Prominent liberal party members in The Netherlands are prone to criminal self-enrichment. This is fully in line with liberal party principles putting personal autonomy first, unhindered by any objective norms and values: make the best of it for yourself!
Increasing numbers of displaced Syrians are becoming illegal in Lebanon. The blog will describe the negative consequences of the lack of legal status on children’s rights in practice, that have been observed through the author’s experiences on the ground.
Liberal democracy is often accused of being indifferent to diversity, in terms of accommodating new groups with different ethnical, linguistic or religious backgrounds, within contemporary liberal democratic societies. This accusation is, however, untrue.
Jehovah’s Witness sues his church for damages resulting from his loss of membership. Church members no longer his clients in his real estate business. He goes bankrupt. Alberta Courts say he can sue. Supreme Court of Canada to hear the case on November 2.
According to Vandana Shiva we must shift from representative democracy, in which corporations rule, to ‘Earth Democracy’ to deal with our current crises – to end conflict and bring peace. It means including the excluded into our conception of the economy.