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#election #us #politics #voting #democracy
 
BERNARD: But surely the citizens of a democracy have a right to know.
SIR HUMPHREY: No. They have a right to be ignorant. Knowledge only means complicity in guilt; ignorance has a certain dignity.
Jonathan Lynn (b. 1943) English actor, comedy writer, director
Yes Minister, S1E1 “Open Government” (25 Feb 1980) [with Anthony Jay]

#quotation #quote #democracy #deniability #transparency #government
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Yes Minister, S1E1 “Open Government” (25 Feb 1980) [with Anthony Jay]
 

This is how obviously #innocent people are treated in the ancient British #democracy.

“Yesterday Mr #Assange was handcuffed 11 times, he was stripped naked two times at #Belmarsh, and was put in five separate holding cells," he said this morning.


source: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/julian-assange-inhumane-treatment-belmarsh-prison-a4370861.html




#Justice #HumanRights #freedom #fail #journalism #wikileaks #whistleblower #news #torture
 

This is how obviously #innocent people are treated in the ancient British #democracy.

“Yesterday Mr #Assange was handcuffed 11 times, he was stripped naked two times at #Belmarsh, and was put in five separate holding cells," he said this morning.


source: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/julian-assange-inhumane-treatment-belmarsh-prison-a4370861.html




#Justice #HumanRights #freedom #fail #journalism #wikileaks #whistleblower #news #torture
 
Famous criminal #billgates also threatens #democracy and this was published shortly before he bribed #euractiv (they admitted it). Press he bribes now libels #sanders
 

The axis of #evil: #Sweden -> #GB -> #USA


All conspiracies about #Assange are true.

source: https://www.republik.ch/2020/01/31/nils-melzer-about-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange
According to the testimony of the woman in question, a #rape had never even taken place at all. And not only that: The woman’s testimony was later changed by the #Stockholm #
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● NEWS ● #counterpunch #in #india #Citizenship ☞ India’s Failed #Democracy
India’s Failed Democracy
 
● NEWS ● #truthdig #bribery ☞ The Fight for Our #Democracy Is Far From Over https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-fight-against-the-sale-our-democracy-is-far-from-over/ "in January 2010, the Supreme Court released its disastrous #CitizensUnited decision."
The Fight for Our Democracy Is Far From Over
 
#Greenwald #Assange #Snowden #EFF #humanrights #journalism #democracy
 

#NickClegg defends #Facebook's decision not to fact-check political adverts, saying it would be 'an inappropriate #power' for companies to decide the #truth


source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7908807/Nick-Clegg-defends-Facebooks-decision-not-fact-check-political-adverts.html

**Facebook's #philosophy: "Nipples are forbidden, #racism is allowed in political #advertising."

#economy #news #advertisement #politics #election #democracy #factcheck #internet #technology #ethics #moral
 
● NEWS ● #truthout #trump #impeachment ☞ The Battle to Impeach Trump Is Part of a Global Struggle for #Democracy
The Battle to Impeach Trump Is Part of a Global Struggle for Democracy
 
SUPPORT DEMOCRACY NOW! - the truth must get out there

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https://www.democracynow.org/shows/2020/1/17
Not all Americans are asshole capitalists.

DemocracyNow.org will give you all the news – that the major news outlets – simply leave out.

So yes: The News agencies lie to the public by leaving out important stories.

This is why mankind desperately needs alternative news outlets that are well funded and dedicated to produce high quality researched content – to counter the propaganda – that is mass produced around... Show more...
 
Title: Conman's corruption
Author: Richard Stallman
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Feed: Richard Stallman's Political Notes
Link: https://stallman.org/archives/2019-nov-feb.html#17_January_2020_%28Conman%27s_corruption%29

Rick Wilson (former Republican campaign consultant)'s latest
book presents the conman's corruption.

Do not, as my party did, underestimate the evil, desperate
nature of evil desperate people. Do not come to this fight
believing that the Trump team views any action, including
outright criminality, as off limits. [The 2020 election] is
a battle that decides whether they have an unlimited runway
to create a dynastic kleptocracy based on an authoritarian
personality cult that makes North Korea look like Sweden, or
whether the immune system of the Rep... Show more...
 
