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Opposition Leaders Address Moscow Protest

July 20, 2019           |                                       

More than 10,000 people have gathered in Moscow to protest against the controversial ban of some opposition candidates from Moscow city-council elections set for September. The July 20 rally was addressed by leading figures of the Russian nonparliamentary opposition. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/opposition-leaders-address-moscow-protest/30066593.html

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Protests Resume In Georgian Capital For Fourth Night

June 23, 2019           |                                       

TBILISI — Thousands of demonstrators have gathered for a fourth day in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, calling for the resignations of some top officials and early elections. The protest on June 23 began at around 7 p.m. local time with people gathering in front of the parliament building on Rustaveli Avenue in central Tbilisi. Some […]

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An unnamed Norwegian official with inside knowledge of the talks between the Venezuelan opposition and government in Oslo said the opposition “needs to be more realistic.” We discuss the talks with Norwegian Venezuela specialist Eirik Vold The post Opposition Demand for Maduro’s Resignation a Non-Starter, Says Norwegian Official appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Canada Supports Most Hardline, Anti-Democratic Elements of Venezuela’s Oppposition

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Not only has Canada financed and otherwise supported opposition parties in Venezuela, Ottawa has allied itself with some of its most anti-democratic, hardline elements. While the Liberal government has openly backed Voluntad Popular’s bid to seize power since January, Ottawa has supported the electorally marginal party for years. Juan Guaidó’s VP (Popular Will in English) […]

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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Philadelphia on Dec. 19, 2018. Photo: Matt Rourke/AP Mumia Abu-Jamal’s long struggle for freedom and justice gained crucial ground this week. The former Black Panther, activist, and journalist will get a new hearing to appeal his conviction for the […]

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Venezuela: Still on the Brink?

April 20, 2019           |                                       

The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don’t think so. It’s more like a regrouping after a first defeat. Well, it’s a multiple defeat if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002. However, […]

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Afghanistan To Send 250 Delegates To Taliban Meeting In Qatar

April 16, 2019           |                                       

The Afghan government says it will send 250 delegates for talks with the Taliban in Qatar this week that are seen as a potential breakthrough in efforts to end the nearly 18-year war. The delegates that will attend the talks scheduled for April 19-21 include government officials, powerful former warlords, opposition politicians, tribal and religious […]

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Opposition Activists Clash With Police In Albanian Capital

April 13, 2019           |                                       

At least five police officers and dozens of opposition activists were injured in clashes with police in the Albanian capital, as demonstrators called for the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama’s government. Thousands of people gathered along Tirana’s main boulevard on April 13, with many holding anti-government posters. Some threw flares, firecrackers and other objects […]

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India is a parliamentary democracy, though those covering the current election campaign may think that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a presidential candidate. Modi has run a somewhat presidential form of government with the symbolic presence of his cabinet colleagues. His office has concentrated all power. And neither his party nor its mentor organisation utters […]

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Ukraine Bans All Flights To Russia After Opposition Politicians' Moscow Visit

April 3, 2019           |                                       

The Ukrainian government has banned unscheduled flights to Russia after a recent visit to Moscow by two opposition politicians. The action was initiated by Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who said on April 3 that presidential candidate Yuriy Boiko and Opposition Platform — For Life party official Viktor Medvedchuk had “used a loophole in Ukraine’s […]

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Erdogan: Turkish Ruling Party Emerges as Winner

March 31, 2019           |                                       

ISTANBUL — The Latest on Turkey’s municipal elections (all times local): 11 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his ruling party has emerged the winner of Turkey’s mayoral elections “by a wide margin” and has dealt a blow to those who tried to bring Turkey to its knees. Erdogan spoke after preliminary results relayed […]

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In a closed-door meeting with activists from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday,  presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., spoke about working closely with the organization and his desire to create a “unified voice from Congress” against the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement, or BDS. Booker spoke to AIPAC members from New Jersey at […]

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US Looks to Push Venezuela Off International Bodies

March 27, 2019           |                                       

Venezuela’s international representatives are being systematically purged from all bodies of note, as the Trump Administration looks to move on from declaring President Maduro “illegitimate” after the most recent election to now insisting that anyone he appointed to these bodies must also be “illegitimate.” This has recently meant the expulsion of envoys from the Inter-American […]

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