Democracy

01.07.2015 Tony Henderson

Yes, Hong Kong needs to be responsible

Yes, Hong Kong needs to be responsible

Hong Kong July 1, 2015 is a place of varying opinions among its people concerning the way ahead. Which path to take, a pro-Beijing one that will curtail individual freedoms to an uncertain extent, but nothing that cannot be handled, or, that of opposition to the pro-Beijing administration under Chief … »

30.06.2015 Redacción Chile

Chile: The Constitution for Everyone

Chile: The Constitution for Everyone

The Constitution for Everyone is the name of an independent citizens’ initiative in Chile that was publicly launched today with the aim of educating and promoting broad dialogue about the Constitution. Through a digital platform (www.laconstituciondetodos.cl), participants will be able to find and learn about the current constitution, express … »

04.06.2015 Tony Henderson

Hong Kong at another crossroad

Hong Kong at another crossroad

This year, leaders of student unions at several universities have decided not to attend the vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown, always held at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. This is in protest at one of the main organiser’s – the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China – … »

02.06.2015 Pressenza Budapest

UK election – A broken system: seats don’t match votes

UK election – A broken system: seats don’t match votes

In May 2015, the UK held a general election and returned a majority government for the Conservative Party despite the fact that it received no where near a majority of support from the electorate. The Electoral Reform Society is an independent campaigning organisation working to champion the rights of voters … »

13.02.2015 Pressenza London

Occupy Democracy back in Parliament Square

This Valentine’s weekend, occupy democracy will return to Parliament Square to mourn democracy’s death with a vigil for Nelson Mandela. Mandela’s statue was placed behind bars when ‘Tarpaulin Square’ was fenced off during some of our previous assemblies – in a perfectly horrid/ironic demonstration of the very democratic deficit we’re … »

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