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Owen Jones meets Manuela Carmena | ‘Politicians have lost the hearts of the people

So I’m on this relatively nondescript street here in Madrid and I’m about to interview the mayor of Madrid herself, Manuela Carmena. She started off many years ago, under Franco’s dictatorship, defending people who were persecuted by the dictatorship. She used to be a member of the Communist party and left in the early 80s. She’s a so-called mayor of...

President Moon invites political party leaders for dinner at Blue House

president moon will meet for dinner at the blue house this Sunday with the leaders of the five political parties including the chair of the main opposition Liberty Korea party Hwang kyo-ahn the president’s hosting the party leaders to thank them for going to his mother’s funeral and for offering their condolences but they’re also likely to discuss various state...

Jim McDonald on The Rise of Populist Politics

[MUSIC PLAYING] The lackluster global economic recovery has emboldened populist movements, potentially affecting the US presidential election and the upcoming British referendum on EU membership. What are the implications of this rising discontent? Financial markets crave predictability and certainty. Historically, the US stock market has tended to meander sideways for the first half of the year before rallying up to...