Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

Political Islam and Democracy Crisis in North Africa  

When the news circulated that Morocco’s leading political group, the Development and Justice Party (PJD), has been trounced in the latest elections, held in September, official media mouthpieces in Egypt celebrated the news as if the PJD’s defeat was, in itself, a blow to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood movement. Regionally, political commentators who dedicated much […]

Howard University Sit-in: A Struggle For Democracy At An HBCU

Students at Howard University have historically been in the forefront of movement struggles. Now they are protesting tuition hikes, student loan debt, a lack of accountability, and all the hallmarks of the neo-liberal university. On late Tuesday, Oct. 12, Howard University students began staging a sit-in demonstration at the Blackburn building in front of the […]

Tunisia condemns US Congress claims it’s democracy is ‘in danger’

Tunisian President Kais Saied yesterday expressed his country’s dissatisfaction with US Congress discussions on democracy in the North African state. In a meeting with the US Ambassador to Tunisia, Donald Blom, at the Carthage Palace, Saied “informed the US ambassador of his dissatisfaction with the inclusion of the situation in Tunisia on the agenda of […]

Democrats Declare Democracy Has Failed Because They Did Not Get Their Way

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democrats in Washington have declared that our democratic republic has failed because they did not get their way one single time, despite dozens and dozens of legislative and electoral victories over the past year. “We did not get 100% of what we wanted; therefore, democracy has failed,” said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi […]

Chinese Pro-Democracy Supporter Receives Threats After Fleeing to America

A Chinese sailor received threats from a government official in his hometown on Sept. 27 after giving an interview with The Epoch Times Chinese Edition. The man, named Ding Yiduo, fled to the United States in 2020 after police harassed him for posting messages online supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) […]

‘Democracy is under attack’ says Merkel at German reunification ceremony

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for an ongoing commitment to democracy, on the 31st-anniversary ceremony of the reunification of east and west. In a joint service with Christians, Jews, and Muslims, the outgoing Chancellor said “October 3, 1990, stands for the reunification of our country in peace and freedom.” “This freedom did not just […]

Authoritarianism Is The New “Democracy”, BMJ Exposes Natural Immunity Obfuscation & Vaxed Definition

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Email | RSS Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/1/21). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and […]

Understanding The Basics Of 21st-Century Democracy, Autocracy, And Capitalism

Above Photo: Nathaniel St. Clair. Democracy exists if and when a community organizes its self-governance around the full participation, on an equal basis, of all the members of the community. Its other, autocracy, exists when a community organizes (or allows) its governance by an individual or subgroup of that community, a ruler. Universal suffrage is […]

We need government, we need democracy back

In a very insightful essay published a couple of weeks before Canada’s election call, Senator Rosa Galvez called for a seachange from neoliberal government to building government back better to handle the recovery from Covid and to mitigate climate change: “We need democracy back—stronger, wiser, and more open to new ideas—with all its checks and […]

Right Wing Bonus Tracks: The Disease of Democracy

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Protect the filibuster or preserve our democracy, which shall it be?

The filibuster is alive and well in the U.S. Senate and now appears to have become a permanent part of that government legislative body. Minority leader McConnell uses it as a club to “kill” any legislation that he determines is not in his best interests.  What’s ironic is that the Democrats have the power to […]

Taliban Official: No Democracy in Afghanistan, Council Will Likely Rule

The Taliban terrorist group is considering using a council to govern Afghanistan after taking over the country, while leaving the movement’s supreme leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, in overall charge. Akhundzada would likely play a role above the head of the council, who would be akin to the country’s president, Taliban official Waheedullah Hashimi, who has access to the […]

Mary Trump: GOP Voting Laws Goal to ‘Undermine Democracy,’ Get Trump Reelected

Former President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump said Friday on MSNBC’s “All In” that Republicans are passing voting laws in state legislatures in an attempt to get her uncle reelected in 2024. Guest anchor Mehdi Hasan said, “How much does he believe he won the election, because people have convinced him to believe these mad […]

‘Republic of Hindutva – How the Sangh is Reshaping Indian Democracy’

  Author – Badri Narayan Publisher – Penguin Random House India, March 2021 ‘There is no exaggeration in saying that the entire destiny of a country depends upon its intellectual class’ – Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar In this recent book Professor Badri Narayan (Social Historian and Cultural Anthropologist) maps out the political grammar of Bhartiya Janta […]

China Is Using Amazon to Destroy Democracy

Commentary China is using Amazon to destroy American, European, Indian, and Japanese businesses, which are the foundation of free-market democracy on a global scale. Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, is making a short-sighted fortune in the process. He is one of the world’s richest men at $193 billion. But as Jack Ma’s recent disappearance in China […]

Dem Rep. Escobar: Unless We Pass Voting Laws, ‘We Are Going to Lose Our Democracy’ When TX Dems Return

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) said that unless federal voting legislation is passed, “we are going to lose our democracy” when the Texas House Democrats who are breaking quorum return to Texas. Escobar said, “In a state like mine, Texas, literally, we are going to lose our democracy through Texas […]

