Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

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 00

“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*********************************************************************** […]

Are we heading towards the doom of a democracy or the herald of a new dawn?

Both the Supreme Court and several High courts have upheld the view, time and again, that getting a quality public health service facility is a basic human right of every citizen. Despite of it, during this pandemic, the number of deaths is hiking in major cities of the country due to the non-availability of Oxygen; […]

NYT’s Friedman: ‘God Bless’ Liz Cheney, Mitt Romney ‘Standing Up for Our Democracy’

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said Monday night on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) are “standing up for our democracy” by opposing the notion former President Donald Trump didn’t lose the 2020 presidential election. Friedman said, “When people ask me how I feel, I give an answer […]

Tsikhanouskaya wants focus on fight for democracy in Belarus

On a timely visit to Slovenia, Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya called for sustained international focus on the struggle for democracy in her home country. Slovenia is due to take over the rotating presidency of the European Union in July. Tsikhanouskaya has been exiled in Lithuania since the aftermath of last August’s elections in Belarus […]

According to Health Impact on People, Democracy is the Biggest Genocidal Ideology in the History of Mankind

    Directly or indirectly, either someone is deliberately planning and pushing the world towards this trend or not, the result is that DEMOCRACY is the biggest genocidal ideology in the history of mankind. Democracy has a severe negative heath impact on human health while at the same time rejecting everything being put forward on […]

Oscars 2021: Documentary Short Winner Acknowledges Pro-Democracy Protestors in Hong Kong

While several Oscar winners and presenters used Sunday’s live ABC broadcast to promote left-wing politics, one winner took a truly bold step by acknowledging pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong — a virtual no-no in Hollywood where saying anything critical of China’s Communist dictatorship has become taboo. Filmmaker Anthony Giacchino, who won the Oscar for the […]

Stopping SolarWinds’ style mega hacks, but preserving democracy – analysis

 One of the central security questions of our time is how to defend countries like the US and Israel from repeat mega hacks by the likes of Russia, Iran, China and North Korea. The SolarWinds and Shirbit hacks announced in December 2020, along with a variety of other major cyberattacks, have convinced the US and […]

What price democracy in the Palestinian territories?

Next month, for the first time in 15 years, the Palestinian people will finally have the long-coveted opportunity to hold democratic elections. They will potentially have the right to make the choices about who leads them, through free and fair elections. As any people, the Palestinians would expect their leaders to promise them and their […]

Neither the Israeli Elections nor the Palestinian Elections are about Democracy

At a 2018 rally in Washington DC [Rima Najjar] In Israel, they are all about entrenching the Zionist regime in Palestine from the river to the sea; in the occupied territories, they are all about liberation and de-Zionization. Chances are, you are unaware that Palestinian elections are in the offing. But if you are following them, […]

On Contact: Securing Democracy With Glenn Greenwald

 On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to the US journalist Glenn Greenwald about how his reporting exposed the corruption that is rife among Brazil’s political, judicial, and economic elite. Greenwald was able to show, through a trove of documents, how President Jair Bolsonaro and his crypto-fascist party manipulated the legal system with […]

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 […]

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