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Pedro Ribeiro Simões Follow Democracy Museu do Aljube - Resistência e Liberdade (Icons) Lisbon, Portugal DEMOCRACIA (Possible definitions) U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) defined democracy as: «Government of the people, by the people, for the people»

What is ‘social democracy’?

GOOD question! Look up the term in a dictionary and you’ll find a definition something along the lines of “an ideology that advocates or supports political, social and economic interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a representative democracy and capitalist economy.”

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Berlin Bulletin by Victor Grossman

Breakthroughs

The right-wing menace, its violence and threat of a genuine fascist take-over, is far from ceasing with the happy ending of a Grimm fairy-tale. Thuringia is where the Nazis gained their first foothold in 1930 and the AfD leader here today, Bjorn Hoecke, is the most vicious and dangerous man in Germany.

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Berlin Bulletin by Victor Grossman

Defender and spearheads

Troop movements today promise anything but peace. Every two years military maneuvers encircle Russian borders; every nine months a new brigade of 4500 U.S. soldiers was flown over to “gain experience”. This year it will be a division of 20,000, joined by soldiers from 18 countries, 37,000 in all.

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polls

Making sense of a shattering defeat

As soon as the scale of Labour’s shattering defeat began to emerge last night, pundits began to push the line that this was not just about Brexit but about Jeremy Corbyn and the shift towards socialism. No election is just about one issue—but the evidence backs up the argument that Brexit was the defining factor.

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Berlin Bulletin by Victor Grossman

Big rallies and big differences

Looking out my window at the wide Karl Marx Allee boulevard below, I have seen many a big May Day parade march by in the old GDR days, and many a passing bicycle race or Marathon. Recently, for the first time, I saw a slow, endless column of green or yellow tractors.

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ENL may mean National Liberation Army: an acronym not associated with the Guatemalan civil war. It may be a reference to revolutionary forces associated with Bolivia, Columbia or Peru

Legalienate hails democratic coup in Bolivia

Legalienate editors Frank Scott and Michael Smith, who declared themselves co-president of the United States in February, today hailed the self-proclaimed presidency of Jeanine Añez in Bolivia as a harbinger of democratic self-determination throughout the world.

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Nicolas Maduro on Bolivia coup

The coup in Bolivia: five lessons

The Bolivian tragedy eloquently teaches several lessons that our peoples and popular social and political forces must learn and record in their consciences forever. Here, a brief enumeration, on the fly, and as a prelude to a more detailed treatment in the future.

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