As Hong Kong pressed for democratic rights, one neighborhood was brutalized

November 3, 2023 at 1:00 a.m. EDT A demonstrator draws attention to a photo of Li Peng, China’s former premier, during a protest in the Yuen Long area of Hong Kong on July 27, 2019. (Paul Yeung/Bloomberg/Getty Images)Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave This article is adapted from “Among the Braves: Hope, Struggle, … Read more

Indonesia’s New Capital Is a Monument to Its Democratic Decline

When Joko Widodo, popularly as Jokowi, was sworn in as Indonesia’s seventh President in 2014, optimism surrounding the state of democracy in the country seemed at its peak. At a time when dynasties traditionally dominated Indonesia’s political arena, the ascension of Jokowi, who was a carpenter and furniture businessman before becoming the governor of Jakarta, … Read more

Sen. Mitt Romney urged Democratic senators to challenge Biden — and he named names

Speaking to a room full of Republican donors and influencers, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney made another plea for his party to coalesce around a single choice to take on President Donald Trump in the Republican primary. He also said he’s encouraged several Democratic senators — naming two — to run against President Joe Biden, but … Read more

A democratic nation has been allowed to die – the UN has failed once more

It happened quickly, the final invasion, and with hundreds of Orthodox Christians killed by the aggressors. Armenia, led by a one-time human rights lawyer, had no alternative but to save thousands of its people from death by surrendering their enclave at Nagorno-Karabakh to the brutal forces of Ilham Aliyev, dictator of Azerbaijan. It was Russia, … Read more

Long-serving US Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein dead at 90

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Dianne Feinstein, a long-serving Democratic U.S. senator from California and gun control advocate who spearheaded the first federal assault weapons ban and documented the CIA’s torture of foreign terrorism suspects, has died at 90, a source familiar with the news said on Friday. Feinstein’s office did not immediately respond to … Read more

Longtime Democratic Rep. John Dingell, who helped make the NRA’s lobbying arm right into a political drive, privately sought to repeal the 1994 assault weapons ban that he voted for: report

John Dingell.AP Picture/Paul Sancya The late Rep. John Dingell performed a significant position within the rise of the NRA’s lobbying operation in DC. Within the Nineteen Seventies, Dingell advocated for the NRA, in an period the place many Democrats backed the group. The New York Occasions examined a trove of paperwork which outlined Dingell’s relationship … Read more

Democratic Colleague Burns Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Speech With 4-Phrase Request

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) spoke about stripping a provision from the Nationwide Protection Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal 12 months 2024 on Thursday, however her speech truly made a Home colleague extra involved about well being care. Her personal. Greene is trying to strip a provision within the laws that may create a Middle … Read more

Opposition leads anti-government march on anniversary of Poland’s democratic breakthrough

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s largest opposition celebration is main a march Sunday meant to mobilize voters in opposition to the right-wing authorities, which it accuses of eroding democracy and following Hungary and Turkey down the trail to autocracy. Donald Tusk, the nation’s former prime minister, has referred to as on Poles to march with him … Read more