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  • Chile to hold referendum on new constitution
    The vote was scheduled for April after anti-government protests that left at least 20 dead. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-11-15
  • North Korea calls Joe Biden a ‘rabid dog’ who deserves to be beaten to death
    The volley of insults came after Biden called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a “murderous dictator.” ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-11-15
  • UN extends peacekeepers in Central African Republic
    The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the U.N. peacekeeping force in Central African Republic for a year, with a mandate to protect civilians, support peace efforts and assist in preparing for elections starting in 2020 ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-11-15
  • Fear and loathing ahead of the British election
    British voters are worried and confused ahead of another election. Who can blame them? ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-11-12
  • No evidence of Russian interference in New Zealand’s ‘Bird of the Year’ contest
    The number of Russian voters in New Zealand's beloved bird competition raised suspicions of interference. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-11-12
  • ‘Inexplicable and shameful’: Hillary Clinton blasts delay of report on Russian interference in Brexit vote
    Speaking to the BBC, Clinton said: “Every person who votes in this country deserves to see that report before your election happens.” ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-11-12
  • Nigel Farage offers Boris Johnson a truce, boosting prospects for Conservatives in December election
    The announcement that the Brexit Party would not contend for 317 seats held by the Tories means that voters who want to leave the European Union won’t have to decide between two candidates. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-11-11
  • Putin invited Trump to Russia’s Victory Day parade. Trump says he’s thinking about it.
    The commemorations of the Soviet victory in World War II take place in May — the “middle of political season,” Trump noted. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-11-08
  • Farage to Johnson: Abandon Brexit deal in coming election — or else
    Nigel Farage said Friday that his potentially vote-splitting Brexit Party will field candidates for every seat in Britain in the December general election — unless Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees to abandon the withdrawal deal he negotiated with European leaders. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-11-01
  • In nod to protests, Iraq president calls for new voting law
    Iraq’s president has called for the drafting of a new election law and says he will approve early elections once it is enacted, bowing to anti-government protesters while insisting that changes be carried out in a constitutional way ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-10-31
  • Vladimir Bukovsky, Soviet dissenter who revealed abuses of communist system, dies at 76
    He spent nearly 12 years in Soviet prisons, psychiatric hospitals and forced labor and later became an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-10-30
  • Hong Kong bars democracy activist Joshua Wong from elections, underscoring fears over freedoms
    The former student protest leader, who had sought to vie for a district council seat, alleged interference from Beijing after he was disqualified from the Nov. 24 vote. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-10-29
  • After Bolivia’s election, U.S. withholds recognition while awaiting audit, as Morales backers and opponents clash
    President Evo Morales says he has won a fourth term but will agree to a second round of voting if fraud is found. The opposition wants a whole new election. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-10-29
  • Boris Johnson looks set to get a December election, with the Labour Party’s backing
    If elections come in December, voters will be offered some stark choices over Brexit — alongside the usual muddle, misrepresentations and foggy numbers. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-10-29
  • U.K. Parliament rejects Johnson’s call for a Dec. 12 election, but a pre-Brexit vote remains likely
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who lacks a governing majority in Parliament, hopes a general election would put him in a better position to get his Brexit deal approved by lawmakers. The European Union has agreed to extend the Brexit deadline until Jan. 31, with options for Britain to leave sooner ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2019-10-28
  • Amid U.S. Impeachment Inquiry, Ukraine Left Feeling ‘Abandoned’
    Ukraine is at the center of today’s east-west geopolitical battle, but it’s feeling increasingly alone and abandoned by its U.S. backers amid the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington. The U.S. ambassador — who was pushed out earlier this year and testified Friday in Congress — hasn’t been ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-15
  • What Happens Next in the Chile Protests
    After a month of the most sustained protests Chile has seen since the end of its military dictatorship (1973-1990), President Sebastian Pinera delivered this week the ultimate concession—the offer to rewrite the country’s constitution. It’s a desperate move by Chile’s president to satisfy the ever-changing demands of ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-15
  • How Bolivia’s Evo Morales Was Brought Down With the Help of an Obscure Conservative With a Bible
    The circumstances of Bolivian President Evo Morales’s resignation Nov. 10 have sparked fierce international debate this week. But whether you believe the leftwing leader was forced out by a thinly veiled military coup, or that he resigned in disgrace after a popular revolt over election fraud—or that ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-15
  • ‘It’s Classified.’ Boris Johnson Faces Calls to Release Secret Report on Russian Interference Ahead Of Election
    Boris Johnson said Friday that there was “no evidence” of Russian interference in British politics, just days after his government effectively blocked the publication of a secret report on the subject until after the U.K.’s upcoming general election. Johnson is facing calls to release the classified 50-page ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-15
  • 3 Protesters Killed in Baghdad as Anti-Government Demonstrations Continue
    (BAGHDAD) — Security forces fired live rounds and tear gas at anti-government protesters in a central Baghdad square Friday, killing three people, in bloody confrontations that continued despite an influential Shiite leader’s call for calm. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani emphasized support for the demonstrators in his weekly ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-15
  • 70-Year-Old Man Dies in Hong Kong Protests as Xi Jinping Calls for an End to the Unrest
    Another person in Hong Kong has died in protests that have convulsed the financial hub since June, a fatality that comes just after China’s leader issued his most direct rebuke of the unrest yet. A 70-year-old cleaner who was believed to have been hit in the head ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-14
  • Ugandan Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Says He Worries About His Safety ‘Every Day’ at TIME 100 Next Event
    Ugandan musician-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine says he worries about his safety every day as he prepares to oppose President Yoweri Museveni in his country’s 2021 elections. “I’m very worried about my safety. I think about it every day. But I know that the task ahead of me ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-14
  • What the End of Bolivia’s President Means for the Country
    Evo Morales, the President of Bolivia, fled to Mexico on Nov. 12, and his country now faces an uncertain future. Morales had little choice. Evidence that he had tried to steal his country’s latest presidential election pushed hundreds of thousands of protesters onto the streets of Bolivia’s ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-14
  • Clashes Rock Bolivia as its New Interim Leader is Challenged
    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Renewed clashes rocked Bolivia’s capital Wednesday as the woman who claimed the presidency, a second-tier lawmaker thrust into the post because of a power vacuum, faced challenges to her leadership from supporters of the ousted Evo Morales. A day after Jeanine ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-14
  • Hong Kong Spirals Into Deepening Crisis as Violent Unrest Enters a Fourth Day
    Salvos of tear gas Thursday heralded the start of Hong Kong’s fourth day of continuous, territory-wide unrest and transport disruption as anti-government protesters escalated their efforts to force political concessions from the Beijing-backed government. Students also erected defenses at university campuses, stockpiling homemade weapons. Early morning volleys ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-14
  • Over 300 Killed as Hundreds of Thousands Take Part in Iraqi Protests. What’s Behind the Violent Demonstrations?
