Democracy

09.07.2019

Greece: New self-reliant right wing government – The Golden Dawn out of the Parliament

Greece: New self-reliant right wing government – The Golden Dawn out of the Parliament

The new Parliament, as it emerged from the results of the 7th July elections in Greece, consists of six parties. This time, the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is out of Parliament and this is a victory for the 58% of the electorate that went to the polls. The conservative right… »

04.07.2019

Democracy Is a Sham

Democracy Is a Sham

By Jerome Irwin A question oft raised by journalists, writers and social scientists world-wide asks, “Is Democracy in the United States, as well as every other country in the world, dying a slow, barely visible death?” Military coups, openly fascist takeovers through the normal election process of former quasi-democratic political… »

21.04.2019

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Carole Cadwalladr at TED2019 In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking… »

16.04.2019

Chomsky: Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change & the Undermining of Democracy Threaten Future of Planet

Chomsky: Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change & the Undermining of Democracy Threaten Future of Planet

As President Trump pulls out of key nuclear agreements with Russia and moves to expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal, Noam Chomsky looks at how the threat of nuclear war remains one of the most pressing issues facing mankind. In a speech at the Old South Church in Boston, Chomsky also… »

24.03.2019

Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

William Dance, Lancaster University for The Conversatiom Intentionally false news stories were shared more than 35m times during the 2016 US presidential election, with Facebook playing a significant role in their spread. Shortly after, the Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed that 50m Facebook profiles had been… »

24.03.2019

More than a million people march in London to stop Brexit

More than a million people march in London to stop Brexit

News in Pictures. Photographs by Anna Swinden for Pressenza. Prime Minister Theresa May is under fire for the debacle and chaos created by her inability to establish effective Brexit negotiations, alienating in the process Parliament and a great part of the population. A cabal of right wing politicians within the… »

22.03.2019

The System, the Youth and Democracy

The System, the Youth and Democracy

By Roberto Savio If we ever needed a proof, to see how the political system has become self referent, and unable to update itself, the last student march, in more than 1.000 towns, is a very good example. Of course, politicians referred to it in declarations, and the President of… »

14.03.2019

Multilateralism: A Testimony

Multilateralism: A Testimony

By Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and Roberto Savio For over 70 years, the UN system has been perceived as the guardian of peace and development in the world. However, multilateralism today is undeniably under strain. The effectiveness of global institutions and of global policymaking is questioned, and alliances are fraying. Often,… »

11.03.2019

« Interview with Edwy Plenel on: freedom of the press, journalism and the Yellow Vests »

« Interview with Edwy Plenel on: freedom of the press, journalism and the Yellow Vests »

Mediapart is an independent French online investigative and opinion journal created in 2008 by Edwy Plenel, former Editor-in-chief of Le Monde. Mediapart is published in French, English and Spanish. (Wikipedia) Pressenza: Today, what do you think of the freedom of the Press ? Edwy Plenel: There is a tendency,… »

09.12.2018

Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes): where Democracy is on the march! [2/2]

Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes): where Democracy is on the march! [2/2]

Text and photos by Mauricio Alvarez. We have chosen to publish this article in two parts to simplify your reading.  The first was to recall the meaning of the word democracy and explain the root causes of the Yellow Vests movement. This second part focuses on the… »

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