The Democracy vs. Freedom Dispute

July 1, 2021  by Lawrence Davidson Part I—Democracy and Freedom In the United States, there is a dispute over whether democracy and freedom are compatible. Some, such as Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, have questioned their compatibility, and even asserted that freedom, rather than democracy, is what the U.S. really stands for. These terms are […]

Brazil’s 2022 presidential vote will be between ‘fascism and democracy’, ex-leader Lula says

Brazil’s 2022 presidential election will be ballot between “fascism and democracy”, former leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told Euronews, as he mulls mounting a challenge against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Lula, 75, led the Latin American country between 2003 and 2010, introducing popular social measures that lifted millions out of poverty. But the Workers’ […]

The GOP is trying to outlaw democracy

Image Credit: Khalil Bendib/OtherWords.org Ralph Waldo Emerson told of a dinner guest who went on and on about the virtue of honesty, offering his own life as a model of perfect rectitude. “The louder he talked of his honor,” said Emerson, “the faster we counted our spoons.” That’s my reaction to the cacophony of phony […]

We can have the filibuster or democracy, but not both

The American political system is complicated, but fixing it doesn’t have to be. Voters of all stripes broadly agree on the kinds of changes they’d like to see. We need less money in politics. It should be easier to vote — early, in person, or by mail. And voters should be able to pick their […]

Clamping down Media Sites: US Hegemony Reveals Its Fragile Democracy

25/06/2021 Mohammad Youssef The recent US aggression against the resistance axis; clamping down its electronic sites is very revealing and represents a new surge of confrontation! By doing this, Washington has proved how fragile and weak the American democracy is. In its attempt to gag the voices and prevent spreading the truth about the real […]

Philippine democracy scion, ex-leader Benigno Aquino dies

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, the son of pro-democracy icons who helped topple dictator Ferdinand Marcos and had troublesome ties with China died Tuesday, a cousin and public officials said. He was 61. Former Sen. Bam Aquino said he was heartbroken by the death of his cousin. “He gave his all for the Filipino, […]

Democracy Dies At The Washington Post Editorial Board

Above Photo: Antonio Cabrera. In the Soviet Union, everybody was aware that the media was controlled by the state. But in a corporate state like the U.S., a veneer of independence is still maintained, although trust in the media has been plummeting for years. Washington — The Washington Post’s glaring conflicts of interest have of late […]

Apple Daily: Hong Kong police arrest five and seize assets in raid on pro-democracy newspaper

Hong Kong police have arrested five executives of Apple Daily, a pro-democracy newspaper, and seized assets from their office during an early morning raid on Thursday where nearly 500 police personnel went through the computers and notebooks of journalists. Media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 73, an outspoken figure in the city’s pro-democracy movement and owner of […]

Pro-democracy newspaper editors arrested under Hong Kong security law

Five editors and executives at pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper were arrested on Thursday under Hong Kong’s national security law, its stock was halted and police were searching its offices in moves raising concerns about the media’s future in the city. Apple Daily is known for its strong pro-democracy stance and often criticises and condemns the […]

Garland declares voting rights expansion ‘central’ to democracy

“There are many things that are open to debate in America, but the right of all eligible citizens to vote is not one of them,” he said. “The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy, the right from which all other rights ultimately flow.” Garland outlined the United States’ checkered history of expanding […]

Why One State in India Is Showing Promising Signs of Democracy

Above Photo: Kerala morning / Bruno Arunjunai Just before the state elections in Kerala, in southern India, a television channel ran a program called “The Great Political Kitchen.” The anchor went to kitchens across the state to talk to homemakers about their views on politics. In one kitchen, the anchor asked a woman about a dispute surrounding […]

How the ‘Culture War’ Could Break Democracy

2008 was a really important year, insofar as the Great Recession accentuated an important distinction within the white middle class. It drove a wedge between the middle and lower-middle or working class and the highly trained, professionally educated managers, technocrats and intellectuals—basically, between the top 20 percent and the bottom 80 percent. And that meant […]

THE GREAT RESET IS ONE OF THE GREATEST THREATS TO DEMOCRACY & FREEDOM

Independent MP Craig Kelly says the great reset is “one of the greatest threats” facing our freedoms and our democracy.“ https://odysee.com/@WhatIsTruth_WasIstWahrheit_2:f/THE-GREAT-RESET-IS-ONE-OF-THE-GREATEST-THEATS-TO-DEMOCRACY—FREEDOM:e Share this: Like this: Like Loading… Source

“A mark of how critically endangered our democracy is” – the truth about what is happening to our National Library

Being a book lover I find this article heart breaking. Yet another example of how little those running NZ care, not since Rogernomics anyway. Interesting definition given in this scathing article about ‘consultation’. Those who’ve attended any of these consults will get that … they are a complete scam providing the illusion of choice. EWR*********************************************************************** […]

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