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Democracy is being degraded as US seeks global hegemony using any means – Russia on Trump sanctions

US democracy is being degraded as Washington is using all means to maintain its global hegemony, even those measures that harm the American people, Moscow has said, reacting to the new round of anti-Russian sanctions. “The American democracy is clearly being degraded. [Its only] desire is to ensure by all means that US global hegemony remains, including pressuring countries that ...

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Democracy Now & guest slammed for backing ‘neocon project of regime change in Syria’

Journalist Max Blumenthal called out Democracy Now for pushing for regime change in Syria. The move sparked a war of words between guest Wendy Pearlman and others on Twitter. Tweeting footage from a Democracy Now discussion about Syria, Blumenthal questioned the news outlet’s apparent backing of “the neocon project of regime change in Syria.” He also pointed to guest Pearlman’s ...

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Philippines summons US envoy to clarify ‘threat to democracy’ black mark on Duterte

The US envoy in Manila has been summoned in anger and the Phillipines’ embassy in the US told to give an “accurate picture” of their country to US intelligence, after a report flagged the Filipino leader as a threat to democracy. Last week, the US intelligence community, in their Worldwide Threat Assessment report, listed President Rodrigo Duterte as one of ...

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‘US is allowed to meddle’: Democracy promotion is ‘US policy’, TV panel concludes

Citing dozens of well-documented cases of direct US interference in foreign lands is just Russian whataboutism and also very unfair, because democracy promotion is a “stated US policy,” according to the sharp sticks at MSNBC. During a not-at-all predictable discussion on MSNBC’s ‘Deadline White House’, host Nicolle Wallace pressed her guests to weigh-in on former US ambassador to Russia Michael ...

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Philippines ‘very seriously’ concerned that US intelligence tags Duterte a ‘threat to democracy’

The presidential office in the Philippines has been seriously disturbed by the US intelligence community’s assessment that Rodrigo Duterte represents a “threat to democracy.” Last week, the US Intelligence Community, comprising 16 federal agencies, listed President Duterte as one of the leaders in Southeast Asia who continues to pose a “threat” to democracy and human rights. “In the Philippines, President ...

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Is fractured Libya finally ‘ready for democracy’ almost 7yrs since NATO ‘liberation’? (DEBATE)

Almost 7 years since NATO’s intervention left Libya in shambles, the country’s military strongman says it is still “not yet ready for democracy.” RT’s guests debate whether the UN-backed elections could help unite Libyans. It took a multi-state NATO coalition seven months to bomb out Libya and topple Muammar Gaddafi after the United Nations Security Council authorized a ‘no-fly zone’ ...

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

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 12:55 A surge of “populist” political parties threatens to destabilize democracy across Europe, Tony Blair’s think tank has warned. Its new report points to the rise of anti-EU parties in Italy, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Institute for Global Change said populism could become the “new normal” in ...

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Are Twitter & Facebook getting too involved in British democracy?

Twitter has bragged about how it helped Labour win the social media war ahead of June’s general election. The news comes just a day after Facebook claimed it triggered a “landslide” for the Scottish National Party (SNP) in 2015. Twitter says Labour used its “First View” service to “get out the vote on polling day,” saying that the First View ...

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‘Extraordinary moment for democracy in Europe: Madrid got strong message from Catalonia’

Madrid government has used all the tools in its toolbox against pro-independence movement in Catalonia, except for negotiations, says Thomas Harrington, professor of Iberian Studies at Trinity College in Hartford. Pro-independence parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia have declared victory after securing a majority in local elections held on Thursday, December 21. Three parties, Together for Catalonia (JxCat), Esquerra ...

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‘Democracy in bankers hands’: Top French bank tells Le Pen’s party to shut accounts

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 00:17 Societe Generale, one of France’s biggest banks, has reportedly asked the National Front (FN), the far-right anti-immigration eurosceptic party led by Marine Le Pen, to close its accounts after 30 years of cooperation. FN has vowed to fight the decision. “It seems the bank wants nothing more to do with us,” FN spokesman David ...

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