Articles from Open Democracy

We are not a loan

Asserting the moral right to repudiate debt may be the only way of
rebuilding democracy.

Members of Bank Job in Walthamstow, London. Credit: Peter Searle.
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The DIY Central Bank

Asserting the moral right to repudiate debt may be the only way of
rebuilding democracy.

Members of Bank Job in Walthamstow, London. Credit: Peter Searle.
All rights reserved.

‘Go Home?’ – five years on

On bordering, the referendum
and Windrush: "It might
be a dangerous moment but it is a moment when the old tricks of government cannot be repeated." Chain letter between UK researchers, June – September, 2018.

The Pink Tide in Uruguay

Is further
change possible in Uruguay? Today, the economic situation is less favourable,
ideological affinity with other governments in the region is lower, and
neighbours have become distant. Español

Forget early votes, do the maths, and start building for 2022

The lessons from conference season? Forget an early election – or a People’s Vote – the real prize to work for is a 2022 election that will be as era-defining as ’45 or ‘79.

A peculiarly British nationalism? - book review

Labour’s attitudes to nationalism, Britain’s changing role in the global economy – myths of left and right are punctured in David Edgerton’s magnificent “The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A Twentieth Century History”.

On memorizing the Fatiha

With
the outbreak of the revolution in Syria, I felt I needed to justify
my stance vis-à-vis this revolution, since I coincidentally belonged
to a religious minority. العربية

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