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Politics, Democracy and Environmental Rebellion

Pulp Mill, Longview, Washington. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. A question worth asking is: what conceivable national electoral outcome would resolve the political dysfunction that currently...

Stealing Democracy in an Age of Kleptocrats

There’s something in me that revolts against injustice and wrong. Like the genes that transmit our genetic inheritance, there are intellectual forces – call...

Stealing Democracy in an Age of Kleptocrats

There’s something in me that revolts against injustice and wrong. Like the genes that transmit our genetic inheritance, there are intellectual forces – call...
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Video: Noam Chomsky, BBC Newsnight: poorest 70% have zero impact on policy in West's...

Excruciating television: Noam Chomsky interviewed by pretentious BBC Newsnight goblin Evan Davis BBC comments blocked - wonder why - lol - I must have...
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Video: Noam Chomsky, BBC Newsnight: poorest 70% have zero impact on policy in West's...

Excruciating television: Noam Chomsky interviewed by pretentious BBC Newsnight goblin Evan Davis BBC comments blocked - wonder why - lol - I must have...
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Video: Noam Chomsky, BBC Newsnight: poorest 70% have zero impact on policy in West's...

Excruciating television: Noam Chomsky interviewed by pretentious BBC Newsnight goblin Evan Davis BBC comments blocked - wonder why - lol - I must have...

The System, Youth and Democracy – Consortiumnews

When masses of students from all over the world mobilize around a utopia, adults become uncomfortable, writes Roberto Savio. By Roberto...
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Video: Peace Activist Frances Crowe Turns 100; She Once Set Up a Pirate Radio...

The legendary peace activist Frances Crowe has just turned 100. She was born on March 15, 1919. Frances has been arrested countless times protesting...
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Video: Cenk Uygur on Democracy Now! About Leaving MSNBC After Being Told to "Act...

DemocracyNow.org - After giving a nearly six-month tryout for the Internet talk show host Cenk Uygur, the cable news channel MSNBC is preparing to...

Mueller Report Must Be Made Public to Restore Confidence in Democracy

______________________________ Via Common Dreams. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.
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Video: Canadian Environmentalist David Suzuki on Democracy Now! From Rio+20 U.N Summit (Part 1...

DemocracyNow.org - As the Rio+20 Earth Summit -- the largest U.N. conference ever -- ends in disappointment, we're joined by the leading Canadian scientist,...
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Video: Inequality for All: Robert Reich Warns Record Income Gap Is Undermining Our Democracy....

http://www.democracynow.org - Five years ago this weekend, the Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers collapsed triggering the worst financial crisis since the Great ... Via Youtube
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Video: Dr. Paul Farmer on How US Haiti Policy, Revealed By WikiLeaks, Undermines Democracy...

DemocracyNow.org - Dr. Paul Farmer, who was worked in Haiti for nearly three decades and now serves as the the U.N. Deputy Special Envoy...
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Video: Democracy in Chains: The Radical Right’s Stealth Attack on American Democracy

In part one, Nancy Maclean reveals Nobel-prize winning economist James M. Buchanan as the architect of the Koch Brothers' secret campaign to undermine ... Via...
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Video: Jacob Appelbaum: If Everything is Under Surveillance, How Can We Have a Democracy?

Watch the full interview with Jacob Appelbaum on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/o6eGx. Press freedom and human rights groups are criticizing Britain for using ... Via...
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Video: Big Tech Stole Our Data While Democracy Slept: Shoshana Zuboff on the Age...

https://democracynow.org - Corporations have created a new kind of marketplace out of our private human experiences. That is the conclusion of an explosive ... Via...
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Video: Okinawa votes against US base relocation… but who cares about referendums & democracy?

Residents have overwhelmingly rejected the relocation of a US military base to a remote part of Okinawa out of fear it will destroy the...

Trump 'greatest threat' to US democracy since Civil War: Top Dem

Representative Jerry Nadler says Trump poses the greatest threat the American democratic process has faced since the Civil War. Read more

‘Embrace democracy, Venezuela!’ Bolton threatens new sanctions, Pompeo vows ‘action’ — RT USA News

Failure of the attempted forcing of US “humanitarian aid” into Venezuela has not deterred the Trump...
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Video: Protests in Haiti, protests in Venezuela, but for Trump & Co. only the...

There's a nation that saw violent unrest, looting and anti-government protests over the past days, but don't think of Venezuela. This is Haiti, a...

Kavanaugh’s Presence at SOTU Represented Failure of US Democracy

As we continue to discuss President Trump’s State of the Union, we are joined by Ana María Archila, co-executive director of the Center for...
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Video: Ana Maria Archila: Brett Kavanaugh’s Presence at SOTU Represented Failure of U.S. Democracy

https://democracynow.org - As we continue to discuss President Trump's State of the Union, we are joined by Ana María Archila, co-executive director of the...

The Same Media That Opposed Democracy in South Africa Now Warn Against It in...

  Richard Neely wrote in the New York Times (9/20/81), “Whites are not just potentially at war against nonwhites — everyone is potentially at war...

Jeremy Hunt’s odd concept of democracy — RT UK News

The UK may need ‘some extra time’ on Brexit while Venezuela must arrange new elections...

People Who Care About Democracy Don’t Plot Coups Abroad

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair For some months now, Venezuela’s socialist government has lurched through a series of escalating crises — hyperinflation, mass protests, political...
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Video: Congo’s First Election in 49 Years: Has Democracy Won, Or Was It A...

Congolese Catholic Church and 70000 observers said reformer Fayulu won, but the DRC government declared Tshisekedi the winner Visit ... Via Youtube

The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela – Consortiumnews

Written in 2014 during the Obama adminstration, this article by Eva Golinger gives insightful background to the current crisis in...
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Video: Spreading democracy 101: Meddle. Bully. Overthrow

It's not the first time Washington has been accused of interfering in other countries' affairs. Murad Gazdiev looks at whether events in Venezuela are...

Democracy Or Extinction | Dissident Voice

What will it take for governments to take real action on climate? When will they declare an emergency and do what needs to be...

Popular Democracy in Cuba

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The socialist governments of the Third World plus China have developed popular democracy, with structures that are alternatives to those...

When Democracy Fails To Deliver

Shop all books by Pat Buchanan “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible … make violent revolution inevitable,” said John F. Kennedy. In 2016, the U.S. and...

The world’s… 25th greatest democracy? Redacted Tonight reviews jaw-dropping report (VIDEO) — RT USA...

The United States touts itself as a shining beacon of democracy, but a new report published...

Give Children the Vote, Strengthen Democracy

In December 2018 David Runciman, Head of Politics at Cambridge University, made the radical proposal that children as young as six should be allowed...

American Democracy Seems Rigged Because It Is

The most important thing we must do to save our democracy is get big money out of politics. It’s a prerequisite to accomplishing everything...

“Everything in H.R. 1 Is a No-Brainer for Anyone Who Actually Cares About American...

Talk about your welcome sea change. After suffering through eight years of a racist, dimwitted, bellicose...
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Video: ‘Betrayal of democracy’: Outrage as London Eye ‘turns’ EU during NYE

London mayor criticized over London Eye NYE 'EU' style lights RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Subscribe to ... Via Youtube
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Video: Will Social Democracy Prevail in Mexico’s 2018 Election?

Andres Manuel Lopez Abradore and the Morena party could revive left-wing politics in Latin America, says National Autonomous University of Mexico's John ... Via Youtube

Apartheid Israel or US Democracy?

Bahia Amawai is a US citizen and Texas-based language specialist who helps autistic and speech-impaired children overcome their impairment. Despite the essential and noble nature...

Elections Don’t Make Israel a Democracy

It’s official, Israel is racing towards early elections. But no one is talking about who can vote in them. New elections were nearly called in...

A Question Every American Must Confront: Apartheid Israel or US Democracy?

Bahia Amawai is a US citizen and Texas-based language specialist who helps autistic and speech-impaired children overcome their impairment. Despite the essential and noble nature...

Social Democracy or Barbarism? Barbarism, Please – Political commentators see AMLO as a bigger...

One would be hard-pressed to find two newly elected world leaders more different than Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) and Brazilian President-elect...

Gilets Jaunes Referendum by Initiative of Citizens (RIC): Push to Revive a Democracy

The illusion of democracy The Gilets Jaunes movement took most observers and so-called experts in France and worldwide entirely by surprise, but it was actually...

Twitterstorm as bombshell Russiagate report suggests SEX TOYS penetrate US democracy — RT USA...

How deep does Russiagate go? According to an NSA-linked research firm, Russian trolls penetrated American democracy...
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Video: NAACP Launches Boycott of Facebook: Platform Is Unhealthy for African Americans & U.S....

https://democracynow.org - Facebook is under fire again, this time for new revelations that Russian trolls targeted African Americans on social media in an effort...

The Waters of American Democracy

Photo Source Kurtis Garbutt | CC BY 2.0 The year 2018 is coming to an end with a deeply divided government and people. The Democrats...

Stacking the Deck Against Democracy in Wisconsin

Photo Source Fibonacci Blue | CC BY 2.0 The power grab by Wisconsin Republicans to limit the incoming authority of the Democratic Attorney General and...

Michigan Is the Latest Example of the Restaurant Lobby Subverting Democracy

This article was originally published at TalkPoverty.orgIt’s been a bad week for democracy. While all eyes have been on a Republican power grab in...

The GOP Is Scared of Democracy. Just Look at Wisconsin.

Democracy dies in darkness because Republicans wait until after dark to kill it. That’s what happened last night, and before sunrise this morning, in...

The GOP Is Scared of Democracy. Just Look at Wisconsin.

Democracy dies in darkness because Republicans wait until after dark to kill it. That’s what happened last night, and before sunrise this morning, in...

Silicon Valley Is Undermining Democracy With Its Dangerous Ideology

Silicon Valley has a dark side, and it doesn’t want you to know about it. So far, it’s done a pretty decent job of keeping...
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Video: More than half of Americans say social media hurts democracy & free speech

There are few things these days which unite liberals and conservatives, but according to a new survey, a growing dislike and distrust of social...

More British troops will head to Ukraine to ‘defend democracy’ – Williamson set to...

The UK will increase its military support to Ukraine, training their special forces and sending...

What democracy? 70% of ‘not free’ countries get US military aid — RT US...

Washington has a habit of bombing defenseless nations in the name of democracy, but isn’t the...

The Senate Is an Institutional Barrier to Democracy

The 2018 midterms offer more proof that the US Senate must — someway, somehow — be democratically reformed or abolished. Unless projected outcomes in...

Progressives Are Pushing Economic Democracy. Democrats Need to Listen.

On Tuesday night, the Democrats scored electoral victories by taking advantage of the energy behind the growing progressive movement. At the state level, Democrats...

Tory MP says Russia is ‘trying to damage UK democracy,’ calls for ‘foreign powers...

