Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

The People’s Summit for Democracy Offers a Progressive Vision to Counter U.S. Dominance in the Region

by Sheila Xiao and Manolo De Los Santos In a recent interview, Brian Nichols, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, was asked the question that is on everyone’s mind ahead of the June 2022 Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California: Will three particular countries in Latin America (Cuba, Venezuela, […]

German MEP Blasts Trudeau At EU Parliament “You’re A Disgrace To Democracy”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been in Belgium on a two-day official visit to attend meetings of European Union, G7 and NATO leaders about the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine However he was not made […] Source

SO MUCH BULL SHIT, SO LITTLE TIME LEFT TILL THE COLLASPE OF THE USA EMPIRE-“Democracy Is At Stake” – Dems Urge Americans’ Shared “Sacrifice” Over Soaring Gas Prices

There have been three different ‘governments” known as the United States. The first was the united States from 1776 till 1789. It’s Constitution was the Articles of Confederation with a very weak “central” government which was subservient to the Individual countries known as States. which joined together for mutual defense and advantage. It was not […]

How union workers safeguard American democracy

Image Credit: Sam Myers/AP This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute. The guard shacks, razor-wire fences and gun-toting soldiers struck fear into Cynthia Overby when she traveled with an American university group behind the Iron Curtain in 1971. Even worse was the utter despair she witnessed in people living under the weight of […]

These are the Top 5 Countries in the World Democracy Index

The well-known US media, The Economist, released the 2017 World Democracy Index on January 30, 2018. The index is a project of one of the wings of the media think-tank; The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The index describes the assessment of the sustainability of democracy in every country in the world, which is measured using […]

Turkish opposition parties vow return to parliamentary democracy

Six opposition parties in Turkey have pledged to bring back parliamentary democracy and scrap the executive presidential system introduced by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The party leaders signed a 48-page declaration to introduce a “Strengthened Parliamentary System” in a ceremony in Ankara on Monday. The shift to democracy will only occur if the opposition unseats Erdoğan […]

When billionaires don’t pay taxes, people ‘lose faith in democracy’

Last year, ProPublica began publishing “The Secret IRS Files,” a series that has used a vast trove of never-before-seen tax information on the wealthiest Americans to examine their tax avoidance maneuvers. Since then, the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress have been trying to close loopholes in the code and raise taxes on the rich […]

Secular democracy and the future of Palestine

The two-state solution continues to lose support in Palestine. More and more Palestinians are realizing that that the so-called peace process has only resulted in the the production of new Israeli facts on the ground, and new repressive practices that make a functioning Palestinian State impossible. No wonder then that a recent poll conducted by […]

Blind to apartheid, Tom Friedman offers Israel as model for U.S. democracy

Tom Friedman really is stupendous. He’s like some impresario at a vaudeville who goes out every night with the same patter for 50 years, and the same lineup of tired stars, the fireeater and the tattooed lady and the little person standing on the horse. Except in Friedman’s case the act isn’t even faintly entertaining. […]

Capitol riot anniversary: activists hold a vigil for democracy

A vigil to “save democracy” in New York’s Upper West is held on the first anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot. A few Donald Trump supporters celebrated the day in front of Saint Patrick Cathedral in midtown. Members of US Congress holds candles at a prayer vigil on the steps of the US Capitol, […]

Democracy in Action: Italy Makes Vaccines Mandatory for Everyone Over 50

    Italy’s government said Wednesday that it would make vaccination against Covid-19 compulsory for everyone over the age of 50 in a bid to battle surging infections. The move first emerged in a draft decree on Wednesday as a cabinet meeting on new curbs was still ongoing. According to the decree, the measure would […]

Selling out democracy for political influence

Image Credit: Accountable.US One year ago, the foundation of our democracy was jeopardized in a full-blown coup attempt by seditionists egged on by former president Donald Trump. People died. Confederate flags were waved inside the Capitol. People with zip ties and weapons were ready to do harm or even kill members of Congress and the […]

“Three Movements and The Dynamics of Indian Democracy” Political Scientist Zoya Hasan’s Analysis

Do social and political movements in India have a future despite the challenges posed by the regime in power?  This is a critical question often raised by scholars and political leaders amid concerns and anxieties over a range of issues—from authoritarianism to strategies of political exclusion and suppression of dissent/opposition. Yet, there really is a […]

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy News Site Closes After Raid, Arrests

HONG KONG (AP) — A vocal pro-democracy website in Hong Kong shut down Wednesday after police raided its office and arrested six current and former editors and board members in a continuing crackdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Stand News said in a statement that its website and social media are no longer […]

Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy news outlet, arrest 6

Hong Kong police raided the office of an online pro-democracy news outlet on Wednesday after arresting six people for conspiracy to publish a seditious publication, the latest moves in a crackdown on dissent in the city. Those arrested were affiliated with Stand News, one of the most vocal pro-democracy news outlets in the city after […]

Democracy as commodity

The U.S.’ Summit for Democracy has come and gone without too much fuss.  It was a strange little show with the leader of the so called ‘free world’ – being those “democratic” countries that for whatever reason support U.S. dictates – attempting through rhetoric and probably a few winks and nods to maintain its establishment […]

Democracy Summit: Joe Biden Draws a New ‘Iron Curtain’ on China and Russia

The so-called ‘Democracy Summit’ that the Biden administration recently held was not only divisive, but was also more of a geo-political rather than a normative event aimed at deliberating about the state of democracy as a system of government and politics. The fact that the US deliberately excluded certain countries and then used the summit […]

What Are The Fundamental Differences Between Capitalist And Socialist Democracy?

