Tag Archives: Democracy

The coalition is slowly terminating the social contract

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We need to talk about our rights as members of the public rather than letting corporations define them, writes Matt Hawkins.

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Atheists are now the terrorists in Saudi Arabia. You couldn’t make it up

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The world’s number one exporter of Wahabi jihadis considers atheists its foremost terrorism concern.

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Politicians must embrace the shifting sands of democracy

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Voting is no longer the only way in which people can be politically engaged.

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The global community should support those battling extremism in Thailand

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.

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It is not just Hungary that the EU needs to tackle on democracy breaches

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.

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Cameron insults Srebrenica dead by hosting Thein Sein

Last week the eighteenth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre passed, prompting a chorus of sombre statements from European leaders.

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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.

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Does democracy hinder progressive governance?

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.

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Is democracy on the slide?

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?

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‘Peace’ to Xi Jinping may be the authoritarian status quo

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.

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