A Tory MP claims Britain must adopt a ‘foreign powers act’ to curb Russian influence...

America could be in ‘last days of democracy’ – anti-Trump filmmaker Michael Moore —...

America might be in its final days of democracy, left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has warned,...

Trump’s Aggressive Plans to Stifle Democracy

In a Trump administration where policy, on issues from taxes to education to the environment, is skewed sharply in favor of wealthy special interests...
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Video: Brazil’s Eroding Democracy: Rise of Far-Right Demagogue Follows Ouster of Dilma & Jailing...

https://democracynow.org - In a stunning upset that may radically alter the political landscape of Latin America, far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro won 46 percent of...

Future of Western Democracy Being Played Out in Brazil – Consortiumnews

Stripped to its essence, the Brazilian presidential elections represent a direct clash between democracy and an early 21st Century neofascism,...

Actual Freedom of Expression is the Best Indicator to Distinguish Democracy and Totalitarianism

How does one reliably discern democracy versus totalitarianism? This question is becoming more relevant every day, as the distinction dissolves. Many authors of the status...

How Algorithms Inflate Profiles, Spread Disinfo and Disrupt Democracy

Photo Source Mike Corbett | CC BY 2.0 Algorithms are getting so sophisticated that it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell which online comments are...

Presidential Election Is a Fight for Democracy in Brazil

The world is watching Brazil’s elections, probably as never before. “Latin America’s latest menace: Bolsonaro Presidente,” screams the headline on the cover of The...

Security, Safety, Security! Dictatorship by Democracy

The other day, checking in at a European airport for an international flight, within about an hour it took to deposit my luggage, going...

Extremists Unite to Diss Populism as Threat to Democracy – Consortiumnews

If there’s one thing that brings a tear to Caitlin Johnstone’s eye, it’s the inspiration she feels watching Republican-aligned neoconservatives...
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Video: Michael Moore v. Donald Trump in “Fahrenheit 11/9”: New Film Warns Our Democracy...

https://democracynow.org - Fahrenheit 11/9—That's the name of the new documentary premiering today by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, a stunning ... Via Youtube
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Video: Mexican Singer Lila Downs in Conversation & Performance on Democracy Now!

https://democracynow.org - One of Mexico's most acclaimed singer-songwriters, Lila Downs recently stopped by the Democracy Now! studio to perform four new ... Via Youtube

U.S. — A ‘Democracy’ Where ‘Both’ Sides Represent the Aristocracy

Eric Zuesse The most comprehensive scientific study ever done of the subject has shown that America is ruled only by its few richest, not by...

‘Peaceful return of democracy?’ US doesn’t deny meeting Venezuelan military coup plotters — RT...

Washington still “prefers” a peaceful restoration of “democracy” in Venezuela, the White House has stated in...
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Video: Hong Kong democracy party founder Joshua Wong, persecuted by China’s tycoons – Demosisto

Pro-democracy political party Demosisto to shift focus away from seeking Hong Kong Legislative Council seats as it supports social movements Group ... Via Youtube

Why Democracy Needs Solidarity for Julian Assange’s Freedom

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in solitary confinement inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he was granted asylum in 2012 against the threat...

Hijacked Democracy: Normalised Instability in Australia

You can sense Australian politicians – or at least a good number of them – fuming at being cobbled together with the counterparts of...

This a Freak Show, Not a Democracy (Thanks, Founders)

Photograph Source Marc Nozell | CC BY 2.0 Some fall predictions: + The Chicago Cubs, having added Daniel Murphy to their roster, will go to the...
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Video: ‘Evil image must remain’: US magazine ‘explains’ Russia’s plan to break American democracy

'Russia is at it again' - that's the claim in a new article in US magazine, The Atlantic. It says the Kremlin has set...
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Video: ‘Law makes Israel officially chauvinistic state’ vs ‘Israel most vibrant democracy in Middle...

The Israeli Prime Minister is digging in, over another large-scale protest in Tel Aviv against the recently-passed 'Nation State Law' - which Arab Israelis...

Who’s the threat to US democracy? Sen. Murphy, Trump Jr. spar after Alex Jones...

Democrat Senator Chris Murphy clashed online with Donald Trump Jr over whether the controversial ban of...
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Video: Trump’s Supreme Court: Capitalism and Democracy Can No Longer Coexist

Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pushes the Supreme Court towards defending a far-right corporate state, says Henry A. Giroux the author of ... Via...
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Video: ‘Democracy in action’ – South African president on allowing land expropriation (NO money...

White farmers in South Africa are outraged at government plans to amend the constitution so their land can be seized without compensation. Check out...
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Video: A Threat to Global Democracy: How Facebook & Surveillance Capitalism Empower Authoritarianism

https://democracynow.org - “Black Elevation.” “Mindful Being.” “Resisters.” “Aztlan Warriors.” Those are the names of some of the accounts removed from ... Via Youtube
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Video: A Threat to Global Democracy: How Facebook & Surveillance Capitalism Empower Authoritarianism

https://democracynow.org - “Black Elevation.” “Mindful Being.” “Resisters.” “Aztlan Warriors.” Those are the names of some of the accounts removed from ... Via Youtube

Jewish Nation-state Law: Why Israel Was Never a Democracy

The head of the Arab Joint List Alliance at the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), Aymen Odeh, described the passing of the racist Jewish Nation-state Law...
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Video: ‘Dark step towards the end of democracy in Israel’: IDF critics to be...

Israel's parliament has passed a law giving the education minister sweeping powers to ban any organizations critical of the Israeli state or military from...
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Video: On Mandela’s 100th Birthday, Rev. Jesse Jackson Remembers His Vision of Anti-Racist Democracy

https://democracynow.org - Today marks the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, perhaps the world's most famous former political prisoner. He was imprisoned ... Via Youtube

American Democracy and ‘So I Say’ Genres

In America, where a union of bankers run a system promoting private initiative ahead of public interest, the President has adopted a ‘so say...

Reclaiming Democracy | Dissident Voice

Media release by Heather Stroud before her trial at York Magistrates Court on 16th July for chaining herself to the gate at Third Energy...

Capitalism and Democracy Can No Longer Coexist

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pushes the Supreme Court towards defending a far-right corporate state, says Henry A. Giroux the author of American...

Emmanuel Macron’s “Extreme Centrism” Is a Threat to Democracy

French President Emmanuel Macron has been crusading to all corners of the world, receiving applause for his impassioned pleas on behalf of the postwar...

‘Rulers need myth that US is a democracy to give Americans illusion of control’...

Jeff Bezos has $141 billion, and 63 percent of Americans say they can’t afford a $500...

Americans Can Learn From Korean “Plaza Democracy”

Photo by Jjw | CC BY 2.0 “Broadly speaking, the candlelight protest movement had two goals. The first goal was to restore social justice by...

Americans Can Learn From Korean “Plaza Democracy”

Photo by Jjw | CC BY 2.0 “Broadly speaking, the candlelight protest movement had two goals. The first goal was to restore social justice by...

Neo-Liberalism and the Retreat of Democracy

Photo by Ronald Reagan Library | CC BY 2.0 Democracy across the world is under siege. This according to the latest Freedom House report documenting...

American Mythology and the Loss of Democracy

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British democracy under ‘threat,’ electoral watchdog says as it calls for urgent reform —...

The Electoral Commission has warned that British democracy is “at threat,” demanding a major overhaul...

Erdogan’s Ambition for the Caliphate and the Failure of Turkish Democracy – Consortiumnews

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have won another five-year term in elections on Sunday. But what does that...

The Hope of a “Blue Wave” Is Dangerous to Democracy

Repeat after me: The “Blue Wave” is nonsense. Increasingly, there’s a lot of buzz about an expected Democratic sweep in the midterms. It’s in the...

What Is Democracy Anyway? – LewRockwell

Despite what his critics say, Viktor Orbán has far more of a democratic mandate than they do. By Paul Gottfried The American...
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Video: Rev. William Barber: U.S. Policies on Healthcare, Poverty Are Immoral & a Threat...

https://democracynow.org - The release of the U.N. report on extreme poverty in the United States comes amid a nationwide, weeks-long direct action campaign ... Via...

Immoral US Policies on Poverty Are a Threat to Democracy

The release of the UN report on extreme poverty in the United States comes amid a nationwide, weeks-long direct action campaign known as the...

“A New Social Contract” Re-envisions an Inclusive Democracy

National Economic and Social Rights Initiative Executive Director Cathy Albisa (L).National Economic and Social Rights Initiative / Flickr; Edited: LW / TOWelcome to Interviews...

Democracy Is Fighting To Survive

A Spirited and Nativist Democracy

Guillaume Durocher, The Occidental Observer, 1 June 2018 The Persian Empire was driven by a certain logic, certain feedback loops pertaining to...
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Video: Malian Singer Fatoumata Diawara Performs in the Democracy Now! Studio & Discusses the...

https://democracynow.org - “In a world of seven billion people, one billion are migrants.” Those are the words that appear at the start of the...

Canada’s Indifference to Brazilian Democracy

New revelations about Brazilian military violence offer an opportunity to reflect on Canadian support for that country’s 1964 coup and how Ottawa’s policy towards...

How Democracy Ended

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org What killed democracy was constant lying to the public, by politicians whose only way to win national public office...

To ‘protect democracy,’ scandal-fearing Facebook teams up with ‘unbiased’ Atlantic Council — RT US...

Would you like a think tank advocating acts of terrorism, war and suppression of the media...

Trump’s Strategic Assault on Democracy, Word by Word

Donald Trump listens during a meeting with California leaders and public officials who oppose California's sanctuary policies in the Cabinet Room of the White...

Writing Off Democracy in Venezuela, US Press and Politicians Dream of a Coup

When are elections free and fair, according to corporate media? When the US government says they are. The May 20 Venezuelan presidential elections pit Hugo...
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Video: Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino Live in the Democracy Now! Studio

https://democracynow.org - Live musical performance by Radio Jarocho, a New York band who specialize in son jarocho, a mix of Afro-Caribbean, Spanish and ... Via...

Russia’s v. America’s Records on Democracy, and on Whistleblowers’ Safety

Eric Zuesse There are multiple quantitative measures for a given nation’s degree of democracy, in comparison with that of other nations, but perhaps the best...

Illiberal Democracy in Hungary and Wisconsin

Photo by Anthony Crider | CC BY 2.0 In Europe there is much alarm at the return of right-wing populism, previously unseen since the 1930s....

The ‘Values,’ ‘Vision,’ and ‘Democracy’ of an Inauthentic Opposition – Consortiumnews

Average Americans, whose economic survival is threatened, have no political party to represent them, including deceptive Democrats who claim to...
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Video: Exclusivo: Dilma Rousseff no Democracy Now! (Em Português)

https://democracynow.org - Protestos continuam no Brasil contra a prisão do ex-presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. No início deste mês, Lula começou a ... Via...

