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14.07.2015

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in Burundi for crisis talks as President Pierre Nkurunziza is preparing to run for a controversial third consecutive term in office.   Museveni arrived in the Burundian capital Bujumbura on Tuesday to revive stalled talks between President Nkurunziza-led Forces for the Defense of Democracy  (CNDD-FDD) party and opposition groups. The veteran Ugandan leader… »

07.07.2015

SRI LANKA: Who should be nominated as party candidates for the forthcoming elections?

SRI LANKA: Who should be nominated as party candidates for the forthcoming elections?

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission SRI LANKA: Who should be nominated as party candidates for the forthcoming elections? These are crucial days for the selection and submission of party candidates for the forthcoming Parliamentary Elections to be held on 17th August 2015. This is a moment at… »

04.06.2015

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 –… »

23.04.2015

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

“For Hong Kong’s sake get on with the real job” – this could have been the title and sub-title of this mainstream newspaper editorial, but no, it was: “Legco must pass reform package for 2017 chief executive election.” (South China Morning Post (SCMP) today Thursday April 23,(2015). According to the… »

20.02.2015

Lesotho elections to end political tensions

Lesotho elections to end political tensions

Maseru, Lesotho – The current government of national unity in Lesotho will come to an end later this month February 2015. The mountain kingdom of Lesotho is a small country under the leadership of His Majesty King Letsie ‘The Third’ as a head of the State and the Basotho nation,… »

05.01.2015

Greece, elections and reflections on the crisis

Greece, elections and reflections on the crisis

The forthcoming political elections in Greece could be a turning point not only for the country, but also for the whole of Europe. Here we talk about the possible consequences with Marianella Kloka, Greek member of the international organisation, World without Wars and Violence. What do you think about the… »

04.01.2015

If Syriza wins the Greek election, what will happen next?

If Syriza wins the Greek election, what will happen next?

By Lisa Mittendrein and Valentin Schwarz Source: redpepper.org With Greece facing a snap general election on 25 January 2015, there is the genuine prospect of a radical left government coming to power in an… »

12.12.2014

Mozambique: a dictatorship of no alternatives, or an alternative to the dictators?

The victory of Filipe Nyusi and the Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) in the October 15 presidential and parliamentary elections pours cold water on the hopes of many who were convinced that 2014 would bring political change to Mozambique. By Boaventura Monjane Instead, Frelimo will maintain its stranglehold on political… »

22.11.2014

Speaking with forked tongues can win you an election

Speaking with forked tongues can win you an election

What better allegory than the Native Americans’ to describe Orwell’s “double speak” or the semantic violence of those who steal the discourse of the opposite view to increase their appeal amongst those who normally would not agree with or vote for them? The wolves in sheep’s clothing, (and why do… »

04.11.2014

Your vote will make a difference in N.Y.

Your vote will make a difference in N.Y.

Activist and author Ben Davis explains why he is supporting the Howie Hawkins/Brian Jones campaign in New York–and why a vote for the Greens will make a difference. THERE IS so little time, but since I have invested some meaningful chunks of my life into supporting the Howie Hawkins/Brian Jones… »

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