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Facebook Must Not Allow Trump Back on the Platform

Democratic Underground 28 Sep 2022
Nick Clegg and Mark Zuckerberg must put global democracy and the safety of millions above profit ... On Truth Social, Trump continues to lift up extremism, push QAnon conspiracies, and spread the ‘big lie,’ threatening communities and undermining trust in our democracy.

Te Pāti Māori president claims party 'demonised' by political donations investigation

RNZ 28 Sep 2022
"It is a sad day for democracy in Aotearoa when Māori get demonised for being honest in publicly ensuring that every cent spent to advance the Te Pāti Māori, or Māori causes by Māori people is somehow deemed illegal or unworthy." ... This is the hallmark of a just society and an open democracy.".

Guest opinion: Juan Marcano: Even-year elections will increase representation

Daily Camera 28 Sep 2022
In an era where cynical opportunists are undermining trust in elections and attacking the very concept of democracy itself, Boulder has an opportunity to lead Colorado by becoming the largest city to strengthen its local democracy and ensure its governing body is as representative as possible by moving its municipal elections to even-years.

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Killeen Daily Herald 28 Sep 2022
Courts are one of the most powerful institutions in American democracy ... Expanded camera access to include trials will build trust in the judicial system, enlighten the people and serve democracy.

Why fracking holds such symbolic power for the Conservative right

Beijing News 28 Sep 2022
The UK government has lifted a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") in England ... Limited public appeal ... Attempts to speed up planning consents will reactivate concerns about industrialisation and local democracy, and the ongoing sewage discharge scandal has surely not helped promote trust in UK environmental regulation ... Author ... ....

In Trump embrace of QAnon, election experts see potential for midterm 'chaos' and more election denying

Yahoo Daily News 28 Sep 2022
At a rally in Youngstown, Ohio this month for GOP Senate candidate J.D ... Former President Donald Trump's embrace of QAnon, including resharing QAnon conspiracy accounts to his millions of social media followers, risks eroding trust in American democracy and, potentially, fostering violence, experts say. On Aug ... That is untrue ... Fact check ... 2, 2018 ... Reps.

Sudan coup leader bids to co-opt pro-democracy movement

Al Jazeera 27 Sep 2022
But as the leader of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a group widely blamed for killing more than 120 protesters in the capital of Khartoum in June 2019, many in the pro-democracy movement do not trust Hemeti ... But all he wants is power in the next government,” said Sammer Hamza, a 25-year-old pro-democracy activist.

The cheek of it! These puffed-up worthies have shown contempt for natural justice, writes ANDREW TETTENBORN

The Daily Mail 27 Sep 2022
Lord Pannick pointed out a number of glaring flaws in the Committee's approach – and rightly warned that for Boris to be censured for unintentionally misleading the House would have a 'chilling effect' on democracy ... If the present case goes against Boris and he is found guilty of contempt, it will be bad for him – but worse for our democracy.

Pennsylvanians: Trust in local newspapers

Gettysburg Times 27 Sep 2022
Why? They are trusted sources for news Pennsylvanians cannot get anywhere else ... A statewide survey of Pennsylvania registered voters conducted in August by Public Opinion Strategies for the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA) found that 85% trust local newspapers in print and online, which is higher than other news media.

Partygate probe fiasco: Boris Johnson allies hit back as MPs dismiss claims by top lawyer ...

The Daily Mail 27 Sep 2022
They also rejected his warning it would have a 'chilling effect' on democracy for the former PM to be reprimanded for inadvertently misleading the Commons ... If the present case goes against Boris and he is found guilty of contempt, it will be bad for him – but worse for our democracy.

A 'democratic contempt' for the spoils of inherited white power

Raw Story 26 Sep 2022
In another time and place, voting for a bill that protects democracy from democracy’s enemies – anti-democrats – would be easy, as easy as voting for an anti-crime bill ... The same should have been the case for this pro-democracy bill ... They didn’t trust democracy any more than they trusted the plebs to be enlightened enough to run a republic.

What American and Iranian Theocrats Have in Common

Scheerpost 26 Sep 2022
Two veiled women in Yazd, Iran in 1995. By Juan Cole . Informed Comment ... Protesters allege that she was beaten so badly that it led to her death ... Just as Iranian hard liners are hostile to democracy, fearful that the people cannot be trusted to vote for the theologically correct position, so US Republicans have increasingly turned against democracy.

Groups seeking voter ‘anomalies’ 2 years after Trump’s loss raise concerns ahead of midterm elections

Yahoo Daily News 26 Sep 2022
“I felt insulted,” Teske said. “I felt like, we weren’t being trusted ... 29. (NBC News) ... “This is part of a greater threat on our elections, on our very democracy,” he told NBC News ... “All of the disinformation and misinformation is undermining our democracy and threatening our republic,” Hall said. “And we really have to rebuild trust in our elections ... ....

Keir Starmer is wrong to oppose proportional representation

New Statesman 26 Sep 2022
Why?. It is partly because the leadership don’t want any talk of coalitions that PR implies ... Starmer’s new position can therefore only be explained by a deeper rationale ... Failure to win or failure to govern doesn’t just jeopardise action on the economy and climate, but invites the collapse of trust in democracy and progressive politics ... [See also.

Harvard professor Noah Feldman’s march against the current

Deseret News 26 Sep 2022
The biggest threat to democracy, in fact, is everyone in this room , when we fail to see the better angels in each other ... The former fosters a healthy democracy; the latter tears it apart ... Feldman has become one of the nation’s foremost constitutional scholars at a time when Americans are losing trust in the Constitution.

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