Democracy

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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.”

Too much democracy for this little island?

3 min read
If you haven’t noticed it yet, there is deep concern about the government’s cronyism, greed, and undemocratic practices. Today, even the Speaker of the House of Lords raised the alarm. Is anyone listening?

The end of Golden Dawn: Has Greece shown us how to deal with neo-Nazis?

5 min read
Members of the far-right group have been found guilty of crimes including racketeering and murder.

Why lockdowns don’t necessarily infringe on freedom.

5 min read
As long as even the strictest lockdown can count on broad democratic support, and the rules remain subject to scrutiny by our representatives and the press, they do not infringe on our freedom.
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