Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee, Among 10 HK Dissidents to Be Sentenced Over Outlawed Pro-Democracy Protest

10 Hong Kong dissidents are expected to be sentenced on April 16, including media mogul Jimmy Lai, for taking part in unauthorized assemblies in 2019 during the height of the anti-Beijing, pro-democracy movement. Lai and six other dissidents attended a mitigation hearing at the West Kowloon court building in the morning, over their roles at […]

NDP boycott resolution marks loss for Israel lobby, win for democracy

Canada’s leading social democrat and sometimes opposition faction, the New Democratic Party, passed a resolution Saturday, “Ending all trade and economic cooperation with illegal settlements in Israel-Palestine,” becoming Ottawa’s first major political group to endorse a partial boycott of Israel.  Over 80% of 2,000 delegates at the NDP policy convention voted in favor, 15% opposed. […]

Democracy and the Rule of Law: A lesson from Norway

The head of the Norwegian police, Ole Saeverud imposed a fine of $2,352 on Erna Solberg, the two-term Prime Minister of the country for violating the COVID rules in a private party held by her. While doing so, what Ole Saeverud said is significant . “Though the law is the same for all, all are […]

RUSSIA AND DAMASCUS AGAINST “TERRORIST DEMOCRACY” IN GREATER IDLIB

[embedded content] 07.04.2021  South Front In Syria’s Greater Idlib, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham continues its attempts at rebranding, all the while keeping up its usual militant activity. As per the Russian Reconciliation Center, militants in Greater Idlib shelled the surrounding areas 32 times on April 6th. Another al-Qaeda affiliated militant group in Greater Idlib, Ansar al-Islam, […]

The Great Power Democracy Con: Promising the Moon to Destroy Humanity

The United Kingdom is rightly proud of its National Health Service. When London hosted the Olympics in 2012, the opening ceremony included a little tableaux about the NHS, which was presented as one of the finest achievements of the host nation. However for over 40 years, whenever some public figure says “NHS” the next word […]

When democracy lacks morality

Capitol Hill is witnessing sad days after an attack on the U.S. Capitol complex in Washington DC which has left one police officer dead and another injured.  This incident recalls storming the Capitol building just a few days before Joe Biden’s inauguration, a day is known as dark Wednesday.  It was not only the Wednesday […]

OUTLAW TECHNOCRATS STEALING OUR DEMOCRACY (They Are ALL ZIONISTS Cabal)

by Admin · Published April 3, 2021 · Updated April 3, 2021 March 31, 2021TOP NEWS OF THE DAY Americans Wake Up! Outlaw Technocrats Are Stealing Our Democracy.By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.In the foreword to “The Truth About COVID-19,” by Dr. Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins, CHD Chairman RFK, Jr. says the pandemic is being […]

Democracy Defenders? MLB Doesn’t Signal Plans to Move Facility from China

Major League Baseball (MLB) operates a player Development Center in Communist China while relocating their All-Star Game from Atlanta, Georgia, merely because Georgia’s residents must use an ID to vote due to a newly passed state law. “MLB’s Development Center in China has been focused on academics, baseball, and the social and cultural development of each […]

Court Convicts 7 Hong Kong Democracy Leaders For Unlawful Assembly At 2019 Protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Seven Hong Kong pro-democracy advocates were convicted Thursday on charges of organizing and participating in an unlawful assembly during massive anti-government protests in 2019 that triggered a crackdown on dissent. The seven include media tycoon and founder of the Apple Daily tabloid Jimmy Lai, as well as 82-year-old Martin Lee, a […]

This is what ‘Jewish democracy’ looks like

The news from the four elections inside two years in Israel is that there is little ideological debate in the country: rightwing Jews hold a very strong majority. While Israeli voters are deeply divided over Netanyahu, nearly 80 of the 120 members in the new parliament are rightwingers, and the non-rightwingers are overwhelmingly centrist. The […]

‘Hijacking of democracy in plain sight’: Georgia GOP transforms 2-page bill into 93-page assault on voting rights

Democratic lawmakers and civil rights groups are accusing Georgia state Republicans of launching an ambush attack on the franchise after GOP lawmakers transformed a two-page bill limiting who is permitted to send absentee ballot applications into a sprawling 93-page omnibus package that would significantly alter election laws and curtail voting rights. The anger began to build Wednesday afternoon when Republican lawmakers […]

Netanyahu abuses democracy as Biden tacitly nods in agreement

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Five protesters killed in Myanmar, US and allies vow to restore democracy

At least five protesters were killed by security forces in Myanmar, witnesses and media reported, as activists marked the death anniversary on Saturday of a student whose killing in 1988 sparked an uprising against the military government. Two people were killed and several injured when police opened fire on a sit-in protest in Mandalay, Myanmar’s […]

China Limits Hong Kong’s Elections Because Democracy Activists Kept Winning

The Chinese leadership is drastically increasing control on Hong Kong’s governance by introducing a mechanism to vet candidates’ loyalty to Beijing and reducing the share of directly elected lawmakers.  The proposed change, passed in China’s rubber-stamp parliament on Thursday with zero objections and one abstention from 2,896 national lawmakers, is expected to keep the names […]

