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25.07.2020

Ecuador: obstacles for Rafael Correa and his party to participate in next year’s elections

Ecuador: obstacles for Rafael Correa and his party to participate in next year’s elections

On July 20, the National Electoral Council of Ecuador announced the suspension of four political organizations and with it, their inability to participate in next year’s general elections. One of the suspended organizations is Fuerza Compromiso Social, an organization under whose legality the former members and followers of Correa’s former… »

26.06.2020

COVID-19 crisis threatens democracy, leading world figures warn

COVID-19 crisis threatens democracy, leading world figures warn

More than 500 political, civil leaders, Nobel Laureates and pro-democracy institutions have signed an open letter to defend democracy, warning that the freedoms we cherish are under threat from governments that are using the crisis to tighten their grip on power. The coronavirus pandemic poses serious threats to democracy. Many… »

20.06.2020

U.S. Trails World in Coronavirus Response and Almost Everything Else

U.S. Trails World in Coronavirus Response and Almost Everything Else

Data from around the world on how nations are handling Coronavirus makes clear that, as in most things (this claim is documented below), the United States is exceptionally awful. Among wealthy countries, only Sweden, which has chosen to intentionally allow the disease to spread, has done worse. A handful of countries… »

20.06.2020

30 Years After the Beginning of the End of Apartheid, Where is South Africa Going? Part I

30 Years After the Beginning of the End of Apartheid, Where is South Africa Going? Part I

February 11, 1990 the release of Nelson Mandela was announced. It was the beginning of the dismantling of the Apartheid system. The hopes for a change for the majority of the black population were high at the time. The reconciliation between black and white people seemed on the right path,… »

23.05.2020

North Africa: Algeria – Open letter to Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

North Africa: Algeria – Open letter to Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Human rights activist Rabah Arkam has written a letter to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres regarding unacceptable human rights violations in Algeria. The activist’s objective is to call for an end to the wave of arrests resulting from the repressive policy and human rights violations by the Algerian regime. »

14.04.2020

Can Democracy Survive the Coronavirus?

Can Democracy Survive the Coronavirus?

By Sonali Kolhatkar The COVID-19 global pandemic has prompted a major question about leadership in a time of crisis: how to balance the importance of public health with the respecting of individual liberty? The virus respects no borders. It cares little for how nations are run, whether through democratic governance… »

29.02.2020

“We Want Democracy!” Mass Protests Continue in Dominican Republic After Local Elections Suspended

“We Want Democracy!” Mass Protests Continue in Dominican Republic After Local Elections Suspended

Thousands in the Dominican Republic took to the streets of the capital Santo Domingo Thursday to protest the abrupt suspension of local elections earlier this month and to commemorate the country’s Independence Day. Protests have been ongoing since February 16, after the government suspended the municipal elections four hours after… »

01.02.2020

The East-Side Gallery, CNN and Fairytales

The East-Side Gallery, CNN and Fairytales

Similar to the narrative of the “victor”, where it is claimed that the reunification of Germany was due to the USA and not to Gorbachev, CNN is trying to equate the creation of the East Side Gallery in Berlin to wishful thinking. They didn’t have to look far for a… »

04.01.2020

The Struggle To Vote, From the Suffragettes To Today

The Struggle To Vote, From the Suffragettes To Today

One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote in the United States. The women’s suffrage movement took decades of organizing to achieve success, from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, to mass civil disobedience and protest leading up to the adoption and ratification of the 19th Amendment in… »

19.12.2019

Why people vote for politicians they know are liars

Why people vote for politicians they know are liars

Stephan Lewandowsky, University of Bristol for The Conversation Britain recently elected a prime minister who unlawfully shut down parliament to escape democratic scrutiny and who tells blatant falsehoods whenever it suits him. Boris Johnson casually denies the presence of media in front of TV cameras and… »

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