El cambio comienza por una misma

Después de un parón de 2 años, comienza una nueva etapa en este blog. Habiendo adquirido nuevos compromisos y para colaborar en la discusión política pública, comentaré cosas relacionadas con la ecología política, la política valenciana y española, la geopolítica mundial, el cambio climático y más. Intentaré discutir cuestiones de actualidad relacionadas con la democracia participativa, las desigualdades económicas y sociales, etc.

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Hong Kong Protesters March for Democracy

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Thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday as residents of the Chinese Special Administrative Region continue to demand fuller democracy and greater autonomy from Beijing.

China gained control of the former British colony in 1997, and later set the goal of direct elections for the city’s leader by 2017 at the earliest. Many Hong Kongers now treat this provisional date as a firm promise, and consider any possible deferral as backtracking by Beijing.

Also at issue is the vetting of candidates. Protesters at the annual New Year’s Day democracy rally held banners and shouted slogans to demand that candidates be nominated without Beijing’s approval.

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How Erdogan’s Troubles Are Good for Turkey

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Translation does not do proper service to Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, the full name of the party headed by Turkey’s besieged Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In English, it comes out as “Justice and Development Party.” But in the country it has dominated for more than a decade, the party is known by its all-important initials, AK, two letters that form a word understood as “white,” “pure,” “clean” or, best of all, “unblemished.”

Those qualities constituted the fundamental appeal of the newly-minted party at the moment of its creation, in 2001: More than it ever was “Islamist,” AK Parti (AKP) was a populist effort in a Muslim country where staunchly secular parties just one year earlier had driven the economy deep into the ground, with the gross national product falling into negative territory and the country’s currency, the lira, losing a third of its value. What AKP…

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A Budding War Over Internet Economics

A Budding War Over Internet Economics.

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IRIN Middle East | MIDDLE EAST: Talking about climate change | Egypt | Environment | Food Security | Natural Disasters | Water & Sanitation

IRIN Middle East | MIDDLE EAST: Talking about climate change | Egypt | Environment | Food Security | Natural Disasters | Water & Sanitation.

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Drone wars: the new blowback | openDemocracy

Drone wars: the new blowback | openDemocracy.

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