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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Founder, Director and Editor of democraciaAbierta

Constitutional conventions: best practice

La politización de la justícia en América Latina

América Latina tiene una larga historia de justicia politizada y de política judicializada. Con gobiernos y legislaturas enfrentando una profunda crisis de credibilidad, el papel de la judicatura es ahora central. English

¿Qué puede hacer la izquierda en la era del populismo de derechas?

El nuevo giro a la derecha en Europa plantea una serie de retos difíciles para la izquierda, pero también crea oportunidades. English

Turkey’s three-dimensional populism, three leaders and three blocs

The election is therefore offered a choice between three blocs, each of which mobilises people in terms of a different type of populism as expounded by their respective charismatic leader.

Colombia ante la posibilidad de modernizar su democracia

Al consolidar el eje derecha-izquierda, estas elecciones pueden suponer un paso hacia la normalización de la democracia colombiana, marcada por la violencia, los déficits estructurales y la falta de alternancia verdadera. English

American students as teachers: facing the world adults are wrecking

“I’m glad to see corporate America standing with me and the other students of Parkland and everybody else,” he said, “because when we work together we can accomplish anything.”

An agora on the European political space: why is Europe the decisive political space for the Left?

All countries within the European Union – and beyond – face the epochal challenge that there is no longer a shared conception of what a state is. A starting point and an invitation.

Buenos Aires, Argentina:, 13-14 de Junio 2018: 24 horas haciendo historia

Pasaron casi 24 horas de debate en el Congreso Argentino. Todos los pronósticos anunciaban que la ley del aborto no salía. Pero todo dio un vuelco al final: 129 a favor y 125 en contra.

God votes in India, abstains in Britain, Part II

Unlike in India, British democracy, distorted by Mammon, is spared by God.

Petro vs. Duque: Las presidenciales colombianas, frente a la guerra y la paz

Esta es la primera vez en décadas que un candidato progresista llega a la segunda vuelta de una elecciones presidenciales en Colombia con algunas aspiraciones de ganarlas. English

Colombia ante la segunda vuelta de las presidenciales: ¿Ahora qué?

Pasaron a segunda vuelta Iván Duque con un 39,1% de los votos y Gustavo Petro con un 25,1%. La polarización acabó con el centro. ¿Qué podemos esperar ahora? 

"Tecnologías: hemos substituido la sucesión por la simultaneidad"

Santiago Alba Rico reflexiona sobre la izquierda y la derecha, el conservadurismo, el reformismo y la revolución, así como sobre la televisión y los medios digitales. Entrevista, 2ª parte. English

"Yo no hablaría de nacionalismo, sino de comunitarismo"

Durante el Festival Transeuropa, entrevistamos a Santiago Alba Rico. Habló sobre el papel de los nacionalismos y los comunitarismos en la actualidad, sobre España-Cataluña, el 15-M y el populismo. Entrevista, 1ª Parte. English

John Tusa: a thoroughly enjoyable noise

London is the theatre where John Tusa has been “making a noise” ever since he arrived, at the tender age of six, in 1939, from his native Zlin. Book review.

Aumenta la desigualdad, peligran los derechos humanos

Los retos que plantea la desigualdad económica para los derechos humanos no son una sentencia de muerte para el movimiento, sino una llamada de atención para adoptar un enfoque más integral. English

Las sanciones no ayudan al pueblo venezolano

La retahíla de sanciones impuestas en primer lugar por Estados Unidos y luego replicadas por la Unión Europea y Canadá entre otras, contra Venezuela, está generando consecuencias irreversibles. English

For legal abortion and an inclusive democracy

Florencia Minici is a member of the collective Ni Una Menos and co-director of Latfem Noticias. In May she spoke in congress, in favour of the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy law. Here is her full speech. Español

Por el aborto legal y una democracia inclusiva

Florencia Minici es integrante del colectivo Ni Una Menos y codirectora de Latfem Noticias y en mayo expuso en el Congreso a favor de la ley de Interrupción Voluntaria del Embarazo.  Transcribimos su discurso aquí. English

Brexit, Parliament and the British Constitution: why a People’s Vote is the only legitimate constitutional means of resolving Brexit

" If... the people legitimately... set parliament and government the task of working out a way of leaving the EU, then... the people should also be able mark their homework and pass a verdict on their efforts."

God votes in India, abstains in Britain. Part 1

Once Britain moved beyond religious nationalism, religion itself became a spent force, though not one prevented from speaking truth to power. Contrast India.

The jihadogenous urban structure

These individuals feel coerced by the predicament of being neither French nor Arab, neither Pakistani nor English... they bear the stigma of double ‘non-identity’.

Justice retrieval in Guatemala has the face of a woman

Women are leading the efforts to return rights that have been snatched away, to reject fear and to re-evaluate the truly guilty parties of criminal acts in Guatemala. Español

La marea verde argentina: «El derecho al aborto lo ganamos en las calles»

Las luchas feministas en Argentina han conseguido introducir en la agenda legislativa una serie de audiencias públicas sobre los derechos reproductivos. El debate llega ahora al Congreso de la nación. English

The Argentinian Green Tide: the right to abort is being won on the streets

Feminist activism in Argentina has managed to introduce a series of public hearings on reproductive rights on the legislative agenda. The debate reached the nation's Congress. Español 

La recuperación de justicia en Guatemala tiene rostro de mujer

Las mujeres son las protagonistas del esfuerzo de devolución de los derechos hurtados y de la recusación de culpas que deben asumir los culpables verdaderos en Guatemala. English 

Peace organizations in Colombia before the second round of the elections

What will an Ivan Duque or a Gustavo Petro victory mean for the Peace Agreements? Español

The Backlash podcast episode 3: why we need feminist investigative journalism

At the 2018 International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, 50.50 organised a panel on feminist investigative journalism with Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Crina Boros, and Claudia Torrisi.

The dominoes are falling: could "Quitaly" prove one too many for the EU?

Italy's head of state, while predominantly a governor-general figure rather than a president in the American sense, is willing to have a go at riding the populists out.

The biggest loser? State of the left in the age of right-wing populism

While Europe’s renewed rightwards turn presents the Left with a range of difficult challenges, it also creates opportunities. Español

Progressive psychoanalytic organization splits, silencing members over a Tel Aviv conference

Both the supporters and the opponents of a Tel Aviv conference are getting ready for the IARPP 2018 conference in NYC. All have been invited to an open discussion on Israel-Palestine.

Dangers of vaccine hesitancy: where does the EU stand?

In 2017, Europe observed a 4-fold increase in measles cases compared to 2016.

Is this the way democracy dies in Europe? A projection

Reflections on a dystopian future which might be becoming a reality, reflecting the dreams and hopes of political extremists.

The daunting task of repair

“Let’s agree on essentials: on what liberalism is and isn’t, on how liberalism is failing and on how much tougher liberals ought to be in their own defence.”

Left radicalism fifty years after 1968: the capitalist state and political science

We must grasp relations between politics, society and the economy more precisely, by appropriating the information and conceptual wealth in the entire spectrum of investigation into the institutionalized public realm.

A tale of Rojava and Europe: no time for dried-up dreams

Rojava is a project born of a historical experience, built and fought for by people who have understood that the only future is that which begins today.

Problemas para el Frente Amplio en Uruguay

El Frente Amplio, referente político para buena parte del progresismo latinoamericano, es visto como uno de los bastiones que resiste el actual “giro a la derecha” en América Latina. English

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