Prensa Departmental Elections in France: Unity Strengthens the Right 

On March 22 and 29, France held the elections for the 101 departmental councils in which the country is divided. These territorial bodies have undergone significant changes since the constitutional reform of 2011 and the new law of 2013, which changed their composition, method of election and powers, although the conservative majority of the Senate saved them from a disappearance sponsored by the regional reforms conducted by the socialists of François Hollande.

Prensa What We Know We Don’t Know

The book ‘Agujeros del sistema. Más de 300 asesinatos de ETA sin resolver’ has just been released. It has been written by the journalist and communications director of the Association of Victims of Terrorism (COVITE), Juanfer F. Calderín. If–as Maite Pagazaurtundúa notes in the preface–the book by Florencio Dominguez, Rogelio Alonso and Marcos Garcia Rey, ‘Vidas rotas’ (Espasa Libros, 2011), marked a turning point in the effort to make all victims of ETA fully visible, this book is largely a continuation of that work, complemented and refined by the notion that the suffering caused by the terrorist group to its victims and those who were responsible for them must be confronted squarely. 

Prensa The ‘Umbrella Revolution’ and Civil Disobedience in China 

News agency dispatch from Thursday 11 December, 2014: ‘Hong Kong police begun clearing today, after more than two months of occupation, the Admiralty site, the central district of the city, where thousands of people camped beside the seat of the local government demanding true democracy in the former colony.’ A couple of things about the so-called ‘Umbrella Revolution’ – the students demanding democracy and universal suffrage in Hong Kong protected themselves from tear gas fired by the police with umbrellas: hence the name – are worth noting: first, the actions of the People's Republic of China with regard to domestic policy; second, a ‘Manual of disobedience’ that could have consequences in the People's Republic of China. First things first. 

Prensa Scotland: The Report of Lord Smith of Kelvin

A few days ago, Lord Smith of Kelvin presented the report which had been appointed to him after the historic referendum held on September 18 in Scotland. Just over 52% of the Scottish population voted against independence, but they did so after the commitment to increase the level of self-government of the Scottish Parliament was announced, assumed by the three main UK parties. The report of the Smith Commission aims to respond to that promise and is signed by the five main Scottish parties: nationalists, Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats and Greens. Its content should not sound too new to any Spanish reader and, in many respects, it stays far from the powers already assumed by our Autonomous Communities.

Prensa Sarkozy or the Symptom of Conservative Disorientation and Fragmentation in France

On Saturday November 29, the Union for Popular Majority (UMP) elected their new president through an internal procedure. The UMP thus put an end to the provisional trio that had been heading the French political party since the resignation of Jean-François Cope by the alleged fraud in the financing of the election campaign of 2012. But the UMP also sought with this internal campaign to reunite their members around a new political platform that would boost the 'inevitable candidacy' for the presidential elections of 2017, i.e. Nicolas Sarkozy's return to the Élysée Palace before the decline of the French Socialist Party and of the current President, François Hollande, who has collapsed at all levels of public opinion. 

Prensa Departmental Elections in France: Unity Strengthens the Right 

04.07.2015. On March 22 and 29, France held the elections for the 101 departmental councils in which the country is divided. These territorial bodies have undergone significant changes since the constitutional reform of 2011 and the new law of 2013, which changed their composition, method of election and powers, although the conservative majority of the Senate saved them from a disappearance sponsored by the regional reforms conducted by the socialists of François Hollande.

Prensa What We Know We Don’t Know

02.26.2015. The book ‘Agujeros del sistema. Más de 300 asesinatos de ETA sin resolver’ has just been released. It has been written by the journalist and communications director of the Association of Victims of Terrorism (COVITE), Juanfer F. Calderín. If–as Maite Pagazaurtundúa notes in the preface–the book by Florencio Dominguez, Rogelio Alonso and Marcos Garcia Rey, ‘Vidas rotas’ (Espasa Libros, 2011), marked a turning point in the effort to make all victims of ETA fully visible, this book is largely a continuation of that work, complemented and refined by the notion that the suffering caused by the terrorist group to its victims and those who were responsible for them must be confronted squarely. 

Prensa The ‘Umbrella Revolution’ and Civil Disobedience in China 

01.15.2015. News agency dispatch from Thursday 11 December, 2014: ‘Hong Kong police begun clearing today, after more than two months of occupation, the Admiralty site, the central district of the city, where thousands of people camped beside the seat of the local government demanding true democracy in the former colony.’ A couple of things about the so-called ‘Umbrella Revolution’ – the students demanding democracy and universal suffrage in Hong Kong protected themselves from tear gas fired by the police with umbrellas: hence the name – are worth noting: first, the actions of the People's Republic of China with regard to domestic policy; second, a ‘Manual of disobedience’ that could have consequences in the People's Republic of China. First things first. 

Prensa Scotland: The Report of Lord Smith of Kelvin

12.10.2014. A few days ago, Lord Smith of Kelvin presented the report which had been appointed to him after the historic referendum held on September 18 in Scotland. Just over 52% of the Scottish population voted against independence, but they did so after the commitment to increase the level of self-government of the Scottish Parliament was announced, assumed by the three main UK parties. The report of the Smith Commission aims to respond to that promise and is signed by the five main Scottish parties: nationalists, Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats and Greens. Its content should not sound too new to any Spanish reader and, in many respects, it stays far from the powers already assumed by our Autonomous Communities.

Prensa Sarkozy or the Symptom of Conservative Disorientation and Fragmentation in France

12.04.2014. On Saturday November 29, the Union for Popular Majority (UMP) elected their new president through an internal procedure. The UMP thus put an end to the provisional trio that had been heading the French political party since the resignation of Jean-François Cope by the alleged fraud in the financing of the election campaign of 2012. But the UMP also sought with this internal campaign to reunite their members around a new political platform that would boost the 'inevitable candidacy' for the presidential elections of 2017, i.e. Nicolas Sarkozy's return to the Élysée Palace before the decline of the French Socialist Party and of the current President, François Hollande, who has collapsed at all levels of public opinion.