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The “democratic evolution” of the Kurdish Question:Turkish and Kurdish Mothers Campaign for Peace

by Dr. Emel Baştürk Akca – Turkey – “We mothers, whose hearts are burning, have come together so that there will be no more pain. We […]

Activism, Democracy, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Motherhood, Politics & Democracy, Turkey, War & Conflict

Mugabe Wages Retribution Campaign After Losing the Election: Hundreds Flee for “Safety”

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In the early hours of April 25th, Tariro Gweru and her husband Wellington awoke to a deafening knock on their […]

Africa, Corruption, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

No Election Results But a Recount Begins: Mugabe Uses Violence to Reverse the People’s Will as MDC Calls for a Work Boycott

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – “The moment the people stop supporting you, that’s the moment you should quit politics.” These were the seemingly reasonable and […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Corruption, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Democracy Takes a Hit on the Campaign Trail

by Roshi Pejhan Community Outreach & Development, The WIP – USA – Harold Bloom’s summation of “the poor state of the nation” in Eva Solhman’s article […]

Barack Obama, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Hillary Clinton, Media, Politics & Democracy, The WIP Editorial, United States

The Recent Russian and Chechen Elections: Putin and His Mafia Allies Control Both with an Iron Hand

by Nadezhda Banchik – USA – On December 3rd, Russia had yet another parliamentary election. Here in the US elections are a normal part of a […]

Chechnya, Corruption, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Russia

Macedonian Government Systematically Attacks the Media: Albanian MPs Attack Each Other While Police Beat and Arrest TV Crews

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – A scandal recently occurred at the Macedonian Parliament on September 28th, when the Albanian members of parliament physically attacked each […]

Albania, Democracy, Europe, Feature Articles, Macedonia, Media, Police Brutality, Politics & Democracy

Can the Struggle for Philippine Democracy Be a Lesson to Burma?

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – The bloody military crackdown in Burma (also known as Myanmar) was bound to happen. Some people called it “pure […]

Asia, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Corruption, Democracy, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Myanmar, Philippines, Politics & Democracy, Uprisings

What Landed Haleh Esfandiari in Jail, and Why Did Iranian TV Think The World Would Believe Her “Confession”?

by Patricia Vásquez Managing Editor, The WIP – USA – In the last three days, media sources worldwide, from the BBC and CNN to the Washington […]

Democracy, Feature Articles, Haleh Esfandiari, Iran, Media, Middle East, Political Prisoners, Politics & Democracy, The WIP Editorial, United States