● NEWS ● #truthout #election #democracy ☞ #Wisconsin May Purge 200,000 Voters From State Rolls in 2020
Wisconsin May Purge 200,000 Voters From State Rolls in 2020
 

The New #Feudalism


"Are Mark #Zuckerberg and Jeff #Bezos the new feudal elite? Anand Giridharadas talks to INET President Rob Johnson about how the titans of Silicon Valley use “ #philanthropy ” to control more of our lives.



#capitalism #society #inequality #economy #bigtech #siliconvalley #facebook #amazon #democracy #plutocracy
 

#Google removes #WhatsGap from app store


Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-removes-whatsgap-from-app-store/
WhatsGap is an app used to identify retailers that are in support of Hong Kong's #democracy.

Google told ZDNet the removal of WhatsGap was sparked by "sensitive content" that was being published on the app.
#politics #protest #resistance #technology #android #software #censorship #news
 

The Demagogue’s Cocktail of Victimhood and Strength


source: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/12/poland-pis-minorities-lgbtq/604255/

#Europe #Democracy #problem #politics #news
 
● NEWS ● #commondreams #Carolina ☞ Bring #Democracy Back to #NorthCarolina
 
● NEWS ● #truthout #election #democracy ☞ #RankedChoice #Voting Gains Traction for 2020
Ranked Choice Voting Gains Traction for 2020
 
● NEWS ● #newyorker #TwoPartySystem ☞ Can #RankedChoice #Voting Save American #Democracy ?
 
homo economicus - update to status quo - welcome to the 20s (2020) - where are we?

Image/photoWealth and income inequality has reached, as it did then (1920s), a Dimension in which the power of the rich and the blackmail of democratically elected politicians become so great that democracy threatens to become a Farce.

Inequality, the feeling of being systematically left behind, is also a decisive driving force of nationalism, which is experiencing a Renaissance around the globe.

The promise of a globalized economy that gives everyone a fair Chance has no... Show more...
 
Демократия не привела к успеху – и стыдливый цинизм интеллектуалов по отношению к демократии оправдан – в том смысле, что традиционное общество не нуждалось, не умело использовать
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Democracy has been less than a total success – and the intellectual's half-shamed cynicism about democracy is justified – to the extent that traditional society did not need, could not use, and in many ways discouraged the development of high verbal ("rational") skills in the majority of the population. That is, concretely, most people are not encouraged to be very smart, and are rather heavily programmed to be comparatively stupid. Such programming is what is needed to fit them into most traditional jobs. Their bio-survival circuitry works as well as that of most animals, their emotional-territorial circuitry is typically primate, and they have little third-circuit "mind" to verbalize (rationalize) with. Naturally, they usually vote for the charlatan who can activate primitive bio-survival fears and territorial ("patriotic") pugnacity. The intellectual looks at the dismal results and continues to b
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"The awful truth about the corporate and governmental power elites in our democratic society is that they really don’t like #democracy at all."
A New American Rebellion Has Been Sparked
 
● NEWS ● #counterpunch ☞ #Democracy in America: Six Lessons to Live By in 2020 https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/01/09/democracy-in-america-six-lessons-to-live-by-in-2020/ "decide whether or not to give Donald Trump four more years in the White House."
Democracy in America: Six Lessons to Live By in 2020
 
● NEWS ● #bbc #Censorship ☞ Why #India shuts down the #internet more than any other #democracy
 

#Trump's #Reelection Is Sitting on a Knife's Edge


Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/12/impeachment-trump-2020/603832/
Even among white voters without a college degree, Trump’s core constituency, the results on these questions spotlight potential cracks for Trump, especially among women. While four-fifths of non-college-educated white voters express optimism about their economic #future, and a clear majority oppose impeachment, about 40 percent say that Trump abuses his power as president and considers himself above the law. Given that Hillary #Clinton carried only about one-third of these voters in 2016, these concerns suggest that #Democrats could make modest gains with these voters, particularly women, who already moved away from the #GOP in the 2018 midterm elections.
#election #economy #politics #usa #democracy #news
 

France: Police on Trial


We investigate whether aggressive French policing of demonstrations is stifling dissent and threatening civil liberties.
France: Police on Trial
#Police #France #Democracy #EmmanuelMacron #Europe
 
● NEWS ● #commondreams #gafam #antitrust ☞ New Petition Calls On 2020 Candidates to Break Up #BigTech to Rein In Threat to #Democracy
 
