Tag Archives: democracy

Condoleezza Rice: Mid-East Wars Not About Bringing Democracy By
Last week, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made some surprising admissions about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, claiming U.S.-led interventions in the Middle East were not about spreading democracy but were instead...
US State Dept Defends Israeli NGO’s Targeted By Netanyahu By
Under intense attack from the far-right Netanyahu government, Israel’s anti-occupation NGOs B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence got support from an unlikely source today: the Trump Administration, whose State Department defended the groups’ rights to express viewpoints...
Turkey’s President Erdogan Defends “Democratic” Power Grab By
Turkey’s President Erdogan is firing back against those accusing him of trying to become a dictator. From a Reuters report on Monday: “A defiant Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the West’s ‘crusader mentality’ Monday after European monitors criticized...
Government’s Own Data Shows US Interfered In 81 Foreign Elections By
On Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed for the first time publicly that the bureau is officially investigating hotly contentious allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. election — but, even if proven true, such geopolitical escapades better characterize the...
British Foreign Secretary: “No Evidence” Of Russian Disruption Of UK Democracy By
http://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/58c55999c36188b8708b45f0.mp4 Echoing the numerous initial comments from various US intelligence probes, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told British ITV that “we have no evidence the Russians are actually...
China: Western Democracy Has Been Kidnapped To Chase Profits By
Beijing (Analysis) — Over the weekend, China took to its state-run media to make clear its position on a number of areas as Donald Trump settles into the White House — even going so far as to call American-style democracy a “kidnapped” system under the control of...
Donald Trump Warned Of A ‘Rigged’ Election, Was He Right? By
SANTA CRUZ, California — (Insights) Whether viewed in terms of outcome or of process, the story of the 2016 presidential election is one so grim that it calls for a trigger warning for anyone of ethical sensibilities or faith in the workings of democracy. In a year...
Recount 2016: Controversy & Media Attacks Follow Jill Stein’s Demand For Electoral Integrity By
AUSTIN, Texas — Dr. Jill Stein has been attacked in the mainstream media, threatened with legal action, and even created a divide within her own political party due to her attempts to audit the results of the presidential election. “I think Jill Stein’s doing...
Chomsky: Neo-Liberalism Drives Europe’s Far-Right, EU’s Demise By
In an interview Wednesday with RT, world-renowned linguist and dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky said that the inevitable impacts of neoliberal policies are driving the rise of Europe’s far-right and threatening the collapse of the European Union, something he said...
Trump Refuses To Say He’ll Accept Election Results By
WASHINGTON — Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say in the final debate that he will accept the results of next month’s election if he loses to Hillary Clinton. The Democratic nominee declared Trump’s resistance...