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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Neoextrativismo e outros pecados capitais da “esquerda progressista”

Este é provavelmente o legado mais prejudicial do abraço entre a "esquerda progressista" e o neo-extractivismo: a impressão de que a ideologia nominal daqueles que disputam as eleições não importa. English Español

Neoextractivismo y otros pecados capitales de la “izquierda progresista”

Este es probablemente el legado más dañino del abrazo entre la "izquierda progresista" y el neo-extractivismo: la impresión de que la ideología nominal de aquellos que disputan las elecciones no importa. English Português

Neoextractivism and other deadly sins of the “progressive left”

This is probably the most damaging legacy of the embrace between the "progressive left" and neo-extractivism: the impression that the nominal ideology of those contesting the election does not matter. Español Português

Reimagining India in Britain

The Great India Show covers even science in India. It has been blessed by the two governments. Britain is out on a mission to rediscover India.   

Whatever happened to peace? Arms, oil and war by proxy

We're living in a new era of proxy warfare, where multiple powers fund local proxies with disastrous consequences. We need to break the cycle.

Restoring the Franco-German leadership of the EU

Britain for one is quite unprepared for the ultimate project of the new French president: the restoration of Franco-German leadership in Europe.

Britain would have been safer with Corbyn in charge

Jeremy Corbyn consistently voted against wars of choice that Britain could have refrained from taking part in, now regarded as strategic failures, promoting, not reducing, international terrorism.

الحوثيين وإيران: تحالفات السياسة وتوترات المذهب

لايزال الدور الإيراني في اليمن وطبيعة العلاقة مع الحوثيين مسألة مثيرة للجدل، يميل البعض إمّا لانكارها بالكامل والتقليل بشدّة من حقيقة وجود تحالف بينهما أو المبالغة في تقدير العلاقة وتقديم الحوثيين كألعوبة بيد الإيرانيين.

Iran’s presidential election: the cynical moderate versus the representative of the deep state

As the incumbent moderate president faces off the Islamic Republic's deep state, potential variations and the shadow of previous disputed elections looms menacingly.

Why Marine Le Pen will never be France's President

Speculation about a National Front victory in the recent presidental elections was ill-founded, as is the chorus of commentators warning of a Le Pen success in 2022.

“We are dying, please”

Mohanned Jammo, a Syrian doctor on board a ship 61 miles off Lampedusa, was asking the Italian Coast Guard for help. “We are dying, please”, he said. Then the ship capsized. Español Português

“Por favor, nos estamos muriendo”

Mohanned Jammo, médico sirio a bordo de un barco a 61 millas de Lampedusa, pidió ayuda a la Guardia Costera italiana. "Por favor, nos estamos muriendo", dijo. English Português 

“Por favor, estamos a morrer”

Mohanned Jammo, médico Sírio a bordo dum barco a 61 milhas de Lampedusa, pediu ajuda à Guarda Costeira Italiana. “Por favor, estamos a morrer”, disse. English Español

We are not your case study: weaving transnational solidarities across the semi-peripheries

As transnational activists navigating this intricate landscape we need self-criticism, paying careful attention to systems of exclusion we are not immune to. But we need criticism that is generative.

The future of the internet depends on you

People from the freedom of expression, privacy and media development communities must get engaged, to ensure that one of the most important communications platforms ever invented remains open, pluralistic and democratic.

If you're not yet radical, you haven't been paying attention

Raoul Martinez spoke this weekend at 'Brexit and the Political Crash', The Convention in London: “Beyond Brexit, Labour are offering one of the most progressive manifestos in living memory.” Keynote speech.

The Egyptian Army’s violent trail of breadcrumbs

Supporting Egypt’s particular brand of fighting terrorism is equivalent to supporting a climate of expedited radicalization.

What would a world without barriers to feminist solidarity look like?

Citizenship is a duty that transcends borders. Jennifer Allsopp reports for 50.50 from the first day of the 2017 Nobel Women's Initiative conference. 

Nicaragua como peón en la geopolítica mundial

Como en los años 80, Nicaragua está cometiendo de nuevo una equivocación política: estar en medio de las luchas por la hegemonía de los grandes países industrializados del mundo. English

Nicaragua as a pawn in global geopolitics

Again, as in the 1980s, Nicaragua is making a gross political mistake: standing in the middle of the struggles for hegemony of the great industrialized countries of the world. Español

The American way of war is a budget-breaker

Unlike almost everything else in Washington, Democrats and Republicans always see more or less eye to eye on the military budget. Never has a society spent more for less.

Tale of a stillborn migration

Some stories are not dramatic enough to be widely reported by the media. Yet, like other cases of flagrant injustice, they are worth being told. This is one of them.

What obsessing about you-know-who causes us to miss

24 key national security issues that neither the Washington elite nor the media consider worth their bother.

The personnel behind the US drone programme and National Bird

In this timely intervention, which is available to watch for free for a limited period, the viewer follows three whistle-blowers in discussion of their roles in, and experiences of, the programme.

Old country, young president

The French have used their democracy to give this young man in an old country a chance to experiment with a new type of politics. But have we tried everything?

The politics of water access under occupation: is international law sufficient?

In an era of “Trump’s Israel,” complete so far with uninhibited settlement expansion and an emboldened Israeli right, the Palestinian water crisis in the West Bank and Gaza is set to worsen.

What exactly does Macron, president-elect of France, stand for?

Does Macron leave the room for citizen participation? Will his pledges of social and economic reforms include giving citizens a greater say? 

Why DiEMUK shouldn’t take a precise position on the Brexit negotiations: OR, why Britain is screwed

Let’s focus on the battles we want to win, not the ones we’ve already lost.

“Women and Children First”: war, humanitarianism, and the refugee crisis

Is a rethinking of laws of armed conflict or international humanitarian law, humanitarian assistance and refugee policy not significantly overdue?

CEU and NGO crackdown: a double blow for Roma inclusion in Hungary

The university, its culture, and its location here in Budapest, are a vital component of the social and economic expansion of Roma in Europe. Few universities have made Roma empowerment so central to their mission as CEU have.

Hungarian public employees victimised for connections to the Central European University

Yanis Varoufakis talks here about the nodal systems of the 'deep establishment' that are closing in in Europe. This might be a good example.

A “Gerigonça” e o futuro da social-democracia: o experimento governamental em Portugal

Algo relativamente óbvio demorou muito tempo para ser explicitamente reconhecido na democracia portuguesa: há mais pontos de convergência do que de divergência entre os partidos de esquerda. English

Trump’s paradox: a critique of ‘populism’

Trump is an irrational projection and knows it. That’s why he can do absolutely anything and get away with it. Taking back control is scapegoating and aggression.

Red lines: can we be sure that Assad was responsible?

Why has the mainstream media reported Assad’s guilt as a fact and failed to address the crucial question of why he deliberately shot himself in the foot – twice?

To stand up for the powerless in Syria, the Left must embrace complexity

The Syrian uprising has divided the international Left between those who support Assad and those who support the Syrian opposition, while muting the voices of Syrians whose realities force them to reject simple binaries.

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