When former Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro took the helm of the Organization for American States (OAS) in 2015, members of the U.S. Right despaired that the intergovernmental body would be headed by yet another Latin American leftist and friend of Washington’s foes. Four years later, those same right-wing forces cheered as Almagro led the charge for the overthrow of [...]
Decrying the party’s “activist wing,” Barack Obama last week issued a characteristic warning to Democrats not to stray too far to the left: Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision we also have to be rooted in reality. The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down [...]
What is music for? It’s a difficult question. Embedded as it is in our daily lives, to ask what music does, what function it might serve to us as human beings, is a question we don’t usually wrestle with. Most days we brush away the question as easily as putting our earbuds in en route [...]
Solidaritets forlag udgiver italiensk tegneserieforfatters bog om den væbnede konflikt i den nordsyriske by, og holder i den forbindelse reception.
Indlægget Menneskeskæbner i Kobane fortalt som tegneserie blev først udgivet på
The two elections Israel has held so far this year may not have produced a prime minister, but they have at least brought clarity to the catastrophic state of the Israeli left. It feels inadequate to speak merely of a pro-occupation consensus when, outside the radical right, the Palestinians are hardly mentioned at all. With [...]
A new dance craze is sweeping New Hampshire. Call it “The Buttigieg,” a team-building bop performed by staff and volunteers on Mayor Pete’s presidential campaign. Videos of the dancers, set to “High Hopes” by Panic! at the Disco, have been making the rounds on social media, shared enthusiastically by Pete fans and mocked mercilessly by his critics.
The song, which Buttigieg [...]
When Heather Edwards’ contractions began three months early, in March, she worried about the long drive to the hospital from her home nestled in the Appalachian Mountains in Jonesville, Va., a town of fewer than 1,000 people. Edwards, 32, was carrying quadruplets and hers was considered a high-risk pregnancy. The nearest hospital with a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) was [...]
What would a socialist internet look like? It’s a complicated question, because the internet is a complicated thing. But one part of the answer has just arrived in the form of a newly announced proposal from the Labour Party to provide free full-fiber broadband to all households and businesses by 2030. The plan is to [...]
If there was any doubt before, the horrifying events of the past week in Bolivia should have laid those doubts to rest: it was a coup. But there should have been no doubt to begin with. While it is true that the events preceding Morales’s ouster were complex and multifaceted, there is no disputing that [...]
Aftalen om fordelingen af socialreserven, der fordeler de tidligere satspuljepenge, er på plads. Men arbejdet er ikke slut, understreger Pernille[...]
Indlægget Vigtige sociale indsatser reddet på målstregen blev først udgivet på
Ifølge den amerikanske regering er de israelske bosættelser på Vestbredden ikke længere i strid med folkeretten. Den udmelding vil blot[...]
Indlægget USA-melding optrapper konflikten mellem Israel og Palæstina blev først udgivet på
The alleged bid by the British government and army to close down investigations into torture and murder in Iraq and Afghanistan appears to be the latest aspect of a widespread desire in in the UK to forget all about these failed wars. Joining the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 is commonly blamed on Tony Blair, but there is little [...]
Thirty years ago, a friend of mine published a book called 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save The Earth. It described the huge environmental benefits that would result if everyone made some simple adjustments to their way of life. Six hundred thousand gallons of gas could be saved every day, for example, if every More
It’s no secret that Donald Trump is one of the most aggressive arms salesmen in history. How do we know? Because he tells us so at every conceivable opportunity. It started with his much exaggerated “$110 billion arms deal” with Saudi Arabia, announced on his first foreign trip as president. It continued with his White More
Regeringen og dens støttepartier har aftalt en køreplan for børnefamilierne på Sjælsmark. Mattias Tesfaye i næste måned komme med plan for ny indkvartering.
