Are public referendums the right way to make law?

Are public referendums the right way to make law?

By Edward Willis In 2020, New Zealanders will vote in two referendums at the general election. Edward WillisĀ investigates whether public referendums are the right way to make law. New Zealand enjoys a comparatively direct form of democratic government. Our Parliament...
Who is killing unionists in the Philippines?

Who is killing unionists in the Philippines?

By Ben Goldson Duterte claims to be fighting crime. But it appears that unionists are being killed with virtual impunity in the Philippines. In 1975, workers at the La Tondena brewery in Manila walked off the job, defying Ferdinand Marcos halfway through the two...
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 city 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 Iran,Ā 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...