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Israel releases Palestinian journalist after 10 months with no trial | 972 Magazine

After 10 months of administrative detention, it appears the army no longer views Omar Nazzal as a dangerous threat — just like countless other administrative detainees who sit in prison for months, if not years. Palestinian journalist Omar Nazzal was … Continue reading

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‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy’ Claims Donald Trump Stole the Election (Video) – Truthdig

Greg Palast’s documentary told how millions of minority votes were discounted through a voter crosscheck program. Now, Palast demands that the DOJ investigate the crosscheck system. Source: ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy’ Claims Donald Trump Stole the Election (Video) … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is the Greatest Threat to American Democracy in Our Lifetime | The Nation

Donald Trump’s tweets yesterday about “the millions of people who voted illegally in 2016” and “serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California” cannot be dismissed as just another Twitter meltdown from the president-elect. Source: Donald Trump Is the … Continue reading

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In praise of our ABC – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Loz Lawrey ABC radio grew my mind. I mean it. Each working day, throughout my career in the building industry, I listened exclusively to one of our public broadcaster’s fine radio stations as I toiled at my trade. While … Continue reading

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Clarke and Dawe: Democracy in Australia, a work in progress – Clarke and Dawe – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australian Electoral Commission regional manager, Mark Eachbox Source: Clarke and Dawe: Democracy in Australia, a work in progress – Clarke and Dawe – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Technology, democracy and the power of the people

Australia’s political duopoly only perpetuates a watered down democracy, which is now little more than a regional office for corporate interests, writes Andrew Chambers. Source: Technology, democracy and the power of the people

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Why isn’t the erosion of our democracy an election issue?

Source: Why isn’t the erosion of our democracy an election issue?

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Who’s in, who’s out: Trump’s version of modern society

If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, London’s new mayor would be barred from entering the country because he’s a Muslim. Source: Who’s in, who’s out: Trump’s version of modern society

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Capitalism, Free Market Politics

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Israel’s Knesset just voted on a very dangerous law | +972 Magazine

The draft law, which passed the first of three votes on Monday, would allow the expulsion of Arab MKs from the Knesset. It is one of several recent steps by the Netanyahu government to limit… Source: Israel’s Knesset just voted … Continue reading

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Stop asking whether Israel is Jewish or democratic | +972 Magazine

This isn’t a choice between ‘Jewish or democratic’ — the only question is whether Israel can still become a true democracy. For some years, the center and left in Israel has committed itself to the… Source: Stop asking whether Israel … Continue reading

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How ratings-driven presidential debates are weakening American democracy

Debates used to be a public service. Now they’re akin to the WWE – a blend of fiction and reality, with the candidates and networks all adhering to the same script. Source: How ratings-driven presidential debates are weakening American democracy

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Arabs and democracy, a tale of two tragedies — RT Op-Edge

The question triggered by the Arab uprisings of 2011 was always: why did it take so long? Source: Arabs and democracy, a tale of two tragedies — RT Op-Edge

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Israel jails teen for “intifada” Facebook post | The Electronic Intifada

Anas Khateeb placed behind bars for three comments he made online. Source: Israel jails teen for “intifada” Facebook post | The Electronic Intifada

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How Unions Fight Inequality and Strengthen Democracy – Truthdig

Source: How Unions Fight Inequality and Strengthen Democracy – Truthdig

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Iran’s Rouhani calls for ‘united front’ against extremists – Your Middle East

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called for a united front to fight extremists in the Middle East and said Tehran was ready to help “bring about democrac Source: Iran’s Rouhani calls for ‘united front’ against extremists – Your Middle … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Noam Chomsky: Capitalism in Most Forms Is Inconsistent With Democracy

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“Death to terrorists” In Israel this means death to Palestinians and Arabs.

Israelis share photos of children demanding death to “terrorists” Rania Khalek 15 July 2015

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The problem of vested interests and their corruption of public debate must be addressed.

Democratic renewal, vested interests and the subversion of the public interest?

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home australia world opinion selected sport football tech culture lifestyle fashion economy travel media environment browse all sections Greece Comment is free Greece is the latest battleground in the financial elite’s war on democracy

George Monbiot From laissez-faire economics in 18th-century India to neoliberalism in today’s Europe the subordination of human welfare to power is a brutal tradition Starving people clamour at the gates of a workhouse during the Irish famine,’One eighth of the … Continue reading

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The judiciary is the supreme safeguard of our core values, and i

Executive overreach a threat to core values

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Boats secrecy leads to bad policy without democratic accountability

Boats secrecy leads to bad policy without democratic accountability.

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Does Aussie Democracy Exist Anymore? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Does Aussie Democracy Exist Anymore? – » The Australian Independent Media Network.

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Iran: Friend or foe of Arab regimes? – Al Jazeera English

  Iran: Friend or foe of Arab regimes? – Al Jazeera English.

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Is Iran Conquering the Middle East? When you thought things were getting easier don’t!!

Juan Cole on March 30 The rise of the Houthi movement in Yemen, the militias of Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon and even the Syrian Arab Army of Bashar al-Assad are being configured by many analysts as evidence of a wide-ranging … Continue reading

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Israel’s democracy: ‘Theatre of the absurd’ – Al Jazeera English

Israel’s democracy: ‘Theatre of the absurd’ – Al Jazeera English.

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What Is the Real Greek Morality Tale?

NEW YORK — When the euro crisis began a half-decade ago, Keynesian economists predicted that the austerity that was being imposed on Greece and the other crisis countries would fail. It would stifle growth and increase unemployment — and even … Continue reading

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CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling found guilty on all counts — RT News

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling found guilty on all counts — RT News.

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CIA Whistleblower ‘Goes Through Proper Channels,’ Sentenced to Prison Anyway: Freedoms Lost

CIA Whistleblower ‘Goes Through Proper Channels,’ Sentenced to Prison Anyway.

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The damage of Global Capitalism

It’s a lot easier for most of us in America to talk about the excesses of global capitalism when we’re still beneficiaries of the system. For billions of people with less geographic luck, capitalism’s excesses directly translate to necessity’s wants. … Continue reading

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We’ve Got a Better Shot of Going to Mars Than Fixing Our Democracy – Truthdig Radio – Truthdig

  We’ve Got a Better Shot of Going to Mars Than Fixing Our Democracy – Truthdig Radio – Truthdig.

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Princeton Study Uses the ‘O’ Word to Describe American Politics does it apply to Australia? For the record, the technical definition of an oligarchy is a country or institution controlled by a small group of people.

  Frequent presidential candidate and all-around rich guy Mitt Romney, who once referred to the poorest 47 percent of Americans as “takers.” Maria Dryfhout / Shutterstock.com This won’t come as a total shock, but there’s some new hard data to … Continue reading

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Israel and Mississippi: Racist Plans for Second Class Citizens and Religious Legislation:

Israeli activists dressed up as members of the Ku Klux Klan as a critique of right-wing politicians at the annual human rights march in Tel Aviv in 2011. The Guardian reports that “A controversial bill that officially defines Israel as … Continue reading

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Pictorial images tells a story of different realities of democracy

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Democracy in the hands of idiots. Part III

Okay world, that ritualistic, vacuous exercise in futile optimism, known as an “election” in America, is over, and the idiots again have spoken. But how could they not?  After all, the entire concept of “democracy” in America’s corrupt, two-party system … Continue reading

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