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Kongreya Star: We have achieved many gains in 16 years

ANF - 2021-01-14 20:07
Kongreya Star calls on all women's organizations, human rights organizations to fulfil their duties to protect the rights of women who lead peace in the Middle East and the world, and who struggle for democracy and freedom. ...

Oligarch-controlled media destroying democracy | Cyprus Mail

Cyprus Mail - 2021-01-14 12:09

How Much Danger Is American Democracy In? | FiveThirtyEight

Fivethirtyeight - 2021-01-14 12:09

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Calls US Capitol Siege A Disgrace For Democracy

NDTV - 2021-01-13 01:53

The U.S. Must Now Stand Up for Democracy at Home and Abroad - The Atlantic

Theatlantic - 2021-01-13 01:53

US enemies criticise Western democracy in wake of Capitol riots | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2021-01-10 10:53

Capitol riots: Has the US legislature been attacked before?

BBC - 2021-01-08 01:10
The heart of US democracy has seen violent scenes in the past - from bombs to attempts to burn it down. ...

Biden is already failing Turkish democracy test | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2021-01-06 09:54

Democracy Support Without Democracy: The Cases of Poland and Turkey - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Carnegieendowment - 2021-01-05 17:39

Motion in UK parliament over Transparency and democracy in KRG

ANF - 2020-12-22 10:05
Motion in the UK parliament ""calls on the Foreign Secretary to express those concerns and support calls for transparency and accountability in the region with his Kurdish Regional Government counterpart as a matter of urgency." ...

Opinion: Why Mr. Market doesn’t care if democracy is collapsing

Yahoo - 2020-12-20 20:12

‘There’s now one pro-democracy political party’: Steve Schmidt announces he’s a Democrat

Yahoo - 2020-12-18 22:18

The Arab Spring Showed the People Want Democracy but the World Failed Them.

Foreignpolicy - 2020-12-18 00:51

How Fragile is Our Democracy? | Washington Monthly

Washingtonmonthly - 2020-12-17 11:50

Former Trump supporter: 'I think what he is doing is destroying Democracy'

Yahoo - 2020-12-16 21:08

Democratic debate winners: voters, campaigns, and democracy

Brookings - 2020-12-15 20:59

Biden after Electoral College formalizes win: 'Democracy prevailed'

Yahoo - 2020-12-15 11:52

A Democracy Summit Is Not What the Doctor Ordered | Foreign Affairs

Foreignaffairs - 2020-12-15 06:02

Why Masrour Barzani should resign from leading Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-12-12 20:05
Michael Rubin | The National Interest Kurds once billed themselves “The Other Iraq,” a region where democracy and security thrived, but today Iraqi Kurdistan is on fire. Security forces gun down protestors, Kurdish civilians return the favor, and protesto ...

New Hampshire House Speaker Dies of COVID-19 After Close Contact with Fellow Republicans | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-12 06:21

AG Barr Under Fire as Dems Launch Investigation into Firing of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-12 02:08

Steve Schmidt: ‘106 members of Congress broke faith with American democracy’

Yahoo - 2020-12-12 00:56

Morocco and Israel Normalize Ties as U.S. Recognizes Moroccan Claim on Occupied Western Sahara | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-11 18:35

Sen. McConnell Rejects $908B Coronavirus Relief Plan as Sen. Sanders Demands $1,200 Stimulus Checks | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-11 18:35

Biden Tells Civil Rights Leaders to Back Off Police Reform Campaigns Until After GA Election | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-11 18:35

CDC Director Warns Daily U.S. COVID-19 Toll Could Top 9/11 Death Toll for Months | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-11 18:35

Biden Taps Obama Alums Susan Rice for Top Domestic Policy Role, Denis McDonough to Lead VA | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-11 18:35

SCOTUS Rules Muslim Men Who Were Placed on No-Fly List by FBI Can Sue | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-11 18:35

Was Kamala Harris a Progressive Prosecutor? A Look at Her Time as a DA & California Attorney General | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-11 16:52

Rights Groups Say Azerbaijan and Armenia Committed War Crimes in Nagorno-Karabakh | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-11 16:23

As Kamala Harris Makes History as VP Pick, Her “Top Cop” Record Faces New Scrutiny Amid BLM Protests | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-11 13:47

Isabel Wilkerson on the U.S. Caste System & VP Pick Kamala Harris Breaking “Long-Standing Barriers” | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-11 07:46

