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Is the EU enemy of democracy?

Daily Sabah - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thanks to the courage of Turkish citizens, media, police and army officers who resisted the coup and defended democracy, the coup attempt was repelled and Turkey was relieved from the dangerous threat of a fascist regime.

Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, July 25, 2016

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎7 hours ago‎
Nina Jankowicz explains that Donald Trump's dismissal of NATO doesn't just weaken a military alliance, but also undermines democracy. Christian Caryl offers advice to establishment politicians who are struggling to defeat the Trumps of the world: Be ...
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Turkey failed coup: Tens of thousands in pro-democracy rally

BBC News - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Tens of thousands of people have joined a pro-democracy rally in Istanbul, condemning the nation's attempted coup. The rally was organised by the opposition party CHP but was backed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK party, in a rare show of unity.

'Democracy Spring' plans mass sit-in, arrests at DNC

CNN - ‎6 hours ago‎
Their preparations will be put to the test on Monday afternoon, as protesters hit the streets -- and likely come face-to-face with police -- during a choreographed demonstration aimed at pressuring the Democratic party into reforms that would seek to ...

Despite advances, democracy in Africa hobbled by 'rigging'

Vanguard - ‎12 hours ago‎
In Africa, military coups and election violence are becoming rarer but poll rigging and manipulation remain rife, hobbling the continent's democratic progress, experts say. “We have this paradox where the number of elections is increasing but their ...
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Jeremy Corbyn is a great populist. But that's no good for our democracy

The Guardian - ‎14 hours ago‎
Our tradition of representative democracy rests on a rejection of all three pillars of populism. It accepts that a well-run society needs specialists and full-time politicians whose judgments often carry more weight than those of voters who put them ...
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TÜSİAD launches international campaign criticizing the coup, defending democracy in Turkey

Daily Sabah - ‎15 hours ago‎
Turkey's leading business association Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association (TÜSİAD) launched an advertisement campaign to steer international public opinion with facts and improve the perception on the country following July 15 coup ...
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Israeli expulsion law 'violates all rules of democracy'

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
"This law violates all rules of democracy and the principle that minorities should be represented," Mohammed Zeidan, director of the Human Rights Association in Nazareth, told Al Jazeera.
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How gay rights advance democracy in the Middle East

The Australian Financial Review - ‎10 hours ago‎
Gay and human rights activists chant slogans during anti-government protests in Istiklal Street, Istanbul's main shopping corridor, in June 2013.
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Susan Sarandon at the Democratic National Convention: The Climate Revolution Continues

Democracy Now! - ‎2 hours ago‎
AMY GOODMAN: Susan, we're speaking on the eve of the Democratic convention. Bernie Sanders has conceded to Hillary Clinton.

Democracy, Art, and the Frustrations of Populism

Hyperallergic - ‎6 hours ago‎
Art exhibitions concerned with politics are very much of the moment. There is For Freedoms, at Jack Shainman, where the gallery space has been turned into the headquarters for an artist-run super PAC, POTUS at CRG Gallery, featuring work by Brian Tolle ...

Clinton vs. Bernie Debate: As Turmoil Rocks Democratic Party, How Can Progressives Move Forward?

Democracy Now! - ‎7 hours ago‎
With the Democratic National Convention about to begin in Philadelphia, we look at the state of the Democratic Party.

Why EU fears for Israeli democracy

Al-Monitor - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The fact that left-wing, pro-peace and human rights organizations are targeted by the Israeli government is seen in Brussels as an affront to Israel's already flawed democracy. There are those at EU headquarters who are beginning to question the ...
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Julian Assange: Choosing Between Trump or Clinton is Like Picking Between Cholera or Gonorrhea

Democracy Now! - ‎8 hours ago‎
This is Democracy Now! You can go online at democracynow.org to read the transcript or to hear again either the audio podcast or the video, see the video of this interview.

Breaking With Convention: Democracy Now! Broadcasts 2-hours Daily From the RNC and DNC

Democracy Now! - ‎8 hours ago‎
Rep. Ellison: Why is the Democratic Party Afraid to Mention the Israeli Occupation in Platform? Marcandmychel. Marc Lamont Hill & Mychal Denzel Smith React to Police Killings of Alton Sterling & Philando Castile (Pt.
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Donald Trump Is 'A Unique Threat To American Democracy:' Washington Post

Huffington Post - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The candidacy of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is a problem that transcends party lines and threatens the very fiber of American democracy, The Washington Post editorial board wrote in an op-ed first posted online Friday. The Republican ...
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Turkey restores democracy and the order

Jamaica Observer - ‎17 hours ago‎
July 15, 2016 will also be celebrated by Turkish society as heroic Turkish citizens, at the risk of their lives, prevented this minority group of soldiers, by taking over the streets and main circles in Istanbul and Ankara in order to protect the ...
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Turkey failed coup: Parties gather together in support of democracy

International Business Times UK - ‎18 hours ago‎
A pro-democracy rally, organised by Turkey's opposition party Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (CHP) in Istanbul's central Taksim Square, saw tens of thousands of people participating in it on Sunday (24 July).
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