Combatting COVID-19: A Social Democratic Response
Sunday, 14 June 2020
There is a scene in the novel The Plague by French author Albert Camus that would break even the stoutest of hearts.
For nearly six months, a bubonic outbreak had been ravaging the port city of Oran, off the Algerian coast. Though troubled by the death and suffering of the people around him, town physician Dr. Bernard Rieux decided to “steel himself against pity,”…
Push Back! Against Shrinking Democratic Space
Sunday, 19 April 2020
On 20 November 2019, opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit of Future Forward Party (FWP) was stripped of his parliamentary seat by Thailand’s military-backed Constitutional Court. Though intended to harass the country’s budding opposition, Thanathorn and his party comrades exhibited considerable grace and confidence as they hosted a regional conference on the emerging threats to…