2018 July SU:P Newsletter (Vol.39)

1. 5 Star Movement: A Populist Alternative to Italian Neoliberal Politics
The 5 Star Movement has formed a populist coalition government with the right-wing populist party the League. Ciro Brescia, a self-professed Communist and a founding member of the 5 Star Movement (M5S), explains the contradictions and potential of the M5S in changing Italy, by exploring the political context of its birth and those that compose its ranks. (read)

2. Understanding Colombia and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC)
Colombia’s significance in South America as the United States’ closest military and political ally, the nature of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), which had waged an over 60-year guerilla, the possibility of peace transforming Colombia - we discuss it all with Professor Medofilo Medina. (read)