Indlægget Børnene på Sjælsmark kan komme ud til april blev først udgivet på
Saba Mahmood is a very talented scholar who has assimilated a post-colonial sensibility. She has learned to look at the world through the eyes of those who have been the pedagogical objects of European colonialism. The literature on Orientalism is vast; and the evidence suggests that Europe cannot easily shake off the deep-seated assumption that More
The choking cloud of Jeffrey Epstein’s paedophilic legacy has been floating over the Atlantic for some time. It does its best (or worst) in matters of US and British celebrity, warts and all. It has not, for instance, exempted the British Royal Family, whose cupboard stocked with misbehaviours and raunchiness got just more crowded with More
The Galactic Gardeners’ Forum This may not be the best time to contact you, but waiting may only make things worse. Since we’re your first neighbors in the galaxy to make contact, we hope you’ll consider us a welcoming committee with a warning. We’ve hacked into all your major channels of communication to transmit our More
Rule number one of politics: The first step in exercising political power is to get elected. Somewhere along the line the Democratic Party has forgotten this. Why this is important is that right now it looks that Democrats are on the road to another 2020 presidential popular vote victory and a loss in the electoral More
Last week, I attended Joe Biden’s first rally in California since he launched his presidential campaign more than six months ago. It was revealing. The Biden for President campaign had been using social media and its email list in the Los Angeles area to urge attendance. Under sunny skies, near abundant free parking, the outdoor More
The divide in the health care policy debate couldn’t be any clearer. On one side: the Medicare for All proponents. On the other: the Obamacare with a Public Option proponents Americans see the divide. But are we seeing the fundamental issues at play here? I don’t think so. We’ve been largely ignoring the huge historic More
I couldn’t believe my ears. I thought Tulsi Gabbard gave her best performance during Wednesday night’s Democratic party debate. She swiftly demolished Mayor Pete and Kamala Harris to their faces, then attacked every prior Republican and Democratic administration (including Clinton’s, although she did timidly omit Obama’s) for wasteful and deceitful war-making and subservience to the More
Det er nu lykkedes at lande en aftale med regeringen med en klar tidsplan for, hvornår børnefamilierne kan flytte ud[...]
Indlægget Endelig får vi børnene ud af Sjælsmark blev først udgivet på
The right to vote is fundamental to any democracy. Protecting that right — and making it easier to exercise it — ought to be a priority across partisan lines. Instead, in states across the country — particularly in the five years since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act — it has become a More
John Oliver recently dedicated his HBO show to why we need a federal anti-SLAPP law. Like most of his stuff, the episode was witty and engaging. It was also sloppy, thoughtless and poorly researched. From now on, I’ll wonder whether I can trust anything he says. An anti-SLAPP motion is a powerful legal maneuver available More
(includes a recipe brought to you by Discomfort Foods) In February 2018 on Fox News, Laura Ingraham ended her interview with former CIA director James Woolsey by asking him if the United States continues to “mess around in other people’s elections.” To which Woolsey, as though tasting the tasty lie in his mouth, replied: “Welllllllll More
According to an October Rasmussen poll, 38% of likely voters say they intend to vote for “someone other than President Trump or the Democratic presidential nominee” in the 2020 US presidential election. In a three-way presidential race, 38% constitutes a winning plurality, assuming it’s distributed among the states such that the Electoral College outcome reflects More
“Schpring! Schpring zu de velschken feldt!” shouted one of the Amish parents gathered to see their children off for their first day in an Iowa state or “English” school. The year was 1965, the bus had just arrived and the parent was urging the kids to, “Run! Run to the cornfields!” A photographer present to More
Angela Stents bog »Putins Verden« beskriver den russiske præsidents tankegang, og er helt bestemt værd at læse. Søren Riishøj anmelder bogen.
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In what was easily the sleepiest of the Democratic primary debates so far, more Democrats than necessary sparred over a series of questions last night that proved frustratingly heavy on Trump-related softballs and abstractions about national unity. Such as it was, much of the actual substance of the debate followed a by-now-familiar script — occasionally [...]
Over the past few days, Israel has stepped up its bombing of Gaza, killing thirty-four Palestinians and leaving another eighty-plus wounded. A ceasefire temporarily ended the assault last Thursday, but violence escalated again after Israeli forces killed several Palestinian civilians in a “surgical strike.” The disproportionate force comes at a tumultuous time for Israel, with [...]
