The Guardian • democracy

Issue #1962

American democracy is dominated by money

Does the US want democracy or money-dominated democracy?

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Issue #1990

China, Russia jointly decry US democracy summit, call for past lessons to be remembered

A joint article by the Chinese and Russian Ambassadors to the US decrying the so-called Summit for Democracy is a clear declaration of opposition to the upcoming event.

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Issue #2018

Winter school taking the struggle forward

The Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) held its Annual Political Winter school from 22-24 July 2022 under the theme “The Democracy We Want on Our...

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Issue #1982

Electoral participation: tactic or sell-out?

The earliest recorded form of government is said to have been that of the Sumerians in fourth-century Mesopotamia (Iraq).

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Issue #2020

Our Members Be Unlimited – Sam Wallman

If the trade union movement is to have a future, then it is in today’s youth. There is not a great deal of material written...

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Issue #1993

Whole-process people’s democracy is a high quality democracy

While the US is dragging some of its so-called “valued allies” to hold the Summit for Democracy, the world is increasingly troubled by questions such...

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flag of Chile Issue #2015

Chile’s new constitution recognises Indigenous rights

Chile’s new constitution will make it the third plurinational country in South America, after Ecuador and Bolivia. It is part of the sweeping reforms of...

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Issue #1972

Somalia today

In the early 1960s, Somalia – a country of some 10mil people – was one of the first African countries to enjoy a democratic transfer...

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Global briefs Issue #2041


PERU: Hip hop, rock reggae, and punk songs are accompanying the continuing protests of thousands of Peruvians. Displaying unprecedented creativity, Peruvian youth have composed songs...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2031


SOVEREIGN /ˈsɒv.ər.ɪn/ A sovereign country, Wikipedia tells us, is “a political entity […] that has supreme legitimate authority over territory.” Unless you’re one of those...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2017


Will politicians stop “playing politics”? Do think tanks do any actual “thinking”? How “strong” is Australia? Well it depends on who you ask in this...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2071


Supporting Democracy – sometimes Dear Comrade Editor, I notice in your article about the Guatemala election (‘Victory in Guatemala’), the following sentence: ‘US Secretary of...

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Issue #1997

Why the WA newspapers fight matters to all of us

In our democracy, we value the principle of one person, one vote. We would be outraged if the richer you are the more votes you...

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Speakers. Issue #2060

National People’s Power, NPP holds national tour

The leader of the Sri Lankan People’s Liberation Front (JVP) and the National People’s Power (NPP) comrade Anura Dissanayake addressed a full house at the...

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Issue #2020

Scotty’s gotta go

With the Morrison government over, you’d think we’d have heard the end of it – but you’d be wrong! It turns out that former prime...

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Issue #2004

For a workers’ democracy

At the end of this month, Australians will participate in another federal election. Our elections, an expression of bourgeois democracy, are often presented as an...

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Issue #1986

Morrison gov’t wants to restrict your vote

Our democracy is, yet again, under attack.

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