Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

Privatization Is Fundamentally An Attack On Democracy. The Teachers Strikes Show Why.

Privatization Is Fundamentally An Attack On Democracy. The Teachers Strikes Show Why. Above Photo: Charter schools are anti-democratic by nature. (Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images) One key feature of the Trump era is a renewed public focus on the issue of democracy. Last year’s congressional elections had the highest midterm voter turnout […]

Energy Democracy: Taking Back Power

Energy Democracy: Taking Back Power Above Photo: From Thenextsystem.org Executive summary Electric utility (re)municipalization is gaining popularity as a strategy to shift away from a reliance on fossil fuel extraction in the context of combating climate change. Across the world—from Berlin to Boulder—communities have initiated campaigns to take back their power from investor-owned (private) utilities […]

Eurovision 2019 Song Contest, to be Hosted by israel (apartheid state) : The Only “Democracy” Worldwide that Has Killed over Two Thousand Children

Eurovision 2019 Song Contest, to be Hosted by Israel: The Only “Democracy” Worldwide that Has Killed over Two Thousand Children By Hans Stehling Holding the Eurovision Song Contest near to where 2172 Palestinian children have been killed since 2000, disregards the extreme brutality of the occupying military force of the host country. Over two thousand […]

2019 Is The Year To Embrace Energy Democracy – Or Face Social And Climate Breakdown

2019 Is The Year To Embrace Energy Democracy – Or Face Social And Climate Breakdown Above Photo: Image: Gilet Jaunes protests began as a protest against tax increases on oil products. Toulouse, 29 December 2018. Credit: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images, all rights reserved. The private sector has proved it can’t lead the transition to a low-carbon economy. […]

Democracy In Cuba: A Referendum On A New Constitution

Democracy In Cuba: A Referendum On A New Constitution Above Photo: Prensa Miraflores On February 24, the Cuban people will vote in a popular referendum on the new Constitution. We offer some details of the process ON February 24, the Cuban people, exercising their sovereignty, will decide on one of the most important issues for […]

Gilets Jaunes In 2019: French Democracy Dead Or Alive?

Gilets Jaunes In 2019: French Democracy Dead Or Alive? Above Photo: From Globalresearch.ca Or perhaps one should say, buried or revived? Because for the mass of ordinary people, far from the political, financial, media centers of power in Paris, democracy is already moribund, and their movement is an effort to save it. Ever since Margaret […]

The United States Is An Oligarchy, Not A Democracy

The country that presents itself as a universal model of democracy does not meet the basic standards of a system in which the majority makes decisions by Sergio Alejandro Gómez, guest author “The government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich.” By replacing the term “people” in Abraham Lincoln’s well-known phrase with […]

Fall of Democracy: Australia’s growing anti-protest regulations

Police have more powers to silence political dissent. Photo: SMH. Both federal and state governments have passed successive legislative amendments in recent years that threaten fundamental rights to protests and freedom of speech in Australia. The latest installment, amendments to the Crown Land Management Act in Victoria, have been described as “a fundamental attack on […]

Elections don’t make Israel a democracy

It’s official, Israel is racing towards early elections. But no one is talking about who can vote in them. New elections were nearly called in November 2017 after Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned in protest of Israel not going to war with Gaza and right-wing leader Naftali Bennett threatened to pull his party from the […]

‘Is this democracy?’ – Putin urges May not to hold second Brexit referendum

Responding to a question on the contacts he’s had with May, Putin stated that, while Brexit had little direct impact on Russia, he had sympathy for the PM, stating: “In terms of Brexit, if it is carried through to the end, I can understand the prime minister’s position … There was a referendum after all. […]

How can #Brexit be about democracy after this?

How can Brexit be about democracy after this? By Graham Vanbergen: I have written endlessly about the involvement of dark money and right-wing free-market fundamentalists agitating for Brexit who secured positions in high office and the very corridors of power. In my recent book, ‘Brexit – A corporate coup d’etat’ – I highlighted how they established, built […]

“Liberal Democracy and the Rule of Law”

Andrew Anglin Daily Stormer November 25, 2018 Grateful to all—left, right, and center—who are willing to step up to defend liberal democracy and the rule of law. Nothing would make me happier if such impressive examples of public-spiritedness on the left inspired more public-spiritedness on the right! https://t.co/kIHPULt2A9 — Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) […]

Americans turning on social media, most think it hurts democracy: Poll

U.S. adults have begun to turn on social media giants like Facebook and Twitter, and a majority believes that these social media platforms have done more to hurt democracy and free speech than help. Last year, 43 percent of U.S. adults thought social media hurt society, but that increased to 57 percent in […]

Illusion of democracy: If US elections could change anything they wouldn’t be held

The US midterms – and you’d have to have been locked in a wardrobe all week to have avoided hearing about them – reminded me of a great song by the 1980s indie-rock band The Smiths. No, not ‘This Charming Man’, in reference to Donald Trump, but ‘What Difference Does it Make?’ Remember that one? […]

Illusion of democracy: If US elections could change anything they wouldn’t be held

The US midterms – and you’d have to have been locked in a wardrobe all week to have avoided hearing about them – reminded me of a great song by the 1980s indie-rock band The Smiths. No, not ‘This Charming Man’, in reference to Donald Trump, but ‘What Difference Does it Make?’ Remember that one? […]

How They Do It–Nice democracy you’ve got there

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Midterm Takeaway: We Need A Lot More Democracy

Republicans banked this election on lies, fear-mongering, and rule-rigging. It almost worked. I can’t be the only one who spent the night of the midterms tossing and turning. Though I managed to shut off the coverage and try to sleep, spasms of anxiety woke me repeatedly throughout the dreary hours. Ultimately, Republicans picked off several […]

It’s not Russia that’s damaging American democracy – it’s money

In a piece for The Guardian last week, Chuck Collins wrote that the three wealthiest families in the US — the Waltons of Walmart, the Mars candy family and the Koch brothers — own a combined fortune of $348.7 billion — a sum which is 4 million times the median wealth of a normal American […]

Honor the Tree of Life victims by carrying on the fight for liberal democracy

It’s been a week since Robert Bowers, age 46, entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA and (allegedly) killed eleven worshippers, and injured six more. A week later we still don’t know much about this man. We know his father killed himself after being charged with attempted rape in 1979. But Bowers the son had […]

‘We have met the enemy and he is us’: Who’s really ‘undermining’ US democracy? asks Stephen Cohen

Summarizing one of the themes in his new book, ‘War with Russia? From Putin and Ukraine To Trump and Russiagate,’ Stephen F. Cohen argues that Russiagate allegations of Kremlin attempts to “undermine American democracy” may themselves erode confidence in those institutions. Suspicious packages could be ‘Russian operation,’ says MSNBC host Ever since Russiagate allegations began […]

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