Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

By ‘Force and Fraud’: Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine? 

In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times, in 2015, former US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld further alleged that “the idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to […]

California Jewish Community fighting to save American democracy

Following the alarming events in Washington, DC, on January 6, California’s Jewish community has come together to voice a loud and clear message to the US House of Representatives: “Take action to protect our democracy.”More than 110 Jewish organizations, leaders and rabbis from across California that comprise the state’s diverse Jewish community have signed a […]

On Democracy

January 14, 2021 “It’s untidy, and freedom’s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things,” Rumsfeld said. “They’re also free to live their lives and do wonderful things, and that’s what’s going to happen here.” I suspect most people, and the majority of Trumpists, would agree Trump […]

After a decade of democracy, Tunisians thirst for economic freedom

With a decade of democracy under their belt, Tunisians enjoy representative democracy, a rarity in the region. Despite gains in political freedoms, many are fleeing the country due to economic woes that have worsened over the last 10 years. For more stories from The Media Line go to themedialine.org Tunisia is the sole nation to […]

Capitol Hill Violence and Lessons for Indian Democracy

People all over the globe were shocked and shaken by the event that unfolded at the Capitol Hill in the United States of America in the morning of 7th January, 2021. Some of the politicians used this as an opportunity to hit at the US using this an opportunity to revel on the incidence. Russian […]

America and Turbulent Democracy Look for Change

The Unthinkable Insurrection on America Powerhouse America and its politics find itself at the tyranny of reason of which it appears to be unconscious either by design or by choice.  The living thought of American political harmony does not seem to exhibit an ideal scenario of democracy as acclaimed by its political proponents. The perplexities […]

Democracy is a Function of Capitalism

An Overview of Systems of Government. H.L. Mencken said the typical American voter was a boob and the system was booboisie. In order to understand the submission “ Democracy is a Function of Capitalism” one has to delve deep into Social, economic, and political evolution of human race and subject it to critical analysis. Let […]

Pope urges US to protect democracy, shun violence after mob attack

“I repeat that violence is self-destructive, always. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost,” the pope said in his Sunday address. It was the second time in as many days that the pope, who visited the United States in 2015 when Barack Obama was president, spoke out on the violence in the […]

German FM proposes joint EU-US ‘Marshall Plan for Democracy’ following Capitol riot

Democracy in Europe is impossible without democracy in the US, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said in response to the Capitol siege, calling upon Washington to join forces in a “Marshall Plan for Democracy.” The scenes of Donald Trump’s supporters ransacking the US Capitol building on Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to prevent the […]

Ex-justice minister says Israel faces worse threat to democracy than US

Citing the recent storming of the US capitol by right-wing activists, former Israeli justice minister Avi Nissenkorn on Friday said the events proved that democracy is “fragile,” and warned that Israel’s democracy was in an even more precarious condition than the US. “The protesters’ attempt to take over the Capitol shows the extent to which […]

‘US democracy is a lie’: Hezbollah leader Nasrallah says Capitol siege is result of Trump’s ‘criminal’ tactics used in Syria, Iraq

The storming of Capitol Hill gave Americans a taste of violent methods that Donald Trump has employed overseas throughout his presidency, argued Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement. “What the Americans witnessed [on Wednesday] was a small result of the crimes that Donald Trump committed during his four years of presidency in […]

US unrest ‘disgrace for democracy,’ Turkey’s Erdogan says, hopes ‘peace’ will return after Biden’s inauguration

The Turkish president has blasted those involved in the storming of Capitol Hill on Wednesday, which claimed the lives of five people, labeling it a “disgrace.” “This process in the US, which was described as the so-called ‘cradle of democracy’, really shocked all of humanity,” said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a Friday prayer in […]

Vandalizing democracy, the American way

A popular joke among leftists in the eighties was to ask why there had never been a military coup in Washington D.C. The answer: Because it doesn’t have a US embassy. This was an allusion to the nefarious US role in toppling legitimate governments around the globe, many of them violently. The storming of the […]

The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost: U.S. Gets the Kind of “Democracy” It Championed Overseas

HomeOp-ed Nebojsa Malic is a Serbian-American journalist, blogger and translator, who wrote a regular column for Antiwar.com from 2000 to 2015, and is now senior writer at RT. Follow him on Twitter @NebojsaMalic6 Jan, 2021 21:29Get short URL A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC ©  Win […]

‘Attack on democracy’: European leaders express shock at storming of US Capitol

European leaders expressed shock at the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as chaos unfolded in a country they once relied upon for global leadership. European allies were appalled at what they described as an attack on American democracy. “The US Congress is a temple of democracy. To […]

Eric Swalwell says Senators supporting Trump are ‘enemies of democracy’ — The Duran

[embedded content] ZERO Self Awareness! Eric Swalwell says Senators supporting Trump are ‘enemies of democracy’ ****News Topic 234***** Now 12 republican senators to object to Biden electors! — Statement released by Ted Cruz… Now 12 republican senators to object to Biden electors! – Statement released by Ted Cruz… WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ted Cruz […]