    Iraqi protesters draped in their country’s flag have been taking part in demonstrations since Oct. 1 that have left at least 319 people dead and at least 8,000 injured according to the U.N. Many of the protesters wear face masks and helmets in the hope that this ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-13
  • ‘The Mind Is Our Most Powerful Muscle.’ Inside the Sicilian ‘Self-Defense’ Class Trying to Tackle Intolerance
    When Aurora Lo Porto noticed an alarming escalation of racist attitudes on social media in Italy during the past two years, she felt the impulse to act. The medical student had noticed that in her once-welcoming hometown of Catania, Sicily, neighbors and acquaintances had started speaking about ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-13
  • Russia Was Linked to 14 Deaths in the U.K. But Britain Looked Away. A New Book Explores Why
    It began with an anonymous phone call. A woman called the British investigative journalist Heidi Blake in March 2015, gave her an address, and told her she had a story. Blake turned up at an address in Pimlico, London where Michelle Young was waiting for her. In ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-12
  • Hong Kong Police Clash With University Students as Protests Continue Into the Night
    (HONG KONG) — Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn. Gasoline bombs and fires lit up the night ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-12
  • Hillary Clinton Calls U.K. Decision Not to Publish Report on Alleged Russian Interference ‘Shameful’
    The U.K. government’s decision to delay the release of a report on alleged Russian interference in British politics has been criticized as “shameful” by Hillary Clinton. Speaking to the BBC on Monday November 11, while on a book tour in the U.K., the former U.S. presidential candidate ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2019-11-12
  • Kentucky’s GOP Governor Embraces Outlandish Conspiracies As He Refuses To Concede
    Gov. Matt Bevin, who lost a close election last week, waded deep into the fever swamps to amplify baseless claims of voter fraud. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-13
  • Twitter Users Burn Eric Trump For Calling Impeachment Hearing ‘Boring’
    One Twitter user suggested the reason the president's son finds the hearing dull is because "extortion and being a traitor for Putin" is an everyday thing for a Trump. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-13
  • Influential Progressive Coalition Announces Finalists For Presidential Endorsement
    The Center for Popular Democracy Action aims to mobilize working-class Black and Latinx voters. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-12
  • Elizabeth Warren: I Was Told To ‘Smile More’ To Win Over Male Voters
    When asked how to get men to vote for a female president, the senator offered an alternative to "smiling more." ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-11
  • Fox News’ Andrew Napolitano Challenges Trump’s Fitness For Office
    "If I were a Democrat in the House ... I would vote to impeach," said the former judge. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-11
  • Anthony Scaramucci Says There’s ‘No Question’ About Trump’s ‘Traitorous’ Behavior
    The short-lived White House communications director said the president had betrayed the Constitution and become a "traitor to the laws of the United States." ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-10
  • Rock Legend Neil Young Wants To Vote Against Trump, But Pot Use May Delay His Citizenship
    An alert under former Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned that smoking weed could indicate poor "moral character," jeopardizing the Canadian's U.S. citizenship. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-10
  • Bernie Sanders Blasts ‘Arrogance Of Billionaires’ As Bloomberg Floats Candidacy
    The Vermont senator slammed the former New York City mayor for planning to skip early voting states if he enters the race. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-10
  • Donald Trump ‘Would Love To’ Take Up Putin’s Invite To Russian Military Parade
    The president acknowledged he's considering attending the Victory Day event. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-09
  • Lindsey Graham Takes His Red Meat Trump Defense To Iowa Republicans
    Iowa voters turned two GOP House members out of office in last year’s midterms, raising red flags in a state Trump won in 2016 and needs to win again ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-08
  • The Billionaires Hit The Panic Button
    Bill Gates is thinking about voting for Donald Trump, while Mike Bloomberg intends to vote for himself. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-08
  • Memo to Bloomberg: Democratic Voters Don’t Want More Candidates
    The billionaire might find a lane in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, but it’s hard to see where. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-07
  • Senate Advances Contentious Judicial Nominee Steven Menashi
    He's denounced women's rights and diversity. He refused to answer senators' questions. Republicans voted to move him forward anyway. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-07
  • Mega-Billionaire Bill Gates Doesn’t Want To Pay Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax
    The Microsoft co-founder also refused to say if he would vote for the senator over Donald Trump. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-06
  • San Francisco Votes To Maintain Ban On E-Cigarette Sales
    The effort to overturn the ban suffered when e-cigarette company Juul pulled out of the campaign. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2019-11-06