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PES: Erdogan is once again trying to hijack democracy

ANF - 2019-08-20 17:05
The removal of three democratically elected majors is the latest signal that Erdogan is actively subverting democracy to maintain a grip on power, the Party of European Socialists said today. ...

CoE: Seizure of HDP municipalities undermines local democracy

ANF - 2019-08-20 12:17
Council of Europe official Anders Knape expressed concerns over the AKP regime’s dismissal of HDP’s democratically elected mayors and seizure of the municipalities. ...

EU: Dismissals and arrests risk damaging local democracy

ANF - 2019-08-20 10:28
The EU reiterated its call for the urgent resumption of a credible political process to achieve a peaceful and sustainable solution. ...

HDP Temelli: Let's unite on the struggle for democracy!

ANF - 2019-08-19 13:32
HDP Co-Chair Sezai Temelli reacted harshly to the seizure of the municipalities and said: "Power has lost its legitimacy." Temelli called on the public, parties and institutions to "unite in the struggle for democracy". ...

Turkey’s June Elections: The Last Chance to Save Democracy? | The Nation

Thenation - 2019-08-15 19:47

Dartmouth Reaches $14 Million Settlement with Women Who Accused 3 Profs of Sex Crimes | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-14 09:48

Dems and Grieving Communities Voice Resistance to Trump Visits to El Paso and Dayton | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-13 09:09

Why the U.S. Shouldn't Give Up on Baghdad’s Fragile Democracy

Foreignaffairs - 2019-08-13 06:31

Police in Hong Kong are brutally repressing democracy – and Britain is arming them | Andrew Smith | Opinion | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-08-12 20:13

Democracy, human rights and ultra-right nationalism | The Express Tribune

Tribune - 2019-08-09 22:42

Behind the Lines: Shane Bauer Travels to Syria to Uncover America’s Role in the Syrian War | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-09 18:11

Nigerian Journalist and Political Activist Omoyele Sowore Arrested After Calling for Revolution | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-08 18:13

Toni Morrison, Visionary Author and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 88 | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-07 18:32

Dems Call on Congressional Leaders to Pass Bills Addressing White Supremacy | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-07 16:15

Walmart Workers Plan Walkout to Protest Gun Sales | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-07 16:01

FBI Investigating Gilroy Mass Shooting as Domestic Terror | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-07 16:01

Progressive Insurgent Tiffany Cabán Concedes to Melinda Katz in Queens DA Race | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-07 15:51

Civil Rights Groups Rally Against Gun Violence and White Supremacy at White House | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-07 15:51

Judge Halts Arkansas 18-Week Abortion Ban | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-07 15:51

25% of World’s Population Under “Extremely High Water Stress” | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-07 15:51

Cyntoia Brown Released from Prison After 15 Years, Vows to Fight for Other Sexual Abuse Survivors | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-07 15:51

U.S Warns Turkey Against Syria Attacking Kurdish Forces in Syria | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-08-07 15:51

Peace and Electoral Democracy in Myanmar

International Crisis Group - 2019-08-05 23:38
Myanmar’s 2020 polls are a chance to consolidate electoral democracy in the country. Yet many ethnic minorities doubt that voting gives them a real say. To preempt possible violence, the government and outside partners should work to enhance the ballot’s ...

DocFilm - Rojava: The Kurds between conflict and democracy

ANF - 2019-08-04 16:04
Director and producer Michael Enger has traveled to Rojava to see the region after their victory against ISIS. The resulting film will be broadcast today at Deutsche Welle. ...

Yes, Netanyahu won. And no, Israel's democracy didn't just die - Israel Election 2019 - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-08-03 18:56

Hong Kong protests: Chinese army releases anti-riot video seen as warning

BBC - 2019-08-03 00:33
The video comes amid fears the Chinese military could intervene to stop the pro-democracy protests. ...

