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Taiwan: A Great Choosing Day is Coming [Part One]

The world’s tallest green skyscraper, Taipei 101, stands 508 metres above the streets of Taipei’s Xinyi district For democrats, made in Taiwan is a seductive brand with definite global appeal. ‘Through the promotion of its democratic ideals’, says a stylishly confident...

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20 November 2014
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A Moment With Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam, addressing supporters on the day of his dismissal, November 11, 1975 ABC  Edward Gough Whitlam has passed on, leaving behind millions of citizens saddened by scores of eloquent obituaries reminding us how, once upon a time, Australian politics produced world-class leaders courageously...

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27 October 2014
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Beijing’s Media Assault on Hong Kong Citizens

The dwindling but still determined protesters in Hong Kong now face a vicious media assault on everything they stand for by central party propagandists in Beijing, writes John Keane.   Now entering its third week, its numbers dwindling but its determination and...

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15 October 2014
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Beijing has misjudged the situation in Hong Kong [French interview on L’opinion]

The following John Keane's interview with Claude Leblanc, 'Beijing has misjudged the situation in Hong Kong', appeared in the Paris-based newspaper, L'opinion, 30 September 2014. « Pékin a mal évalué la situation à Hongkong » John Keane, professeur de sciences politiques
 à l’Université de Sydney et au...

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30 September 2014
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Hong Kong: A Second Tiananmen?

In Hong Kong, public tensions are mounting over Beijing’s recent decision to restrict free and fair elections in 2017. A week-long strike by students begins on September 22. The citizens' initiative Occupy Central with Love and Peace plans to stage...

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21 September 2014
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An interview with Agnes Gruda, ‘La démocratie écorchée [Democracy Tormented]’, La Presse (Montréal)

La statue du président irakien Saddam Hussein a été déboulonnée par l'armée américaine le 9 avril 2003, jour de la prise de Bagdad. «Le modèle américain de démocratisation par les armes a conduit à un désastre en Irak et en...

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28 June 2014
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