Letter to BS: Where is the Opposition in a diverse democracy like India

As the countdown to the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana begins, the major Opposition, the Congress get together, seems to be in a state of disarray with an exodus of key leaders and the failure of its management to encourage confidence amongst the rank and file to take the Bharatiya Janata […]

‘Democracy is awesome’: Former Syrian refugees vote as Canadian citizens

Mohammed Alsaleh can keep in mind the precise second he says his life modified.  He was working in a automotive store — one of many few jobs the previous medical pupil may discover in Lebanon as a refugee from war-torn Syria — when he acquired a name from the Canadian Embassy. And the voice on […]

How online abuse and hate could be hurting our democracy

VANCOUVER — Liberal candidate for Vancouver-Granville Taleeb Noormohamed seems at his Twitter feed and reads a couple of of the messages directed at him out loud. “Oh great another Muslim entering politics, how unique. Not!” one of many messages says. “And no, we don’t want your Sharia law here in Canada, ever. You can fool […]

Facebook is ‘the biggest threat’ to US democracy

Facebook’s strategy to political promoting reveals why it presents a critical danger to American democracy, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser informed CNBC on Tuesday. “Facebook is actually the biggest threat to our democracy, not just foreign actors,” Kaiser mentioned on “Closing Bell.” “I say that specifically because it was only two weeks ago that Mark […]

On Kashmir, Top US Official Alice Wells Says Institutions Of India’s Democracy Are Working

“The decisions taken by India’s PM were approved in Parliament,” Alice Wells mentioned. Washington:  India’s establishments, together with the Supreme Court which is inspecting the federal government’s choice to revoke the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir, are working, a prime US official has mentioned at a Congressional listening to throughout which issues have been […]

‘American democracy will work,’ visiting Ukraine minister says of impeachment

Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press Published Friday, November 1, 2019 4:49AM EDT OTTAWA — The guidelines of American democracy will in the end settle the Trump impeachment query, and Ukraine will be watching carefully — however will hold its political distance in any respect prices, a senior Ukrainian official says. “We are most interested in […]

Democracy in retreat a myth, it is asserting itself in the streets

Across the world, from Hong Kong to Ecuador, Sudan to Iraq, offended protesters are filling city streets and squares, clashing with police, smashing retailers and burning tires. They do not need a clear management. Yet, even in hopelessly sectarian Lebanon, demonstrators appear defiantly united towards their rulers. And they’ve claimed three main […]

Civil society group welcomes failure to sign RCEP; calls it ‘bad deal for democracy’

Forum for Trade Justice, a pan-civil society community has welcomed the failure of the 16 negotiating international locations to attain a consensus over the conclusion of the world’s largest free commerce settlement deal – the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) through the assembly of their leaders in Bangkok at present. The group mentioned that the […]

SC verdict and its acceptance shows power of India’s democracy, says PM Modi

Ayodhya Verdict: Lauding India’s robust democracy, PM Modi mentioned the way in which each part of society, of each faith, has welcomed the verdict, is a proof of India’s historical tradition and custom of social concord  Latest-Business   New Delhi     Last Updated: November 9, 2019  | 19:10 IST Hours after the Supreme Court’s historic verdict on the Ayodhya title […]

Frames per Second: Defending democracy

Bob Woodward (Robert Redford), one of many protagonists of All the President’s Men (1976), continues to be in mattress on Saturday, June 17, 1972, when he will get a name from town editor of The Washington Post asking him to cowl the arrest of 5 males who had damaged Democratic Party headquarters […]