democracy

Trump’s budget: “a reverse Robin Hood agenda”

 05/23/2017 - 14:09
View of several copies of the full budget proposal for 2018 at the Capitol in Washington DC today, May 23, 2017. EFE / Shawn Thew
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According to financial analysts, President Trump's budget for 2018 clearly indicates a cut in the benefits of the poor and an increase in the cash flow for wealthy taxpayers.

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View of several copies of the full budget proposal for 2018 at the Capitol in Washington DC today, May 23, 2017. EFE / Shawn Thew

[OP-ED]: La participación ciudadana: un sombrío indicador de la democracia

 05/23/2017 - 14:04
Ciudadanos somalíes se manifestaron en Londres el pasado 18 de mayo, exigiendo el respeto a los derechos civiles y humanos en su país. LBWPhoto
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Si bien, el aumento de la participación ciudadana en las elecciones primarias de Filadelfia este año es un avance, no merece aplausos.asi

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Ciudadanos somalíes se manifestaron en Londres el pasado 18 de mayo, exigiendo el respeto a los derechos civiles y humanos en su país. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Voter Participation – Dismal Indicator of Democracy

 05/19/2017 - 10:31
Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto
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The same week that America’s federal government plunged deeper into a governance crisis from misconduct by President Trump and members of his professed Law-&-Order administration, many Philadelphians took a big step towards restoring the vitality of democracy with their participation in the primary election.

 

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Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto

Under a blanket of doubt

 05/18/2017 - 15:52
A poco menos de cuatro meses en el poder, el presidente Donald Trump enfrenta una tormenta política sin precendentes en los últimos años. Foto: EFE.
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The abrupt dismissal of James Comey as director of the FBI followed by a report from The Washington Post regarding the President secretly disclosing highly classified information to Russian officials, is the latest chapter of a troubled - and still very short - story of Donald Trump in The White House.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:15pm
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The explosive character of the president has put him several times in the eye of the hurricane. In this trill Trump practically blackmails the ex-director of the FBI and warns to him of the existence of some recordings in case he decides to speak with the press. EFE.

[OP-ED]: The Comey firing reminds us of a bigger danger

 05/18/2017 - 09:37
File photograph of FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE
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I have tried to evaluate Donald Trump’s presidency fairly. I’ve praised him when he has appointed competent people to high office and expressed support for his policies when they seemed serious and sensible (even though this has drawn criticism from some quarters). But there has always been another aspect to this presidency lurking beneath the surface, sometimes erupting into full view as it did this week. Donald Trump, in much of his rhetoric and many of his actions, poses a danger to American democracy.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:45am
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File photograph of FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE

Comey Firing Aftermath: Senate Subpoenas Flynn for Records on Russian interference

 05/11/2017 - 05:15
Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, US national security advisor, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, on 22 January 2017 (reissued 31 March 2017). EPA/Andrew Harrer / POOL

The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday ordered retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to the US president, to hand over documents related to Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a statement by the committee.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:45am
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Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, US national security advisor, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, on 22 January 2017 (reissued 31 March 2017). EPA/Andrew Harrer / POOL

Trump congratulates Macron on French election win

 05/08/2017 - 05:25
Supporters of centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron - who won the presidential runoff on May 7, 2017 - celebrate his victory. EFE/EPA/JULIEN DE ROSA
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Trump, who once congratulated the UK for its decision to quit the European Union, congratulated the new French president, an advocate of Europe. 

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Supporters of centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron - who won the presidential runoff on May 7, 2017 - celebrate his victory. EFE/EPA/JULIEN DE ROSA

Venezuela Protests: Students Take the Lead

 05/05/2017 - 02:10
A protester is injured as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 May 2017. Members of the Bolivarian National Guard dispersed a student demonstration at the Universidad Central de Venezuela when the protesters tried to make their way to the Interior and Justice Ministry facilities, in downtown Caracas. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

University students in Venezuela were the main protagonists of new protests against the Venezuelan security forces on Thursday, while the government of President Nicolas Maduro continued with his plan to rewrite the nation"s constitution.

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 2:00am
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A protester is injured as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in Caracas, Venezuela, 04 May 2017. Members of the Bolivarian National Guard dispersed a student demonstration at the Universidad Central de Venezuela when the protesters tried to make their way to the Interior and Justice Ministry facilities, in downtown Caracas. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Richard Negrin wants a "community-based" DA's Office

 05/02/2017 - 16:22
Richard Negrín es el primer hispano en tener opciones reales de ganar una elección a nivel de toda la ciudad. 
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The former City's Managing Director proposes to give a comprehensive approach to the mission of the judicial body of Philadelphia. He says that the secret to reducing crime is working directly with people, in the city's neighborhoods.

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Richard Negrin is the first Latino with a real chance of wining the city-wide elections.

Obama: ​​​​​​​"So, uh, what's been going on while I've been gone?"

 04/25/2017 - 02:39
Former US President Barack Obama participates in a 'conversation on community organizing and civic engagement' at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 24 April 2017. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

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