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via YouTube/Show Me democracy; Protesters Brittany Ferrell (left) and Alexis Templeton appear in a new documentary airing this weekend.

American democracy is built on the powerful, but basic, idea that the government is supposed to represent the people. The preamble to the U.S.
What holds us together, in this room as allies and in our respective nations, as we move into a wave of 21st Century populism, are the institutions of liberty.
The Constitution sought to protect our democracy and legitimacy of our government. The ANC rolled out policies which were conceived to elevate the poverty and contract the gap between the rich and the poor.

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In 2011, the city of Highland Park's streetlights were repossessed by DTE Energy and residents were left in the dark. This was not simply an inability to pay the bill, it was the result of archaic legislation designed to serve profits, not people.
The Trump administration sent mixed signals on North Korea Thursday, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. is open to direct negotiations with Kim ...
During this shift, people were worried the increasing wealth gap would threaten democracy as the wealthy gained more influence, and bribery became rampant at both the state and federal level.
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, France, is pictured before the start of Pope Francis' general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 26.
In the two decades since Indonesia ousted its last dictator, the country has evolved into a democracy based on tolerance and a moderate interpretation of Islam, an encouraging trend in a world where authoritarianism and religious extremism are on the rise.
The Daily Me is an enemy of democracy. Representative government depends on shared experiences, common knowledge and a host of unanticipated, unchosen encounters.
Hong Kong appears to be intensifying its crackdown on political dissent following the arrest of 11 pro-democracy advocates over two days.
In the past years, newspaper headlines have read: Liberia cries for democracy - Interpreted as meaning that Liberia demands a multi-party system that is the instrument of contemporary democracy. I would like to see more headlines saying: Liberia Cries ...

Major social democratic parties - well-used to governing on their own or as major partners in coalitions - like Greece's Pasok or Spain's PSOE have been dramatically eclipsed by radical insurgent parties on their left.
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Having it your way on political websites and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not good for democracy, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo's Department of Communication and an expert in ...
"You all start with the premise that democracy is some good. I don't think it's worth a damn. Churchill is right.
The remarkable Robert Maynard Hutchins, a law professor, chancellor of the University of Chicago and founder of the Center for Democratic institutions, once proposed a working definition of democracy. "A democratic community is a self-governing ...
The European Union has launched a legal action against Hungary in a deliberate swipe at a country that stands accused by many in Brussels of backsliding on its commitments to democracy. The European Commission on Wednesday sent a letter to ...
It is often hailed as the beacon of a civilized society -- but is democracy in danger of failing the very people it is supposed to protect?
The other activists arrested on Thursday included the chairman and two members of the League of Social Democrats, two members of the student Fight for democracy group and the former chair of the Lingnan University student union. "The Hong Kong ...
The O.A.S., whose charter promotes democracy among member organizations in the Western Hemisphere, has become the principal body through which Venezuela's neighbors have exerted pressure as concerns mount regarding the country's stability.
Hailed as a victory for hope, Emmanuel Macron's strong showing in the first round of France's presidential election belies the deep frustration and despondency expressed by voters, many of whom vow to shun the decisive run-off against Marine Le Pen.
Middle East observers have debated for decades whether the United States is truly interested in spreading American values of freedom and democracy in that region. The seeming disposal of these values by the Trump administration as pertains to ...
Some want there to be as many elected positions in the country as possible, including, for instance, judges, so that popular control of who governs extends widely across the state; others argue that too much democracy leads to populist excesses and ...
Hollywood director: Russian election involvement was worst attack on US democracy since Pearl harbor "We've had the greatest attack on this democracy since ...
You all start with the premise that democracy is some good. I don't think it's worth a damn. Churchill is right. The only thing to be said for democracy is.
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, political parties have been urged to entrench the principle of internal democracy as a way of entrenching democracy in the country. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood ...
State officials initially dismissed her findings, but she refused to accept their denials. democracy Now! spoke with Dr. Hanna-Attisha about the ongoing Flint water crisis, the life-saving importance of science, and President Trump's Muslim travel ban.
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The situation in Venezuela is a major setback in the development of democracy in the American continent. First, because Venezuela is a country that had maintained a democratic tradition and during the '70s and '80s, Venezuelan governments assumed very ...
"democracy Now!" host and executive producer Goodman shared excerpts from her latest New York Times bestseller, "democracy Now!: 20 Years Covering the Movements Making America," co-written with her brother, journalist David Goodman, and ...
Looking across the EU, these anti-democratic voices currently represent only a tiny minority. But their intense political aggressiveness, well-coordinated organizational activism, and comparatively higher rates of fertility present a serious political ...
The remarkable Robert Maynard Hutchins, a law professor, chancellor of the University of Chicago and founder of the Center for Democratic institutions, once proposed a working definition of democracy. "A democratic community is a self-governing ...
It happened during the Sonny Perdue confirmation vote in the U.S. Senate on Monday. On the off chance you missed it, he was confirmed as our new ag secretary.
Danny Sriskandarajah is charged with the job of looking out for countries where governments are cracking down on NGOs or on grassroots groups.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with political theorist Yascha Mounk, a columnist at Slate and host of the podcast, "Good Fight," about what the results of Sunday's French presidential election mean for liberal democracy. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: As we just heard, ...
As events unfold, B.R Ambedkar's prescience is uncanny. It reflects a very deep understanding of the Indian mind-set. The state of democracy in India is perilous. We continue to place creed above the country. But only the people can preserve democracy.
One of the perks of being an elected official is people want to hear what you have to say. One of the drawbacks can be that constituents might not like what comes out of your mouth and will be vocal in the way they let you know it.
"We the people" is how the U.S. Constitution begins and that phrase was very much in evidence Sunday afternoon during a grassroots example of participatory democracy. The El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization and Border Interfaith -- two local ...
Sukkur: The Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), Sukkur, on Saturday organised a one-day seminar on democracy -- A voice of youth, women and inclusive communities.
A strange phenomenon is observable lately among experts on Russia-US relations. There is a trend to explain the various thorny intricacies of such a ...
However, he is probably not commenting on democracy as such, but rather telling chief executive-elect Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor what to do.
The April 16 referendum effectively crushed the democratic hopes and aspirations of the Turkish nation, a nation that had not yet educated its people about the concept of democratic experimentation. The predictable outcome of the referendum reversed ...
Author Jonathan Taplin discusses the ways Ayn Rand's cruel libertarianism has permeated silicon Valley and beyond.


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