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Julian Assange: UN decision reveals European democracies’ disdain for law

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than three years (Reuters) Yesterday, following nearly two years of deliberation, a prominent panel of the world's top legal body at the United Nations confirmed...

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10 February 2016
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Humility: Tsai Ing-wen on the Cardinal Democratic Virtue

Taiwan’s President-elect Tsai Ing-wen Hong Kong Free Press Greeted by the fizz of fireworks, flags, honking horns and a jubilant throng of tens of thousands of citizens, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took to the stage last Saturday, in front of her national...

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21 January 2016
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Quantum Democracy: notes on rethinking territory in contemporary democratic politics [Spanish translation]

DEMOCRACIA CUÁNTICA: APUNTES SOBRE LA RECONSIDERACIÓN DEL TERRITORIO EN LA POLÍTICA DEMOCRÁTICA CONTEMPORÁNEA Resumen: Las crisis políticas suelen describirse como súbitos puntos de inflexión, momentos de dramatismo extremo, puntos críticos en los que todo está en juego, en los que se...

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20 January 2016
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God, the gods and democracy [part three]

The Masses, by Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco (1935) The widespread belief that religion is plainly bad for democracy is misleading, or so the following dialogue on religion tries to illustrate, with reasons and examples. Conducted in Melbourne by the distinguished...

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10 November 2015