”First they came for Assange…”

”First they came for Assange…”

”First they came for Assange…”The anniversary of Julian Assange’s four years of arbitrary detainment at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London 19.6.2016, Brussels A conference with Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek minister of finance, Srecko Horvat, Croatian philosopher, Julian Assange (from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London) and many others, on the importance on whistleblowers, transparency and democracy. [...]

Why I am leading Anti-IEBC demonstrations.

Why I am leading Anti-IEBC demonstrations.

Why I am leading Anti-IEBC demonstrations.A common misconception our brothers in Jubilee have about democracy is that once people set up institutions, they lose all power over any issues that are meant to be resolved by those institutions. Yet modern progressive constitutions are very clear that the people are the ultimate authority over any institution [...]

Burundu: Corruption And Conflict

Burundu: Corruption And Conflict

Burundi : Corruption and ConflictBurundi is among the smallest economies in the world, recently ranked by the International Monetary Fund as the poorest country in the world. The ongoing political turmoil which was sparked by the decision of the ruling party in April, 2015 to enable the president to seek a contested term has caught [...]

Panama Papers – Experience from the front

Panama Papers – Experience from the front

Panama Papers- Experience from the frontSo here we are, day 3 of the Panama Papers scandal and its already got its own hashtag (or a number of them) potentially brought down its first government (The dramatic fall from grace of Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, Iceland’s Prime Minister) and has spilled the beans on a host of [...]

Letter to World Leaders to Curb Corruption in Indonesia’s Forestry Sector!

Letter to World Leaders to Curb Corruption in Indonesia’s Forestry Sector!

Letter to World Leaders to Curb Corruption in Indonesia’s Forestry Sector!Throughout the last weeks, Anti-Corruption International initiated a campaign to curb corruption in Indonesia’s forestry sector. We composed a letter to the world leaders asking them to pressure the Indonesian Government, mainly because without the illegally issued logging licenses, which accounted to 86% of all [...]

How corruption has negatively affected the development of Malawi

How corruption has negatively affected the development of MalawiIntroduction Corruption is a social evil and it is very bad! It strangles the society, nurtures inequalities and enhances underdevelopment. It is a cancer of development and everybody involved in it is a murderer of the society. Corruption threatens sustainable development, ethical values, and justice and undermines [...]

Local elections in Ukraine, a lesson in corruption.

Local elections in Ukraine, a lesson in corruption.

Local elections in Ukraine, a lesson in corruption. Photo credit: Oleksandra Chernova Iryna Matviyishyn is a journalist and blogger from Lviv, Ukraine. She writes about the recent local elections in Ukraine and how the country still has quite some distance to go before it becomes free from corruption. On 25th October, Ukrainians voted for mayors [...]

#FeesMustFall and corruption in South Africa

#FeesMustFall and corruption in South Africa

#FeesMustFall and corruption in South Africa The brink of a revolution which is now correctly directed! Many were skeptical to join the recent university student action against fee increases in South Africa.  It’s a known yet relatively unpublished fact that annual fee protests especially at a university level are linked to Student Representative Council (SRC) [...]

The Inefficiency Of Corruption

The Inefficiency Of Corruption

The inefficiency of corruptionOr why corruption does not benefit an economy Although there are still people who stick to the view that corruption in some cases “greases the wheels” theory, as well as empirics, reveal the opposite of this perspective. Most economists consider corruption to be a major obstacle to development as it is partly [...]

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 3)

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 3)

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 3)VITAM IMPENDERE VERO A lot has happened since the University president; Mr. Froilán Peralta submitted his resignation a few weeks ago. To begin with, Mr. Peralta was sent to prison, where he will await trial. Not before proving that life is stranger than fiction, faking a heart [...]

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