Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Caribbean Leaders Want Swifter Action on Climate Funding

Caribbean Leaders Want Swifter Action on Climate Funding

Mar 1, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Desmond Brown ROSEAU, Dominica, Mar 1 2017 (IPS) – When Tropical Storm Erika hit the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica on Aug. 27, 2015, it killed more than two dozen people, left nearly 600 homeless and wreaked damages totaling more than a billion dollars. The storm dumped 15 inches of rain on...

The Peasant Farmer Who Stood Up to the President of Nicaragua

The Peasant Farmer Who Stood Up to the President of Nicaragua

Feb 25, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By José Adán Silva MANAGUA, Feb 24 2017 (IPS) – The unequal battle that small farmer Francisca Ramírez is waging against the Nicaraguan government of Daniel Ortega has become so well-known that people are calling for her security and her rights from the political heart of Europe. Who is she and why...

How to counter Trump’s efforts to reduce outrage

How to counter Trump’s efforts to reduce outrage

Feb 22, 2017

This article was originally published on Waging Nonviolence.   By Brian Martin The Trump administration’s policies have already triggered public outrage and massive opposition. To understand the techniques that make opposition effective, it is useful to look at regular patterns of injustice and outrage. When powerful groups do things that might trigger...

Chileans mobilize to replace a constitution written by a military dictatorship

Chileans mobilize to replace a constitution written by a military dictatorship

Feb 17, 2017

This article was originally published on Waging Nonviolence. By Monse Sepulveda After decades of organizing, pro-democracy activists in Chile are finally seeing the fruits of their labor with the release of a historical document that sets in motion the legislative process to redraft the constitution. Since 1980, when the country’s former military dictatorship...

Authorities Urged to Disclose Anti-Money Laundering Efforts

Authorities Urged to Disclose Anti-Money Laundering Efforts

Feb 15, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   Seoul, South Korea – February 4, 2017: Hundreds of People at Gangnam calling for punishment of president Park Geun-hye and Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong who has been questioned in corruption probe.- Editorial credit: Sagase48 / Shutterstock, Inc.By IPS World Desk ROME / BERLIN, Feb 15 2017 (IPS)...

Inside Sweden’s housing crisis: when renovation means eviction

Inside Sweden’s housing crisis: when renovation means eviction

Feb 1, 2017

Dominika Polanska, Uppsala University The housing shortage in Sweden is now so bad that some are currently contemplating using shipping containers for apartments. Nine out of ten Swedes live in a municipality facing houses shortages. According to a recent study, in the capital city of Stockholm, more than half a million people were on a waiting list for a flat...

Mário Soares, a Rebel with a Cause – Freedom

Mário Soares, a Rebel with a Cause – Freedom

Jan 10, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By IPS Correspondent LISBON, Jan 10 2017 (IPS) – Hardly a leader could reap so much respect, even from most relentless political rivals, both throughout his life and after his death on Jan 7 at the age of 92, like Portuguese Mário Soares. Characterised as “an indefatigable political animal,” by the...

6 Reasons Why Resisting Trump Is Not Enough: Here’s How We Might Be Able to Save Our Democracy

6 Reasons Why Resisting Trump Is Not Enough: Here’s How We Might Be Able to Save Our Democracy

Jan 10, 2017

Republished with permission from ALTERNET. If we don’t build an alternative movement, attacks on Trump could enhance his popularity rather than diminish it. By Les Leopold / AlterNet any progressives are in a major defensive crouch. We’re all about resisting everything Trump does, no matter what. We should stop his appointments, decry his PR efforts...

Anti-Trump members of the Electoral College are still working to defeat him

Anti-Trump members of the Electoral College are still working to defeat him

Dec 19, 2016

Originally published on ThinkProgress It’s not over til it’s over. By Jack Jenkins A Republican member of the Electoral College who opposes Donald Trump says he and others are still planning on voting against the GOP nominee on Monday, but wouldn’t specify how many electors he thinks will flip. Republican Elector Chris Suprun, a paramedic from Dallas, told...

Australian Activists, Dissenters and Whistleblowers Feeling the Heat

Australian Activists, Dissenters and Whistleblowers Feeling the Heat

Nov 24, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Stephen de Tarczynski MELBOURNE, Nov 24 2016 (IPS) – For Australian activist Samantha Castro, it was her association with the non-profit publishing organisation Wikileaks that brought her to the attention of the Australian Federal Police (AFP). She says she’s been followed, her car has been...

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