Above Photo: Hand flips a dice and changes the word “Socialism” to “Capitalism”, or vice versa. (Fokusiert / Getty Images). Staying True To The Theme Of Democracy, This Article Is An Amended Speech That Analyzes The Differences Between Capitalist Vs. Socialist Democracies And Advocates A Defense Of The Latter. The United States hosted a “Summit […]

In Stunning Blow To Democracy, Legislation Decided By Majority Of Elected Representatives

In Stunning Blow To Democracy, Legislation Decided By Majority Of Elected Representatives WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a catastrophic blow to democracy with disastrous consequences sure to ripple throughout the free world, a majority of democratically-elected representatives decided against legislation proposed by other democratically-elected representatives. “This is the end of democracy as we know it,” said House Speaker […]

The Summit for Democracy

The so-called Summit for Democracy held on December 9-10 this year by Biden Administration online is worth noting mainly because it reflects internal and external problems of the organizer of this event, i.e., the United States. Of the latter problems, today’s main one is Washington’s assessment of China’s emergence as a new global power threat […]

The Structural debunking of the basis of construction of the Summit ON Democracy©

December 15, 2021 By Chris Faure for the Saker Blog The ‘war on terror’ and the ‘war on drugs’ and similar empirical processes have come and gone and left in their wake a truly diabolical ‘Long arm of the Law and Dollar Hegemony’. A few years ago, this was labeled correctly as the rules-based international […]

Mary Trump: Trumpism Movement ‘About Undoing Our Democracy’

Former President Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that the Trumpism movement was about “undoing our democracy.” Trump said, “This is the most troubling issue that we’re facing in this context because I believe that so-called Trumpism has moved beyond Donald. The movement doesn’t need him anymore. And yet, the […]

Biden’s ‘Summit for Democracy’ is a vile circus for new Cold War

U.S. President Joe Biden’s two-day “summit for democracy” was a farce even before it began this week. Now it has turned into a vile circus for Cold War hostility that greatly threatens world democracy, human rights and peace—the very antithesis of what the hubristic Americans claim. On the second day of this video conference hosted […]

Hillary Clinton: If Trump Wins in 2024, It ‘Could Be the End of Our Democracy’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic Party nominee for president, said Sunday on NBC’s “Today” that if former President Donald Trump won the presidency in 2024, it “could be the end” of U.S. democracy. Clinton said, “If I were a betting person right now, I’d say Trump is going to run again. […]

US Shouldn’t Be Invited To Summit For Democracy, Let Alone Be Its Host

Above Photo: President Joe Biden listens as he meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Nov. 15, 2021. Susan Walsh / AP. In Every One Of The Countries The United States Has Intervened In Over The Past Decades, Anti-Democratic Means Are Almost Always Used Towards […]

US President Joe Biden says defending democracy ‘challenge of our time’

Democracy faces “sustained and alarming challenges” worldwide, US president Joe Biden said at the opening of the first White House virtual summit for Democracy on Thursday. Biden urged the representatives from some 100 countries to reverse an ongoing recession of democracy that is playing out at a time of rising authoritarianism around the globe and […]

Ten Contradictions That Plague Biden’s Democracy Summit

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Protest by students in Thailand. AP President Biden’s virtual Summit for Democracy on December 9-10 is part of a campaign to restore the United States’ standing in the world, which took such a beating under President Trump’s erratic foreign policies. Biden hopes to secure his place at […]

Rebooting democracy

President Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy, taking place virtually Dec. 9-10, is designed to begin addressing those concerns. Anchored by more than 100 video speeches by invited leaders, the summit kicks off what the administration and democracy activists hope will be a year of coordination and reform among democracies, to shore up their reputations at […]

Biden’s Summit for Democracy: International NGOs express concern that Summit will ignore India’s descent to fascism

Groups extend offer to Biden to provide input to help make the summit a success WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 7, 2021) – A consortium of 34 international multi-faith human rights NGOs have written a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris expressing their deep concern that the president’s Summit for Democracy Dec. 9-10 […]

Book Review: ‘How America’s Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy’

In “Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy,” Newsweek journalist Batya Ungar-Sargon provides a timely overview of the problems plaguing American journalism. The subject of media bias and misconduct is well-trodden ground in conservative circles, but Ungar-Sargon comes at this from a left-of-center perspective. While she takes issue with many media trends, her key criticism […]

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