by Diego Angeles Donald Trump´s victory was influenced by the unexpected resurgence of the working class Americans, once thought superseded by America´s urban, educated and cosmopolitan young citizens. According to information by the Pew Research Center, Trump´s electorate was composed mainly of middle aged (45-65) non-college educated white Americans, mostly male. These groups are settled in inner states of the US, many in the Mid-West region´s … Continue reading Making America Great Again
by Arturo Mendoza Remember, remember the eighth of November. Sombre day for humanity, when fear, sexism and racism prevailed over the pluralism that many of us took for granted in the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave.’ Hidden, deep in the closets of our good neighbours, were old resentments and frustrations that we thought were left behind after years of division … Continue reading A Silver Lining
This article was written by a guest contributor, click here for more. by Diego Angeles The American Dream is over and the American electorate knows it. The bizarre political show that we have witnessed in the last year is marked by a series of events that reveal the exhaustion of the ideological system that has sustained social order in the United States for at least two centuries. However, … Continue reading American Horror Story: US Presidential Elections of 2016
image by Partido Popular de Cataluña, via Commons (licence CC 2.0) by Angela Munoz Aroca On Saturday 29th, Mariano Rajoy, president in functions and head of the conservative party, was invested President of Spain. The investiture ends the political gridlock Spain was suffering for the last year but, what should have been a reason to celebrate, has been interpreted by many as the victory of … Continue reading Mariano Rajoy is elected President of Spain: The story of when corruption meets power
by Wint Jan On 13th October, King Rama IX of Thailand, who served as the longest monarch in human history, passed away at the age of 88. Bhumibol Adulyadej was the great leader of his country and was loved by his people as a national father. We know this from his achievements during his life. After ascending the throne of Thailand in June of 1946, he … Continue reading Thai King’s passing away and its aftereffect on Thailand and South East Asia.
image: “US/EU” from Flickr by Arturo Mendoza On Friday 24 of June, people across the pond – myself included – went to bed in shock. A 52% of the electorate in the United Kingdom voted in favour of leaving the European Union, the flagship of regional integration across the world. Living among interdependent societies – Is there any other way in the 21st Century? – … Continue reading Brexit: Lessons for America
See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Diego Angeles Currently discrimination represents a major threat to many immigrant communities all over the world. Donald Trump´s speech of hate against Latinos and Mexicans is one of the most visible cases in global media today. There are reports of increasing levels of discriminatory attacks against the Mexican-American community in the USA as a consequence … Continue reading Calling Latino Soft Power!
image: “Paweł Kukiz“ by Piotr Drabik See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak A year ago rock star and social activist Paweł Kukiz caused a sensation when he finished a surprise third in the first round of the Polish presidential election. He held on to enough support for his new Kukiz ‘15 grouping to secure representation in the legislature … Continue reading What happened to Poland’s Paweł Kukiz?
image: “Arnaldo Otegi” by Sinn Féin by Angela Muñoz Aroca The concept of terrorism has evolved throughout the years, getting a whole new amplitude for the Western countries since the terrorist attacks that took place in the United States the 9/11, becoming a transnational disease to be defeated by all countries together. Nevertheless, the traditional meaning of this concept has not disappeared from the historical memory and … Continue reading Terrorism and politics: The instrumentalization of violence
image: freeimages.com/Attilio Lombardo by Wint Jan South Korea has faced big political changes since the last election on the 13th of April, 2016. Even though a number of analysts had expected the ruling Saenuri Party to take the majority in the Assembly again, the Korean people’s actual selection headed towards the opposing Democratic Party. Out of a possible 300 parliamentary seats, the Democratic Party won … Continue reading The People’s Choice for Change: the Result of the 4.13 Election in South Korea