Other News – Voices Against the Tide

Horror on Facebook Live: what to do about fascism on social networks

Santiago, Chile – Redacción Chile . The terrorist attack perpetrated by white supremacists in New Zealand has had as an even more brutal feature with the live streaming by one of the killers in the act of committing the crime. The real time broadcast of the murder of dozens of people is an exampl... (continua)

Neo-liberalism seems to have reached a dead end

Donald Trump’s desperate attempt to reduce unemployment in the US is not a matter of mere idiosyncrasyThe decision of the American president, Donald Trump, to remove several of India’s exports to the United States of America from the zero-tariff list has a significance much beyond questions like how much it wou... (continua)

Time for Europe’s centre-right group to kick out Viktor Orban

ON JUNE 16TH 1989 Hungarians gathered to rebury Imre Nagy. The liberalising prime minister’s overthrow had prompted the uprising against Soviet rule 33 years before. In Heroes’ Square in Budapest they placed flowers and wreaths around his coffin as Viktor Orban, a 26-year-old leader of the Young Democrats (know... (continua)

Impeachment is Not Enough! Toward a Single Term Presidency

In commenting on the new status of Chinese President Xi as president for life, President Trump quipped: “And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot someday.” (March 3, 2018).  What Trump may have considered to be a joke could instead prove to be a lapsus révélateur.... (continua)

‘You’re fired!’ America has already terminated Trump

The Mueller report looms but the president is doomed anyway – no one who screws the people so blatantly can win re-electionRobert Mueller’s soon-to-be-delivered report will begin months of congressional investigations, subpoenas, court challenges, partisan slugfests, media revelations, and more desper... (continua)

Trump, Trade and the Advantage of Autocrats

There’s been some good news on global trade lately: A full-scale U.S.-China trade war appears to be on hold, and may be avoided altogether.The bad news is that if we do make a trade deal with China, it will basically be because the Chinese are offering Donald Trump a personal political payoff. At the same... (continua)

“Donna al volante…” chissà se in Africa…

Non ci crederete, ma anche in molti paesi africani i taxi viaggiano sulle due ruote: trasportano merci, ma sopratutto persone o meglio persone e merci. Sono i moto taxi: convenienti, rapidi, non sicurissimi, anche se gli sforzi per renderli tali ci sono. Zemidjan in Benin, clando in Ciad, Kabou-Kabou in Niger,... (continua)

“Il pane delle scimmie” diventa business

Baobab (Adansonia digitata) In francese si chiama pain de singe. È il frutto del baobab (Adansonia digitata). In alcuni paesi africani, dove il baobab cresce – siamo sulla fascia saheliano-sudanese – arrampicarsi fin sui rami più alti del baobab per prenderne i frutti è un gioco d... (continua)

In giro per il mondo

Illustrazione di Alphons de Neuvill e Léon Benett per l'edizione francese del testo di Jules Verne "Il giro del mondo in 80 giorni" (fonte: commons.wikimedia.org) “Scommetto, contro chi vorrà, ventimila sterline che farò il giro del mondo in ottanta giorni al massimo, os... (continua)

USA-Sudan: fine delle sanzioni, ma i diritti umani?

Khartoum (Foto: Stefano Turrini) Nella giornata di sabato 7 ottobre 2017, sono stati in molti a scendere per le strade di Khartoum. Uomini e donne d’ogni età hanno sventolato la bandiera nazionale del Sudan assieme a quella degli Stati Uniti d’America. Il motivo? L’amministrazione... (continua)

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