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The Drift Right Continues: Electoral Results for 2015 and their implications for progressive politics in 2016 and beyond.
Progressive left forces everywhere, must, therefore pay attention to the rightward political drift in many Northern as well as Southern democracies. The right wing parties and leaders that have come to power in 2015 will continue to promote a politics of fear; will continue to rely heavily on national security systems to maintain and consolidate their power; they will utilise negative wedge politics and ideological spin to give a positive flow to failed policies and they will adopt callous policies in relation to the big global needs of 2016-refugees, displaced persons, global climate change and armed conflict. This is the time to start learning from the few places where left of Centre parties came to power in 2015 in order to devise a progressive,popular movement for new politics and new political systems for the 21st century.
If we don’t do this we will be condemned to growing democratic deficits and worse find ourselves confronting regimes that are far too reliant on national security systems for their maintenance in power. Continue reading
Reflections on War and Peace-The Warrior and the Pacifist Traditions Kevin P Clements National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago. Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. All … Continue reading
The weight of the world: Kevin P Clements If you are a reasonably open, sensitive empathetic person its pretty hard not to be weighed down by the weight of the world at the moment. Gaza is a 21st century nightmare … Continue reading
A Theory of Love for a slightly Broken World. Kevin P Clements Diane Ackerman says of love: “What a small word we use for an idea so immense and powerful, it has altered the flow of … Continue reading
Originally posted on Global Justice in the 21st Century:
? [Prefatory note: This is an interview with a knowledgeable Greek journalist covering a range of issues associated with the Gaza ordeal] ? “Blood on American Hands”: Richard Falk on Palestine…
Violence and Nonviolence in the 21st Century Kevin P Clements National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies University of Otago. We are constantly being told that the world overall is getting more peaceful. Stephen Pinker ( The Better Angels … Continue reading