Liberal democracy

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 11th, 2013
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(By Getahune Bekele, South Africa) Despite the ongoing assault on political parties, religious institutions, journalists and perceived or real members of any opposition group by Ethiopia’s ruling minority junta security apparatus, one of the main opposition parties, UDJP, Unity for Democracy and Just...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 5th, 2013
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The lies that creep out of the state’s mouth are justified as the protection of order, even when they are against the law, but a citizen’s lawful attempt to counter their lies is terrorism. As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. —James Bovard With the convergence of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 18th, 2013
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The New Trajectory of Totalitarian Thinking by Muktar M. Omer, The tyranny of Ideology In an absorbing book “The Devil in History” Romanian-American political scientist Vladimir Ismaneau embarks on a comparative analysis of two seemingly contradictory ideologies of the 20th century – Communism (far l...
By benim
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Dec 2nd, 2011
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INTRODUCTION Democracy is a model. Democratisation is a process. Democracy is a transplant. Democratisation is organic. By democracy I mean the concept of bourgeois liberal democracy imposed by the West on the Rest. By democratisation I mean the struggles of the Rest against the West and its local ‘i...
By benim
In Libya
Apr 8th, 2011
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GENEVA – A U.N. panel says several hundred foreign fighters are likely operating for both Moammar Gadhafi’s regime and the rebels in Libya, and many may be involved in serious human rights violations. The head of a United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries said Friday that many of ...
By benim
In Libya
Apr 8th, 2011
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Libyan rebels said five of their fighters were killed when NATO planes mistakenly bombed a rebel tank column and a top U.S. general said they were unlikely to be able to oust Muammar Gaddafi by force. With daily skirmishes near the contested port of Brega in eastern Libya making little impact on the ...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Apr 8th, 2011
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GENEVA – The U.N. children’s agency says snipers are targeting children in the besieged rebel-held Libyan city of Misrata. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado told reporters in Geneva on Friday that the global body has received “reliable and consistent reports of children being among the p...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 7th, 2011
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Walking down a Tripoli street with a bag full of freshly baked bread, a Libyan man frowned when he saw crowds of children chanting the praises of Brother Leader Muammar Gaddafi. As explosions from what appeared to be NATO air strikes echoed in Tripoli, hundreds of children were taken by bus to a squa...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 3rd, 2011
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The wounded men on the aid ship from the besieged city of Misrata, torn apart by shrapnel and bullets, tell of the bloodiest front in the revolt against Libya’s Moamer Kadhafi.   They speak of a city under lockdown that has gone weeks without electricity or running water, where snipers hav...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 3rd, 2011
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The United States agreed to extend air strikes in Libya into Monday as the oil town of Brega saw heavy fighting, with rebel forces advancing only to fall back after an ambush by forces loyal to Moamer Kadhafi. The US air strikes, part of a coalition effort to protect civilians from Kadhafi’s fo...