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The natural democratic instinct which propelled the mass mobilisation of such large, determined numbers of American citizens at the very commencement of the term of a new president stood in stark contrast to the tendency in the Caribbean to equate mass ...

21, the country's democratically elected President Adama Barrow says he will be ready to set foot again on Gambian soil in "a couple days" to begin the tricky process of governance in a country that has not seen a democratic transition of power since ...
The protests were bookends to another success story of this democracy - namely the peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next.
There is ample reason to conclude that the new Trump administration and Congress may roll back some of the laws that were intended to protect our democracy, including those ensuring equal access to the ballot and limiting the disproportionate influence ...
Donald Trump's inaugural address on Friday as the 45th president of the United States prompted strong reaction from our roundtable of guests during an extended democracy Now! broadcast. We play an excerpt from Trump's speech and feature highlights of ...

Those $100 democracy Vouchers sent out to Seattle voters aren't free. In fact, they cost taxpayers at least 50 percent of their face value.
On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States. Between the inauguration Friday and the women's March on Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people came to the nation's capital to bear witness, protest and show support ...
democracy Now! is a 501(c)3 non-profit news organization. We do not accept funding from advertising, underwriting or government agencies.
China's government newspaper used the weekend after U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration to promote China as an alternative to the "crisis" of Western democracy and capitalism. "Western-style democracy has played a progressive role in history, ...
The word of the hour: falsehoods. The press is using that word for the untruths told by Sean Spicer, the new White House mouthpiece, about the fair to middlin' size of the inaugural crowd.
While recent polls show the current transition of Presidential administrations is not one a majority Americans are thrilled with, it gives us an opportunity to be grateful for what our democracy provides for us each day. Gratitude for what our Founders ...
This Is What democracy Feels Like. 01/23/2017 08:32 pm ET. Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. educator, advocate, poet, artist, singer, bass player, social worker.
As an American citizen, I have been rather appalled, like many others, at the rise of Donald Trump. I find it hard to imagine a personality less suited by temperament and background to be the leader of the world's foremost democracy. On the other hand ...

In his first speech as president, Radev underscored the idea of continuity and pledged to work for a "united society in the name of democracy." Radev said he would be a president for all Bulgarians regardless of party affiliations, Ethnicity or ...
The Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee over the past two years might seem like a very American news story, inseparable from the lead characters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and hyped as only the polarised media of that country ...
In recent time, I wrote two articles which were aimed at appraising Liberia's current economic model that is being used to quote on quote "lift thousands of Liberians out of poverty".
... afraid to stand up for them," she added. "I think it was a great exercise in democracy and America is already great," LaFontaine said.
Perhaps I lean that way because I have more faith in raw democracy than in "electoral college-styled" systems. Instinctually I think the political parties should have seven seats, perhaps loosely representing the districts and the cayes but I'm open to ...
Are there signs that we Americans should also be concerned over the stability of our own democracy? And how might this affect us here in the Bay Area?
Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.
democracy, for many, is dead or just about to be. The outgoing US president has reflected on the fragility of this fabric to hold the weight of the mass.
For democracy: we must have universal automatic voter registration, transparent voter registration rolls, a four-day national holiday for voting, elimination of all electronic Voting Machines, universal hand-counted paper ballots, automatic recounts at ...
"Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views," the president tweeted, still using his personal account.
"He has just absorbed an unprecedented - qualitatively and quantitatively - unprecedented deluge of negative criticism and coverage that's frankly unfair and a little bit dangerous to our democracy," Conway said on "Sunday Today." "You know, the ...
On Sunday, President Donald Trump responded diplomatically to the women's March demonstrations that took place across the country, praising the peaceful protest even as some of his supporters didn't.
West African troops entered the Gambia's capital, Banjul, on Sunday, to cheers from the city's residents, a Reuters witness said, as part of efforts to allow the new president, Adama Barrow, to take office after the country's former ruler fled overnight.
Greece, the birthplace of democracy, is rarely included in the list of countries that have sunk into corrupt and mendacious authoritarianism.
Inauguration Day has been good to Donald Trump. Not just because he was sworn in as president of the United States, but also because people are protesting him.
SUNY Buffalo State student Nicholas Hurtado, right, discusses the inauguration with his professor, Peter Yacobucci. By Jerry Zremski.
Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton have arrived for President-elect Donald Trump's big day. Shortly before 11 a.m.
When I was in grade school, I learned the difference between democracy and authoritative government. In a democracy, that shining city upon a hill, the people ...
Washington: Presidents come, presidents go. As do prime ministers in parliamentary systems. But can liberal democracy, once it has established firm roots, go on inexorably as the winning solution for organising society in an orderly, if hardly perfect ...
democracy Now! broadcast our daily show live from WHUT on the campus of the historically black university, Howard University in Washington, D.C.
It is that this brand of populism, infused with strident nationalism and an unthinking protectionism, undermines faith in democracy itself. Yes, people have always regarded politicians as "in it for themselves", their reputation not far above that of ...
We will not, as the world's foremost democracy, survive this intact or in any way healthy. We might survive it fractured and bleeding, hanging on by our moral fingernails as Trump's army of billionaires, conspiracy theorists, white supremacists ...
We have a chance to find out how real and deep American democracy is. We have to live out the ethos of free speech, press and assembly, of equal opportunity and equality before the law.
democracy Now! is a 501(c)3 non-profit news organization. We do not accept funding from advertising, underwriting or government agencies.
CITY OF NEWBURGH - For some in the mid-Hudson, the day Donald Trump became president was the day democracy died.And so, on Friday, they held a ...
Ed Rich, 44, from Annapolis, Md., made $12 an hour Friday picking up debris from the inauguration. President Trump "could make a mess of it, but it could be cleaned up easily," he said.
Rep. Karen Bass of the 37th District of California has decided not to attend Donald Trump's inauguration, and she decided to do so by that most twenty-first-century of methods: she conducted a poll on social media.
During the referendum campaign 'Project Fear' was also 'Project Confusion' - an attempt to focus on narrow economic and financial matters and sideline the broader issues of popular democracy and national sovereignty, the weak spots of the pro-EU lobby.
In another press briefing after his last hurrah, Obama hyped America's fantasy democracy, its press agent media serving up fake news for powerful interests while suppressing vital truths, and maybe for last official time bashing Russia - among other ...
The former chief secretary, an outspoken pro-democracy figure, said earlier that she was delighted to be invited and called on the new US administration to support the democracy movement in Hong Kong. Chan, who was invited by her Republican contacts, ...
In a nation where democracy reigns all and racism-filled patriarchy rings true, there is but one thing to do - speak for the voices silenced.
In the 1990s, a newly independent Russia held democratic elections and invited Western advisors to shepherd the country's transition to a market economy.
Georgia Congressmember Tom Price also underwent his confirmation hearing on Wednesday to be the head of the Department of Health and Human Services.


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