AMSTERDAM EVENT: COLONIAL LEGACIES TODAY: INDONESIA AND THE NETHERLANDS

ALL DAY PUBLIC SEMINAR/FORUM: COLONIAL LEGACIES TODAY: INDONESIA AND THE NETHERLANDS ALl Welcome. Venue: IRRE Rooms, Lombokstraat 40, 1094 AL Amsterdam, Netherlands Date and Time: Saturday, 18 May 2019 from 10:00-17:00 UTC+02 (Click here for FACEBOOK EVENT) This seminar will bring together two themes. One is colonialism in the Netherlands Indies as a form of racism, […]

Venezuela and the World – 3

VENEZUELA and the World 3. Some little reflections: It is necessary to understand that the conflict in Venezuela manifests a war between classes, not between factions of the one class, as in elections in “normal” bourgeois democracies.. The victor will not be inclined to give the other side a chance to come back into power […]

Venezuela and the World – 2. – a short reflection.

Venezuela and the World – 2. Judging compromises with the opposing class, or retreat before it in a battle situation, requires a close to precise understanding of the balance of forces; the capacities from all angles of the opposing sides, even as they change from moment to moment. Even those participating in the struggle engage […]

VENEZUELA AND THE WORLD by Max Lane

VENEZUELA AND THE WORLD The coup attempt by the United States, assisted by the EU and supported by Australia, against the legitimate government of Venezuela, headed by the elected President, Maduro, is ongoing. This colonialist coup threatens the social gains made by the Bolivarian process since the election of the late President Hugo Chavez, already […]

Contending Rhetoric in Indonesia’s Presidential Elections: An Analysis by Max Lane

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  The policy content in the sharpening rhetorical contestation in Indonesia’s presidential campaign remains shallow.  The policy manifestos of both camps contain the usual generic promises of economic and technological progress and social justice. However, the essential difference between Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto in the main thrust of their campaign message […]