Are public referendums the right way to make law?

Are public referendums the right way to make law?

By Edward Willis New Zealand enjoys a comparatively direct form of democratic government. Our Parliament is closely representative of the voting population thanks to our MMP electoral system. Power distances between senior government officials and ordinary people are...
Who is killing unionists in the Philippines?

Who is killing unionists in the Philippines?

By Ben Goldson In 1975, workers at the La Tondena brewery in Manila walked off the job, defying Ferdinand Marcos halfway through the two decades he spent as President of the Philippines. Having declared martial law just three years before, Marcosā€™ police state soon...
What is coronavirus and how can we stop it spreading? šŸ”Š

What is coronavirus and how can we stop it spreading? šŸ”Š

China isĀ experiencingĀ anĀ outbreakĀ ofĀ coronavirusĀ which hasĀ so farĀ killed seventeenĀ peopleĀ andĀ infectedĀ aĀ furtherĀ four hundred and forty.Ā TheĀ outbreakĀ beganĀ in theĀ cityĀ of Wuhan withĀ mostĀ of those infected havingĀ visitedĀ a fish market.Ā DespiteĀ authoritiesĀ initially...
Is political change coming to Putinā€™s Russia? šŸ”Š

Is political change coming to Putinā€™s Russia? šŸ”Š

MajorĀ politicalĀ changeĀ isĀ happeningĀ in Russia right now as President VladimirĀ PutinĀ announced significant constitutionalĀ changesĀ in his annual address to theĀ nation.Ā The amendments Putin put forward included term limits for the president, more authority for parliament...
What is behind the growing tension in the Middle East? šŸ”Š

What is behind the growing tension in the Middle East? šŸ”Š

FollowingĀ the US drone strike thatĀ killedĀ an Iranian general in Iraq andĀ IranĀ shooting down a Ukrainian passengerĀ airliner, international concerns overĀ securityĀ andĀ legalityĀ haveĀ arisen, while inĀ Iran,Ā protestsĀ against theĀ governmentā€™sĀ responseĀ to theĀ attackĀ on...

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