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The United Nations is arguably the world's most important global institution for promoting peace, human rights and development. Learn about the organisation , along with other important organisations and issues affecting global politics such as the war on drugs and the non-aligned movement.

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We offer a huge collection of resources on key issues related to U.S. politics, including the government and congress, the elections, key politicians and political parties. In addition we offer information on key political issues such as healthcare, lobbying, privacy and surveillance, taxes, and US foreign policy.

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U.K. Politics

Learn about the political system in the UK. Get up to speed on the elections and delve into the debates on some of the biggest political issues currently facing the United Kingdom including austerity, tax dodging, inequality, immigration and the NHS.

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Hot Topics

Myanmar coup

On February 1st, a coup was carried out in Myanmar. The military arrested political leaders including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, shutting off the internet and showing presence in the streets. A state of Emergency was declared for one year and the power was handed over to the commander-in-chief of the army, General Min Aung Hlaing. As a result, the military, which had been in power since 1962, regains full control of the country after a de facto democracy since 2011.

Myanmar coup

Colombia SOS

The protests that began in 2019 in Colombia have been reborn with new anti-government movements, after President Duque announced a tax reform that will increase taxes on low and middle incomes and favour the upper class. The demonstration, which began peacefully, has turned violent, following police abuses that have left at least 18 citizens dead and 87 missing. The tax reform has been cancelled, but Colombians are now demanding that the government act against growing inequality and police violence.

Colombia SOS

Indian Farmers' Protest 2020

In September 2020 the Indian Parliament passed three farm acts that led to ongoing nationwide protests. While the Parliament claims that the acts will empower farmers' rights, major unions and opposition politicians claim it will empower large companies in particular. The farmers formed a huge movement called 'Dilli Chalo' and organized general strikes and a protest march towards Dehli with millions of participants. So far the government and the farmers have not been able to reach an agreement.

Indian Farmers' Protest 2020

Biden Presidency

Many were relieved when the major media organizations announced the Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the 46th presidential election. US Senator Kamala Harris will be his vice-president, becoming the first woman and African-American in this position. The two face the difficult task of bringing a deeply divided America back together and fighting the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden Presidency

Belarus Protests

The Belarusian democracy movement began in response to the sixth re-election in 2020 of Alexander Lukashenko's authoritarian regime who they consider a dictator. Many people doubt the official election result because the media and critics have been censored for years. The movement is growing and demands for democracy and freedom of speech persist.

Belarus Protests

Storm on the Capitol

On January 6, supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol, attacked security guards and occupied it for several hours.The events disrupted the count of the Electoral College votes and theverification of Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential campaign. Trump and his supporters are protesting the election results, claiming there was fraud. A defeat for American democracy, manipulated by fake news, right-wing fanaticism and a lying populist as president.

Storm on the Capitol

Haiti Protests 2018-21

What began in July 2018 as protests against the increase in gas prices, people in Haiti are now protesting against government corruption and requesting resignation from their current president Jovenel Moïse. The current government and opposition party led by Jean-Charles Moïse have not yet been able to participate in a peaceful dialogue and the problems persist.

Haiti Protests 2018-21

Georgia Runoff

With both Senate contest falling below a 50 per cent majority, the state is heading for two run-off elections on January 5th 2021. In the regular election, the Republican incumbent David Perdue faces the Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. In the special election, GOP appointee Kelly Loeffler is defending her seat against Democrat Raphael Warnock. The election is particularly important because the two seats will largely determine whether the Democrats or Republicans will hold power in the Senate.

Georgia Runoff

Brexit UK - an ongoing tragedy

On the 23rd of June 2016, a referendum was held for the UK's withdrawal from the EU. With a mere 51.9 percent supporting the separation, based on migrant fear, false promises, voter exclusion and lies, the UK is due to separate from the EU in January 2021. Keep track on the latest news here.

Brexit UK - an ongoing tragedy

U.S. Elections 2020

On November 3rd the 59th presidential election will take place in America. It will be a competition between the Republican incumbent Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Equally important, we will also see the House of Representatives, and a third of the Senate newly elected. Many see the outcome as a prognosis for America's democratic future, another term of Trump's office could further destabilize the institutions and lead to new social unrests.

