Confrontation between protesters and police turned violent once again early Sunday morning in Hong Kong. As Reuters reports, the pro-democracy movement, which has been demonstrating for the past three weeks, launched a new attack in spite of news that the movement’s leaders and members of Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing government would meet next week.Read more…
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The man who spent 10 years in prison for crossing Putin says the Russian regime will fall, one way or the other, and those who want a democracy to replace it need to get organized now.
Continue reading Russian Tycoon: Putin’s Downfall Coming
China’s state media strongly back Hong Kong’s embattled leader CY Leung, while condemning democracy protests as “chaos”.
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You don’t have to buy Chomsky’s ideas wholesale to recognize that his often outrageous critiques of American democracy and capitalism usually hit their targets.
Continue reading Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary
Drawing the curtains on a drawn-out and dramatic election season, today the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner and the next president of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, an American-brokered power-sharing agreement signed by the two leading candidates dictates that runner-up Abdullah Abdullah will serve as his chief executive officer. Together they will share control over who leads key institutions such as the Afghan army and other executive decisions. Read more…
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The Obama administration may think it’s winning the fight against Al Qaeda and building democracy in Yemen. But that’s not the way it looks on the ground.
Continue reading Obama’s Model for War on ISIS Is a Wreck
As Beijing pushes a controversial form of ‘universal suffrage,’ democracy leaders are waiting for Canada to fulfill its ‘moral obligation’
Continue reading Hong Kong looks to Ottawa for support against China's controversial election reform
Democracy activists are pleading for international help to restore order out of Libya’s anarchy. But that’s not going to happen.
Continue reading Libya: Requiem for a Revolution
A Libyan women’s rights activist pays tribute to slain defender of democracy, Sawa Bugaighis, who was stabbed and shot to death in her home on the day of the country’s general election.
Continue reading A Woman Worth More Than All Libya’s Men