Montreal Police: A Problem with Democracy

The Montréal police have a problem with democracy that the new progressive city council should address. Last Thursday I was arrested for shouting “shame; free...

Neocons & Russiagaters unite! New think tank will protect democracy from Russia, sell books...

A group of neocon heartthrobs have banded together with an eclectic array of Russiagaters to form...

Two tweets to break democracy? Incredible claim in House report on ‘Russian meddling’ —...

Though the House Intelligence Committee report exonerated President Donald Trump of ‘collusion’ with Russia, it still...
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Video: Beware! This is how it could happen. U.S./NATO ‘exporting democracy to Middle East’...

Failed US policy in Middle East by exporting democracy manu militari https://www.dailysabah.com/op-ed/2018/04/17/failed-us-policy-in-middle-east-by-exporting-democracy-manu-militari VALERIA... Via Youtube

‘Severe democracy flaws:’ China releases report on human rights in US — RT US...

China has published a report listing the woes of American democracy, including human rights, interventions and...

Evidence and democracy are such nuisances when there are missiles to launch — RT...

The UK government has proved in the last few weeks that it is ahead of...
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Video: Exclusivo: Lula no Democracy Now! (Em Português)

https://democracynow.org - No dia 19 de março o Democracy Now! colocou no ar uma entrevista exclusiva com o ex-presidente brasileiro Luiz Inácio Lula da...

‘Democracy Means Everyone Counts’

Janine Jackson interviewed Karen Hobert Flynn about the Census and citizenship for the March 10, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited...

If Trump Is Allowed to Rig the Census, Then All of US Democracy Is...

A new battle is brewing over the 2020 US census. At least 12 states are moving to sue the Trump administration over plans to...
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Video: Journalist Ari Berman: If Trump Is Allowed to Rig the Census, Then All...

https://democracynow.org - A new battle is brewing over the 2020 U.S. census. At least 12 states are moving to sue the Trump administration over...

March on Harrisburg Barnstorms Across Pennsylvania to Restore Democracy


Last week, the special election in Pennsylvania's 18th District made national headlines when the Democratic candidate for the state legislature, Conor Lamb, beat incumbent...

Trump Endangers Democracy by Adding Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

In a move denounced by immigrant rights advocates and legal experts as an effort to "undercount communities of color" that could have an enormous...

As Students Demand End to NRA’s Stranglehold, Group Says Stronger Democracy Key to Gun...

As calls for stricter gun reforms grow louder following last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the government watchdog group Common Cause...

Who Will Protect Our Wrecked Democracy from the American Oligarchy?

Photo by Joe Schueller | CC BY 2.0 There’s been an interesting debate over the years about the relation between capitalism and democracy, for example,...

The National Endowment for (Meddling in) Democracy – Consortiumnews

The unwritten rule governing the NED’s activities is that the U.S. has an unqualified right to do unto others what...

Tony Blair lauded for outstanding contribution to democracy (yes, really) — RT UK News

Ex-PM Tony Blair has been awarded one of the greatest accolades of the US for...

Establishment alarmed as Trump threatens to gut US ‘democracy promotion’ racket — RT US...

The foreign policy establishment in Washington is crying foul after the Trump administration proposed to cut...

No Matter What the Western Propaganda Says, Chinese Democracy is Alive and Well!

New huge wave of ‘China bashing’ is once again rolling from Europe and North America. Its water is filthy and murky. It tries to...

How the Anti-Democracy Movement Used Media to Command the Narrative

An excerpt from Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want (Beacon Press, 2017).  As far back as 1835, perhaps our nation’s...

Capitalism as Obstacle to Equality and Democracy: the US Story

Photo by Coco Curranski | CC BY 2.0 The Cold War displaced the legacies of the New Deal. Time and Trump are now displacing Cold...

Democracy promotion is ‘US policy’, TV panel concludes — RT US News

Citing dozens of well-documented cases of direct US interference in foreign lands is just Russian whataboutism...

Jennifer Lawrence Says She Will Take Break from Acting to ‘Fix Our Democracy’

Jennifer Lawrence is set to take a break from acting. "Hunger Games" star Lawrence revealed her plans while promoting her latest movie...

Kali Akuno on Worker Cooperatives, Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination

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Will The Conspiracy Against Trump and American Democracy Go Unpunished?

In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting...

Champions Of Democracy: From Fake News To Imposed Insanity

Open a corporate media website on any given day and you will find someone, somewhere blaming social media for something. No claim is too...

Scott Walker’s Rejection of Representative Democracy is Shameful | By John Nichols

Gov. Scott Walker is thwarting representative democracy in Wisconsin. He is refusing to call prompt special elections to fill the seats of former state...

One Year of Trump: The Defenders of Fictional Democracy

It seemed so much busier, much more manic and crowded than the one year that had passed.  Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump continues...
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Video: Libya not ready for democracy – National army chief

The head of the Libyan National Army says the country is not yet ready for democracy. There's a UN-backed election scheduled for later this...

Democracy Is Not a Choice

People hold banners during a protest in response to violence erupting at the white supremacist rally those organized by racist and nationalist groups in...
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Video: Iran protests ‘sign of confident democracy’ – US/Israel plan to arm demonstrators

Protests erupt in Tehran, Kermanshah and Mashhad over high cost of living 30 Dec 2017 Hundreds of protesters have rallied in several Iranian cities...

Honduras: Solidarity With Teachers and Others Fighting for Democracy | Chicago Teachers Union

WASHINGTON - We all know we are under assault on a million fronts here in Chicago and in the U.S.. Sometimes that makes it...

Democracy in Europe threatened by surge of ‘populism,’ according to Tony Blair’s think tank...

A surge of “populist” political parties threatens to destabilize democracy across Europe, according to Tony...

Are Twitter & Facebook getting too involved in British democracy? — RT UK News

Twitter has bragged about how it helped Labour win the social media war ahead of...

Prof Urges ‘Abolition of White Democracy’ During Lecture

A professor recently encouraged students to break the law in order to “destroy” the system of “white democracy,” saying the American flag...

Why Loss of Net Neutrality Hurts Democracy – Consortiumnews

The principle of every person having equal access to the Internet represented a strong pillar of modern democracy — and...
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Video: Kali Akuno on the Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination

https://democracynow.org - We continue our conversation with Kali Akuno, the co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson, a network of worker cooperatives in Jackson, Mississippi....

May’s Brexit defeat ‘a good day for democracy’

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 09:49 Edited time: 15 Dec, 2017 08:27 EU Parliament chief...

Indiana Grad Students Protesting Tax Bill Get a Lesson in Democracy for the Rich

Risking arrest, activists from Campus Action for Democracy occupy the office of US Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-Indiana) on December 11, 2017. The activists are...

Trump’s FCC Has Spent the Year Waging War on Democracy and the Press

Activists supporting net neutrality protest against a plan by Federal Communications Commission head Ajit Pai, during a protest outside a Verizon store on December...

The U.S. is Not a Democracy, It Never Was

Photo by Daniel Huizinga | CC BY 2.0 One of the most steadfast beliefs regarding the United States is that it is a democracy. Whenever...

Trump Continues Obama’s Wars Against Democracy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org U.S. President Trump’s bold support for the apartheid dictatorship of Israel against that theocratic-racist nation’s non-Jews, fits into a...
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Video: No Democracy Here: Ousted Honduran Pres. Zelaya Says 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Led to...

https://democracynow.org - In an exclusive interview, former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a 2009 U.S.-backed coup, says U.S. actions led to...

How Corporate Power Killed Democracy

Photo by Beverly & Pack | CC BY 2.0 Corporate Power is the Fusion of the Corporation and the State The rise of Corporate Power was...

Facebook opens special ‘Russia portal’ to help safeguard US democracy — RT US News

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 23:13 Edited time: 23 Nov, 2017 15:18 Panicked about your feed...
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Video: Keiser Report: Sinking US democracy (E1152)

Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ Max and Stacy discuss the overpriced, and yet worthless, tilting and sinking skyscraper of San ... Via Youtube

‘Democracy will prevail’ – Puigdemont defiant on Alex Salmond’s new RT show (VIDEO) —...

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 12:52 Edited time: 16 Nov, 2017 18:19 A confident Carles...
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Video: Exclusive: Fmr. Flight Attendant Tells Democracy Now! George H.W. Bush Grabbed Her, Delaying...

https://democracynow.org - In a Democracy Now! exclusive, a former flight attendant tells us former President George H.W. Bush grabbed her while she was ... Via...

Newsletter: From Neoliberal Injustice To Economic Democracy

The work to transform society involves two parallel paths: resisting harmful systems and institutions and creating new systems and institutions to replace them. Our focus in...

No evidence Russia ever meddled in UK democracy – Boris Johnson — RT UK...

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 17:19 Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has conceded there is no...

A System Problem for Democracy

In 1956 William H. Whyte published a book entitled The Organization Man. Basing his findings on a large number of interviews with CEOs of major...

The Simulacra Democracy | Dissident Voice

… a nation in which 87 percent of eighteen- to twenty-four year olds (according to a 2002 National Geographic Society/Roper Poll survey) cannot locate...

The Simulacra Democracy

Photo by William Brawley | CC by 2.0 … a nation in which 87 percent of eighteen- to twenty-four year olds (according to a 2002...
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Video: ‘You don’t expect this in a democracy’: Man wrongly put on Reuters ‘terrorist’...

A British-Palestinian academic and activist spoke to RT about the ordeal he endured while his name was featured on the World-Check database, which is...

In memoriam democracy (Part One)

at night, she shudders. the crimson echo harbors the wind. somewhere a grave is being robbed and henchmen are wrenching the doors. at night, the frivolous happens. all beings...
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Video: NGO publishes names of 2,300+ RT guests, labels them ‘useful idiots who undermine...

An NGO called the European Values Think-Tank has published a report on RT featuring an extensive list of US and European public figures who...

Revolution, not Reform: Moral Courage, Redefining Progress, and the Myth of Social Democracy

Revolution in society must begin with the inner, psychological revolution of the individual. Most of us want to see a radical transformation of the...

How Big Corporations Game Our Democracy Into Their Plutocracy

Photo by Todd Blaisdell | CC BY 2.0 A major chapter in American history – rarely taught in our schools – is how ever larger...
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Video: Masha Gessen: Trump Doing “Incredible Damage” to Democracy While Media is Obsessed with...

https://democracynow.org - As the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee says it has reached the conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential ... Via Youtube
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Video: Suffer for democracy? Police crackdown at Barcelona school during independence referendum

Spanish FM says police actions in Catalonia 'proportionate,' number of injured rises to 840. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8opk COURTESY: Validated UGC ... Via Youtube

Order Prevails in Barcelona as Democracy Dies in Madrid

Photo by Lolo Manolo | CC BY 2.0 Arriving in Barcelona in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War, Ernst Toller was moved to write, “’The...

