In view of the African Union’s weakness, a key lesson from Chad’s April 2021 coup is that democratisation depends on the people.
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Political protests are a human right, political right and civil liberty to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common interest. Today, pro-democracy protests are under threat. Also take a look at our articles on the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Turkey, and the Tea Party.
Thousands of Slovenians are protesting the erosion of democracy under the government of the right-wing Prime Minister Janez Jansa.
Two pro-democracy activists imprisoned on charges of breaching Thailand’s stringent royal defamation law were granted bail on Friday.
The people of Myanmar are steadily fighting the military junta and Myanmar’s urban poor have vowed to fight for democracy.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said if he orders the military to take to the streets to restore order, “the order will be followed.”
Chad’s civil society and opposition have rejected the creation of a Transitional Military Council led by the late Idriss Deby’s son.
Generation Z has been at the forefront of the struggle for democracy in Myanmar, both within the country and internationally.
Out of Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain and Tunisia, six Arab Spring countries, only Tunisia has successfully transitioned to democracy.
Our guests this week offer a framework for effective nonviolent organizing by trapping authority figures between a rock and a hard place.
Westerners’ interpretations of events and Arabs’ perceptions of themselves are still muddled a decade after the Arab Spring.