Democracy

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The UK Riots: A Simple Case of Jealousy and the Problems of Democracy

riots

The recent UK riots in no way can be justified. Indeed, those who seem to be justifying are left leaning ‘experts’ or so called liberals. What the riots have made apparent is this way of thinking needs to stop. Indeed, if we continue on this path then it may be the case that scum in society may get away, literally, with murder.

The riots were not disaffected young people trying to Continue reading

The end of the beginning for Libya?

libyan rebels

Libyan Rebels

Six months and on almost 100,000 casualties, over half murdered by Gaddafi, what’s next for Libya?  The first thing is for the National Transitional Council to unite the separate factions.  While most Libyans support them the ‘rebels’ are still very un-united in how Libya will be ruled.  They will have to ensure Libya remains one country and that people do not try to take advantage.  The other major obstacle will be to ensure Continue reading

Yingluck Shinawatra is a woman – and it doesn’t matter

Yingluck Shinawatra

Yingluck Shinawatra

Yingluck Shinawatra is Thailand’s first female prime-minister. She has a difficult job to do. Claire Porthouse reports.

Thailand has just achieved the feminist milestone of its first female prime minister – and finally the media coverage has its priorities right.

Having a female leader is a milestone in feminist terms. In fighting for equal rights for women, most feminists would also fight for an equal chance to have a female leader as they would a male one. Much of the coverage about the US elections that brought Barack Obama into power Continue reading

The UN and Syria – A hypocrisy in action

Syria Revolution

The UN are hypocrites not intervening in Libya

The United Nations have involved themselves in intervention or peace-keeping in the Balkans, the Ivory Coast, Afghanistan, the Lebanon and in the Israel/Palestine conflict. And, of course, Libya. Yet they are disinclined to intervene in Syria. Is this hypocrisy of the first order? Alex Patnick asks.

As many of you will have read or seen on TV, in recent days, the Assad regime in Syria has been besieging and occupying the town Hama as well as attacking Deraa and committing Continue reading

Why Britain is selective about The Arab Spring Revolutions

Arab Spring

Arab Spring Revolution

The situation in Syria grows worse as the government massacres its own people during Ramadan. Why is Britain not intervening in Syria’s Arab Spring Revolution when she keenly humiliates herself in Libya? James Garry reports.

I oppose all wars that are not in the national interest and condemn them as a waste of life. The wars that Britain has fought in the last fifteen years – Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya –  leave me perplexed. They are all liberal-interventionist wars. Wars waged by a nation Continue reading

North Korea: Bringing the nuclear issue to the 21st century

North Korean Army

The North Korean Army

As North Korea taking strides to become a major nuclear power in the world, and Iran grows in threat towards Israel, could China be the diplomatic force to broker stability in these regions? George Vassilev reports. 

So the talks between North Korea and USA finished on the 30th of July. Both countries agreed that it was constructive, and ‘business-like’. But looking beyond this, one wonders whether the most important issue of the human race is really being taken seriously. Continue reading

Civil society activists are not holding democratic institutions in India to ransom

Indian Parliament

How democratic is the world's biggest democracy

With questions over how government appointments were made, public consultations offered only after a bill is passed and civil demonstrations treated with wary suspicion, just how democratic is The World’s Biggest Democracy. Sylvia Mishra reports.

Must the good endeavours of civil society be paused only because the government of India term it a ‘subversion of democracy’? Continue reading

The end of integration – Europe in retreat

European Flags

A crowded Europe

The latest Euro crisis has cast doubt on the viability of European integration. While the economics of the EU are easy to implement, its desire for political dominion over its 27 members is damaging the Union. The European Union must learn that its citizens want is a single market and nothing more, writes Huw Longton. 

History shows us that Europeans feel more European at times of crisis and uncertainty. Indeed, it is in such a context that Europe has integrated most: the aftermath of World War II, the collapse of Continue reading

A chance for change in Venezuela.

Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez

With Hugo Chavez in ill-health, Venezuela has a chance to rid itself of its corrupt and dictatorial leader. It is time the Chavez administration considered new candidates to view for political power, argues Daniel Willis.

The recent news to come from Venezuela indicated that the populist President Hugo Chavez is suffering from bowel cancer. Despite having a tumour approximately the “size of a baseball” removed in late June he has recently found it necessary to return to Cuba for possible chemotherapy or radiation treatment, as was announced last week. Whilst still maintaining an iron grasp on the country, the recent revelations have sparked debate not only regarding the health of the President, but Continue reading

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