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  • Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing
    Saudi Arabia’s U.N. ambassador is disputing the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill or capture dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-03-01
  • El Salvador’s leader wins control of legislature in midterm vote; critics fear rising authoritarianism
    Popular at home, Bukele could test the Biden administration’s democracy policies in Central America. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-03-01
  • Libya risks losing control of its destiny as planeloads of fighters and arms flood the country
    Libyans ousted a dictator, but an ensuing civil war has drawn in Russia, Turkey and others with a thirst for control. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-02-27
  • Clashes in Mogadishu throw Somalia’s political crisis into dangerous new phase
    The country has been in a constitutional crisis since Feb. 8 when the president’s mandate ended. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-02-19
  • It was a milestone for Mexico’s democracy. Now López Obrador wants to get rid of the country’s freedom of information institute.
    The president calls the transition to democracy mostly a sham. Critics say the effort shows his authoritarian tendencies. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-02-14
  • Russia’s opposition is regrouping for a spring offensive. Here is why.
    After facing withering crackdowns, allies of jailed anti-Putin leader Alexei Navalny are looking ahead to elections later this year. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-02-13
  • How Russian biotech trampled protocols — and challenged the West — in race for Sputnik V vaccine
    But Putin’s goal of turning Russia into a scientific powerhouse could still be elusive. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-02-08
  • Putin’s latest gamble
    The Kremlin cracks down on opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s supporters all over Russia. And, how Pfizer is making the most of its available vaccine doses. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-02-04
  • What to know about Navalny’s protest movement in Russia — and why it unnerves Putin
    Since 2012, Vladimir Putin’s regime keeps getting tougher in trying to crush the president’s opponents. The protesters keep on coming back. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-01-29
  • In Russia’s messaging battle, the opposition lights up social media. Putin’s allies plod along on state TV.
    Russian youths grew up under Putin. Now, energized by TikTok and Instagram, they are protesting his rule. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2021-01-29
  • Israel may be headed for new elections — again
    A planned no-confidence vote Wednesday could spell the end the unity government formed seven months ago. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-12-02
  • Thai leader faces court ruling that could cost him his job
    Thailand’s highest court is set to rule on whether Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has breached ethics clauses in the country’s constitution and should be ousted from his position ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-12-01
  • In Siberian coal country, signs of Russia’s shrinking population are everywhere. It ‘haunts’ Putin.
    The pandemic has only accelerated the struggles in regions far from Moscow. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-12-01
  • Netanyahu rival threatens to end coalition, force election
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief governing partner says he will vote in favor of a proposal to dissolve their troubled coalition, accusing the Israeli leader of repeatedly breaking his promises and pushing Israel closer to its fourth election in two years ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-12-01
  • North Korea’s Kim vents fury as pressure mounts over virus and economy, South says
    The dictator is “acting irrationally,” ordering harsh lockdowns and sanctioning at least two executions, a South Korean lawmaker said, citing an intelligence briefing. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-11-27
  • Myanmar Military Forces Kill at Least 38 After Opening Fire on Pro-Democracy Protesters, Monitoring Group Says
    (YANGON, Myanmar) — Myanmar’s ruling junta has declared martial law in parts of the country’s largest city as security forces killed more protesters in an increasingly lethal crackdown on resistance to last month’s military coup. At least 38 people were killed Sunday and dozens were injured in one ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-03-14
  • Police Detain At Least 200 Participants in Russian Opposition Forum in Moscow
    MOSCOW — Police in Moscow detained about 200 people participating in a forum of independent members of municipal councils on Saturday, an action that came amid a multi-pronged crackdown on dissent by Russian authorities. Police showed up at the gathering shortly after it opened at a Moscow hotel, ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-03-13
  • Brazil’s Bolsonaro Denied COVID-19 Was a Problem. Now He’s Embracing Vaccines. Here’s What Changed
    Jair Bolsonaro is trying to shed his image as a “coronavirus denier”. Brazil’s far right president has spent the past year dismissing COVID-19 as “a little flu”, and railing against lockdowns. As recently as Mar. 4 he told Brazilians to “stop whining” about the country’s deaths from the ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-03-12
  • What Happens Next in Brazil Now That Lula Has Returned
    Jair Bolsonaro is not the only larger-than-life politician in Brazil running for president anymore. In a surprise ruling this week, a Supreme Court judge overturned two corruption convictions against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, better known simply as Lula, opening the door for him to contest ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-03-12
  • India’s New Internet Rules Are a Step Toward ‘Digital Authoritarianism,’ Activists Say. Here’s What They Will Mean
    The Indian government must suspend sweeping new Internet regulations, 10 international NGOs said in an open letter Thursday. The new rules, brought in by executive order in late February, give the Indian government an arsenal of muscular new powers that will force tech companies and news outlets to ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-03-11
  • Facebook’s Ban of Myanmar’s Military Will Be a Test of the True Power of Social Media Platforms
    At least 18 protesters were killed in Myanmar on Sunday, in the deadliest day of clashes between pro-democracy protesters and security forces since a Feb. 1 military coup. But as peaceful protesters face off against the police and military on the streets, another war is being waged online. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-03-01
  • They’re Healthy. They’re Sustainable. So Why Don’t Humans Eat More Bugs?
