Democracy

Total 69 Posts

A Mars experiment to save our Earth-bound political systems?

2 min read
Imagine a better democracy... on Mars. How would we make a new political system work? And could it actually work on Earth?

How much better would UK politics be with PR?

2 min read
I was watching the results of the Dutch general election on Wednesday night and I realised how much I like proportional representation.

Policing Bill – We MUST be able to complain, loudly, in public.

3 min read
Under the Police & Crime Bill, you can even be arrested for moving on, after the police tell you to move on. That is extremely worrying.

Unrest in the US has prompted soul-searching in Europe.

5 min read
European figureheads have spoken out against Capitol rioters but also know they have problems in their own back yard.

Alexei Navalny: Novichok didn’t stop Russian opposition leader – but a prison sentence might.

5 min read
He knew he would be arrested on arrival in Russia, but it is unclear what the dissident politician’s next move will be.

Museveni’s Uganda: A template for presidents who don’t want to leave office.

3 min read
Does any of this sound familiar? A president who refuses to leave office and will do just about anything to make it happen. Compliant legislators who coddle the man. A quarrel with big tech, which is trying to rein the administration in.

It took an assault on U.S. Congress for Facebook to suspend Trump.

2 min read
Facebook has suspended Donald Trump from its platforms after posting to his supporters who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and using social media “to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.”
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