Democracy

23.10.2014 Redacción Madrid

Podemos: an unusual process

Podemos: an unusual process

Deliberation in Podemos[1] is public and open, it allows for varying degrees of involvement, within it are participating people from social movements and its structure is designed not only for militants but rather for popular participation. By Olga Rodríguez for Zona Crítica Podemos [we can] uses the first … »

21.10.2014 Pressenza London

Occupy Democracy: keep protest away from Parliament, or else…

Occupy Democracy: keep protest away from Parliament, or else…

A number of arrests, amongst them Green politician Jenny Jones who is also the deputy chair of London assembly’s police and crime committee,  have followed an attempt to establish a 9 day open discussion about Democracy in Parliament Square, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The Occupy London website invites other … »

18.10.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Singapore: democracy from another angle

Singapore: democracy from another angle

Lionel Mok was inspired to pen these words because of the Occupy Central protests and his awareness of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s speech, on Sunday, August 17, 2014, plus his experience there in Singapore, and his comments are highly topical under the conditions of protest now current … »

08.10.2014 Pressenza London

Occupy London opens discussions at Occupy Democracy

Occupy London opens discussions at Occupy Democracy

By Occupy London The Democracy Working Group of Occupy London is planning open meetings at Parliament Square, opposite the Parliament Building: “The governement’s imposition of austerity has no democratic mandate. Nobody voted for: NHS Privatisation Tripling of tuition fees Bedroom tax Benefit cuts for people with disabilities … »

17.07.2014 Inter Press Service

BRICS Build New Architecture for Financial Democracy

BRICS Build New Architecture for Financial Democracy

By Mario Osava FORTALEZA, Brazil, Jul 16 2014 (IPS) – The BRICS alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) launched the New Development Bank (NDB) and Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA) during its sixth summit, institutionalising a new financial architecture for the emerging powers. »

05.07.2014 Democracy Now!

Almedalen: A Swedish export the U.S. could use

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan VISBY, Sweden—Sixty miles off the coast of Sweden, in the Baltic Sea, sits the island of Gotland. Every summer, for one week, tens of thousands flock here to participate in a unique public event known as Almedalen (pronounced ALL-meh-DAH-len). The name comes from a … »

15.04.2014 Pressenza London

The Fire Power of the Financial Lobby

The Fire Power of the Financial Lobby

A Survey of the Size of the Financial Lobby at the EU level Published by Corporate Europe Observatory(CEO), The Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (Arbeiterkammer) and The Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) – April 2014. “Despite this manifest presence of “the financial lobby”, until … »

15.03.2014 David Andersson

NO Referendum in Crimea

NO Referendum in Crimea

A referendum is one of the tools of a democratic process and cannot be used under military occupation. Russia has used military forces to annex Crimea, which is currently part of Ukraine. The international community needs to take a very clear stance. It is … »

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