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What a libertarian socialist nation looks like

WillowBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing Jan 21 Photo: Pexels (cc0 public domain) This is a preview of my upcoming series for the earlier half of 2019. Libertarian socialism, or classical libertarianism (not classical liberalism), is often misunderstood. At the same time, there has been a…

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Fictional Characters Have More Human Rights Than Us

Surprisingly, America has more moral debt than fiscal. Screencap taken by Brianna Pham; image credited to NBC “The Good Place” I, like many others, am thoroughly invested in my favorite books and TV shows. My Harry Potter house is a fraction…

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When the battle for a desk is a sign of something much bigger

This month marks the first anniversary of the Local Democracy Reporter scheme, which saw the BBC funding almost 150 reporters in local newsrooms around the UK. With 50,000 stories now published, the service is used by hundreds of publications. This…

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Making the Case for Local Participation

UNDP Read part one here. Tackling climate change is going to take some bold moves. Just ask congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The projects she’s laid out in the Green New Deal are incredibly ambitious and would move the US towards a…

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3 things that can boost your focus and productivity by next week

"I want to do that! But, I am so busy!! I have no time... no energy.... not able to focus!" This is a common refrain I hear these days from executives, professionals and senior leaders.The topic of prioritisation is a…

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Syria, Then and Now: Liberated of Western-backed Terrorism

BY MAX PARRY In a surprise turn of events, last month U.S. President Donald J. Trump made the abrupt unilateral announcement that American troops would begin to withdraw from Syria. The unexpected decision provoked the wrath of the foreign policy…

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Corruption at the Highest Levels of Czech Conglomerate OKD

Corruption at the Highest Levels of Czech Conglomerate OKD Corruption and mismanagement can ruin any company, no matter how vital to a nation’s economy. This unholy alliance doomed the Czech mining giant Ostrava- Karviná (OKD). As the nation’s only producer…

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No, Pandit Upadhyaya! This Democratic Republic has NOT LOST its CHITI.

The fallacies of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya’s theories as shown by 21st Century India. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay (25 September 1916–11 February 1968) was a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) thinker and co-founder of the political party Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner…

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Halfway through presidency, Trump is still floundering

Donald Trump’s presidency is half over, barring impeachment ending it sooner. Day-after-day he seems like he is learning less about the job, rather than becoming more adept at it. The wins have been few and far between. In two years,…

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How Nathan Phillips Exemplified Martin Luther King, Jr.

My Facebook wall is a safe zone. It’s full of people I follow, people I know, ideas that I believe in. For me, that means that it generally skews far to the left. Lots of progressive political posts full of…

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