Ghannouchi: Istanbul elections are proof of Turkey’s democracy – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-08-02 21:28

Democracy Digest: Ten Things We Learned This Week | Balkan Insight

Balkaninsight - 2019-08-02 18:52

TJK-E calls on women to join demos for Shengal on 3 August

ANF - 2019-08-01 12:04
"As TJK-E we call on all our women and friends in Kurdistan and elsewhere, all those who support freedom, democracy to participate in the actions to be held on 3 August." ...

Deterring democracy, the “LGBT-Free Zone” and the danger of thinking out loud - IFEX

IFEX - 2019-07-31 02:05

Hong Kong protests: Police fire tear gas near China's liaison office

BBC - 2019-07-29 01:36
Police fire tear gas at pro-democracy protesters for a second day in the eighth weekend of protests ...

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters hold sit-in at airport

BBC - 2019-07-27 01:20
Thousands expressed their anger at the police response to last week’s attacks on demonstrators. ...

There’s hope for democracy in Turkey – but it needs help | Umut Özkırımlı | Opinion | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-07-24 12:24

New Democracy Will Push Refugee, Migrant Asylum, Deportations - The National Herald

Thenationalherald - 2019-07-24 06:15

Hong Kong in shock after masked men attacked demonstrators

ANF - 2019-07-22 09:26
Hong Kong is in shock after a night of violence on Sunday. Dozens of masked men stormed a train station and attack pro-democracy protesters and passersby in the district of Yuen Long. ...

Hong Kong protests: graffiti, tear gas and riot police

BBC - 2019-07-22 01:35
The BBC's Stephen McDonell is amid the pro-democracy protesters as tear gas is fired. ...

Hong Kong protests: Police fire tear gas at demonstrators

BBC - 2019-07-22 00:00
Riot police clash with demonstrators during the latest pro-democracy march in the territory. ...

Peace in Kurdistan: Rojava is a beacon of hope for all peoples

ANF - 2019-07-20 13:51
"As a participative democracy unlike any other in the Middle East, Rojava has become a model for people across the entire world who are seeking to achieve their own freedom." ...

Erdogan's referendum, the end of Turkey's democracy?

Limacharlienews - 2019-07-20 10:33

The New Humanitarian | Ebola emergency, Ethiopian democracy, and Pakistan’s polio problem: The Cheat Sheet

Thenewhumanitarian - 2019-07-20 10:33

15 Years Later: How U.K. Whistleblower Katharine Gun Risked Everything to Leak a Damning Iraq War Memo | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-07-20 06:17

Preventing Further Conflict and Fragmentation in Ethiopia

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-19 19:02
High-profile assassinations, intercommunal violence and the question of Sidama statehood have endangered Ethiopia’s transition to a multi-party democracy. In this excerpt from its Watch List 2019 – Second Update, Crisis Group urges the European Union and ...

Leyla Güven Enters Turkish Parliament One Year After Her Election

Kurdistantribune - 2019-07-12 00:48
KT News: Leyla Güven, the renowned MP for the HDP (People’s Democracy Party), finally took her place in the Turkish Assembly yesterday, more than a year after her election. The MP for Hakkari, who is also co-chair of the DTK (Democratic Society Congress) ...

HDP MPs detained and battered by the police for saying “No war”

ANF - 2019-07-08 21:21
Police attacked the people joining a demonstration in Amed for democracy and against war. Deputies of the HDP are among those battered and detained in the crackdown. ...

