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Elections in Slovakia: Nationalism and Xenophobia Win the Race

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Elections in Slovakia: Nationalism and Xenophobia Win the Race

Parliamentary elections were held last weekend in Slovakia. The 5.5 million inhabitants of this small country decided in which direction they wanted to go and which policies they agreed most with. And they did so massively. [...]

March 14, 2016 Author: Ruth Ferrero Turrión

A chance for Chile?

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A chance for Chile?

Last Sunday Chile voted who will vote their president for the next four years. These were historic elections, for several reasons . First, it was the 40th anniversary of Pinochet's coup . Second, it faced no less than nine candidates, something that had never happened before, although everybody knew already that there would be no [...]

November 26, 2013 Author: Sara R. Romo

Racism and Fascism of our times is “post-modern”

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Racism and Fascism of our times is “post-modern”

It is true that there has been an increase of racist parties and ideologies all over Europe. In Hungary, the neo-Nazi party Jobbik has increased its quota from 2% in the 2006 election to 17% in the 2012 election. Geert Wilders’s Party of Freedom in the Netherlands gained 16% in the 2012 election, as opposed [...]

October 30, 2012 Author: Kostas Douzinas

Greece’s 2012 election and the democratic dead-end

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Greece’s 2012 election and the democratic dead-end

The 24th of July 2012 signaled 38 years from the fall of the military dictatorship in Greece. Many refer to this date as the anniversary of “the restoration of democracy”. The election of last June, however, offers many reasons to doubt the quality of today’s democracy. [...]

August 3, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Morons

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Morons

We know that you have every reason to consider us MORONS. The hardest evidence, besides, is that we put you back in the Parliament and we trusted you again with power. This is more than enough for you to punish us with your presence and political discourse. [...]

June 24, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou