The answer is right in front of our faces. We cannot afford to not hold those responsible to account. Every time we don’t, it gives them that much more leverage to do it to us and condemn the next innocent person!
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Greece. According to Freedom House, Greece is an electoral democracy and has "fair electoral laws, equal campaigning opportunities, and a system of compulsory voting that is weakly enforced". Also see our articles on Europe.
Voters in Greece have elected a radical left party, Syriza, into power on Sunday raising fears across Europe that the country may exit the Eurozone and default on its debt.
Announcement of new snap Greek elections test economy amid general malaise across divided Europe
Greece’s anti austerity party Syriza has taken the lead in polls for the next scheduled election due to take place in June 2016. The Syriza party has opposed the harsh economic austerity measures which were put into place following the onset of its economic crises.
Openly racist parties gain foothold in European Parliament as Europe tilts right following vote
Troy! Troy! Troy! retells the story through a Trojan War play through the lens of America’s experience in Iraq and the subsequent global financial crisis
Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are back in fashion as Greek society reacts to economic depression with renaissance of ancient Greek philosophy
Cyprus charity concert to raise money for poor takes hold as sign of solidarity in time of economic danger. Democracy alive and well despite crisis
Guinness Book of World Records files suit against Cyprus Ballot for use of logo in elections. Cyprus divisive politics risk setting new embarrassing record
Direct democracy is possible if the American people engage the tough issues and build consensus that deliberation and debate are central to everything we do