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Leid Stories—Politics: Why Do We Continue to Play Their Game? (Part 2)—10.06.16

We continue yesterday’s discussion, predicated on the idea that this stinker of an election year should be a year of reckoning about the political system. Growing dissatisfaction with it over the years has given rise to a spate of popular movements and new parties, but very few of them achieving critical mass or the political heft to beat the system at its own game. This election year, Leid Stories argues, should be a year of massive overhauling—of organization and strategy—for political movements and parties that have the potential to be credible alternatives to the two-party system.

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A 50-Year Civil War That Killed Over 250,000 and Devastated Colombia Has Finally Reached a Peace Agreement

On Monday, in Cartagena, Colombia, the government of Colombia and the rebel leadership of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ended one of the longest running civil wars in modern history. Over fifty years of battle between the FARC, the government of Colombia, the right-wing paramilitary groups and an assortment of bandas criminales is now over. Or at least …