We find the way together. A huge scar ran from the middle of his forehead to the bottom of his chin — a gift from La Bestia, the treacherous migrant train that runs from south to north in Mexico, used by migrants who can’t afford the assistance of coyotes or polleros. He had fallen off … Continued
Since its first election triumph in late 2005, Evo Morales’s Movement toward Socialism (MAS) has had unparalleled success in transforming one of Latin America’s poorest countries. In thirteen years of MAS government, a quarter of the population was lifted out of extreme poverty, the indigenous majority finally came to the heart of public life, and [...]
Unlike the United States, Britain has not been doing leader debates for very long — and it shows. Aired live from an ITV studio, the aesthetics of last night’s leaders’ debate hewed closer to a game show (with computer graphics for a backdrop and even a quick fire round) than to the comparative grandeur and [...]
Since we shared the cover of our forthcoming issue yesterday, we were bombarded with emails and tweets demanding that we turn it into a poster. Okay, well, not exactly bombarded — we got like a half dozen emails and twice as many tweets — but those demands have been met nonetheless. We’re making just 200 prints of [...]
Den kendte moske Dansk Islamisk Center på Nørrebro har mistet sin anerkendelse som trossamfund på grund af et manglende årsregnskab.
Indlægget Regnskabskoks koster kendt moské anerkendelse blev først udgivet på
Supporters of Bernie Sanders have long been accustomed to the nagging feeling that the candidate they champion rarely, if ever, receives a balanced treatment in the mainstream media. Many have also grown used to hearing this impression questioned — characterized as the product of a self-imposed victim complex or a figment of the imagination. There’s [...]
At September’s Labour Party Conference, shaky iPhone footage shot from the viewing balcony captured the final tally for a motion on the Green New Deal (GND) explicitly calling for a 2030 net-zero carbon emissions target. As the final count was read out, the conference hall erupted into cheers. Delegates had voted overwhelmingly in favor of [...]
Mogens Lykketoft har skrevet sine erindringer. Bogen er uomgængelig for alle, der vil blive klogere på den politiske udvikling.
Indlægget Lykketoft: fra magtposition til politisk eksil blev først udgivet på
When you look at your computer screen, or the screen on your smartphone or the screen of your television set, it is a liquid crystal display (LCD). An important component of the LCD screen is indium, a rare metallic element that is processed out of zinc concentrate. The two largest sources of indium can be found in eastern Canada (Mount [...]
The British general election kicked off on November 6, which means Britons will cast their votes on December 12 — a mercifully concentrated, if intense, political timetable, especially compared to the seemingly endless American campaigns. The Conservatives, the Brexit Party, and the Liberal Democrats are all attempting to focus the campaign on Brexit, while Jeremy [...]
The media focus in the UK general election has tended, understandably, to be on BoJo Johnson, the latest prime (un)mover of Ukania’s protracted and bizarre Brexit ordeal. BoJo also draws attention for his antics, gaffes, endlessly contradictory hot-air pledges, and torrid love life. By contrast, the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, comes across as a benign More
Monday AM. Trump says he might consider testifying in writing. I’m not sure how that is testifying and it seems that it’s just a way for Trump to try and control the conversation. More delightful news involved a newly released poll that says 58% of voters between 18 and 30 years of age want Trump impeached and removed from office. [...]
