Barcelona's citizens are setting aside the historical baggage of the
nineteenth and twentieth century struggles of industrial workers movements, inventing
a newly resonant language of rights and democracy.
The risk to Europe is a perpetuation of crisis by
implacable erosion, and with this the abdication of political institutions from
protecting the interests of citizens that they are responsible for and to.
Jean Seaton’s latest
history of the BBC is mired by typos, inconsistencies and factual errors.
Far from incidental, this is symptomatic of a broader carelessness that ultimately undermines her analysis.
As UKIP seeks to instil discipline amongst its cadres, it finds itself
walking a thin line between maintaining the populist rhetoric that harnessed
its appeal to the “left-behind” and building a more polished, mainstream image.
After Tony Curzon Price argued that Greece was not playing chicken and James Galbraith retorted that it's not even playing a game, an applied game theorist reminds us of the logic, in Greece's game, of claiming you're not playing one.
Social scientists have a
very specific contribution to deliver in a democratic public space, as openDemocracy’s
articles daily testify. The articles by leading global sociologists published
this week in openMovements are, we believe, exemplary.
People fighting for survival experiment with their own path to
democracy in the Middle East. Not just another effort to carve out an ethnic niche,
but to establish a multi-ethnic, multi-religious democracy.
Considering the horrors wrought by the Islamic State, a professor writes to his former students at the University of Duhok to remind them that the starting point of the struggle for emancipation is within ourselves.
The forest idea is not based on centre-periphery economies
and spatial hierarchies, but on equitable networks of livelihood and exchange.
It embodies many historic associations with freedom and social justice.
What can a document sorting out
ruling class differences 800 years ago be used for? David Carpenter’s Magna Carta with a New Commentary is a book about documents, which is both its
glory and its downfall.
The basis of Palestinian opposition to Israel’s actions has little to do with it being a Jewish state. Had it been a Hindu or a Buddhist state, the Palestinians would have been no less embittered. This article was a submission to the UK Parliamentary report into antisemitism emanating from the Middle East conflict, made in November 2014.
I ask you to stand in solidarity with the just struggle of the Greek people, which is also the struggle of every citizen. Our people have been asked to go hungry to bail out debts created by a wealthy minority, not just in the country but internationally.
Following a Latin American coup, the first act of the generals and commanders
responsible was to remove the executive; the second was to shut down the
legislative. Rarely, if ever, did they touch the judiciary. Español.