U.S. Elections 2020

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders went from an unknown senator to a progressive national icon. Representing Vermont, he has become the longest independent member of Congress in U.S. history, well known for his views on economic inequality and for being a leading supporter of the Green New Deal. He lost the 2016 Democratic Party nomination to Hilary Clinton, but fortunately Bernie and his revolution are back for the 2020 race. With Sanders as president of the United States, the U.S.A and the world would be a far better place.

Bernie Sanders

U.S. backed Military Coup in Bolivia

In a shocking event, one of Latin America's longest leaders, Evo Morales, has resigned after nearly 14 years in power and announced new elections. For weeks Bolivia faced anti-government protests led by opposition leaders on OAS backed allegations of electoral fraud. The leader denounced a coup d'état after the military and police withdrew their support, leading him to announce his resignation to protect the Bolivarian people.

U.S. backed Military Coup in Bolivia

UK Elections - December 12

In a disappointing result, the Labour Party has suffered one of its worst results in the general election, with dozens of its seats now in the hands of conservatives. Boris Johnson's message that he was going to "Get Brexit Done" seems to be one of the main reasons for the victory of the Tories. And now the people of the UK have to endure the reality that Brexit will happen and that it is quite possible that the Independence of Scotland can follow. Click here for information and analysis of results.

UK Elections - December 12

Nobel Prize for Peace 2019 - Abiy Ahmed Ali

Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minster of Ethiopia, wins award for outstanding contribution to peace for his work in bringing to an end more than 20 years of conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

Nobel Prize for Peace 2019 - Abiy Ahmed Ali

2019 Indian Citizenship Act

A wave of protest against a new citizenship law passed in early December 2019 has led to the biggest demonstrations in India for decades. The Citizenship Act states that religious minorities who fled to India before 2014 are allowed to claim Indian Citizenship. Muslim immigrants are excluded from this law though. Protesters criticize the Citizenship Act as discrimination against the Muslim minority and see the secular foundations of India at risk.

2019 Indian Citizenship Act

Lebanese Protests

In an inspiring demonstration of unity, thousands of Lebanese have been protesting in the country's major cities, since the government announced a tax on social media apps. A proposal that was abandoned in a few hours, but the protests had already focused on deeper issues, such as political corruption and the country's high level of indebtedness. Demonstrations continue, even after the Prime Minister's resignation, as people demand more in-depth change.

Lebanese Protests

Nicaragua Facing Social Security Reforms

In 2018, Nicaraguans began protesting against president Ortega's social security reform which eventually was cancelled. Protestors began requesting Ortega'S resignation. What started off as peaceful protests has lead to the deadliest civil conflict since the end of the Nicaraguan Revolution. To this day, Nicaraguan's face the government's human's right violations.

Nicaragua Facing Social Security Reforms

Sudanese Protests 2018-19

Since December 2018, the Sudanese have been protesting peacefully against the economic deterioration of the country. The government responded violently leading to a coup d'état and the removal of president al-Bashir. The Sudanese continue to protest to this day.

Sudanese Protests 2018-19

VE-Day 2020

On the 8th May 2020, we celebrate the Victory in Europe Day and 75 years since the end of the Second World War and the Liberation from National Socialism. Around 60 Million People died in this War and many others were traumatized or displaced. Lets use this day to commemorate the many victims and recognize the significant danger of fascist ideology. So this will never happen again. 

VE-Day 2020

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Hero of the Month

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

In 2019, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. With a keen and powerful determination, Alexandria is becoming a voice for crucial issues such as climate change, health insurance and immigration.

Featured Organisation of the Month

Next System Project

Next System Project is a multi-year initiative that aims to think boldly about what steps are required to deal with the systemic challenges faced by the U.S. now and in coming decades. Their goal is to push forward their idea that a “new system” is possible.

Featured Online Resource of the Month

Good Country Index

The idea is to measure how much each country contributes to the common good of humanity and and what it takes away relative to its size. Using a wide range of data from international organisations, the Index gives each country a balance-sheet to show whether it’s a net creditor to mankind, a burden, or something in between.