A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

George Monbiot The Guardian It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. To read Nancy MacLean’s new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, is to see what was previously invisible. The history professor’s work on the subject began by … More A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

Trade union leader released after three days of protests across Italy

Originally posted on Struggles in Italy:
The national coordinator of the Si Cobas trade union was released on bail yesterday after his lawyer stated that the accusations against him are beginning to collapse. Aldo Milani, the head of Si Cobas was arrested on Friday during negotiations he was conducting. According to Si Cobas: “In the…

Why Benoit Hamon’s primaries victory is good news for European progressives

Originally posted on Yanis Varoufakis:
A few years ago, in a televised chat with other French progressives, Benoît Hamon succinctly exposed the essence of our troubles in Europe: “[EU] governments may change,” he said, “but not the policies”. Since then, the Socialist former Education minister has been developing policy proposals to help steer both the…