As witness after credible witness appears before the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry, the walls are closing in on Donald Trump and he knows it. If any more proof was needed, he actually tried to intimidate one of the witnesses, former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, by posting a derogatory tweet about her while she More
Over the past few years, democratic socialists have rightfully spent a considerable amount of time honing their arguments on domestic policies, such as healthcare, education, and criminal justice reform. Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution and Bhaskar Sunkara’s recently released The Socialist Manifesto are two good examples of this focus on the domestic. On the foreign policy More
Nick Hanauer, a self-professed capitalist billionaire, spoke at a TED conference only recently. He exposed neoliberalism’s brand of capitalism getting away with murder in plain sight. Mr. Hanauer described himself: “After a 30-year career in capitalism spanning three dozen companies, generating tens of billions of dollars in market value, I’m not in the top one More
Yesterday, I happened to catch a radio report by NPR’s Julie McCarthy on the latest round of protests in Hong Kong. While listening, I could not help but see the similarities between what is going on in that corner of Asia and what has been going on in the streets of Catalonia during the last month…. but More
“The computer guy [sic]…can know everything…” –Edward Snowden, Permanent Record We all know someone who has suffered explicit privacy violations through data breaches, has been censored, or has valiantly fought for press, Internet, and telecommunications freedoms at a time of deep political polarities and culture war divisions. Edward Snowden’s life reveals it’s not just “the More
President Donald Trump’s nominations to the federal courts are deteriorating faster than his party can lower its standards to approve his picks. Case in point—Lawrence VanDyke, former Montana solicitor general and failed candidate for the Montana Supreme Court. Mr. Trump has nominated Mr. VanDyke to serve as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of More
The widespread publicity regarding the whistleblower, who disclosed President Trump’s extorting telephone call to the president of Ukraine, should remind us that political whistleblowing is a dominant prophetic role of Christians That critical role comes from Jesus, who is recorded as saying about his mission: “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he More
Any human being who values justice and freedom would condemn the coup that ousted the Bolivian president Evo Morales on the 10th of November 2019. Morales obtained 47.08 % of the vote to secure a fourth term as president in the election held on the 20th of October. Since his vote was more than 10% More
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in August of 2018 ruled in favor of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Idaho Sporting Congress, and Native Ecosystems Council and halted a massive Forest Service timber sale that would have logged a mammoth 40,000 acres – over 62 square miles! It would have “thinned” the forest so More
As the struggle for immigrant rights continues to be fought across America, new battlegrounds may come into view, then fade from public attention. For many months, our border drew intense scrutiny, as family separations shocked and horrified millions. Recently, the fate of DACA and 700,000 Dreamers moved back briefly into headlines, as the Supreme Court More
The New York Times ran a column by Andrew Yang, one of the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. Mr. Yang used the piece to repeat his claim that automation is leading to massive job loss. His one piece of evidence is a study that purports to find that 88 percent of job loss between More
Om Konfronts første år set fra en tyk-vinkel, om anmeldelser og privilegieblindhed, om tykfobi og kapabelisme, om call-outs og aktivistmiljøernes samtalekultur. Af Dina Amlund Inden jeg går i gang med mine forskellige rants, som hører sammen i en samlet beretning om ovenstående emner, bør jeg kommentere på ordet ”privilegieblind”. Jeg bruger dette ord, fordi jeg […]
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The world owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, Boris Johnson, and other heroic rulers of our glorious nations. Not only are they hard at work making their respective countries great again, but they are providing you, the people of the world, with a choice between two More
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De aktuelle protester verden rundt har med fuld kraft katapulteret kampen for social retfærdighed ind [...]
I december tager den nye EU-Kommission over med Ursula von der Leyen i spidsen. Så skal kommissionen vise, om den for alvor kan - og vil - sætte turbo på kampen mod international skattefusk.
Indlægget Er den nye EU-kommission klar til kamp mod skattefusk? blev først udgivet på
The Democratic Party presidential primary polls are all over the place, and the chorus asserting that you simply can’t trust them is louder than ever. There’s some merit to the complaints. Twenty years ago, the response rate for pollster phone calls was 36 percent, but it’s now dropped to 6 percent. Many pollsters have attempted [...]
The centrists are finally talking about Medicare for All. Since they can’t deny the moral imperative of single payer, they’ve become obsessed with attacking its “political viability.” Yet, detached from the work of political persuasion, it seems these opinion-generators know little about how regular people actually think about Medicare for All. Hillary Clinton this week [...]
Like a thick night fog, hatred rages through the neighborhoods of Bolivia’s traditional urban middle classes. Their eyes are brimming with anger. They don’t shout, they spit. They don’t make appeals, they impose their will. Their chants are neither hopeful nor fraternal, but they ring with discrimination and contempt for indios (indigenous Bolivians). They mount [...]
Aktivister viser den nøgne sandhed; drukner i olie på gulvet i Klimaministeriet. Extinction Rebellion Danmark kræver handling fra den danske regering og klimaminister Dan Jørgensen. [Se billeder fra aktionen nederst i artiklen] Af Extinction Rebellion Danmark Mandag formiddag klokken 10:00 d. 18 november går Extinction Rebellion aktivister ind i forhallen hos Klima-, Energi- og Forsyningsministeriet. Inde […]
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Earlier this month, Michael Gove denied Jeremy Corbyn’s claims that the public don’t trust the Tories with Britain’s public health service. “The NHS has been kept safe and well funded for most of its life by Conservative Governments,” he said, while Corbyn had been undermining the “wealth creators” who funded public services. “So please stow [...]