In Democracy Respect For Government Increases If Unpopular Laws Are Taken Back

As India debates the repeal of three controversial farm laws and critical negotiations for this are scheduled to take place today on January 4, it  needs to be asserted that in democracy when a government take a decision to repeal unpopular laws, its true respect and honor  among people are likely to increase, not decrease. […]

Minority Rights Central To India’s Democracy Fiber

Every country, has its share of minorities, whether linguistic, cultural or ethnic. For nearly all the countries, maintaining and securing their interests is a problem. And, for the biggest democracy in the world with largest spectrum of diversity it becomes a far more complex. In India we established a National Commission for Minorities under the National Commission for Minorities act, […]

Resurgent India: Peasant farmers’ democracy

Does the multitude signal the birth pangs of change? The coalition of agricultural workers, marginal landholders, oppressed castes led by rich peasantry surrounding Delhi constitutes a counter-power. Coming alive and united in its opposition to the Farm Bills; a pan Indian gathering calling to account the dominant tyranny enthroned in Delhi and Nagpur. Camped on […]

The US Supreme Court stood with the Establishment and not with the Truth and American Democracy

(Natural News) Tonight the US Supreme Court chose to dismiss the Texas lawsuit for lack of standing. The court did not hear the merits of the case, nor did it decide on them. It simply declared that Democrat-controlled states can rig elections, commit ballot fraud, cheat and steal in whatever way they want even if their […]

In America Democracy Destroyed Democracy

In America Democracy Destroyed Democracy PaulCraigRoberts.org / pcr3 Support Your Website In America Democracy Destroyed Democracy Paul Craig Roberts In the United States democracy was destroyed by democracy. Read on and you will learn what I mean. When I refer to the US as a democracy usually a couple of readers will inform me that […]

The ‘European Democracy Action Plan’ Risks Sanctioning EU Citizens For Exercising Free Speech

Source By Andrew Korybko American political analyst 3 DECEMBER 2020 The long-waited “European Democracy Action Plan” has finally been unveiled, but its proposal to sanction alleged purveyors of so-called “disinformation” is extremely worrisome because people (including EU citizens) might have their fundamental rights and freedoms violated if they’re punished for publishing and/or sharing content that’s been […]

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam Jailed

HONG KONG (AP) — Three prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to jail Wednesday for a protest outside police headquarters, as authorities stepped up a crackdown on opposition to tighten Beijing’s control over the territory. The activists — Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam — are among more than 10,000 people who have […]

Cuba: Rapper Arrested After Planning Pro-Democracy Sit-In

Omar Mena, a Cuban rapper known as “El Analista” (“the Analyst”), reportedly disappeared overnight after police raided his home on Monday. Mena was planning a peaceful sit-in against communism for Tuesday. As of Tuesday afternoon, Mena is reportedly home but prevented from accessing the internet or other forms of outside communications. The persecution of Mena, to […]

Thai Pro-Democracy Protesters Rally Outside Army Base

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s indefatigable pro-democracy activists took to Bangkok’s streets again Sunday, this time to protest the army as they push forward with their campaign for sweeping reforms, including to the nation’s monarchy. Around 800 protesters gathered in the afternoon and in early evening marched to the base of the 11th Infantry Regiment, which […]

Blinken: Israel is ‘anchor and foundation for democracy in the region’

Tony Blinken is Joe Biden’s choice to be secretary of state and he brings long loyalty to Biden to the job as well as a highly polished internationalism, which entails active engagement with allies, and yes, militarism. Biden supported the Iraq war and the Yemen slaughter with Blinken huddled at his side (Blinken gets low […]

Why is challenging suspicious election results ‘a threat to our democracy’? by Jack Hellner

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC “Because we said so” is rapidly becoming our rulers’ answer to everything, including the question raised above. From Jack Hellner at americanthinker.com: On Thursday, President Trump’s legal team presented many pieces of information about the election that deserve to be investigated. But the media have no interest in that. Instead, they essentially black […]

‘One Man’s Ego’ Is Damaging The Integrity of US ‘Democracy’ Says Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton took to Twitter on Friday to declare that “Protecting one man’s ego is not worth damaging the legitimacy of our democracy.” Clinton’s comments triggered an avalanche of mockery by apparently declaring that Donald Trump’s ego is a threat to the legitimacy of US democracy, proving that her efforts to delegitimize the 2016 vote […]

Former Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Lawmakers Who Disrupted Session Arrested

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested three former opposition lawmakers on Wednesday for disrupting legislative meetings several months ago, adding to concerns about a crackdown on the city’s pro-democracy camp. Posts on the Facebook accounts of Ted Hui, Eddie Chu and Raymond Chan said they had been arrested over the incidents in the […]

Former pro-democracy lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong

The pro-democracy camp has in recent months accused the Hong Kong government and the central Chinese government in Beijing of tightening control over the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in response to demands for more democracy. They say authorities are destroying the autonomy promised to the city, a global financial center with greater freedoms than mainland China. […]

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