Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

Silicon Valley Is Destroying American Democracy by Playing Political Favorites

  © Photo: Public domain   Robert Bridge Strategic Culture Foundation Perhaps it was expecting too much that the tech giants would check their political allegiances at the door to ensure fairness. Instead, they have let their political affinities disrupt the process every step of the way and this is leading the country down a […]

George Soros Is “Hijacking” American Democracy Says Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson has accused billionaire globalist George Soros of “hijacking” American democracy. On Monday night, Carlson, one of the top rated hosts for Fox News argued that Soros is making it ‘some kind of moral crime to call this to public attention, but it is in the public’s interest to know, and so we are‘ […]

A Look At Cuba: Democracy And Resistance To US Interference

A Look At Cuba: Democracy And Resistance To US Interference The Trump administration designated Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela as a “Troika of Tyranny” and has been ratcheting up pressure on all three countries through economic blockades, creating dissent and covert attacks. This includes manipulating popular opinion in the US to demonize them and build support […]

Israel’s orientalist rally for ‘democracy’

On Saturday, the opposition to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called for a demonstration in Tel Aviv, to protest the premier’s attempts to curb the High Court powers so as to secure his immunity from looming indictments in corruption cases. The event was dominated by the Blue and White centrist party led by Benny Gantz and […]

Direct Democracy Is the Future of Human Governance – Part 1

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it. […]

When Sydney Was Touched By Workers’ Democracy

When Sydney Was Touched By Workers’ Democracy Above Photo: From Redflag.org.au If working class people had real power, what would society look like? If you live in Australia’s largest city, you don’t have to look far to find an answer. If you’ve ever seen the Sydney Opera House, you’ve seen a building constructed under workers’ control. If […]

Israel’s fear of democracy

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 April 2019 In the wake of its recent elections, some of Israel’s liberal backers have been fretting that the self-described Jewish state is becoming ever less democratic. “The general celebratory line in Israel and among its Western supporters since its establishment in 1948 – that the country has been […]

D is for a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Waking Times “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; […]

Israel’s fear of democracy

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 April 2019 In the wake of its recent elections, some of Israel’s liberal backers have been fretting that the self-described Jewish state is becoming ever less democratic. “The general celebratory line in Israel and among its Western supporters since its establishment in 1948 – that the country has been […]

The Alarming Rise of Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi MPs Since the 2014 “Pro-democracy Revolution”

Less than two years ago, the Ukraine’s parliament (Verkhovna Rada) voted to outlaw the St George’s Ribbon, an emblem often worn to commemorate those who liberated the Soviet Union from Hitler’s rule. Up to seven million Ukrainian infantrymen comprised part of the Red Army during their struggle against Nazi Germany, as Hitler was finally broken […]

With immunity gambit, Netanyahu endangers his legacy and our democracy

Four months ago, at the height of what would prove to be his unsuccessful bid to deter the attorney-general from publishing a draft corruption indictment against him before the elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commandeered the airwaves with a live broadcast from his official residence in which he claimed he was being unjustly treated. His […]

Empire Versus Democracy and Freedom. Will The Espionage Act Displace the US Constitution?

The public interest, and democratic political economies, both domestic and internationally, are poison to Empire. But this must be hidden from view, hence war propaganda/fake news is protected by legislation, while Constitutionally-protected, evidence-based real journalism, a dying phenomenon, continues to be attacked. The First Amendment of the US Constitution, adopted on December 15, 1791, “prevents […]

Social Media Oligarchs and Their Destruction of Our Democracy

Christopher Jon Bjerknes The social media oligarchs have begun to rule over us and have subverted our democracy. They employ such sham devices as the “YouTube Community” and Terms of Service agreements to enforce the tyranny of the majority over the minority, and the tyranny of the minority over the majority in ways which the […]

In Israel’s elections, only the far right is talking about democracy

A new campaign ad by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked signals that this time around, only the far right is talking about democratic norms — and how to undo them. Does the opposition have a response? Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked’s satirical campaign ad mocks the Israeli left for its opposition to her attempts to […]

To protect speech and democracy, President Trump must now seize the domain names of Google, Facebook, Twitter and other tech giants that abuse their power to silence human beings

(Natural News) If you told me five years ago that I would wake up one day in America and have Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google all banning natural health news, and that the entire U.S. Congress and President of the United States would do absolutely nothing about it, and that there wouldn’t […]

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 […]

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