Tag Archives: DEMOCRACY

100 members to quit Macron party over ‘lack of democracy’

Some 100 activists from Emmanuel Macron’s political party are quitting because the movement “offends fundamental principles of democracy” and shows “arrogance and contempt” for its dialogue-seeking members. The disillusioned members of the ruling Republic on the Move (LREM) party announced that they would leave the movement ahead of the LREM Congress which is to take place in the city of ...

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Colbert takes swipes at Madrid for ‘restoring democracy’ by ‘jailing everyone people elected’

Late Show host Steven Colbert derided the Spanish government’s handling of the Catalan crisis, in particular its decision to call snap elections to “restore democracy” amid a crackdown on the lawfully elected Catalan leaders. In a segment titled, “Spaint’ Misbehaving” Colbert had a go at Spanish Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy. In his signature tongue-in-cheek manner, the popular host mocked double ...

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‘US govt undermines democracy’ seeking more control over social media

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 17:55 It’s preposterous that the US government purports to tell Americans what they are allowed to read on social media, says Daniel McAdams, executive director of Ron Paul Institute. He adds that it undermines US democracy. Technology and social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google have been in the hot seat before US Congress intelligence ...

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No evidence Russia ever meddled in UK democracy – Boris Johnson

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 17:19 Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has conceded there is no evidence Russia has ever sought to interfere with British votes. Asked on Wednesday whether he believed Russia had any involvement in the UK election, he said: “I haven’t seen a sausage.” His comments come as Prime Minister Theresa May voiced concern over alleged Russian attempts ...

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‘You don’t expect this in a democracy,’ man wrongly put on Thomson Reuters ‘terrorist’ list tells RT

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 owned by Thomson Reuters and used by banks to blacklist customers. Azzam Tamimi told RT that he was completely unaware as to why his personal, business, and even family accounts were frozen, before he was contacted ...

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NGO publishes names of 2,300+ RT guests, labels them ‘useful idiots who undermine Western democracy’

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 have been accused of “undermining western democracy” just by appearing in RT shows. The report, claiming to be an “overview of RT’s editorial strategy and evidence of impact,”  comes with an Excel list of 2,327 people who ...

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LUPICA: Democracy is at work in GOP health care bill fight

In the morning on Sunday, the President was up early and tweeting from his golf course in New Jersey, clearly thinking once again that on weekends, idle hands on social media are the devil’s workshop. Here was one of his tweets: “With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, ?#Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY ...

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George W. Bush praises the media as ‘indispensable to democracy’

Former President George W. Bush praised the news media Monday as “indispensable to democracy” in a wide-ranging interview in which he appeared to take a handful of veiled shots at President Trump. “Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive,” Bush said on NBC’s “Today” when asked about his views on the role of the media, following Trump’s ...

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Let DEMOCRACY speak: Marine Le Pen SLAMS media for censoring French presidential hopefuls

The far right firebrand claimed she was excited to bring the fight to her opponents on national TV ahead of the vote on April 23. But she has slammed national broadcaster TF1, calling them “outrageous” for limiting their televised debates to the 5 most popular candidates. To take part in the debate, the respective candidates must have snagged at least ...

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U.S. falls from full to flawed democracy

The United States of America is now a more imperfect union. The Democracy Index has downgraded the U.S. from a full democracy to a flawed one, marking the first time the nation has fallen into the lower ranking. Other flawed democracies include Botswana, India, Japan and Ghana, while much of Western Europe stayed in the full democracy category. Americans’ growing ...

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