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15.04.2014

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

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… »

10.03.2014

Give and take in the EU-US trade deal? Sure. We give, the corporations take

Give and take in the EU-US trade deal? Sure. We give, the corporations take

“I have three challenges for the architects of a proposed transatlantic trade deal. If they reject them, they reject democracy By George Monbiot for The Guardian Nothing threatens democracy as much as corporate power. Nowhere do corporations operate with greater freedom than between nations, for here… »

21.01.2014

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chainstores

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chainstores

Freedom is something to use or lose – we must fight the antisocial behaviour bill Consumerism’s petty liberties have made us inhumanly passive. We’ve forgotten what freedom is, and how easily it is lost By George Monbiot for The Guardian The question has changed a little… »

19.11.2013

Chilean politician applauds young parliamentarians, criticizes Bachelet

Chilean politician applauds young parliamentarians, criticizes Bachelet

By Brittany Peterson for The Voice of Russia Chileans took to the polls Sunday to elect a new president and Congress, but only came away with the latter. Brittany: Michelle Bachelet is a former president to Chile and for the last three years, was the head of UN Women in New… »

12.10.2013

Democratization of Power in Turkey

Democratization of Power in Turkey

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared his government’s new package for the promotion of democracy and democratization of power in the Middle Eastern country. Although, given the existing circumstances in Turkey, Erdogan’s package of democracy has been considered a major step forward, it has not… »

06.07.2013

This Independence Day, Thank a Protester

This Independence Day, Thank a Protester

More than 160 years ago, the greatest abolitionist in U.S. history, the escaped slave Frederick Douglass, addressed the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society. Douglass asked those gathered, “What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?” His words bear repeating this Independence Day, as the United States asserts unprecedented authority… »

04.07.2013

Hong Kong’s upbeat July 1 showdown despite typhoon

Hong Kong’s upbeat July 1 showdown despite typhoon

Over 100,000 demonstrators filed along the streets of Hong Kong 1 July this year in the annual protest march that is on every activist’s agenda in this vibrant city. The march marks the handover of the British colony to Beijing that took place in 1997. The number of 100,000 taking… »

07.12.2012

Last-minute court ruling delays application of new broadcasting law

Last-minute court ruling delays application of new broadcasting law

The Argentine media group Clarin obtained an eleventh-hour ruling yesterday delaying the application of a section of the country’s new media law which would have forced it to give up some of its broadcasting licences. The Civil and Commercial Court extended the deadline for the application of article… »

30.10.2012

The London New Putney Debates launch a new stage in the Occupy process

The London New Putney Debates launch a new stage in the Occupy process

With presentations about the most pressing problems in the areas of Economy and (lack of) Real Democracy the New Putney Debates pick up the thread of revolutionary thinking that commenced in 1647, 365 years ago. The two weeks of sessions will culminate in a new “Agreement of the People”… »

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