Populism

Dutch Elections: "We Rejected Populism"

 03/16/2017 - 06:16

The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has seen off a challenge from the anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders to claim a resounding victory in parliamentary elections widely seen as a test for resurgent nationalism before other key European polls.

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Leader of the Populist and anti-immigrant Durch party Geert Wilders acknowledged defeat and promised strong opposition in the Netherlands. EPA/ROBIN UTRECHT

Anti-Semitism rising across West as result of 'populism and isolationism'

 01/26/2017 - 04:03
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The Head of the European Jewish Congress warned of his 'deep concern' about Anti-Semitism rising across West as result of 'populism and isolationism', reports The Independent.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:45am
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A ceremony in Israel in honor of the victims of the Holocaust, on Jan 25th. EFE/Abir Sultan

Soul Mates: Trump's Similitudes with North Korean Propaganda

 01/24/2017 - 05:20
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US president’s inauguration day proclamation uses language uttered by Kim Jong-un in speeches to military and in the secretive state’s propaganda, reports The Guardian.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 5:08am
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North Korean state media reported Sunday the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, but refrained from making any appraisal of the new White House tenant. EPA/KCNA

"In Times of Crisis, Don't Look for Saviors". The Pope's Views on Trump

 01/24/2017 - 04:31
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The same day Donald Trump was being sworn into office in Washington DC, Pope Francis granted EL PAÍS a long interview at the Vatican, during which he called for prudence in the face of widespread alarm over the new US president.

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Pope Francis in St Peter's square - Vatican, in 2014. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

Cities in the Populist Era

 01/13/2017 - 03:36
Demonstrations against Guantanamo in Washington D.C yesterday. Cities like Seattle, Washington DC or Berlin are examples of cities that are doing more than just opposing anti-urban national policies and citizens become engaged volunteers to help improve quality of life. EFE/Michael Reynolds
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CityLab magazine explore 5 kinds of cities we'll see in the Populist Era. Will your city go into triage mode, double down on progressive policies, or flex its financial muscle in 2017?

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Friday, January 13, 2017 - 3:04am
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Demonstrations against Guantanamo in Washington D.C yesterday. Cities like Seattle, Washington DC or Berlin are examples of cities that are doing more than just opposing anti-urban national policies and citizens become engaged volunteers to help improve quality of life. EFE/Michael Reynolds

Latin America against the 2017 Hurricane

 01/03/2017 - 04:22
Voters across Latin America  – like those in Colombia who turned against a peace deal, those in the UK who opted for Brexit, and those in the US who cast ballots for Trump – were evidently jaded and ready for change, however uncertain, reports The Guardian. Photo: EFE/RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO
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The past 12 to 14 months have been a disaster for the Latin American left. The Guardian reports on how after dominating the region for the previous decade, the socialist left has receded and with it has gone much of the progressive idealism that led to poverty reduction, improved access to healthcare and education, and greater rights for indigenous groups.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 4:02am
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Voters across Latin America  – like those in Colombia who turned against a peace deal, those in the UK who opted for Brexit, and those in the US who cast ballots for Trump – were evidently jaded and ready for change, however uncertain, reports The Guardian. Photo: EFE/RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO

Group Therapy: How to Explain the Election

 12/27/2016 - 02:59
Can Psychology explain the Trump phenomenon?  Photo: EFE/DAN ANDERSON/Archive
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The New Yorker run an article on Christmas Day about the psychological trends that helped Trump's victory. Research on psychological concepts like “cultural tightness” and “optimism bias” offers insight into the rise of Donald Trump.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 2:43am
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Can Psychology explain the Trump phenomenon?  Photo: EFE/DAN ANDERSON/Archive

Peasant Work

 12/07/2016 - 04:36
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In Kulesze Koscielne, a tiny conservative village in rural Poland, almost everybody goes to Church last Sunday, and almost everybody voted for the ruling populist party, joining a rural electoral wave that swept the party to power a year ago.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 4:15am
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Like Trump, Populist and Extreme Right speeches win terrain with rural voters in Europe. Fortunately, last Sunday the Austrian ultra-nationalist presidential candidate Norbert Hofer lost the elections against the Green Party candidate. EFE

Déjà Vu

 11/20/2016 - 16:41
Venezuela president, Nicolás Maduro, a populist, said on Sunday that president Obama was a "despicable" person for talking nonsense against Venezuela. EFE/Palacio de Miraflores
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Latinos in the US do not need to be told about the dangers of Populism and its aftermaths. Many of them have experienced it first hand in their countries of origin: Hugo Chávez in Venezuela –after his death, the country is in crisis–, Cristina Fernández in Argentina – now facing corruption charges –, or Rafael Correa in Ecuador. So why is Populism now on the rise in the US and Europe? Growing inequality of incomes is one possible answer to understand why populism is on retreat in Latin America and growing in the West.

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Venezuela president, Nicolás Maduro, a populist, said on Sunday that president Obama was a "despicable" person for talking nonsense against Venezuela. EFE/Palacio de Miraflores