Before Kamala Harris, There Was Charlotta Bass: Remembering 1st Black Woman to Run for VP in 1952 | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-11 07:46

“I Know a Predator When I See One”: Kamala Harris Takes Aim at Trump, Accepts Historic VP Nomination | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-11 01:00

Trump Asks SCOTUS to Toss Millions of Votes in Battleground States as Part of Texas AG Lawsuit | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-10 22:55

Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin’s Nomination as Pentagon Chief Challenges Civilian Control of Military | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-10 18:39

Federal Investigators Probing Hunter Biden’s Taxes, Foreign Business Dealings | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-10 17:25

Joe Biden Taps Capitol Hill Attorney Katherine Tai as U.S. Trade Representative | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-10 17:25

8 People Killed in Kurdistan Protests Amid Mounting Unrest, Financial Crisis | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-10 16:16

Headlines for December 10, 2020 | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-10 16:14

Spain marks 42 years since return of democracy as retired officers dissent | Spain | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2020-12-08 06:06

ONLINE | Kurds and Democracy: In Conversation with Saleh Moslem

Newschool - 2020-12-07 12:52

Turkey's Faltering Democracy and Western Interests | Global Security Review

Globalsecurityreview - 2020-12-05 23:15

Trump & DeVos Threaten to Cut Funding If Schools Stay Closed During Pandemic | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-05 17:13

Should the U.S. invite Turkey to its Summit for Democracy? | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-12-04 22:30

Judge Refuses to Block Publication of John Bolton’s Book on Trump Presidency | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-04 21:14

U.S. COVID-19 Cases Top 9 Million, as Study Finds Trump Rallies May Have Led to 700+ Deaths | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-03 17:12

Trump Suggests He May Fire Dr. Fauci After Election | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-03 16:45

Trump Outlines Post-Nov. 3 Strategy to Win Election as He and Biden Campaign in Battleground States | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-03 16:45

White House Credits Trump with “Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic” as U.S. Cases Hit Record Highs | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-03 06:17

John Bolton Says Trump Asked China for Help with 2020 Reelection Campaign | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-12-01 11:57

Trump Mocks Media Coverage of Coronavirus Crisis | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-11-30 17:25

In Sudan, a Transition to Democracy or a Military Power Play? – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2020-11-30 10:04

Trump Nominates Florida Lawyer Who Graduated College in 2009 to Lifetime Judicial Appointment | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-11-30 09:20

Demirtas denies links to PKK, says democracy is... |

Rûdaw - 2020-11-29 21:17

Are you on the list? Biden’s democracy summit spurs anxieties — and skepticism - POLITICO

Politico - 2020-11-29 01:45

Turkish Women Protest Plans to Withdraw from Treaty Combating Violence Against Women | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-11-29 00:53

Trump Goes After Gov’t Antiracism Training, Threatens to Cut DOE Funding over Use of 1619 Project | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-11-29 00:53

Trump Lashes Out at Pentagon Following Report He Called U.S. Soldiers “Losers” and “Suckers” | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-11-27 06:48

“Can We Sell the Island?” Trump Proposed Selling Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-11-27 06:19

“Avoiding debate is not good for democracy”: David Dimbleby on Boris Johnson and the BBC’s future

Newstatesman - 2020-11-26 02:42

A powerful conversation on standing against tyranny

AEI - 2020-11-26 00:02
Last week saw a meeting of minds between two heroic resisters: Natan Sharansky, the famous refusenik who spent nine years in Soviet prisons, and Jimmy Lai, a pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong who was arrested in August. The post A powerful conversation ...

Kongra Star salutes women struggling for democracy and freedom

ANF - 2020-11-25 12:49
Kongra Star Coordination Committee has released a statement to mark 25 November, International Day against Violence against Women. ...

Police in Chile Throw Teenager Off Bridge During Anti-Government Protest | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-11-24 21:05

Republicans Are Suddenly Afraid of Democracy - The Atlantic

Theatlantic - 2020-11-23 16:33

Main opposition expects Biden to focus on Turkish democracy, rule of law | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-11-21 16:47

Clashes between police and protesters in Bangkok

BBC - 2020-11-18 01:53
Police use tear gas and water cannon against pro-democracy protesters outside the Thai parliament. ...

A democracy assistance agenda for the Biden administration

Brookings - 2020-11-13 20:30

Armenia's democracy needs EU lifeline after war ends

Euobserver - 2020-11-13 14:23

US Election 2020: Is American democracy in crisis?

