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Analysis by Country

Pakistan: Prime Minister disqualified by Supreme Court

On 28 July, the Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, both as Prime Minister and as a member of parliament “for being dishonest” and ordered all materials gathered a Read more...

France: Macron prepares his offensive

The new French President, Emmanuel Macron, speaking at a business start-up event, declared in imperfect English, “Entrepreneur is the new France”. Read more...

Palestinian resistance inflicts a defeat on Israel

Protests by Palestinians against Israeli restrictions on access to the Haram-al Sharif (Temple Mount), have been reignited after police imposed a ban on entry for worshippers under 50. Read more...

Turkey: One year of Erdogan's counter-coup

Last July there were two coups in Turkey, one failed, one succeeded. Read more...

Ireland: Jobstown victory against state frame up

The Irish state’s attempt to criminalise seven water charges protesters has failed, though charges against other water protesters remain. Read more...

中国:新的武器,新的地位——新的泡沫?

中国用阅兵式来庆祝人民共和国成立的周年日,这是许多年来的第一次。在天安门城楼上,国家主席胡锦涛观看最新型武器,包括未装配实弹的无人机、巡航导弹、具备核打击能力的导弹等从他前面开过。与此同时,官方解说员强调这些武器不仅是中国制造,而且是中国研发的。 Read more...

捍卫中国的民主权利

利克斯•布莱格将叙述中国政府最近对反对派运动的压制。

12月25日, 2009 年, 北京第一中级法院以颠覆国家罪判处刘晓波11年徒刑。刘晓波曾参与1989年的天安门抗议运动;一年之前他由于筹备发起推动中国政治改革的零八宪章运动而被捕,逮捕他的罪名是煽动颠覆国家政权。“煽动颠覆国家政权罪”其实是一个政治镇压的手段,它被广泛用于对异见分子和政治反对派定罪。 Read more...

UK: A weak Tory government: keep up the pressure!

THE JUNE election result proved to be a disaster for the “winner” and a triumph for the “loser”. Read more...