Tag Archives: Democracy

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gagging the media in Ethiopia 

Ethiopia media repression Graham Peebles describes the Ethiopian regime’s suffocation of the media, and says donor countries such as UK and USA have a moral responsibility to hold the regime accountable for its repressive actions.

UK Jews on BBC “Question Time”: loyal to Israel, disrespectful of British values

Gilad Atzmon writes: BBC “Question

Free choice vs media determinism

Media determinism Lawrence Davidson questions the extent of free will, whether in commercial or political choices, in the face of media manipulation amounting to determinism and exercised through advertisements and selective news and emphasis.

Israel’s upcoming election choices

Israeli elections 2015 Uri Avnery advocates a centrist-leftist election bloc to contest Israel’s upcoming polls, which he argues will decide between a racist, warmongering state or a democratic state at peace with the Palestinians.