Elections under Fire: Palestine’s Impossible Democracy Dilemma

Many Palestinian intellectuals and political analysts find themselves in the unenviable position of having to declare a stance on whether they support or reject upcoming Palestinian elections which are scheduled for May 22 and July 30. But there are no easy answers. The long-awaited decree by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last January to hold […]

The US Is Starving Venezuelans In the Name Of Democracy

Above photo: Massachusetts Peace Action. The Biden administration granted Temporary Protected Status to refugees from Venezuela, which will permit them to live and work in the United States. This is the right thing to do, and it is a break with the previous administration, but there need to be more significant changes to U.S. policy towards Venezuela. […]

Peisistratus And The Peisistratids: Tyrants Of Athens Before Democracy

Peisistratus was a ruler of Athens during the 6 th century BC. Peisistratus was an absolute ruler, and seized power in Athens through trickery and force. Therefore, he is considered to be a “tyrant,” though this does not necessarily have the negative connotations that is attached to this title today.  Although some of Peisistratus’ actions as […]

How The Third Way Turned Its Back On Democracy

The Third Way which conquered the centre-left during the 1990s brought with it a hostility to democratic politics – the public would have to adapt to the demands of market, not the other way around. The problem of democratic representation has always turned on the question of the ‘have-nots’ — that is, not only those […]

Dozens Of Leading Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Campaigners Charged With Subversion

Forty-seven Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners and activists were charged on Sunday with conspiracy to commit subversion in the largest single crackdown on the opposition under a China-imposed national security law. Among them was Sam Cheung, a 27-year-old activist and a participant in an unofficial primary election last summer, who was charged after reporting to a […]

Coup Leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi Betrayed Democracy in Burma

What is taking place in Burma right now is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an unwarranted action as the dismissal of the government by military decree and the imposition of Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, as an unelected ruler. However, despite the endless talk about democratization, […]

Bernays and Propaganda – Democracy Control

February 21, 2021 By Larry Romanoff for the Saker Blog From their experiences in the formulation, manipulation and control of public perception and opinion with the CPI, both Lippman and Bernays later wrote of their open contempt for a “malleable and hopelessly ill-informed public” in America. (1) Lippmann had already written that the people in a democracy […]

Algeria frees imprisoned journalist and pro-democracy activists after presidential pardon

Algerian authorities freed an imprisoned journalist and more than 30 other pro-democracy activists on Friday in a conciliatory gesture ahead of the second anniversary of their Hirak protest movement. Chanting “Free and Democratic Algeria,” dozens of people gathered at the prison where journalist and activist Khaled Drareni had been held in Kolea, west of the […]

Stop Stifling Democracy! Enter Into Dialogue With Youth To Secure India’s Future

A group of prominent people, including artists, environmental and social activists, parents, teachers, professionals, adivasis, dalits and farmers, today spoke out against  the illegal and disproportionate response of the government in targeting young activists, including Disha Ravi, and the government’s intent to criminalise dissent. At a press conference organised today, Kavita Srivastava, Nagraj Adve, Ram […]

Thailand: Police clash with pro-democracy protesters over detained leaders

Followers of Thailand’s recently revived student-led pro-democracy movement clashed with police on Saturday night. At the protest they had demanded the release of four of their leaders who were detained on Tuesday and now face trial. The four have been charged with offending the monarchy which carries a punishment of three to 15 years in […]

Indian Democracy Needs Help and Guidance of Distinguished Lawyers, Jurists and Retired Judges at Five Levels

India has a glorious tradition of eminent lawyers and jurists playing a very valuable democratic role. This was particularly strong during the early stage of the Congress-led  freedom movement  when lawyers provided the most important base. Not equally well-known is the important role played by several eminent lawyers in providing legal help to revolutionaries of […]

Bankers Saved Democracy by Killing It

Bankers Saved Democracy by Killing It Henry Makow Democracy was no longer working. People were electing a President who better represented them. It was time for an intervention: Time to permanently marginalize all those who oppose the bankers’ Communist-Globalist agenda, i.e. the majority of Americans. “A well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and […]

Americans are Sick of Democracy: Only 16% Support it According to AP Poll

    In a shocking shift of new developments, it appears that the vast majority of Americans no longer support democracy and would prefer another form of government instead. The alternatives to democracy is only authoritarian nationalism or authoritarian communism or monarchy. There are only 3 alternatives so either way, whichever is their preferred alternative, […]

Political ‘personality cults’ are bad for democracy and rule of law, Pope says, citing events of 2020

Pope Francis condemned political cults of personality and said mature democracies must ensure the rule of law prevails over political interests, in what was widely interpreted as a condemnation of populism. “The development of a democratic consciousness demands that emphasis on individual personalities be overcome and that respect for the rule of law prevail,” the […]

Why I, a lifelong conservative, now call Republicans enemies of democracy

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Turkey’s Democracy Is Wasting Away

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses the audience during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, February 20, 2020. Photo: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS. Turkey’s Islamist leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has not lost a single election, be it presidential, parliamentary, municipal, or referendum, since he came to power in 2002. His […]

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