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Twenty years on from 9/11, is US democracy working?

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In the months after the 11 settembre 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, Americans were shaken by “a sudden sense of vulnerability”, Evan Osnos writes. There was an eagerness, in those early days, to av...

Thousands gather for pro-Bolsonaro rallies as critics fear for democracy

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Thousands of diehard Jair Bolsonaro followers have converged on Brazil’s political and economic capitals hoping to stage a colossal show of support for their beleaguered president amid mounting fears over the future o...

Under the guise of tackling election fraud, the government is attacking democracy

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Next week the government will try to reverse centuries of democratic progress in this country. The Conservatives’ elections bill – copied and pasted straight out of the Donald Trump playbook – is a blatant attempt to ...

Hong Kong democracy activists jailed for illegal assembly in 2019 protests

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Seven Hong Kong democracy activists were sentenced to up to 16 months in jail for their role in an unauthorised assembly at the height of anti-government protests in 2019. They had pleaded guilty to charges, including...

The Guardian view on official secrets: plans that undermine democracy

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In the modern state, it is obvious that some government information should remain secret. tuttavia, the power to conceal should not be open to abuse so that a government is protected from censure or humiliation, or abl...

Is democracy getting in the way of saving the planet?

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What the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report confirmed this month is that the stable climate many of us grew up with is gone and has been replaced by a fundamentally unstable one. Sea levels will almost...

What does Biden’s infrastructure bill tell us about the health of US democracy?

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Is Washington functional? This week would seem to suggest that the answer is a resounding and surprising yes. Martedì, 69 senators – 19 Republicans and 50 Democrats – passed the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework...

Why isn’t Joe Biden doing all he can to protect American democracy?

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You’d think Biden and the Democratic party leadership would do everything in their power to stop Republicans from undermining democracy. So far this year, the Republican party has passed roughly 30 laws in states acr...

Pegasus: the spyware technology that threatens democracy – video

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Pegasus spyware is capable of bypassing your phone's security and gaining complete access to your device – including emails, messages, GPS location, photos, video and your phone's microphone. A Guardian investigation ...

Pegasus: the spyware technology that threatens democracy – video

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Pegasus spyware is capable of bypassing your phone's security and gaining complete access to your device - including emails, messages, GPS location, photos, video, and your phone's microphone. A Guardian investigation...

US democracy faces a momentous threat says Joe Biden – but is he up for the fight?

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Few in the audience applauding Joe Biden could have questioned the sincerity of his warning about a momentous threat to American democracy. But they may have walked away with lingering doubts about his ability to meet...

Biden: ‘peddlers of liesare threatening American democracy – video

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Joe Biden gave a speech in Philadelphia in support of voting rights legislation that has been stalling in Congress due to Republican opposition. Many Republican-controlled states have passed laws that either restrict ...

Troops deployed in South Africa amid violence ‘rarely seen in the history of our democracy’

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South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has said the deadly violence gripping the country is unprecedented post-apartheid as he deployed troops to help police crush the violence and looting prompted by the jailing of ...

As we lose respect for our politicians, democracy itself is taking a hit

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A senior politician plunges Icarus-like out of the sky – a reminder that few careers carry such high risk. Why would anyone do it? On the first rung of that political ladder, Labour candidate Kim Leadbeater faces the ...

The Guardian view on France’s regional polls: democracy a big loser

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The morning after the final round of France’s regional elections, the two most likely contenders for the Élysée in next year’s presidential elections were left licking their wounds. Marine Le Pen’s far-right Rassemble...

‘Not democracy’ to deny MPs a vote on overseas aid cuts

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Ministers are acting like some African states who defy democracy by denying MPs the chance to vote on overseas aid cuts, former minister Andrew Mitchell has said. Downing Street has confirmed it will refuse to grant M...

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