Is Turkey again a democracy? | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-07-05 20:13

[Daron Acemoglu, James A Robinson] Istanbul shows how democracy is won

Koreaherald - 2019-07-05 01:33

Istanbul shows how democracy is won | News | World | M&G

MG - 2019-07-05 01:33

Istanbul Mayoral Election: Does Erdogan’s Loss Mean Democracy Will Be Restored? - The Organization for World Peace

Theowp - 2019-07-04 12:51

Tom Kmiec: Kurdistan Region on right path toward democracy

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-30 18:03
Tom Kmiec, a member of the Canadian Parliament, speaks to Kurdistan 24 during an interview at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Canada, June 18, 2019. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Democracy Digest: Tarnished Teflon and Pride and Prejudice | Balkan Insight

Balkaninsight - 2019-06-29 08:13

Istanbul Election Shows How Democracy Is Won | Reporting Democracy

Balkaninsight - 2019-06-28 17:29

Turkey believes in democracy right down to its veins - Istanbul Mayor | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-28 00:37

Istanbul residents vote in mayoral re-run, in key test for Turkish democracy, Erdogan » Manila Bulletin News

MB - 2019-06-27 15:41

Manfred Weber’s sham democracy – POLITICO

Politico - 2019-06-27 11:36

Editorial: Turkey’s fight for democracy – Boulder Daily Camera

Dailycamera - 2019-06-27 10:30

'America First' Should Not Translate to 'Democracy Last' | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-06-27 10:30

Istanbul votes in test for Erdogan, democracy - Manila Standard

Manilastandard - 2019-06-26 10:30

Istanbul votes in test for Erdogan and Turkish democracy | Borneo Post Online

Theborneopost - 2019-06-26 08:24

Weber warns EU leaders not to ‘devastate’ democracy in jab at Macron – POLITICO

Politico - 2019-06-26 07:57

Istanbul votes in test for Erdogan and Turkish democracy | World | Malay Mail

Malaymail - 2019-06-26 06:23

Istanbul votes in test for Erdogan and Turkish democracy | Sports | thenews.com.pk |

Thenews - 2019-06-25 18:40

Istanbul votes in test for Erdogan and Turkish democracy

Bangkokpost - 2019-06-25 17:48

Democracy pushes back against Erdogan in Turkey - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-06-25 12:30

Istanbul residents vote in mayoral re-run, in key test for Turkish democracy and President Erdogan, Europe News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Straitstimes - 2019-06-25 11:04

RTL Today - Polls: Istanbul awaits election verdict on Erdogan and Turkish democracy

RTL - 2019-06-25 11:04

Opinion: Turkish democracy is still alive | Opinion | DW | 24.06.2019

DW - 2019-06-25 11:04

Double Drama for Democracy in Turkey: Daily Brief

HRW - 2019-06-24 16:45

KCK: Let us strengthen the democratic alliance

ANF - 2019-06-24 13:13
KCK said the alliance manifest in the HDP was very important in the Istanbul elections and called on the Kurdish people and all forces of democracy to grow and strengthen the democratic alliance and raise the struggle for democratization in Turkey. ...

Erdogan just suffered a humiliating defeat. And thanks to Istanbul, Turkey’s democracy just won a famous victory - Turkey - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-06-24 10:08

Ekrem İmamoğlu: Turkey’s unexpected new hope in fight for democracy | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-06-24 02:36

Istanbul votes in mayoral re-run, in test for Turkish democracy, Erdogan - CNA

Channelnewsasia - 2019-06-24 01:39

Istanbul, the Mayoral Election Rerun: A Turning Point for Democracy? - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2019-06-23 16:58

Istanbul votes in mayoral re-run, in test for Turkish democracy, Erdogan

Gulan Media - 2019-06-23 15:57

Istanbul votes in test for Erdogan and Turkish democracy

France24 - 2019-06-23 14:33

HDP Co-chairs cast their votes in Istanbul election

ANF - 2019-06-23 14:26
Buldan and Temelli underlined that their struggle for democracy will continue unabated. ...

Millions of Istanbul residents began voting in re-run of mayoral election

E-Kurd - 2019-06-23 13:30
ISTANBUL,— Millions of Istanbul residents began voting on Sunday in a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan’s policies and a test of Turkey’s ailing democracy. In the initial March 31 vote, the opposition R ...

