Tag Archives: DEMOCRACY

Czech PM backs Hungary after MEPs vote for sanctions against Budapest over ‘democracy flaws’

Hungary has received the backing of Czech PM Andrej Babis after the EU Parliament voted to support the ‘nuclear option’ Article 7 which could lead to sanctions on Hungary for allegedly flouting EU rules. Babis voiced his support for Orban on Thursday saying that Prague has Budapest’s back. Read more “This nonsense just ushers in negative sentiment into the European ...

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

Washington still “prefers” a peaceful restoration of “democracy” in Venezuela, the White House has stated in response to a scandalous report about US officials’ contacts with Venezuelan military officers seeking to stage a coup. The US President Donald Trump’s administration has been holding meetings with a group of Venezuelan officers plotting to overthrow the Latin American country’s president, Nicolas Maduro, ...

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Democracy v meritocracy: Study reveals young Swedes want experts instead of elected govt officials

Sweden may not be the bastion of democracy that the world seems to think it is. A new poll has revealed that a large portion of Swedish youths would prefer experts to run the country in lieu of democratically elected politicians. The survey was carried out by analysis firm Kairos Future and was issued to 6,000 Swedes, most of whom ...

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

Democrat Senator Chris Murphy clashed online with Donald Trump Jr over whether the controversial ban of Alex Jones from social media has signaled a rise of corporate political censorship in the US. Murphy, who has represented Connecticut in the US Senate since 2013, was among the vocal supporters of the controversial decision by several tech companies to suspend Jones from ...

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'Hilarious & paranoid': Lavrov laughs at idea that Russia uses memes to destroy US democracy

The idea that Moscow is swaying elections and bringing down US democracy by ‘meme-sharing’ is preposterous, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. The accusations hurled at Russia by the US lawmakers left him baffled. “It’s just hilarious when I hear that funny pictures can undermine American democracy,” Lavrov told reporters on Thursday, answering RT correspondent’s question about the latest US ...

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‘Christian democracy’ to crush multiculturalism in EU vote next year – Hungary’s Orban

Illiberal “Christian democracy” will replace multiculturalism after the European Parliament vote in 2019, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has predicted, adding that the EU elite have failed the people and should step down. The European Parliamentary elections in May 2019 will decide the fate of the European “elite” and they’re “visibly nervous” about it, Orban told a crowd of ethnic ...

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

Jeff Bezos has $ 141 billion, and 63 percent of Americans say they can’t afford a $ 500 emergency. The system of massive inequality is unsustainable, but it keeps going thanks to the myths we are told, Lee Camp says. Comedian Lee Camp breaks down the eight great myths of American society in the latest edition of his satirical talk ...

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Digital campaigning vs democracy: UK election regulator calls for urgent law changes

A report by the UK’s Electoral Commission has called for urgent changes in the law to increase transparency about how digital tools are being used for political campaigning, warning that an atmosphere of mistrust is threatening the democratic process. The oversight body, which also regulates campaign spending, has spent the past year examining how digital campaigning was used in the UK’s ...

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‘Is this not democracy?’: No conditions will make Russia return Crimea to Ukraine rule – Putin

Moscow will never return Crimea to Ukraine, because the republic overwhelmingly opted to reunite with Russia in a free referendum, Vladimir Putin has told Austrian ORF broadcaster, in an exclusive interview. “There are no such conditions and there can never be” for Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine, Putin, who is to visit Austria on Tuesday, said. Russia was forced ...

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Democracy in the EU? Only when convenient for Brussels

The European Union fancies as a champion of ‘democracy,’ but its action show this doesn’t cover dissenting views, whether from an Eurosceptic party in Italy, austerity-hating Greeks, or any folks voting against its grand plans. Concerns about Europe’s disregard for the opinions of normal, non-technocrat, non-banker people have bubbled to the surface of social media after Italy’s recent close-call with ...

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