We the People Law Introduced as U.S. Democracy Reaches 'Crisis Point'

Progressive groups are celebrating legislation proposed by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) this week, aimed at fixing the damage done...
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Video: Debate: Is Putin a Threat to Democracy?

Atlantic Magazine contributing editor Jeffrey Taylor and former White House Clinton counselor Bill Curry debate the proposition that demonizing Putin is justified ... Via Youtube

Street Protests Erupt as Spain Accused of Stomping on Democracy in Catalonia

Protests erupted in Catalan cities as well as Madrid on Wednesday after Spanish authorities ramped up their efforts to thwart the northeastern region's upcoming...

The Paradox of Cyclical Ingenuity and Virtual Democracy

In Hellenic times, theatre was regarded as the institution that held all other institutions up to public examination and scrutiny. Its’ function was to...

The Decline From Democracy to Tyranny

The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and inevitable one. That’s not a pleasant thought to have to consider, but it’s a...
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Video: Deerhoof: Live in the Democracy Now! Studio

https://democracynow.org - The critically acclaimed independent rock band Deerhoof stops by the Democracy Now! studio to perform five songs and talk about ... Via Youtube

Texas Is Flooded Because Our Democracy Is, Too

“It’s flooding down in Texas,” goes the old song. “All of the telephone lines are down.” With apologies to Stevie Ray Vaughan, there’s a lot...
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Video: Hard Pressed: Swedish media label government critics as ‘threat to democracy’

Sweden is usually considered a beacon of media freedom worldwide. However, growing numbers of disturbing cases are coming out which appear to put that...

Is British democracy broken? Election monitors issue damning verdict on 2017 vote

British democracy needs a dramatic overhaul following this year’s “hold your nose” general election that...

To Combat Trump's Attacks on Democracy, We Must Understand Precedents Set by Obama

President Barack Obama speaks at Prince George's Community College on March 15th, 2012. (Photo: Daniel Borman / Flickr) Seven months into the Trump presidency, many...

Governors Are Stiffing Workers — and Democracy

The governors of many states are boldly stepping forward these days to stop grassroots democracy. Yes, noting that local citizens and officials have been passing...
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Video: Las Cafeteras in Conversation & Performance on Democracy Now!

https://democracynow.org - The Los Angeles-based Chicano band Las Cafeteras recently stopped by the Democracy Now! studio to perform and talk about their ... Via Youtube

Venezuela Elections: Resurgent Chavismo and “Unrecognised” Democracy

Voting queues in the Caracas Poliedro, where residents from the neighbourhoods in Eastern Caracas that have been plagued by violent opposition protests voted (photo...

Blocking Tony Blair’s prosecution for Iraq War ‘an attack on democracy’

The High Court’s refusal to prosecute Tony Blair over the war he launched in Iraq...

A Despot in Disguise: One Man's Mission to Rip Up Democracy

Complete freedom for billionaires means poverty, insecurity, pollution and collapsing public services for everyone else. Because we will not vote for this, it can...

Protests in Poland as Right-Wing Ruling Party Dismantles Democracy

Tens of thousands poured into the streets in Poland Thursday night, condemning proposed laws that would dramatically weaken the nation's judicial system, just two...

Green Party Growing Pains; Our Own Crisis of Democracy

A dominant issue at the Green Party 2017 Annual National Meeting was inclusion of and leadership by oppressed communities. The Green Party began as...

Outrage Mounts as Saudi Arabia Plans Imminent Executions for 14 Accused Pro-Democracy Protesters

As President Trump vows not to let human rights concerns interfere with US relations with Saudi Arabia, the country is set to execute 14...
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Video: Outrage Mounts as Saudi Arabia Plans Imminent Executions for 14 Accused Pro-Democracy Protesters

https://democracynow.org - As President Trump vows not to let human rights concerns interfere with U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, the country is set to...

Undermine American Democracy?

Scott Hamann’s anti-Trump rant, I believe, reveals not only his own beliefs and feelings but also those of many other people. I believe that...
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Video: A Further Blow to Democracy in Brazil? Glenn Greenwald on Conviction of Lula...

https://democracynow.org - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been convicted on corruption charges and sentenced to nine-and-a-half ... Via Youtube
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Video: Former FCC Commissioner on How Greater Media Consolidation is a Threat to Democracy...

https://democracynow.org - As the Trump administration weighs the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger, we talk about the risks of greater media consolidation ... Via Youtube

Tillerson honors ‘victims & defenders of Turkish democracy’ during failed coup attempt

The US Secretary of State has lauded the courage of the Turkish people who defended their...

On Direct Democracy and Demarchy

The following is an interview by Jana Turk (from Moniheli) to Pedro Aibéo, on Direct Democracy, Demarchy, political activism and Architectural Democracy. ***** Jana Turk: in your opinion,...
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Video: Srecko Horvat on “Democracy in Europe Movement” & Uniting Leftists Against Failed Policies...

https://democracynow.org - As President Donald Trump meets with world leaders at the G20 in Hamburg, Germany, European activists held a G20 alternative ... Via Youtube

Democracy Dies in Darkness

So says the banner of the Washington Post.  Democracy also dies when the people are fed lies and nonsense; then again, democracy dies when...

American Judge Says "Democracy Is Broken” as Court Declines to Oversee Drone Killing

A senior judge has today described American democracy as "broken" and Congressional oversight a "joke" in failing to check the US drone killing program. In...
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Video: Mexican Singer Lila Downs in Conversation & Performance on Democracy Now!

https://democracynow.org - One of Mexico's most acclaimed singer-songwriters, Lila Downs recently stopped by the Democracy Now! studio to perform four new ... Via Youtube
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Video: Russia interfered in US election in decades-long plan to ‘undermine American democracy’ –...

CIA chief Mike Pompeo claims Russian meddling in the US presidential elections was part of a decades-long effort to “undermine American democracy.” Russia ... Via...
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Video: Full Extended Interview: Arundhati Roy on Democracy Now!

https://democracynow.org - Extended interview with Indian writer Arundhati Roy talking about her new novel "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness," Kashmir, ... Via Youtube

Two-Fisted Democracy Power Revisited

Slightly over a year ago I went on record claiming that America was an “endangering and endangered ruination” with ruinous domestic conditions and destructive...

Rev. William Barber: "Voter Suppression Hacked Our Democracy"

Although alleged Kremlin connections may ultimately sink Trump's Presidency, Rev. William Barber II contends that homegrown voter suppression poses a greater threat to US democracy...

From Pseudo-Democracy to Real Participation

Imagine a country run along truly democratic lines. In such a mythical land, what would be the role of the politician, and the nature...

Democracy As Reality TV

Coming to a bar near you: The Comey Show! Aka the Super Bowl of Washington or...

‘This Is the Only Way to Restore Democracy in Brazil’

Janine Jackson interviewed Maria Luisa Mendonça about Brazil’s presidential crisis for the June 2, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.       1. CounterSpin170602Mendonca -...
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Video: Painful Silence: State Dept stumped over why US criticizes Iran on democracy, but...

During a press conference about US President Donald Trump's recent trip to the Middle East, AFP journalist Dave Clark asked a department official why...

Strip and Flip: Democracy in a Cage

The wound burst open in November. History, suddenly, could no longer be avoided. Reality could no longer be avoided. American democracy is flawed, polluted,...

“The Venezuelan Opposition does not want Democracy or Elections”

Chavista march on April 19th, 2017 (photo by TeleSur) The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela is facing its most challenging times. The right-wing opposition, backed by...

State Dept stumped over why US criticises Iran on democracy, but not Saudi Arabia...

  This could be the most uncomfortable State Department press briefing moment yet. During a press conference about US President Donald Trump’s recent trip to the...
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Video: Iran & Western elections compared: democracy not a choice between two maniacs

Western style democrathic parties have been bought and subverted by Rothschild and Goldman Sachs Iran has chosen 'path of engagement with world': ... Via Youtube

You Cannot Afford Democracy

You think you can afford it, but it will bury you. Democracy is what happens when selfish people gather in a group...

Pro-Democracy Activists Arrested at Pennsylvania Capitol Demanding Reforms

After marching 100 miles from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, a group of activists demanding that the Pennsylvania state government "get big money out of the...

Forty-Five Blows Against Democracy: How US Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats and Military Regimes

Service members from countries participating in Cobra Gold 2010 salute during the exercise's opening ceremony at Utapao Naval Air Base in Thailand February 1,...

‘We went to Iraq to overthrow Saddam, not bring democracy’ – ex-State Secretary Condoleezza...

The primary US objective during the 2003 invasion of Iraq was not bringing democracy to the...

European Union’s Democracy Dilemma

Exclusive: The European elites want the European Union as a means for controlling the Continent’s economies, but that often requires...
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Video: WikiLeaks is about intelligence porn, Russia greatest threat to US democracy – FBI...

The FBI chief, James Comey, has vented his anger at Wikileaks - saying the whistle-blowing organization's not about good journalism, but simply undermining ... Via...
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Video: Is North Carolina Still a Democracy? How Unfettered Conservative Rule Reshaped Tar Heel...

http://democracynow.org - It has been nearly six months since voters in North Carolina elected Democrat Roy Cooper as governor. Republican lawmakers ... Via Youtube
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Video: ‘Democracy flourishes in conditions of security, US can’t march in & tell people...

Martin Luther King famously said that the arc of history is bending toward justice – a statement sometimes dismissed as too idealistic, but that...
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Video: We should listen to Syrian people, this is democracy of the new world...

As the conflicts in Syria and Yemen intensify, the speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament has held talks with the Saudi king about...
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Video: Rojava: An Experiment in Radical Direct Democracy Within a War-Torn Country

Janet Biehl discusses the significance and the achievements of the political project in Northern Syria that's led by the Kurds Help support The Real...

Making Democracy Unsafe for the World

This originally appeared on USA Today. This week is the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s speech to Congress seeking a declaration of war against...
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Video: ‘Designed to undermine democracy’: US senator seeks to revive anti-Nazi bill to counter...

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen even compared RT and Sputnik to Nazi propaganda while promoting her bill entitled 'Foreign Agents Registration Modernization ... Via Youtube

WWI Anniversary: 100 Years Of ‘Making World Safe For Democracy’

One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson went to Congress seeking a declaration of war on Germany. Thus started...

The GOP Has Declared War on Democracy

Many in the media are portraying the Republicans’ move to invoke the nuclear option to confirm Neil Gorsuch as a mere squabble over Senate...

Economic Update: Capitalism and Democracy

This week's episode discusses the economy of Puerto Rico, worsening inequality in the UK and the decision by Girl Guides of Canada to cancel...

The Erosion of Dutch Democracy

As the Dutch election campaign, swayed by far-right leader Geert Wilders, draws to a close, parties set to gain a near-majority in parliament have...

