Tag Archives: Democracy

Seeds of democratic revolution in Ethiopia?

Protesters in Ethiopia Graham Peebles senses in the unrest sweeping across Ethiopia the beginning of the end of the ruling party’s dictatorship, and calls on the Western donor countries  propping up the regime to do the right thing and side with the oppressed people. Read more [...]

القبول بالآخر مفتاح الديموقراطية

The Other منذر الهنداوي لكن! Read more [...]

The racial purification of Israel’s parliament

The racial purification of the Knesset Uri Avnery looks at how Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his Likud and other supporters are in the process of ethnically cleansing the Knesset, so that it would become “Jewish, pure and simple”. Read more [...]

Ethiopia: Unity in opposition

Oromo students' protest Graham Peebles argues that the recent huge demonstrations in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Gondar regions could be the green shoots of a popular movement that would eventually depose the country’s quarter-century one-party dictatorship. Read more [...]

Ethiopia’s election insult to the people and democracy

Ethiopian repression Graham Peebles argues that behind the facade of “democracy” and “elections” in Ethiopia lies a brutal regime that talks the democratic talk but is guilty of state terrorism and crimes against humanity. Read more [...]

Israel’s new government “partly ridiculous, partly terrifying”

Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett Uri Avnery vividly describes the calamity freely chosen by the Israeli Jewish people: the most ultra-right-wing, openly expansionist, anti-democratic, anti-free speech and bigoted government ever elected in Israel. Read more [...]

UK General Election: Democracy hits the bottom

UK party leaders 2015 On the even of the UK’s legislative elections, Stuart Littlewood reflects on Britain’s bankrupt politics – devoid of talent and beholden to foreign states such as Israel – but detects a glimmer of hope. Read more [...]

Israel’s anti-boycott law casts shadow on judicial independence

Anti-boycott law demonstration Uri Avnery explains how political manipulation of the Israeli Supreme Court facilitated the judgement prohibiting calls for the boycott of goods produced in Jewish squatter colonies built on stolen Palestinian land. Read more [...]

Is violent change inevitable in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia non-violent resistance Graham Peebles argues that unity, organisation and peaceful resistance, not violent rebellion, is the way to get rid of Ethiopia’s repressive and discredited regime, which now emulates the military dictatorship it ousted. Read more [...]

How to defeat violent Islamic fundamentalism

Islamic State terrorists Alan Hart says Western foreign policy and repressive Arab and Muslim regimes are at the core of violent Islamic fundamentalism, and that Western leaders could change both, but they will not. Read more [...]