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    9/11, Afghanistan: 20 years on full circle

    François Brutsch · Sunday, 15 August, 2021 - 12:37 edit

Arthur Chrenkoff was one of my favorite bloggers in the first years of the century. His politics seems to have taken a Trumpian turn since then. But, except two silly nasties about Joe Biden, his comment on the current tragedy in Afghanistan is fitting. #politix

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    UK: undestanding the Labour vote (or not)

    François Brutsch · Sunday, 9 May, 2021 - 10:02 edit

Must read: long and complex but fascinating analysis by Chris Clarke @WarringFictions on the sociology of the Labour vote, past and future. #politix

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    Affaire Maudet: le jugement

    François Brutsch · Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 - 18:33 edit

Pierre Maudet reconnu coupable d'acceptation d'un avantage pour son voyage à Abu Dhabi

L'Etat de Genève, qui n'a perdu que le temps que le Parquet a choisi de perdre, va donc encaisser le montant de "l'avantage"... #politix

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    Switzerland's shameful vote at WHO

    François Brutsch · Friday, 13 November, 2020 - 18:57 edit

WHO Meeting Deviates From Coronavirus to Single Out Israel As Violator of Health Rights

On a resolution to condemn Israel (and Israel alone) at the WHO, Switzerland didn't vote NO like Canada, the UK or Germany. Switzerland didn't abstain like Norway, Sweden, Finland and 29 other countries - or simply joined the 56 "absent". Switzerland made a point of voting YES to a resolution co-sponsored by Syria, Cuba or Turkey.

Two questions to Foreign Secretary Cassis and the Federal Government:

  1. Is this a mistake, for which someone has to be sacked (as it happened recently in Uruguay)?

  2. Or is it a naked appeal to votes from dictatorships in the ill-considered candidacy of Switzerland to the UN Security Council?


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    Cooperation vs. competition

    François Brutsch · Sunday, 30 August, 2020 - 12:37 edit

«Democratia – The Isle of Five» | Avenir Suisse

In Britain, I am struck how much society is geared for competition rather than cooperation, be it the school system, debating competitions or first past the post. You need a balance between the two, of course. This game looks like an interesting way to show how the Swiss society (and direct democracy, woefully misunderstood here) works. #politix

  • «Democratia – The Isle of Five» | Avenir Suisse

    Swiss democracy as a mobile game With the launch of Democratia: The Isle of Five, a mobile game for smartphones and tablets, Avenir Suisse is treading new ground in terms of methodology, content, and communications. The virtual board game is a playful approach to direct democracy in Switzerland and a new way of simulating the […]

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    Death of Lord Hutton, Andrew Sullivan returns to the blog

    François Brutsch · Sunday, 19 July, 2020 - 16:35

Lord Hutton, Northern Irish judge who led the inquiry into the death of Dr David Kelly – obituary

Hutton was a hero of, see our posts from August-September 2003.

An occasion to mark the anniversary of this blog, started on 3 August 2003. As we explained elsewhere, Jean-Paul Guisan (aka Guillaume Barry) and I were inspired to start one by reading blogs ourselves, notably the Daily Dish by Andrew Sullivan. He stopped 5 years ago, being a confirmed commentator in mainstream media - but it's due to reappear as The Weekly Dish! Behold!

#politix #webpublishing

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    L'avenir est à la proportionnelle partout!

    François Brutsch · Tuesday, 17 December, 2019 - 18:06

Partis: fin de la dualité et pas seulement du clivage gauche / droite

Un post à lire sur Un Swissroll, avec peut-être une adaptation anglaise à venir...