    Sylvain Hugel is one of the world’s foremost experts on crickets of the Indian Ocean Islands. So when he received an email from a fellow entomologist in March 2017 asking for help identifying a species in Madagascar that could be farmed for humans to consume, he thought it ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-02-26
  • 2 Myanmar Protesters Killed by Police Fire
    MANDALAY, Myanmar — Two anti-coup protesters were shot dead by riot police who fired live rounds Saturday in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city, local media reported. One of the victims was shot in the head and died at the scene, according to Frontier Myanmar, a news and business magazine ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-02-20
  • Moscow Court Rejects Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny’s Appeal
    MOSCOW — A Moscow court on Saturday rejected Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s appeal against his prison sentence, even as the country faced a top European rights court’s order to free the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. Speaking before the verdict, Navalny urged Russians to stand up to the ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-02-20
  • Myanmar’s Military Cuts Internet and Rolls Armored Vehicles Into Cities Following Widespread Protests
    (YANGON, Myanmar) — Sightings of armored personnel carriers in Myanmar’s biggest city and an internet shutdown raised political tensions late Sunday, after vast numbers of people around the country flouted orders against demonstrations to protest the military’s seizure of power. Public concern has already been heightened for the ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-02-14
  • What Happens Next in Italy With Mario Draghi Taking Charge
    Mario Draghi is about to be sworn in as Italy’s next prime minister. The former head of the European Central Bank, affectionately dubbed “Super Mario” by the press, is a skilled political operator hailed for almost single-handedly rescuing the Euro currency in the depths of the Eurozone crisis. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-02-13
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Believes the WTO Can Change the World. But First It Needs Reform
    On its surface, the mandate of the World Trade Organization is relatively circumscribed: to make and enforce the rules of the road for global trade and resolve problems when they arise. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has much loftier goals for the organization she is expected to take the helm of ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-02-12
  • Alexei Navalny’s Chief of Staff Predicts He Will Be Released ‘Sooner Than Many Are Expecting’
    Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny and his colleagues have had an especially turbulent past few months. Last August, Navalny survived a near-fatal poisoning by a nerve agent that he blamed on the Kremlin. He spent five months recovering in Berlin, while working on a would-be-viral video exposé, alleging ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-02-12
  • Myanmar’s Creatives Are Fighting Military Rule With Art – Despite the Threat of a Draconian New Cyber-Security Law
    Khine, an artist based in Yangon, doesn’t think of himself as political. Right now, he says, he’d much rather be creating paintings of imagined scenes. But since Myanmar’s military coup on Feb. 1, he’s been making something different: “counter-propaganda”—posters and stickers meant to inspire civil disobedience and criticize ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-02-12
  • The Farmers’ Protests Are a Turning Point for India’s Democracy—and the World Can No Longer Ignore That
    For decades, the world has turned a blind eye to India’s abysmal human rights record. This approach draws from a broad perception of India as a strategic ally. For one, the United States, like much of the global community, sees India as an important counterweight to China. They ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2021-02-11
  • Trump Should Encourage His Supporters To Get Vaccinated, Fauci Says
    A recent survey found that nearly half of all people who voted for Trump in 2020 don't want to get the coronavirus vaccine. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-03-14
  • How A Coal Magnate, Jim Crow Voting Laws & 1,017 Votes Made Democrats’ Senate Majority
    The power to enact Biden’s agenda rests on the slimmest of majorities. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-03-14
  • Democrats Are Rapidly Evolving On The Filibuster
    Key holdouts on nixing the 60-vote threshold include Biden and Sen. Joe Manchin. But the party is definitely warming to an idea that is gaining momentum. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-03-09
  • Jimmy Carter Says He’s ‘Saddened And Angry’ Over Georgia GOP’s Efforts To Restrict Voting
    The former president said that the proposals, backed by state Republicans, "appear to be rooted in partisan interests, not the interests of all Georgia voters. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-03-09
  • Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto Is Latest To Back Filibuster Reform
    The 60-vote filibuster threshold stands in the way of the Senate passing President Biden’s agenda. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-03-09
  • Anti-Mail Voting Campaigner Donald Trump Votes By Mail
    The former president voted by mail in a municipal election in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-03-09
  • Georgia Senate Passes Sweeping Bill That Attacks Voting Rights
    The legislation, which would end no-excuse absentee voting and establish voter ID requirements, is the latest Republican effort to suppress the vote. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-03-08
  • Republicans Are Pushing A Wave Of Voter Restrictions. Democrats’ Top Priority Would Stop Them.
    Trump’s election lies inspired new voter restrictions that could be nullified if Democrats pass the For The People Act. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-02-28
  • GOP Congressman Skips COVID-19 Relief Vote To Speak At White Nationalist Rally
    Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar took the stage right after former Rep. Steve King, who called on Americans to "restore" the country "with our babies" and "our values." ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-02-27
  • Anti-Trump Group Launches $1 Million In Ads Hailing Republicans Who Voted To Impeach
    The billboards' and TV spots' aim is to show "immense support" for lawmakers with integrity, said the Republican Accountability Project. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-02-20
  • Florida Is A Model For Voting. The GOP Wants Change Anyway.
    GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed an array of voting changes as state lawmakers introduce legislation making it harder to vote by mail. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-02-20
  • Key Biden Nominee At Serious Risk After Democrat Joe Manchin Says He’ll Vote No
    Neera Tanden, the Democratic nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, has elicited criticism for her partisan rhetoric. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-02-19
  • Rep. Lauren Boebert Ripped For Not Understanding Basics Of The Constitution
    The Republican congresswoman apparently didn't learn about amendments in her high school civics class. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-02-19
  • ‘That’s A Dictator’: Woman Behind Anti-Trump Sky Banners Bares Her Inspiration
    "2020 really got me, and the pandemic took the cake," the woman who sent anti-Trump banners into the sky explained. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-02-14
  • Legislators Call For 9/11-Style Commission To Investigate Jan. 6 Attack On U.S. Capitol
    Multiple lawmakers publicly supported some kind of investigation into the deadly Capitol riot, a day after the Senate voted to acquit Trump in his impeachment trial. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2021-02-14