BBC - 2020-11-13 01:16
The BBC's Ros Atkins looks at Donald Trump's refusal to concede and what this means for US politics. ...

Brazil: Trump Ally Bolsonaro Refuses to Acknowledge Biden Win & Downplays COVID as Death Toll Mounts | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-11-12 18:02

In Search of the Biden Doctrine

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2020-11-09 23:09
Every election season, commentators search for the Holy Grail of American foreign policy, the presidential doctrine, or a leader’s defining set of diplomatic beliefs. The George W. Bush doctrine was to hunt down terrorists and spread democracy, if necessa ...

Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: Why Turkey’s Intervention Could Turn It into a “Proxy War” | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-11-08 09:31

Trump’s Bid to Stop the Count Risks Turning America into an ‘Illiberal Democracy’ like Turkey -

Counterpunch - 2020-11-05 16:24

05/11/2020 Iran’s Khamenei mocks U.S. democracy

ESTA - 2020-11-05 14:13

Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein to Face New Sex Crimes Charges | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-10-29 12:16

HDP: Let's unite the struggle for labor and democracy

ANF - 2020-10-28 13:52
The HDP raises concern over murders in the workplace and workers' resistance and states, "By combining the struggle for labor and democracy, we can stop work murders and win. What we need to do is to unite the forms of resistance." ...

How social media enhances Kurdish democracy | Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2020-10-28 02:36

Armenians of Artsakh need our support in their fight for survival and democracy -

Sfchronicle - 2020-10-27 13:26

Avoiding war over Taiwan

AEI - 2020-10-27 00:02
China’s activities in the Strait are causing a crisis, but US political leadership can still come together to ensure peace and protect Taiwan’s democracy. The post Avoiding war over Taiwan appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI. ...

New Doc, ‘People You May Know,’ Reveals a War on Democracy Being Waged With Big Data | Religion Dispatches

Religiondispatches - 2020-10-26 23:59

Headlines for October 05, 2020 | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-10-23 00:51

ICE Erects Billboards with Faces of Immigrants in Pennsylvania | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-10-21 11:14

Despite Covid, democracy continues as SNP selects candidates for 2021 Holyrood election – Angus Robertson | Edinburgh News

Scotsman - 2020-10-20 08:16

PACE urges Turkey to take meaningful steps to improve democracy, rule of law and human rights - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2020-10-20 06:45

Eritrea on UN Human Rights Council "fail to meet the minimal standards of a free democracy.”

Geeskaafrika - 2020-10-19 17:04

Trump rejects democracy, scapegoats immigrants, and is consumed by grievance. But is he a fascist? | Columns | Orlando | Orlando Weekly

Orlandoweekly - 2020-10-18 18:21

Six States Report Record Hospitalizations as U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 211,000 | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-10-18 03:35

Thailand protests: Riot police fire water cannon as protesters defy rally ban

BBC - 2020-10-17 00:44
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters rally again in Bangkok to demand political reforms. ...

Safeguarding democracy and reinvigorating the Inter-American System in US-Latin America policy

AEI - 2020-10-17 00:02
In a bitter contest of great-power rivals that now encompasses Latin America, the only way the US will outpace China’s burgeoning influence is with a more attractive vision for our shared hemisphere anchored in the Inter-American Democratic Charter and th ...

Democracy Dies in Darkness, but Don’t Blame Trump - WSJ

WSJ - 2020-10-16 20:01

Historian Rick Perlstein on the RNC & Trump’s Dangerous Propaganda Driving People to Violence | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-10-16 03:31

Death of America's democracy? Yes, it could happen here.

Jsonline - 2020-10-15 20:58

No vaccine for cruelty - The pandemic has eroded democracy and respect for human rights | International | The Economist

Economist - 2020-10-15 12:20

Indigenous people in Colombia march for life, peace and democracy

ANF - 2020-10-14 11:11
Colombia's indigenous people are marching since last Friday for the protection of life, territory, democracy and peace. The Minga march will end on Friday in Bogota. ...

Azerbaijan's assault against Armenia threatens democracy everywhere | TheHill

Thehill - 2020-10-11 20:44

Dismissal of pro-Kurdish mayors cripples democracy, Babacan says | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-10-11 09:52

Stephen Miller Tests Positive for COVID-19 as Top Pentagon Generals Quarantine | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-10-09 06:16

Headlines for October 07, 2020 | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-10-08 13:35

Two Supreme Court Justices Mull Reversal of Marriage Equality Ruling | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-10-08 13:35
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