Stop Diskrimination arrangerer demonstration mod Stram Kurs' "Rigskongres" på Christiansborg.
Indlægget 23/11: Ikke flere racister på Christiansborg blev først udgivet på
Regeringen vil kun bevare tre ud 23 initiativer fra den såkaldte demenshandlingsplan, som udløber 1. januar. Det er slet ikke[...]
Indlægget Handlingsplan for demente i farezonen blev først udgivet på
There is a tendency in the British media to immediately react to every policy announcement from Labour with absolute hysteria, regardless of how beneficial it would be to millions of people. Jeremy Corbyn could push a policy that forbade the murdering of orphans, and centrists would urge us to consider whether all orphans really deserve [...]
Love him or hate him, it’s hard to disagree with the fact that Bernie Sanders has delivered a dose of vitality to this primary season. Dismissed as a fringe candidate by many during his 2016 run, his signature policies, such as Medicare for All, are now driving the terms of debate for Democratic presidential hopefuls. [...]
An Israeli attack on Gaza was imminent, and not because of any provocations by Palestinian groups in the besieged, impoverished Gaza Strip. The Israeli military escalation was foreseeable because it factors neatly in Israel’s contentious political scene. The war was not a question of “if”, but “when”. The answer came on November 12, when the More
FCK-fanfraktionen 'Rude Lions' har fokus på at skabe en mere mangfoldig tribune, hvor der er plads til forskellighed blandt klubbens fans.
Indlægget 15 år på tribunerne for et mangfoldigt København blev først udgivet på
Mass expulsion or the physical extermination of an entire ethnic or religious community – ethnic cleansing – is usually treated by the media in one of two different ways: either it receives maximum publicity as a horror story about which the world should care and do something about, or it is ignored and never reaches More
It’s hard to know what to think about the student protests in Hong Kong.
On the one hand, they are incredibly inspiring. The courage, determination, brilliant organizing in the face of corporate blocking of the social media platforms that have been so critical early on to coordinating actions and rallying support, and the links that these masses of students have been [...]
This weekend the Yellow Vests celebrated their first birthday, with convivial barbeques on traffic circles (roundabouts) all over France followed by direct actions like liberating tollbooths. Although number of protestors has declined to about 10% of the estimated 400,000 who rose up a year ago on Nov. 17, 2018 – thanks to a year of More
As the Democrats have pushed ahead with impeachment proceedings, there have been criticisms from both the right and left that impeachment is a needless distraction from the pocketbook issues that people really care about. The argument is that people will see the Democrats as playing political games rather than focusing on health care, jobs, wages, More
Owing to geography and geopolitics, my country the Philippines finds itself in the middle of an escalating conflict between the United States and China. Like the trench lines that stretched from the North Sea through France to Switzerland during the First World War, the front lines of this conflict stretch across both land and sea More
The 2016 election elevated Mike Pence and Betsy DeVos—major supporters of teaching creationism—to the vice presidency and leadership of the U.S. Department of Education, respectively. DeVos is a billionaire funder of efforts to pass state laws that give science teachers the right to present anti-evolution materials in science classrooms under the guise of protecting academic More
Building on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Global Debt Database (GDD) comprising debts of the public and private non-financial sectors for 190 countries dating back to 1950, Mbaye et al (2018) identify a recurring pattern where households and firms are forced to deleverage in the face of a debt overhang, dampening growth, eliciting the injection More
“I also write from time to time, and if any sweet breath fills my soul, it’s the light of memory … Oh the memory in prison! How it gets here and falls upon the heart, which it oils with melancholy already so decomposed … In short, I don’t know what these people will do. We More
Education has always been a political matter, whatever the apolitical advocates of it think it is. In Australia, it has proven sectarian, ideological, and skewed, often on the issue of funding. At the schooling level, private institutions receive more worldly goods from the taxpayer than state institutions. It is an absurdity that has become commonplace More
