Browsing All posts tagged under »Swiss People’s Party«

Bullying Is Not So Bad When It’s Done Democratically

December 1, 2009


It is ironic – even bemusing, were it not so tragic – that the ‘direct democracy’ Swiss voters employed to ban the construction of new minarets has now brought the country closer in line with autocratic regimes such as China, Saudi Arabia and Sudan, in their persistence in restricting religious and cultural freedoms of their […]

How Do You Spell Race?

May 31, 2009


In the run-up to the European Parliament elections on June 4, there has been concern over the potential rise of far-right parties which have been gaining foothold in European countries. In cash-strapped UK, the whites-only, anti-immigration British National Party has been channelling public anger over Labour’s mismanagement of the country’s economy towards its hope of […]