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Tag Archives: Democracy
It’s time for the global community of democrats – whether on the left or the right – to stand shoulder to shoulder with those battling extremism in Thailand.
The European Commission is reportedly planning to harden its stance against member states who fail to adhere to democracy and the rule of the law.
Last week the eighteenth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre passed, prompting a chorus of sombre statements from European leaders.
JP Morgan wants Europe to be rid of social rights, democracy, employee rights and the right to protest
This is an agenda for hard right, corporatist, centrist government. There’s another word for that, and it’s what the bankers seem to want.
Is Barack Obama as bad as, or even worse than George W. Bush?
This question has been asked by many liberals since the Prism revelations. One way to answer this question is to look at a range of policies (torture, detention without trial, regime change, extra-judicial killings), figure out which is the ‘Left’ position and the ‘Right’ position, and then plot where Bush and Obama belong on the spectrum.
If the public have little or no understanding of the decisions and institutions that govern our lives and we continue to ignore the warning signs, how long before we can no longer say with honesty that we live in a democracy?
Since his inaugural address as President of China, analysts and interested parties have been decoding the message that Xi Jinping brings and what change, if any, can be expected in China.
There appears to be a split in the cabinet over Britain’s diplomatic approach to China, with deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and foreign secretary William Hague wanting a tougher approach.
After the historic low turnout of the PCC elections, Richard Bassford looks at what was to blame and what must be done.