How SCOTUS Campaign Finance Rulings 'Distorted' US Democracy

With the pending confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch shaping up to be a referendum on the role of money in politics, a...
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Video: No evidence Russia trying to disrupt UK democracy, but they can – FM...

Russia is planning to use “all sorts of dirty tricks” to meddle in the political life of European countries, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson...

‘No evidence’ Russia trying to disrupt UK democracy, but they can – Boris Johnson...

Published time: 12 Mar, 2017 13:33Edited time: 12 Mar, 2017 14:22 Russia is planning use “all...
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Video: Full Interview & Performance: Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra on Democracy...

http://democracynow.org - Full 35-minute interview & performance by Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra in our Democracy Now! studio. Over the past ... Via...

Harnessing 'Power of the Purse to Demonstrate Power of Democracy,' NAACP Calls for N.C....

The NAACP on Friday called for what it described as "the first steps of an international economic boycott" of North Carolina over the state's...

Democracy, the God That’s Failing

When Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe made his famous argument against democracy back in 2001, the notion that voting was a lousy way to organize society...

Planting Seed for Strikes in the Trump Era, #Strike4Democracy Sweeps Nation

Planting the seed for future large-scale walk-outs, hundreds of events are taking place coast-to-coast on Friday as part of a national "strike for democracy." Heavy...

Greenwald: Empowering the "Deep State" to Undermine Trump Is Prescription for Destroying Democracy

Some supporters of Trump, including Breitbart News, have accused the intelligence agencies of attempting to wage a deep state coup against the president. Meanwhile,...
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Video: Greenwald: Empowering the “Deep State” to Undermine Trump is Prescription for Destroying Democracy

http://democracynow.org - Some supporters of Trump, including Breitbart News, have accused the intelligence agencies of attempting to wage a deep state coup ... Via Youtube

80,000 March in Raleigh for Voting Rghts, Democracy & #MoralResistance

Outrage over the Trump administration helped bring tens of thousands of marchers to downtown Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday. Trump and the policies he will...

NYT: Unlike Russian Wars, US Wars ‘Promote Freedom and Democracy’

The New York Times defends its country’s innocence. The New York Times, in its recent rebuff of comments President Donald Trump made about Russia, seems...

‘Absolutely violation of our democracy’: Jill Stein encourages DAPL & travel ban protests (VIDEO)

Green Party leader Dr. Jill Stein has called for more demonstrations, saying democracy is “under attack”...

Democracy in Exile and the Curse of Totalitarianism

Photo by Diego Torres Silvestre | CC BY 2.0 With his white supremacist ideology and racist contempt for Muslims on full display, President Trump has...

British MPs launch ‘fake news’ inquiry to examine ‘threat to democracy’

The “growing phenomenon of fake news,” which has been labeled a “threat to democracy,” is to be the subject of a parliamentary inquiry. The Culture,...

The Drone Assassination Assault on Democracy

What do Reyaad Khan, Ruhul Amin, Samir Khan, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, Junaid Hussain and Micah Xavier Johnson have in common? All of these young, brown-skinned...
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Video: ‘Democracy a la francaise’: Marine Le Pen blocked from entering refugee camp in...

French presidential hopeful and leader of the right-wing National Front Marine Le Pen has been denied entry to a refugee camp outside Dunkirk. RT...
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Video: Jay Z Calls for Rikers Jail to be Closed in Exclusive Interview with...

http://democracynow.org - Today marks the first anniversary of President Obama ending juvenile solitary in the federal prison system. Obama took the action in ... Via...
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Video: A Complete Disregard for Democracy: Greenpeace Condemns Trump’s Move on Pipelines & Silencing...

http://democracynow.org - In addition to issuing presidential memos to revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, President Trump and his team ... Via...

US no longer ‘full democracy’ – Economist Group report

The US has been downgraded from a ‘full democracy’ to a ‘flawed democracy’ for the first...

America in Need of ‘Democracy Promotion’

The U.S. government lectures other countries about “democracy” – and  finances internal opposition in the name of “democracy promotion” – but its own behavior...

Did Trump Kill ‘Liberal Democracy’?

Donald Trump’s victory has spurred commentary about the “death of liberal democracy,” but the seeds of that demise were planted...

Obama’s ironic farewell: US must fight for democracy, not be ‘just another big country...

In his final official remarks to the American people, President Barack Obama explained "why we cannot withdraw from global fights." He returned to Chicago...

Liberal Democracy

“As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy,” writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, “it is...

Lynch Mob Democracy

The dark, infamous days of American lynch-mob rule and burning witches at stakes are back as never before. But not in backwater enclaves of...

Democracy and Hacking

By Anomaly UK The New York Times has published a long analysis of the effects of the hacking of Democratic Party organisations...

Phantom Democracy in the Age of the Internet

After the Electoral College vote, the Trump presidency is now official. As denial and blame games continue, it becomes clear this was not a...
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Video: Report: After Legislative Coup, North Carolina Can No Longer Be Considered a Democracy

http://democracynow.org - In North Carolina, a new report finds the state's democratic institutions are so flawed, the state should no longer be considered a...

After Legislative Coup, North Carolina Can No Longer Be Considered a Democracy

In North Carolina, a new report finds the state's democratic institutions are so flawed, the state should no longer be considered a functioning democracy....

Trump and the Phantom of Democracy

After the Electoral College vote, the Trump presidency is now official. While denial and blame games continue, this was not a foreign government coup...

Democracy Be Damned

With an acknowledgment to Hans Hoppe and his Democracy: The God That Failed, I offer an examination of similar sentiments from Bertrand de Jouvenel’s...

Dare for Democracy: Three Essential Steps

Many Americans remain in shock and outrage, unable to grasp how a man who told bald-faced lies, who ridiculed and defamed others, and who boasted...
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Video: Green Party’s Jill Stein on Obstacles to Vote Recount: “This is Not What...

http://democracynow.org - A Wisconsin judge is set to decide if a recount of the state's presidential vote can proceed. We speak with Green Party...
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Video: Patti Smith & Michael Stipe Perform at Democracy Now!’s 20th Anniversary

http://democracynow.org - The legendary singer, poet and author Patti Smith performed two songs Monday night at Riverside Church celebrating Democracy ... Via Youtube
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Video: Juan González on 20 Years of Democracy Now! & Keeping Dissident Alternative News...

http://democracynow.org - Award-winning reporter and longtime activist Juan González has been a fixture of Democracy Now! since its first broadcast more than ... Via Youtube
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Video: Watch Bernie Sanders’ Full Speech in Philadelphia: The Future of American Democracy is...

http://democracynow.org - Prior to his interview with Amy Goodman on Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a speech at the Free Library of Philadelphia talking...

A Media Blacklist, Courtesy of WaPo: Now I’m Afraid for Our Democracy

In most third world societies, when people don’t like the results of an election, they take to the streets. In America, we take to...
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Video: ‘Degradation of democracy’: Putin responds to EU Parliament resolution on Russian media ‘propaganda’

The EU Parliament's resolution to counter Russian media 'propaganda' demonstrates "political degradation" in regard to the "idea of democracy" in the West, ... Via Youtube

Countering Trump: Let's Build a People-Powered Democracy and Economy

Four Season Produce transporter, Jeff Martin looks on as broccoli is inspected by a Glut worker-owner of this cooperative store, that serves the Mount...

The Noose that Obama Had Wanted to Hand to President Hillary to Hang...

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org INTRODUCTION This will be a summary, update, and extension from, a 25,000-word masterpiece of historical writing: the obscure, little-noticed, but...
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Video: US champions global democracy as riots rage in cities at home

'Democracy arguably one of the most used and abused words'. But it's also a principle, in which US represents the 'gold standard'. RT's Miguel...

Democracy could get in the way of war if High Court Brexit ruling stands,...

Former senior military officers are afraid the High Court ruling which allows MPs to vote on triggering Brexit could set a precedent that would...

Creating a National Security State "Democracy"

Donald Trump greets law enforcement officials before boarding his plane at the Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, November 2, 2016. (Photo:...

Eight Ways to Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting

Throughout this trying election season, we’ve been told how much is at stake with our vote. But the success of any democracy depends on...

Trickle-Up Democracy: State and Local Ballots Give Voters a Say

Even in a presidential campaign where both candidates are speaking out against the influence of big money in politics, it's easy to be cynical...

How Republicans Game the Concept of Democracy Through Disenfranchisement

Polling booths at an early voting location on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, October 12, 2016. Voter disenfranchisement is just...

Education Technology, Surveillance, and America’s Authoritarian Democracy

The NSA has nothing on the monitoring tools that education technologists have developed to ‘personalize’ and ‘adapt’ learning for students in public school districts...
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Video: Josh Fox: Arrest of Journalists and Filmmakers Covering the Dakota Pipeline is a...

http://democracynow.org - Award-winning filmmaker Josh Fox joins us to discuss the arrest of fellow filmmaker Deia Schlosberg, who is charged with three ... Via Youtube
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Video: How Washington’s Money-Machine Stays Ahead of Democracy

Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party have created America's largest network of donors and fundraisers, and together they're delegating Wall Street's ... Via Youtube
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Video: ‘Highway to hell’: German stand-up comic lays into NATO policy, Americans & democracy

You might think the subject of NATO and conflict are no laughing matter, but that's not the case for one top-billing German comedian who's...

Extreme Unction: Illusions of Democracy in Vegas

+ Tonight’s debate moderator, Chris Wallace, says his role model is not his father, the frisky Mike Wallace, but PBS’s Jim Lehrer, the human sleeping...

Is Trump's Rise a Result of the US Declaring War on Institutions That Make...

Henry A. Giroux returns with another in-depth analysis of our most pressing problems. America at War With Itself explores the violence at...
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Video: Is Trump’s Rise a Result of America Declaring War on Institutions That Make...

http://democracynow.org - In his new book, scholar Henry Giroux examines "America at War with Itself." From poisoned water in Flint and other cities to...
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Video: First Clinton-Trump Debate: Democracy Now! Post-Debate Roundtable

http://democracynow.org - Democracy Now! hosted special live coverage tonight of the first U.S. presidential debate. We aired the full debate between ... Via Youtube
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Video: First Clinton-Trump Debate: Democracy Now! Pre-Debate Roundtable

http://democracynow.org - Democracy Now! hosted special live coverage tonight of the first U.S. presidential debate. We aired the full debate between ... Via Youtube

Respect Local Democracy and Keep Britain Frack-Free

by Adnan Al-Daini / October 11th, 2016 What is it with this government and fracking? They seem to be obsessed with drilling; the proven safe...
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Video: Reporter Cracks Serial Killer Cold Case After Receiving a Tip Based on His...

http://democracynow.org - Late last month, 77-year-old Felix Vail was sentenced to life in prison for killing his first wife, Mary Horton Vail, who died...

Fracking gets go ahead, as govt overrules locals in ‘denial of democracy’

Fracking will go ahead in the UK despite objections after ministers overruled a local government...