Sudan Crisis: Difficulties Of Seeking Democracy In The Middle East And North Africa – OpEd – Eurasia Review

Eurasiareview - 2019-06-22 20:00

Turning the Tables on Turkey’s Democracy | Balkan Insight

Balkaninsight - 2019-06-21 21:33

Ahmet Türk: We won’t watch from the sidelines, we will intervene

ANF - 2019-06-21 16:07
Mardin Co-mayor Ahmet Türk announced that they stand with democracy in the Istanbul elections. Türk said they are monitoring the process closely and that they “won’t watch from the sidelines” and that they “will intervene”. ...

HDP: We are the third way, no change in election strategy

ANF - 2019-06-21 13:14
"What HDP refers to with ‘the third way’ is the way of democracy, the way of peace, the way where all social circles meet on the common ground of democracy." ...

Turkish Democracy Is Still Alive – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-06-20 00:05

Democracy in crisis as brutal repression used to silence | Scoop News

Scoop - 2019-06-19 07:19

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's death stirs memories of onetime democracy hopes - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-06-18 11:46

Democracy Faces a Global Crisis

Counterpunch - 2019-06-17 15:30

HDP's Buldan: Democracy will win in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-06-16 14:14
HDP Co-Chair Pervin Buldan addressed a rally promoted by her party in Esenyurt, as part of the campaign before the re-run of the Istanbul elections on 23 June. ...

Iraqi Human Rights Activist Severely Injured in “Suspicious” Car Accident

BAS News - 2019-06-15 16:13
ERBIL — An Iraqi human rights activist and an advocate of women’s rights was severely injured after a car hit her while returning from a protest in Baghdad. Hana Edward is known for her decades-long advocacy for women’s rights and democracy in Iraq. She ...

Sudan crisis: Ousted President Bashir charged with corruption

BBC - 2019-06-14 01:26
The charges come as the military admits mistakes as pro-democracy protesters were forcibly dispersed. ...

Opinion: Istanbul election re-do is a death knell for democracy | Opinion | DW | 06.05.2019

DW - 2019-06-13 06:34

Democracy Desperately Needs a Reboot - FPIF

FPIF - 2019-06-12 23:12

Turkey's AK Party: US Move Against Muslim Brotherhood Would Damage Democracy in Mideast | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-06-11 14:47

Dems prep bills to ‘safeguard democracy’ to shine a big spotlight on Trump as Mueller hearings begin – Raw Story

Rawstory - 2019-06-11 06:12

Kurds vote not for İmamoğlu but for themselves, for democracy - PKK leader | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-09 20:35

The day Turkish democracy died | Spectator USA

Spectator - 2019-06-07 14:27

Danish Social Democracy wins the elections by turning right

ANF - 2019-06-07 09:00
With a participation of 85.1%, the Social Democratic Party of Denmark has been the winner of the legislative elections held in that Nordic country last Sunday, obtaining 26% of the votes. ...

HDP MP: Fascism can only be pushed back through struggle

ANF - 2019-06-06 14:47
HDP Van MP Tayip Temel celebrated Eid with members of his party and said, “Fascism can only be pushed back through struggle. We will push back fascism in Istanbul.” Temel pointed out that Ocalan pointed at democracy. ...

“Kurdish Struggle” panel discussion at British Parliament

ANF - 2019-06-06 12:23
A panel discussion titled “The Kurdish People’s Struggle for Democracy in Turkey” was held at the British Parliament. ...

Sudan: Death Toll from Anti-Protest Raid Mounts, as Transitional Gov’t Sets Timeline for Election | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-06-05 13:22

Mexico, U.S. Lawmakers Hope to Avert Trump Tariff on Mexican Goods | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-06-04 22:34

Turkey’s Democracy and the Kurdish Question- Interview with Dr. Aykan Erdemir

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-06-04 21:34

Swedish Court Rejects Detention Request for Julian Assange | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-06-04 17:11

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