Referenda & Plebiscites
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Beyond the brexit debate
Whatever the result of the Brexit referendum, of one thing we can be sure: Britain will neither be invaded by marauding Turks, as anti-EU campaigners suggest might happen if the country votes 'Yes', n...
A Blow for Peace and Democracy: Why the British Said No to Europe
The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed ...
Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions
The decision by U.K. voters to leave the EU is such a glaring repudiation of the wisdom and relevance of elite political and media institutions that -- for once- their failures have become a prominent...
Building a progressive majority: Left strategy after the Brexit vote
After the EU referendum we are seeing both horror at anti-migrant sentiment and pandering to it -- but only a radical economic offer can carve a way through.
Cree Agenda Becomes Part of Federal Election
The politicians of all parties are acting as if Aboriginal rights are irrelevant to this question of Quebec secession. Not only is it relevant: it is, in fact, central to the whole question. And if th...
Rebick calls for the transformation of fundamental institutions in Canada: the economy, the media and the electoral system.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016: Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appe...
The Revolt of the Fragments
It was, without question, a bloody nose for the political establishment, the biggest it has received for decades. And many have read the unexpected success of the Leave camp in the British EU referend...
This vote was about far more than immigration
The vote to leave the EU was fuelled by class divisions, argues Alastair Stephens.
A Turkey Divided by Erdogan Will Become Prey to Its Enemies
What critics claim is the openly fraudulent Turkish referendum ends parliamentary democracy in the country and gives President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers. The most unexpected aspect of th...
UK after the rain
Shabbir Lakha looks beyond the media blizzard surrounding last week's referendum result and identifies anti-racist work as a campaigning imperative.
Your EU vote is crucial because it won't count
Here is a prediction about the outcome of today’s UK referendum on leaving the European Union. Even in the unlikely event that the remain camp loses, the UK will still not Brexit. Europe's neoliberal ...
Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
Introduction to the July 2, 2016 issue of Other Voices
A constant theme in elite reaction to the Brexit referendum, expressed especially through the mainstream media, has been a visceral contempt for democracy. Ordinary working people are portrayed as stu...
Western Narrative of Crimea a Pack of Lies Born of Failed Policy and Historical Ignorance
The Western line on Crimea is so absurd that it actually requires mass historical ignorance to be believed.