Tag Archives: democracy

Hong Kong Criminalizes Mocking The Chinese Anthem

USA Today reports: Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition lawmakers tried to disrupt the vote. The bill was passed with 41 lawmakers voting for it and just one voting against. Most of the pro-democracy lawmakers boycotted the vote out of protest. …

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Hong Kong Leader Withdraws Bill That Ignited Protests

The New York Times reports: Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, said on Wednesday that she was withdrawing a contentious extradition bill that set off months of protests in the city, moving to quell the worst political crisis since the former British colony returned to Chinese control 22 years ago. The move eliminates the major objection among protesters, but it …

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Maryland Becomes 12th State To Enact Automatic Voter Registration, NRA Wails About “Enrolled Illegals” Voting

Mother Jones reports: Maryland became the 12th state to enact automatic voter registration on Thursday after Republican Gov. Larry Hogan declined to veto a bill that had passed the Democratic-controlled legislature. Maryland has half a million unregistered voters, according to a 2017 report by the department of legislative services. Maryland’s adoption of automatic registration comes as lawmakers in blue and …

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Hillary Clinton: End The Criminalization Of HIV [VIDEO]

HIV Plus Magazine reports: Speaking via a pre-recorded video to attendees of the HIV is Not a Crime Training Academy, Hilary Clinton says if she wins the Presidential election, she will work to reform outdated, stigmatizing HIV criminalization laws. Clinton thanked attendees for their work, saying that efforts like HIV is Not a Crime “lift us all up.” Saying we …

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HONG KONG: Democracy Protest Swells, Police Respond With Tear Gas

Via the Washington Post: Swelling crowds of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Monday plunged Asia’s normally staid financial hub into a tense standoff with Beijing that strikes directly at China’s expanding political grip in the former British colony. The rapidly escalating demonstrations are aimed at forcing Beijing’s Communist leaders to abandon newly declared powers to weed out any candidates …

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SPAIN: King Carlos Abdicates For Son

After a nearly 40-year reign, Spain’s King Juan Carlos has surrendered his throne to his son. Juan Carlos, whose health is failing and has had a number of hip operations in recent years, is stepping down for personal reasons, Mariano Rajoy said on Monday. “His majesty, King Juan Carlos, has just communicated to me his will to give up the …

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“Democracy Is Dead”

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Iran Deploys Riot Police

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Now Vs. Then

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Mubarak NOT Stepping Down

Contrary to jubilant early reports today, Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak is not stepping down, but is merely transferring some power to his number two man. Angry crowds are presently marching on the television studio where Mubarak made the below announcement less than an hour ago. I’ll replace this clip with a proper network account when it becomes available.

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Catholic TV Host: It’s Time To End Democracy, Install Catholic Dictatorship

JMG reader Bernard tips us to this post by Pharyngula bloggger PZ Meyers: We’ve been doing politics all wrong. Michael Voris has the answers. The problem with democracy is all these voters with different views on things like abortion and homosexuality, where people who vote for such things are just rotten parasites who want to destroy civilization. So he has …

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Democracy Comes To DC (Probably)

Residents of Washington DC will at last have representation in Congress. Probably. By a vote of 61-37, the Senate passed a bill providing full voting representation for the nation’s capital in the House of Representatives, nearly ensuring that the measure will become law this time around. While advocates were declaring victory already, a court fight almost definitely looms over the …

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