● NEWS ● #counterpunch #corruption #democracy ☞ The #Bloomberg Factor: Authoritarianism, Money and US Presidential #Politics
The Bloomberg Factor: Authoritarianism, Money and US Presidential Politics
 
Judging by the #EU ’s nearly blind and unconditional support for the management of the #EPO — no matter how abusive and corrupt it has gotten — one has to wonder if the ex-EU official in charge of the EPO reveals a profound #democracy deficit
 
On Indivisible's 2020 Scorecard, #LizWarren Commitment to #Democracy Reform and #Sanders Policy Platform Win High Marks
 

Big little #lies


Source: https://members.tortoisemedia.com/2019/12/11/lies-191211/content.html
Boris #Johnson told the most untruths of the leadership contenders, responsible for nearly half of the #Tory’s untruths, compared to #Corbyn who accounted for a third of #Labour’s.
Tell me sweet little lies 🎶..

#uk #election #politics #democracy #news #fail #truth #fake
 

Are we in the death throes of capitalism?


Author Grace Blakeley and economist Diego Zuluaga debate the state of capitalism and whether it's a failing system.
Are we in the death throes of capitalism?
#Business&Economy #Corruption #Democracy #LatinAmerica
 
An interesting take. Setting aside PR for now...

Duverger's Law assumes voters are somewhat rational, so it doesn't really apply directly in the real world. In my state we're not in a straight PV system, but voters act like they are, because they trust the propaganda.
https://twitter.com/ElectionScience/status/1202310028230836225

#democracy #vote #voting
 

Chinese people will not be intimidated by any threats


#US #interference #China #HK #politics #international
(People’s Daily) 07:45, December 02, 2019

"The U.S. has signed the so-called #Hong #Kong #Human #Rights and #Democracy #Act of 2019 into law recently regardless of the solemn representations and strong opposition from China.

The U.S. move has seriously interfered in the Hong Kong affairs and the #internal #affairs of China, and violated the #international #law and the basic norms governing international relations.

The Chinese government strongly opposes such barefaced #hegemony and the Chinese people will not be intimidated by any #threats. Any attempt to interfere in China’s internal affairs is doomed to fail".

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The intelligence of #BJP people https://thewire.in/politics/rahul-bajaj-amit-shah-question-criticism | #India #politics #freespeech #democracy
 
When It Comes to Fighting #Gerrymandering These Youth Activists Are Using Data for #Democracy
 

Accusing a political #prisoner for fleeing is perverse.


#Assange is in #jail in #Uk for a #bail #violation. The detention for bail violations is a disgusting perversion, because to put a political refugee into prison for fleeing is perverse.

In addition, he is tortured in #prison so that doctors are worried about his life.

The public accepts that largely without #protest. Where should the next #whistleblower get his strength from to work for the common good?

#question #Wikileaks #humanRights #law #justice #democracy #problem #politics #police #health #crime
 
● NEWS ● Chris Borte, Julia Steele Allen: #WTO Shutdown: This Is What #Democracy Looked Like
 

Washington's hegemonic thuggery on Hong Kong only a mockery of human rights


"BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Washington's signing on Wednesday of the so-called #Hong #Kong #Human #Rights and #Democracy #Act of 2019 into law is a naked hegemonic move that will only discredit itself and bring all Chinese people closer together.

Over the past several months, some #anti-China #... Show more...
 
● NEWS ● #Ohio ’s Pro- #Nuke Assault Threatens American #Democracy with Violence
Ohio’s Pro-Nuke Assault Threatens American Democracy with Violence & More
 
Alberta’s chief electoral officer says removal of election commissioner not impacting investigation https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/alberta/article-albertas-chief-electoral-officer-says-removal-of-election/
#Occupy #Canada #UnitedNations #Democracy #Corruption
 
● NEWS ● #Ohio ’s Pro- #Nuke Assault Threatens American #Democracy with Violence
Ohio’s Pro-Nuke Assault Threatens American Democracy with Violence & More
 
Read the full transcript of our discussion about the Trump impeachment inquiry and what it means for a polarised nation. #TrumpImpeachmentInquiry #UnitedStates #Democracy #DonaldTrump #RepublicanParty #US&Canada #Business&Economy
 
#Zakharova #EU #doublestandards #NATO #freedom #democracy #HumanRights
 
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