Articles from Open Democracy

Why Catalonia is not the Balkans

An analysis of where the Spain/Yugoslavia comparison succeeds, and where it fails.

All refugees want to go home. Right?

Wanting to
return home and restore one’s country should be
a choice, not an obligation placed upon you by those also claiming to offer you

Nationalism is a substitute for equality

Real equality cannot be
achieved through distribution alone, but by relying on personal relationships
with one another. If we are to reduce inequality, and fight populism, we must
rehabilitate equality. Interview. Español

Solidarity under attack

How migrant
activism in Italy (and beyond) is criminalised and used as a scapegoat for failed
EU migration politics.

The New York Declaration on refugees: one year on

The New York Declaration called for states to ease pressure on
less-developed countries like Lebanon, Jordan, and Ethiopia that host the most

Basic income’s third wave

The drive toward a basic income isn’t new. It’s a 100-year-old movement that has gotten stronger each time inequality has returned to the public discussion.

25135581243_080a8aaf93_o%20%281%29.jpgStreet art in Cardiff. Jeremy Segrott/Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)

Could India support a basic income?

After a successful pilot project in Madhya Pradesh the India Network for Basic Income is setting its sights higher.

6310113336_f0c1a7a5b5_o.jpgWoodblock printing in Madhya Pradesh. Arian Zwegers/Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)