A Process That Makes Democracy Look Bad

The circus-like U.S. political process, with a media that treasures trivia over substance, is giving democracy a bad name in the world...

Plutocracy of Maximums, Democracy of Minimums

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage for their first presidential debate, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on September...
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Video: Part 1: Jill Stein “Debates” Clinton & Trump in Democracy Now! Special

http://democracynow.org - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off Monday night in one of the most anticipated debates in U.S. history. The debate was...
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Video: Part 2: Jill Stein “Debates” Clinton & Trump in Democracy Now! Special

http://democracynow.org - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off Monday night in one of the most anticipated debates in U.S. history. The debate was...
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Video: Part 5: Jill Stein “Debates” Clinton & Trump in Democracy Now! Special

http://democracynow.org - On Monday night, the two major-party candidates squared off for the first presidential debate. It was one of the most anticipated ... Via...
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Video: Part 3: Jill Stein “Debates” Clinton & Trump in Democracy Now! Special

http://democracynow.org - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off Monday night in one of the most anticipated debates in U.S. history. The debate was...
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Video: Part 6: Jill Stein “Debates” Clinton & Trump in Democracy Now! Special

http://democracynow.org - On Monday night, the two major-party candidates squared off for the first presidential debate. It was one of the most anticipated ... Via...
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Video: Part 4: Jill Stein “Debates” Clinton & Trump in Democracy Now! Special

http://democracynow.org - On Monday night, the two major-party candidates squared off for the first presidential debate. It was one of the most anticipated ... Via...
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Video: Saudi Arabia Bombing Yemen To Quell Demonstrations for Democracy

The Saudi-led coalition is not just trying to deter Houthi leaders; they want to ensure that pro-democratic Yemeni demonstrations don't touch the rest of...

We Have All Won an Oligarchy and Lost a Democracy

Activists display a lit sign in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on March 20, 2014. (Photo: Joe Brusky) Here's a thought experiment for you. Ask yourself, "When was...

"We No Longer Live in a Democracy": Henry Giroux on a United States at...

To transform our society into a democracy, we first have to dismantle the myth of democracy as currently defined. (Image: Jared Rodriguez...

Insatiable: the Democrats Must Attack Democracy to Serve Corporate Power

You might think that pervasive election fraud, the conversion of mass media into propaganda, and the already insignificant role that everyday people play in...

Open democracy? Brexit negotiations may be kept so secret not even Parliament will be...

Until Article 50 is initiated and Britain officially begins the process of leaving the European...

We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People: Saving the Soul of Democracy

(Photo: Bob Jagendorf; Edited: LW / TO)Sixty-six years ago this summer, on my 16th birthday, I went to work for the daily...

Media Undermine Democracy by Speculating Wildly About Undermining Democracy

The relentless drumbeat of Trump–as–Russian agent takes hasn’t ceased since the news broke of a likely Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee in...

Arrest warrant for Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman over North Dakota pipeline protest

Democracy Now! journalist and producer Amy Goodman has been issued an arrest warrant for covering the...
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Video: Brazil’s Defiant Rousseff Takes the Stand, But Will Democracy Survive?

The Brazilian oligarchy is on the cusp of achieving its major objectives through the parliamentary coup says James Green, Professor of Brazilian History and...

Promised Democracy: The Future of Iraq

Photo: Iraqi boys listen to instructions from their teacher during a practice session in the Taek Won-Do dojo of the Mujamma Youth Center, Mujamma, Iraq,...

Colin Kaepernick and the Death of American Democracy

Mike Morbeck – CC BY-SA 4.0 The frog of American democracy is no longer boiling, it’s dead.   How do I know?  By observing the public...

Pathology of the Corporate State and Its Charade Democracy

With the rigged Democratic presidential nomination behind us, the US election reality show continues. The mass media is creating sensations around what has become...
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Video: Glenn Greenwald: Rousseff Impeachment Trial Marks Complete Reversal of Democracy

http://democracynow.org - Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is slated to testify today at her impeachment trial—a trial that many are calling a coup by...

UK surveillance powers have gone ‘further than any other Western democracy’ – MP

Britain has gone “further than any other Western democracy” in its expansion of surveillance powers and its ability to collect bulk data without justifiable...

Military Dissent Is Not an Oxymoron: Freeing Democracy From Perpetual War

Two US Army helicopters blow up dust around a soldier pointing a gun in Samarra, Iraq, on March 3, 2007. (Photo: US...

The Fragility of American Democracy

A top neocon excuse for invading other countries is to spread American-style “democracy,” but – amid all that carnage –...

Cameron ‘cronyism’ symptomatic of Britain’s ‘corrupt & decaying democracy’ – former adviser

Former Prime Minister David Cameron’s rewarding of Tory donors in his resignation honors list symbolizes a “serious type of very British corruption,” a former...

Can #DNCLeak Spark Movement for Real Democracy in America?

The DNC emails released by WikiLeaks showed that the Democratic National Committee has been implementing a coordinated force to undermine Bernie Sanders’ campaign and...
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Video: Rev. William Barber at the DNC: We Need to Revive the Heart of...

http://democracynow.org - One of the main speakers leading up to Hillary Clinton's historic address to the Democratic National Convention was Rev. William ... Via Youtube

Israeli Expulsion Law “Violates all Rules of Democracy”

Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, awarded itself a draconian new power last week: A three-quarters majority of its members can now expel an elected politician...

Roots to Social Democracy/Capitalism, Socialism

Scandinavia on the Skids: The Failure of Social Democracy (Part 2 of a 7 part series on Scandinavia’s “Socialism”) This series sprang from discussions I’ve had...

Mass Shootings Make Sense In A Democracy

In the wake of yet another mass shooting in America – this time, with the added bonus of being a Muslim terrorist...

Is What's Good for Facebook Not so Good for Democracy?

Around the country, thousands have returned to the streets again to protest the deaths of black people at the hands of the police....

Scandinavia on the Skids: The Failure of Social Democracy

(This is the first of seven articles on the reality of Scandinavia’s “socialism”) I first met Denmark’s last truly Social Democratic Prime Minister, Anker Joergensen,...

Some Pundits Think the Solution to Right-Wing Populism Is Less Democracy

The core orthodoxies of neoliberalism are under attack by populist forces, and commentators are scrambling for a response. Some are suggesting more left-wing red...
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Video: Tony Gosling “Super Injunctions Are Sinister And A Threat To Free Speech &...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H6JkMDn2_A&w=580&h=385] Please Support The Show – http://richieallen.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/therichieallenshow http://www.youtube.com/RichieAllenShowMedia Tune in at ... Via Youtube

We Must Win Democracy, Even If It Takes Revolution

While the banks, elites, and the super-rich have been scrambling to try to hold onto their billions following the UK’s shocking vote to exit...

‘Brexit’ and the Democracy Myth

Exclusive: A referendum like Brexit can be a satisfying moment for an angry populace to vent its frustrations but “yes...

A Blow for Peace and Democracy: Why the British Said No to Europe

The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied,...
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Video: An Attack on Democracy Itself: UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn Pays Tribute to...

http://democracynow.org - Britain is continuing to mourn the murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox, who was stabbed and shot to death Thursday after...

Commercializing Elections to Destroy Our Democracy

Our political economy – a wonderfully embracing phrase much used a century ago – has three main components: The electoral/governmental powers, the marketplace, and...

'Attack on our democracy': MPs honor Jo Cox in special parliament session

Members of the UK Parliament returned to Westminster for a special session Monday afternoon to...

Action Alert: AP’s Premature Call for Clinton Does Disservice to Democracy

The Associated Press (6/6/16) has unilaterally declared Hillary Clinton to be  “the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president,” based on the news agency’s own...

The Crisis of Democracy

by subMedia / May 26th, 2016 [vimeo 167847849 w=540 h=304] This week we look at the current turmoil in South America, where the so-called “pink tide”...

Blaming ‘Too Much Democracy’ for Trump

The latest lament of the neocon establishment is that America is suffering from too much democracy – leading to Donald Trump...

‘Democracy Spring is a Soros-funded, anti-Trump radical movement’

Americans, at least the enlightened ones, know that the system is rigged. And the organic element that’s here is that the people of America...

'Democracy in the US is a fraud’: Left Forum debates next steps for Sanders...

A rigged democratic system, a “grotesque” military fighting unwinnable wars under the “drone commander in chief”,...
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Video: Activists wash Peruvian flags in ‘democracy’ bucket to protest Fujimori’s presidential campaign

Two groups of angry protesters voice their unhappiness with possible election of Keiko Fujimori as president of Peru. Fujimori continues to deny a news...

Vox’s CIA-Backed ‘Democracy’ Standard Is OK With Slavery and Women Not Voting

Defining democracy is a notoriously difficult thing, but much is revealed by how media outlets choose to do so. One popular metric is called “Polity...
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Video: Dan Berrigan in His Own Words: Antiwar Priest Speaks About 9/11 in Democracy...

http://democracynow.org - The legendary antiwar priest, activist and poet Father Daniel Berrigan has died at the age of 94. Today we are remembering his...
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Video: Jobless Economy and Citizenless Democracy (3/3)

The third and final part of our interviews with Robert McChesney and John Nichols on their new book "People Get Ready" Via Youtube

We Live in a Democracy, Not a Theocracy

It wasn’t so long ago when one of the most powerful justifications wielded in support of segregation was religious belief. Throughout the American South, state-sanctioned...

Democracy Spring

Gathered by the hundreds to make change happen Sanctifying the revolution and revolving what is sanctified Dancing on the edge of a serrated knife Only to make you see that things...

David Swanson: US Wars Are Not Waged Out of Generosity or for Democracy

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally in New York, April 18, 2016. Corporate media have drawn very little attention to US...
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Video: Jobless Economy and Citizenless Democracy (2/3)

Robert McChesney and John Nichols say 2016 is the most volatile political year in modern American history and that young people becoming engaged in...

Breaking Free from Corporate Shackled Democracy

As the 2016 US presidential election approaches, the whole country has once again been transformed into a football stadium, with waves of media frenzy...
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Video: Brazil’s Impeachment Vote a Political Trial to Subvert Democracy

If President Dilma Rousseff is successfully impeached it will shake confidence in the entire Brazilian democratic system, says Maria Mendonça of the University ... Via...
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Video: Democracy Awakening: Mass Civil Disobedience Planned on Capitol Hill to Cap Week of...

http://democracynow.org - More than 900 people have been arrested over the past week on Capitol Hill in a series of unprecedented protests against the...

Arrests made at Democracy Awakens protest against money in politics

Published time: 18 Apr, 2016 14:54Edited time: 18 Apr, 2016 14:57 The first arrests have been made...
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Video: ‘This is what democracy looks like’: 27 000 rally for sanders in NYC...