Prologue Greece, the wellspring of Western civilization, has a continuity of existence from ancient times to the present day. In spite of multiple depredations inflicted on the country over millennia, Greek ideas, science, discoveries and practices forming the foundations of Western culture, have persisted. In this essay, the contours of Greek history are traced from More
Newly released pesticide usage statistics for 2018 confirm that the British people are being used as lab rats. That’s the message environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has sent to Dave Bench, senior scientist at the UK Chemicals, Health and Safety Executive and director of the agency’s EU exit plan. In her open letter to Bench, Mason warns More
Citizen Corbyn! Boris Johnson, he of the lofty lead in the polls, has agreed to debate you on Tuesday night. The serial philanderer looks set to coast to easy victory in an election that will no doubt have repercussions across the pond. You, the level-headed, stoic leader of the Clean-up Crew, are among the least More
Scrutiny – From Scruta When the rains get too heavy Invert your umbrella And climb inside And glide Down the river And listen and hear The voices of cicadas As they disappear As soon your ears will slide Like honey from your skulls As well The winds’ll be the last ones left To decompose And More
Extracontinental power transitions are frequently called “revolutions” by their authors and “coups” by those who resist. For a large plurality of Bolivians, last week’s forced resignation of President Evo Morales fits the latter category. Morales was elected to his third term in 2014 by the highest percentage of votes — 63 percent — of any [...]
Pilar Maschi tells us what it's like to win.
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There are many reasons why I would like to support Mayor Pete Buttigieg. He’s young, he’s well educated, he’s smart, he has an admirable record of service to his country, and he’s brimming with ideas. I find him very attractive on many levels. But on education, he is a stealth corporate reformer. I had an [...]
Was it a coup? Yes. Should people with a preference for emancipatory politics support the coup or oppose it? We can only be against it. When we move from definitions and position-taking to the level of politics, however, simplicity gives way to murkiness. How did this coup happen? What conditions made it possible?
The post Origins of the Crisis: [...]
People on the Left have been debating Elizabeth Warren’s health plan since it was released a couple of weeks ago — “realistic” or a ruse? I vote ruse, but I don’t want to make that argument myself right now. Instead, I’ll allow a research note from Barclays, which found its way into my inbox, do [...]
”Jeg har ikke udtalt mig om akademikere,” siger Coops kommunikationsdirektør, i forlængelse af den seneste historie om ledige akademikeres muligheder for at få ufaglært arbejde.
Indlægget Coop-direktør erkender: Vi ved ikke hvor mange ledige akademikere vi har plads til blev først udgivet på
We’re constantly being told that our problems can be solved by imagination, big ideas, and creativity. It seems that creative new ideas will not only solve the climate crisis but eliminate extreme inequality and even triumph over race hate. Weirdly, this appeal to “think big” and be “imaginative” unites everyone from tech giants to socialist [...]
Folkebevægelsen mod EU får for første gang ikke bare en forkvinde - men et formandskab. 24-årige Susanna Dyre-Greensite får desuden følgeskab af to nye næstformænd.
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After inspiring teachers and labor unions nationwide through its strike in January, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) continues to push the envelope. Last Thursday, UTLA — which represents 34,000 educators in the country’s second largest school district — took the unprecedented step of voting to endorse Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary. Jacobin’s Eric Blanc spoke [...]
Eight are dead and hundreds injured in a week of bloodshed after Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales was forced to resign from power last Sunday.
In this slim window of time, an interim unelected president has been installed, anti-coup protesters have been shot dead by the police and hundreds of foreign citizens have been expelled from the country, including over 700 [...]
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has laid out an extraordinarily bold package of investment for the British economy. If carried out, the scale being proposed would be sufficient to radically transform the economic geography of this country — shifting power and wealth out of a few tiny corners of our capital city, and placing both into [...]
Irak gennemlever lige nu den største politiske mobilisering på græsrodsplan i landets moderne historie. Landets elite forsøger med vold og magt at fastholde status quo for det system, der blev etableret i kølvandet på den amerikanske invasion.
