democracy

As Europe Goes Right, Some Cities Take a Different Path

August 12, 2018

At the Fearless Cities Conference, Barcelona en Comú’s Gala Pin says cities are the future of democratic governance

Israel Legislates Apartheid into Law

July 19, 2018

TRNN’s Shir Hever explains that Israel’s new Law of the Nation-State makes it impossible to pretend that Israel is a democracy. Unequal rights are recognized by the government as the essence of the state

Trump: A Symptom of a System in Decay

July 18, 2018

A live interactive Q & A session with Paul Jay, hosted by Aaron Mate about the controversies related to Trump’s meeting with Putin in Helsinki

A New Government in Ethiopia Promises Major Political Changes

June 11, 2018

Following three years of protests in Ethiopia, former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned in February and now a new government is taking over, which promises to recognize a peace treaty with Eritrea, possibly bringing a long period of tensions to an end. We speak to Glenn Ford of the Black Agenda Report about Africa’s second…

Israeli Police Brutality Reaches New Extremes Against Israeli-Palestinian Protesters

June 9, 2018
Jafar Farah, the head of the Mossawa Center for equal rights for Palestinian citizens of Israel, speaks to TRNN about how police shattered his knee and how what happened to him fits into more general colonial practices among the Israeli police
The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us

The Ghosts of ‘New Democrats’ Are Haunting Us

May 1, 2018

Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Twenty-five years ago, the so-called New Democrats were triumphant. Today, their political heirs are eager to prevent the Democratic Party from living up to its name. At stake is whether democracy will have a chance to function. A fundamental battle for democracy is in progress—a conflict over whether to reduce the…

The Free Market Threat to Democracy

February 16, 2018

Democratic institutions are not under stress–they’re under aggressive attack, as unconstrained financial greed overrides democratic decisions, says economist John Weeks

Transnational Corporations vs. Human Rights

January 2, 2017
Ecuador’s Ambassador to the UN Geneva briefs TRNN on Resolution 26/9, the UN Human Rights Council mandate to elaborate an international legal framework to regulate activities of transnational corporations under binding international human rights law

No Major Defections: Electoral College Affirms Trump Victory Despite Loss of Popular Vote

December 19, 2016

The Electoral College serves to exclude progressive ideals – and has done it again, says historian Gerald Horne