Almost 30-thousand people marched through Manhattan in support of Bernie Sanders' candidacy before the big primary. RT's Caleb Maupin reports from New ... Via Youtube

The Spirit of Occupy Lives on in France's Emerging Direct Democracy Movement

A discussion moderator at the Nuit Debout activist occupation in the Place de la Republique in Paris stands beside a visual guide...
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Video: “First Amendment Rights!” Two Democracy Now! Journalists Arrested Filming Anti-Trump Rally in NYC

http://democracynow.org - Police arrested more than two dozen people at the anti-Trump rally in Manhattan Thursday night, including Democracy Now!'s own ... Via Youtube
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Video: Democracy Spring Day 5

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Video: Arrests in Washington: Black Lives Matter activists detained at Democracy Spring protest

There have been fresh arrests on the third day of the Democracy Spring protest taking place in Washington DC. This time around, police detained...
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Video: Democracy Spring Day 4

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Video: Democracy Spring Day 3

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Video: Democracy Spring: Over 400 Arrested at U.S. Capitol Protesting Corruption & Money in...

http://democracynow.org - More than 400 people were arrested Monday in a massive sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to protest the influence...
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Video: Democracy Spring

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Arrests made as hundreds of elderly Americans protest at 2nd ‘Democracy Spring’ sit-in

Hundreds of Americans, many of whom are elderly, marched in support of political reform in Washington,...
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Democracy: The Continuing Fight Against Factions

Demonstrators display a lit sign in front of the Milwaukee Courthouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 10, 2014. (Photo: Joe Brusky) On Sunday,...

‘Democracy Spring’ activists to stage sit-in at US Capitol (VIDEO)

Thousands of “Democracy Spring” protesters have arrived in Washington DC, following their 10-day, 140-mile (225km) march...

Democracy Spring: Mass civil disobedience, tech-ins, and rallies heading to DC

Thousands of people concerned about big money in politics, congressional dysfunction, and voter disenfranchisement are expected...
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Video: Amy Goodman Is Inducted Into I.F. Stone Hall of Fame as Democracy Now!...

http://democracynow.org - On Wednesday, Amy Goodman was inducted into the IF Stone Hall of Fame at an event organized by the Park Center for...
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Video: Democracy Spring Protesters Stop in Baltimore En Route to DC

Kai Newkirk and actor Sam Waterston talk to the Real News about why hundreds have promised to be arrested in Washington next week if...
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Video: Media face crackdown while Erdogan lauds Turkish democracy at US summit

While President Erdogan delivers a speech praising Turkish democracy, his security service cracks down on journalists and demonstrators at the same venue. Via Youtube

Barring Plastic Bag Bans, Another ALEC Law Takes Aim at Local Democracy

The pay-to-play model of government advanced by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) scored another victory this week. On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Senate voted...

Another Way ‘Democracy’ Is Rigged in America

Eric Zuesse Did you know that if a given political party already has an incumbent in a particular political post, it’s standard practice in the...
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Video: Former GOP Congressmember Mickey Edwards: We Don’t Have Democracy in Our Political System

http://democracynow.org - In what's being billed as Super Tuesday 3, Democratic and Republican voters head to the polls today for primaries and caucuses in...

The Trump campaign: A new stage in the collapse of American democracy

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. With the eruption of physical conflict inside and outside rallies of...
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Video: Zaman co-founder: ‘Turkish democracy in dark days, freedom targeted’

Today is the second day people are protesting outside the headquarters of opposition newspaper 'Zaman.' On Friday, police raided their offices and fired tear...
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Video: “A Democracy Problem”: As Debate Brings Attention to Flint, a Look at the...

http://democracynow.org - The Democratic candidates for president faced off Sunday night in Flint, Michigan, which has been in the national spotlight over the ... Via...
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Video: Takeover of Zaman newspaper: End of democracy in Turkey

The latest government takeover of the Zaman media outlet in Istanbul is "not a surprise at all,' a journalist who had been working in...

Democracy Ends in Turkey

Eric Zuesse On Saturday March 5th, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (German Economic News) headlined “Turkish Police Storm Newspaper Office Zaman” and reported that, “Turkish police entered...
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Video: ‘Where’s your democracy?’ Calais migrants sew lips shut in camp demolition protest (GRAPHIC)

Dozens of Calais migrants sew their lips shut in protest against the demolition of the so-called 'Jungle' refugee camp. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to...
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Video: Keiser Report: Democracy suicide (E881, ft. Boris Johnson wig)

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss democracies committing suicide (as John Adams had warned) and the ominous...

What Trumpism Means for Democracy

(Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr) Whether or not Donald Trump ultimately succeeds in winning the White House, historians are likely to rank him as the...
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Video: Is Mexico a Democracy?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOXC07K-Yys&w=580&h=385] John Ackerman speaks about political violence, corruption, what has made democracy so dysfunctional and how the Obama administration's policies towards ... Via Youtube
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Video: Democracy Now! Turns 20: A Freewheeling Look Back at Two Decades of Independent,...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYxo2jPruN0&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - Twenty years ago today, Democracy Now! went on the air on the eve of the New Hampshire primary. The date was...
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Video: A Theme Park for Democracy

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIcQN9m9q0k&w=580&h=385] The first states to caucus in the U.S. primaries are supposed to spearhead a proud American tradition of democratic rule. The Real News...
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Video: “Thirsty for Democracy: The Poisoning of an American City”: Special Report on Flint’s...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT4zjX1PoOo&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - Today, we go to Flint, Michigan, for a Democracy Now! special on the ongoing Flint water crisis. In 2014, an unelected...
Meet the corporations lobbying the EU on TTIP

Meet the corporations lobbying the hardest for TTIP and ending democracy

It is quite incredible that the unelected bureaucrats of the EU Commission are even entertaining such an idea as the deeply unpopular TTIP trade...
Britain's state secrecy

Britain’s new era of government state secrecy challenges democracy

David Cameron nobly declared in 2010 that; “It is our ambition to be one of the most transparent governments in the world” and “Greater...
British public being sold down the river in democracy deception

British public being sold down the river in democracy deception

The longest-running set of polls ever undertaken in the UK, which has been ongoing for over thirty years has been on trust in key...
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Video: Because Democracy! How Bernie beat Hillary but lost New Hampshire

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxkzXeZTUso&w=580&h=385] A look into how Bernie beat Hillary but lost New Hampshire and why supercandidates are superimportant. Tired of reading news? RT Play gets...

Inequality Against Democracy: 10 Facts About the 1 Percent

Economic inequality inspired Occupy Wall Street, a movement that in a few short months transformed our political discourse with the concept of the “1...

Corporate Interests Take Aim at Local Democracy

A demonstrator displays a flag decrying corporate spending in US political elections in front of the Waukesha Convention Center on July, 13, 2015, in...
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Video: VIDEO: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Performs “We Shall Overcome” in Democracy Now! Studio

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Nj9hWI5J0&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - Watch Roger Waters performing "We Shall Overcome" accompanied by Alexander Rohatyn on cello, in the Democracy Now! studio. Via Youtube
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Video: Flint, Atlantic City, and the Destruction of Democracy

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uegoSe66HJo&w=580&h=385] Black Agenda Report Executive Editor Glen Ford says city takeovers are about dispossessing black folks and brown folks so that corporations get to...

Democracy of the Billionaires

Speaking of the need for citizen participation in our national politics in his final State of the Union address, President Obama said, “Our brand of...
TTIP looks to dismantling democracy even further than expected

TTIP Enters New And Dangerous Stage As Democracy Is Dismantled In Secret

TTIP negotiations continue in the shadows in both America and the EU and they enter a new and dangerous stage as existing legal barriers...

In the Keystone Suit, It’s Big Oil vs. Democracy

A few years back, I was one of the hundreds of climate activists arrested while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline outside the White House....

An Oligarchy Has Broken Our Democracy. It Must Be Dislodged.

Each new election year promises change. We will choose a new president and new representatives in Congress; fresh faces will make their appearances in...
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Video: Emergency for Democracy: Unelected Manager Who Caused Flint Water Crisis Now Runs Detroit...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQzbRVAhfMo&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - Flint's water contamination crisis began in April 2014 after Darnell Earley, an unelected emergency manager appointed by Snyder, ... Via Youtube

In the Keystone Suit, It’s Big Oil vs. Democracy

(Photo: 350.org / Flickr) A few years back, I was one of the hundreds of climate activists arrested while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline outside...
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Video: Poisoned Democracy: How an Unelected Official Contaminated Flint’s Water to Save Money

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh-f5MLWSlU&w=580&h=385] In Flint, Michigan, where a growing number of residents are demanding the arrest of Governor Rick Snyder over the ongoing water contamination crisis....

America’s Dying Democracy

Democracy, as a noble principle of self-governance, is fading away in big ways and small, with special interests seizing control of both media and...
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Video: Is the DNC Afraid of Democracy? Clinton WH Counselor Says Party a “Dead...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv9aVOTRLDs&w=580&h=385] Democracy Now! is your independent media. You count on us to dig deeper and connect the dots between the issues you've cared about...

Neocons Object to Syrian Democracy

By Robert Parry The Washington Post’s editorial board is livid that President Barack Obama appears to have accepted the Russian position that the Syrian people...
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Video: Bob Herbert on GOP Debate: Democracy Is Being Dismantled Before Our Eyes

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm02dspmyEA&w=580&h=385] Tuesday's debate was held in Las Vegas at the Venetian casino, owned by Republican billionaire backer Sheldon Adelson. Adelson and fellow billionaire ... Via...

U.S. Ends Its Opposition to Democracy in Syria

Eric Zuesse For the first time today (December 15th), the United States has publicly and officially accepted the position that Russian President Vladimir Putin and...
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Video: France infected with Le Pen populism, xenophobia, radicalism – European Democracy Lab founder

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9EO3ImoYsE&w=580&h=385] WATCH THE FULL EPISODE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWGzp8sgXYc The values of democracy, freedom, tolerance and human rights are at the ... Via Youtube

Blocking Democracy as Syria’s Solution

Exclusive: The long-cherished neocon dream of “regime change” in Syria is blocking a possible route out of the crisis — a ceasefire followed by elections in which President...

The Use Of Secret Courts Confirms The End Of Democracy In Britain

The use of secret courts is a place where trials take place that is not open to the public, nor generally reported in the...

Dead, Disabled, Displaced or Destroyed — Democracy Delivered

Six months ago, the Washington DC-based Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS) released a landmark study over the death toll from 10 years of the...

David Cameron Confirms ISIL Is Defeating Democracy In The West

David Cameron told MPs that bombing so-called Islamic State in Syria will “keep the British people safe” as MPs debated the case for military...
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Video: Sanders Defines his Social Democracy

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UUovdu79ZY&w=580&h=385] Doug Henwood and Paul Jay discuss the speech by Bernie Sanders explaining his vision of what social democracy means in the U.S. today. Via...

