólera de 2010 en Haití, la ONU socavó las normas de salud pública y violó los derechos humanos que exige a los estados miembros respetar. English

Democracy, neoliberalism and talking to strangers: a kid on a local bus

In the act of going out from an excluding individualism, breaking the idea that everyone can improve their life conditions on their own, there is a big step. Español

Evictions in Greece: dozens of people convicted. Their crime? Solidarity

The function of these squats was to provide shelter for economic and political refugees, while the needs of the people staying there were met through solidarity networks and local communities.

DemocraciaAbierta primer año, selección: Crisis en Brasil: sobre héroes y golpes

Rechazar el discurso de un golpe de las élites contra un gobierno nacional-popular es clave para entender la crisis brasileña y desarrollar estrategias sobre qué hacer desde la izquierda.

Rio’s Olympic ruins

This week, when the Games are over and the flow of tourists begins to dissipate, the city will awaken to consequences of nearly a decade of Olympics-centered city planning and politics.

America’s criminal injustice system

Think of the author as today’s Sam Spade, taking you deep into an American world in which justice couldn’t be blinder.

Migrant and refugee suffering on the central Mediterranean route: too much, too long

Despite the world’s media focus on the eastern Mediterranean route in the past year due to the high number of arrivals, the central Mediterranean remains the deadliest route into Europe.

Federalism and the European left

Politically, it may well be ideologically hopeless. But it is crucial to realize that, institutionally, the EU is a very plastic organization.

In Zambia’s contentious election, the EU finds a new challenge

Zambia can be an inspirational example for a region in democratic distress. But the opposite is also true. Will the EU help?

From slave market to Olympic venue: variations of capitalist accumulation in the port of Rio de Janeiro

There is a repeated primitive accumulation throughout the history of capitalism required by capitalist expansion itself, which must commodify not yet commodified spaces in order to develop.

Understanding transversality

It is essential that we always remember that activist spaces are a means and not an end in themselves, to reach the broad social majority that needs us.

On the absence of Arab intellectuals: counter-revolution and the state

Maged Mandour

The inability of the counter-revolutionary forces to appeal to more than the need for security means that the current political order can only be maintained through the use of coercion and violence.

Interview with Adrian Zandberg, Partia Razem

If you don't have a Left that is able to question unjust social relations and give viable perspectives on changing the world for the better, then politics dies.

DemocraciaAbierta primer año, selección: América Latina 2000-2015: un balance provisional

La gran insuficiencia de los líderes mesiánicos fue no haber entendido la raíz de su propia postura, tan latinoamericana, de no asumir que los ciclos se agotan inevitablemente.

DemocraciaAbierta, primer año: selección Latinoamérica en alerta democrática

En un  momento en que la región se encuentra ante una encrucijada, parece urgente dibujar escenarios para asegurarse un futuro en democracia plena. La iniciativa Alerta Democrática realiza este importante ejercicio.

DemocraciaAbierta primer año, selección: Latinoamérica en alerta democrática

En un  momento en que la región se encuentra ante una encrucijada, parece urgente dibujar escenarios para asegurarse un futuro en democracia plena. La iniciativa Alerta Democrática realiza este importante ejercicio.

Hanan Harawi’s insurrection

Independent publishing, poetry, the vivacious - perhaps cyclical - return of indigenous literature, and the current situation of Peruvian politics in relation to culture and literature. Interview. Español

Perú quiere más minería, más industria, más China

El nuevo presidente de Perú, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, quiere estimular la actividad económica del país mediante el procesamiento y refinación de minerales, además de su exportación - principalmente a China. English Português

O Peru quer mais mineração, mais indústria, mais China

O novo presidente do Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, quer estimular a atividade económica do país através do processamento e refinamento de minerais, além da sua exportação – principalmente para a China. English Español

Peru wants more mining, more industry, more China

Peru’s new President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (known as PPK), intends to stimulate the country’s economic activity by processing and refining minerals, in addition to simply exporting them – mainly to China. Español Português

Does Brexit really matter? Yes, as the end of the UK

The Tory party has been in bed with the City for a century. It is not beyond belief to suppose that Cameron’s goal was always Leave while apparently leading Remain.

Brasil: normalización democrática, pero poco entusiasmo

Según los sondeos, la mayoría de los brasileños creen que el cambio presidencial marca el principio de una nueva fase para el país. English Português

Zones of turbulence in the wake of EU-Turkey’s migration agreement

The implementation of the EU-Turkey deal helps restore order to liberal markets and the political economy. The results of the deal are entirely to the detriment of the migrants affected. Who gains?

Golpes y contragolpes en Brasil 2016

La crisis política y de representación que asola Brasil está lejos de terminar. Mientras las instituciones del país se colapsan, los slogans “Fuera Temer” y “Vuelve Dilma” ya no tienen sentido. English

To coup or not to coup: radical political reform is the only way to resolve Brazil’s political crisis

Brazil continues to struggle with a political and representational crisis. As the country’s institutions collapse, the slogans Fora Temer and Volta Dilma no longer serve a purpose. Español

Durão Barroso: de europeísta a banquero global

El nombramiento de Durão Barroso como presidente no ejecutivo de Goldman Sachs es inaceptable. Su posición como ex-Presidente de la Comisión Europea le exige cumplir con unos mínimos estándares éticos. English

¿La CIA en Ecuador? De la NED, la corrupción, y el sistema judicial

La falta de transparencia y el control del sistema judicial en Ecuador crean las condiciones en las que agencias de EE.UU. pueden operar con mayor libertad. English

Not Hitler or Augustus, but a hybrid that shows what the American polity is becoming

“Our national crisis isn’t really about Trump; it’s about what’s happening to the American people.” Long essay.

Civil society under attack in Latin America

Core civil society rights have been violated in at least 14 Latin American countries in 2015, says Civicus’ annual report on civil society. Español

La sociedad civil, atacada en América Latina

Según el informe anual de Civicus sobre la sociedad civil en el mundo, se violan derechos fundamentales en al menos 14 países de América Latina. English

Dura aterragem na Venezuela

A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência. English Español

UN talks on multilateral disarmament: you can run but cannot hide

As debate in the UK is pre-occupied with renewal of Trident there is an apparent lack of awareness that the world of non-proliferation and disarmament is changing around us.

Brexit: a dismantling moment

We have reached a turning point with an uncertain outcome, in which the British and European dimensions are two sides of the same coin.

China and Latin America: strategic relations in times of change

Anxiety over economic and political crises and changes in Latin America is palpable in China. Español Português

Syndicate content