Indlægget Iraks politiske elite: Vold som opskrift på overlevelse blev først udgivet på
The stakes in labelling what happened in Bolivia a coup are nothing less than political legitimacy. Former presidents Dilma Rousseff and Luis Ignacio da Silva in Brazil; former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and president-elect Alberto Fernández in Argentina; and the governments of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico and Tabaré Vásquez in Uruguay labelled it a coup, while the [...]
He’s a very tall man with bright eyes and a broad smile, and he holds out a great paw when he greets you. But Michael Lynk is no gentle giant. He may teach human rights law at the Western University in London, Ontario, but as the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied More
The myth that the United States is a nation of laws provides the context for Friday's hearings, if not for the entire process. The most obvious irony is that this occurs while lawless acts by the president of this nation of laws are being discussed. It is the trumpist belief that Trump either did nothing illegal or that even if [...]
The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. It was one of the few unambiguously joyous moments in modern history. This popular, nonviolent explosion of dissent effectively toppled East Germany’s despotic regime. And it signaled, if only symbolically, the end of the Cold War that had divided Europe for nearly half a century. Thirty years later, More
On November 12, intrepid abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean tweeted to her legions of followers: “What do Sen. Ted Cruz, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and me all have in common? We’re among a growing local and national movement asking Texas @GovAbbott to stop the scheduled Nov. 20 execution of #RodneyReed[.]” But for Twitter’s More
On a recent weekend there were worldwide, youth-led strikes involving millions of people, against climate change. Some residents of the San Joaquin Valley, the worst air-quality zone in the nation, were discussing it around the kitchen table of Lydia Miller, president of the San Joaquin Raptor Rescue Center, who began speaking of the obvious loss More
Many wilderness advocates, scientists, and public land experts and professionals have recognized, for decades now, the growing problem of too much recreation use in Wilderness. Howard Zahniser, the Wilderness Act’s author, recognized the purpose of the Wilderness Act is to protect Wilderness, not establish any particular use. As far back as 1956 he warned the More
I was thinking about impeachment when a bird fell out of the sky. I was thinking about quid pro quos and the using of the presidency for personal gain when I rounded a corner and saw a hawk, gray and crumpled. It was a bright blue day, and she seemed to have slammed herself into More
Amid the worst Republican President and Republican Party in modern times, the Democrats are playing the politics of low expectations. This is not the time for Democrats to be in disarray. On Capitol Hill, the prevailing view of most Democrats is that they will cling to their House majority and they shouldn’t expect to regain More
Veterans For Peace, an organization that speaks truth to war like nobody else, is attempting to reclaim Armistice Day, the Nov. 11 holiday that was flipped on its head 65 years ago when it was renamed Veterans Day — and became a celebration not of the end of war but of its perpetuity. The name More
Nearly two hundred years ago the Russian diplomat and poet Fyodor Tyuchev wrote a poem that helps describe how Donald Trump and his associates impact all of life. The poem “The Vision (Videnie)” (1828) begins with four lines about a starry night when “the living chariot of the universe rolls openly into the sanctuary of More
Siden den 28. oktober 2019 har studerende på Det Humanistiske Fakultet besat ledelsesgangen på Søndre Campus i København. Det var den studenterpolitiske organisation HUMrådet, der tog initiativ til blokaden. Den skulle have varet [...]
“These unprecedented fires are an indication that a much-feared future under climate change may have arrived earlier than predicted.” That’s bushfire experts Ross Bradstock and Rachael Helene Nolan, discussing the conflagration presently consuming Australia. At the time of writing, out of control fires still burn on a million hectares or so, with their containment potentially [...]
On November 10, Bolivian president Evo Morales was ousted in a military coup. Increasingly violent protests calling for Morales’s departure had rocked the country for three weeks, following contested presidential elections. Police forces of major cities declared themselves in mutiny, leading to even greater chaos. Finally, the military high command insisted that Morales resign. He [...]
Inden begejstringen over regeringens klimamål kammer over, er det vigtigt at holde fast i, hvad vi er oppe imod: Kapitalisme uden vækst og uden et stadigt øget forbrug er en umulighed.
Indlægget Kapitalismens klimatrussel blev først udgivet på