In democracy’s birthplace, pope warns of populist threats

Pope Francis warned Saturday that the “easy answers” of populism and authoritarianism are threatening democracy in Europe and called for fresh dedication to promoting the common good. Arriving in Greece, the birthplace of democracy, Francis used a speech to Greek political and cultural leaders to warn Europe at large about the threats facing the continent.Continue reading “In democracy’s birthplace, pope warns of populist threats”

Autocracy is Winning – The Atlantic

THE BAD GUYS ARE WINNING If the 20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies—communism, fascism, virulent nationalism—the 21st century is, so far, a story of the reverse. By Anne Applebaum The future of democracy may well be decided in a drab office building on the outskirtsContinue reading “Autocracy is Winning – The Atlantic”

Democracy slipping away at record rate, intergovernmental body warns

A greater number of countries are sliding towards authoritarianism, while the number of established democracies under threat has never been so high, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) said on Monday. Populist politics, the use of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to silence critics, a tendency of countries to mimic the anti-democratic behaviour ofContinue reading “Democracy slipping away at record rate, intergovernmental body warns”

CPAC set to stage far-right conference in Hungary, as federal prosecutors zero in

Viktor Orbán’s right-wing paradise will host its own version of CPAC, as U.S. organization faces federal probe The American Conservative Union, the conservative grassroots organization that puts on the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, is taking its tested model for hosting right-wing gatherings to the authoritarian nation of Hungary.  CPAC events have been held in variousContinue reading “CPAC set to stage far-right conference in Hungary, as federal prosecutors zero in”

Authoritarianism: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver discusses the growing number of authoritarian leaders around the world, their common characteristics, and whether or not one of them is currently our president.

Pope Francis says antisemitism ‘still lurking in Europe’ on visit to Hungary

“This is a fuse that must not be allowed to burn,” the pope said. Pope Francis called for an end to antisemitism Sunday during an unusually short trip to Hungary, where he warned that prejudice against Jews was a “fuse that must not be allowed to burn.” “I think of the threat of antisemitism still lurking in EuropeContinue reading “Pope Francis says antisemitism ‘still lurking in Europe’ on visit to Hungary”

Hungary’s opposition unites in bid to oust Viktor Orban from power

Six opposition parties in Hungary are coming together in a historic bid to oust long-time prime minister Viktor Orban. They will unite behind one candidate to challenge Orban in Hungary’s parliamentary election, which is scheduled for next year. Orban, who leads the Fidesz party and has been prime minister since 2010, has won three successiveContinue reading “Hungary’s opposition unites in bid to oust Viktor Orban from power”

Viktor Orbán censored a question Tucker Carlson asked about Xi Jinping, after the Fox host suggested Hungary was ‘freer’ than the US

Tucker Carlson interviewed Hungary’s authoritarian leader, Viktor Orbán, last week. Hungary initially scrubbed negative references to Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the transcript. Orbán has friendly ties with Xi, and it’s become a liability ahead of Hungary’s 2022 elections. As he was broadcasting from Hungary last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson presented the CentralContinue reading “Viktor Orbán censored a question Tucker Carlson asked about Xi Jinping, after the Fox host suggested Hungary was ‘freer’ than the US”

Tucker Carlson has moved his show to Hungary for the week, where he met controversial PM Viktor Orbán and is scheduled to speak at a far-right conference

Tucker Carlson is spending the week in Budapest and met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. He also plans to speak at a far-right conference in Hungary on Saturday. Orbán spent $265,000 to arrange an interview with Carlson in 2019, per a government watchdog. The Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday evening announced heContinue reading “Tucker Carlson has moved his show to Hungary for the week, where he met controversial PM Viktor Orbán and is scheduled to speak at a far-right conference”

Thousands join Budapest Pride march against anti-LGBTQ law

Hungarian law on LGBTQ issues triggers conflict with EU PM Orban portrays law as fight to protect Christian values Rally organisers say law seeks to intimidate LGBTQ people U.S., British, German, other embassies back Pride Festival Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday to support LGBTQ people and protest against aContinue reading “Thousands join Budapest Pride march against anti-LGBTQ law”

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