Rohingya and the Burmese Generals: How To Fake a Democracy

Writing in the New York Times in an article entitled, "Myanmar Generals Set the State for Their Own Exit", Thomas Fuller expressed his and...

U.S. Yields to Russia’s Insistence Upon Democracy in Syria

Eric Zuesse The Syrian peace talks in Vienna, over the weekend, produced an agreement between all parties, and it constitutes a major defeat for the...

U.S. Demands There Be No Democracy in Syria

Eric Zuesse All of the available polling that has been done by Western polling firms in Syria has indicated strongly that the current President of...

Democracy Beats Oligarchy

“From coast to coast, conservatives score huge victories,” announced a Washington Post headline after last week’s elections. “Liberals Got Smoked Across the Country Last...

How Technology Kills Democracy

In shutting down whistleblowing and investigative journalism on national security issues, the U.S. government can use its technology to determine who is speaking to whom...
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Video: “How the Other Half Banks”: Author Says America’s Two-Tiered Banking System is a...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAwZ7J8cVws&w=580&h=385] Democracynow.org - The nation's financial crisis taught us that when it comes to Wall Street giants, political leaders consider some banks "too big...
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Video: Putin: Not worried about democracy coming to our borders, but about NATO coming...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoOQiOP8A2k&w=580&h=385] FULL SPEECH https://youtu.be/-W923PAexwU The 12th annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting in Russia's Sochi has focused on international armed conflicts. Via Youtube
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Video: U.S. Ally Saudi Arabia Prepares to Behead, Crucify Pro-Democracy Protester Ali Mohammed al-Nimr

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBv16A9K5T8&w=580&h=385] A young Saudi protester is set to be beheaded and crucified for his role in 2012 pro-democracy protests. Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was arrested...

Democracy In Britain ‘Catastrophically In Decline’

A study by Democratic Audit into the state of democracy in Britain conducted in 2012 that looked at the previous ten years warned that...
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Video: Bernie Ecclestone: No place for democracy in F1 or anywhere else

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGEib0maVDs&w=580&h=385] SophieCo's Interview with Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY3OIDKbSVU Is the Formula One of today the same as it ... Via Youtube

The Politicians That Corrupt Democracy

Back in February this year, a debate about MP’s second jobs dominated Prime Minister’s Questions, after an undercover investigation involving former Foreign Ministers Jack...
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Video: The Global African: The Pope’s Visit & Undermining Democracy in Burkina Faso

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cLigeROZBo&w=580&h=385] Telesur's The Global African will discuss the Pope Francis' recent visit to the United States and the latest in Burkina Faso. Via Youtube

The Decline of Democracy and Capitalism in Britain Advances

Britain is not a democracy any more. The Government is now bowing down to a few extremely powerful organisations that funds their very existence. Extremism...

Democracy Has Departed The West

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) - Before the West spreads democracy abroad maybe it could get some for itself. The US is an oligarchy in which...
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Video: Greek snap election: New Democracy concedes defeat to Tsipras’s leftist Syriza

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLDMPulVZ4Q&w=580&h=385] Syriza are ahead in the Greek general election — despite the party's previous failure to take on Brussels over austerity. Alexis Tsipras addressed...

Britain Moves From Democracy to Authoritarian State in Pernicious Veil of Secrecy

One should not forget that “Openness and participation are antidotes to surveillance and control”. When David Cameron won the 2015 election one of the first...

Britain’s Extra Judicial Assassinations Bring Democracy Into Question

Propaganda takes many forms along with twists and turns depending on a narrative of convenience. This is none more demonstrated than by David Cameron...

Palestine’s Crisis of Leadership: Did Abbas Destroy Palestinian Democracy?

The crisis of leadership throughout Palestinian history did not start with Mahmoud Abbas and will, regrettably, be unlikely to end with his departure. Although Abbas has,...

Western Democracy Is An Endangered Species On Its Way To Extinction

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) -The British Labour Party no longer represents the working class. Under...
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Video: Computer Voting and Stealing Democracy

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds_MxYjilEw&w=580&h=385] Larry Wilkerson says, that computerized voting has increased the capacity of cheating with precision, consistency and efficiency without any forensic evidence. Via Youtube

Assange and Democracy’s Future

Democracy rests on citizens getting real facts and applying rational analysis. The ability of governments, including the U.S. government, to suppress facts and thus manage perceptions represents the...

Superrich Donors Turn Our Democracy Into Their Plutocracy

Once upon a time in our Good Ol' US-of-A, presidential contenders and their political parties had to raise the funds needed to make the...
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Video: Will SYRIZA Survive Radical Left Democracy?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_LJcQAdaQY&w=580&h=385] Stathis Gourgouris says SYRIZA project is not over yet, leftist must be more realistic about governing Greece. Via Youtube
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Video: Art and Social Change: Creative Time Summit at Venice Biennale Features Artists and...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txc-IH9-Rf8&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - As part of the Venice Biennale, the oldest and most prestigious international art exhibition, a New York-based group, Creative Time, ... Via...
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Video: GOP Debate: A Mirage of Democracy

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6mdzZpgmms&w=580&h=385] Col. Larry Wilkerson and Center for Media and Democracy's Brendan Fisher discuss the debate's true elite audience and what was left unsaid. Via Youtube

The Deceit About Being a ‘Republic’ versus Being a ‘Democracy’

Eric Zuesse One of my recent articles at several sites, "Jimmy Carter Is Correct That the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy” generated many reader-comments (such as here) saying things like,...

Jimmy Carter Is Correct that the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy

Eric Zuesse On July 28th, Thom Hartmann interviewed former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and, at the very end of his show (as if this massive question...

The Failure – and Future – of Democracy In Europe

Europe's proven plenty capable at regulating lightbulbs and vegetables. But it's failed utterly at making democratic decisions about money. By Vojko Volk There’s at least one...
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Video: In Ethiopia, Obama Hails Democracy Despite Recent Election Where Ruling Party Won 100%...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh0CkL-swt4&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - On Monday, President Obama made history by becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. But he is facing criticism...

OPINION: Concentrated Wealth + Widespread Stupidity = End of Democracy

Eric Zuesse Today’s America is not a democracy: “Dark Money Groups Are Funded By Dark Money Groups That Fund Dark Money Groups That Fund…" That terrific investigative news report...
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Video: Greece – Democracy Rising Conference

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkDbe0TiVUc&w=580&h=385] Debt Causing a Crisis in Democracy. Via Youtube
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Video: The Real News Goes to Greece: Democracy Rising World Conference 2015

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERxUNrB8q3E&w=580&h=385] Paul and Jay Creston Davis of the Advanced Studies for Global Studies discuss the conference taking place on July 16th that will see...
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Video: ‘Leave Euro, retake democracy!’ Far-left & eurosceptic MEPs bash eurozone over Greece

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmmkfaPpxik&w=580&h=385] The Greek Prime Minister has presented his latest case to the European Parliament. The MEPs spent around three hours debating the Greek debt...

TTIP in the EU: Rejecting Democracy at Every Turn

Polly Jones (Common Dreams) - After many twists and turns, MEPs decide today what sort of Transatlantic Trade and Investment deal (known as TTIP) they want...
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Video: “Democracy Cannot Be Blackmailed”: Greek Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Creditors’ Austerity Demand

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EveRn2p-eBs&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - Greek voters have overwhelmingly turned down the terms of an international bailout in a historic rejection of austerity. With a margin...

How the Media Discredit Greek Democracy

The language the Guardian and all other corporate media have been using about Syriza’s victory at the weekend against draconian EU-imposed austerity is revealing....

TISA Leaks Part Deux: More Evidence of Concerted Attack on Democracy

A WikiLeaks analysis shows how 52-nation Trade in Services Agreement threatens both net neutrality and personal data privacy Deirdre Fulton (Common Dreams) - One day after it...

Greece: No to Austerity, Yes to Democracy

The people of Greece are at a critical moment as the country teeters on the verge of financial default. This is a clear case...

Greek Democracy Is Failing

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) - The Greek debt is unpayable. It is simply too large...

Is this democracy? Senate ignores wisdespread outrage against Fast Track

Today the Senate voted 60 to 37 to jump a procedural hurdle on the path that will send Fast Track trade promotion legislation to...
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Video: Exclusive: Green Party’s Jill Stein Announces She Is Running for President on Democracy...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3frcq7BA570&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - In a Democracy Now! exclusive, Dr. Jill Stein officially launches her campaign as a Green Party candidate for the 2016 presidential...

How Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Are Designed to End Democracy

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has for years been negotiating with European and Asian nations – but excluding Russia and China, since he is...

Hiding Facts to Thwart Democracy

Over-classification of U.S. government information is a grave threat to the Republic, giving politicians and bureaucrats the power to hide facts that aren’t really sensitive but are vital...

US has ‘democracy problem’: NYC mayor

The United States is confronted with a “democracy problem,” which might be solved through reforming national voting laws, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio...

Britain’s Democracy Is Broken and In Need of Serious Reform

I have always believed, perhaps naively, that in a democracy, if a system is shown to be manifestly unjust and unfair, then those who...

Secrecy and Democracy Are Incompatible

It is obvious, almost by definition, that excessive governmental secrecy and true democracy are incompatible. If the people of a country have no idea...

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‘UK democracy run by big business’

The victory of Conservatives in UK general elections has sparked hot debates among experts about the democratic nature of its political system and economic prospect.

One of the main points which is repeated in most debates is that the austerity measures would continue in the next five years.

“Obviously we had a 5 year coalition government where at least some of the extreme right-wing policies of the conservative party was controlled and managed by the Lib Dems. What we are likely to see is that the austerity measures now are taking a full speed,” London-based commentator Shabbir Razvi told Press TV.

He blamed the Conservatives politicians for not briefing the nations over the budgets allocated for various fields saying:” What we have is that austerity measures will continue unabated and really what this reflects is that Britain is very much a democracy, or a form of democracy, which can be bought by money.”

According to Razvi, at the end of last year, the electoral commission found that Tories received the largest amount of donations at 8 billion, the bulk of which came from financial associates in banks, different industries and business.

The analyst said the Tories are now going to follow the agenda of big corporations, big businesses saying what big corporations want is to create a sort of jargon and euphemistically it is called to create a competitive environment.

“What the multinational corporations want is that vast majority of the people in the UK to be working at a very minimum wage so that the corporations make bigger and bigger profits and at the same time cuts and the privatization of the national health service, cuts and the privatization of the police service, the fire service, and so on,” he noted.

 He then referred to the relatively low turnout in the general elections saying out of the 45 million people who were eligible for vote, only 30 million voted.

“That means the largest party that didn’t participate in the elections was the non-voters and the conservative party only got 35 percent of the popular vote, he said.

Razvi slammed the form of democracy in the UK saying that it appears that the form of democracy that is being practiced in the UK, the mother of all democracies, is not really quite democratic as it is run by big businesses, big media tycoons, and the rich and the wealthy.

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