Stories about Politics from June, 2016
Here's What Macedonia's Colorful Revolutionaries, Armed With Paint, Have Achieved So Far
The Macedonian ruling political party canceled its plan to hold an election that only they were going to participate in, fulfilling one of the eight demands of the Colorful Revolution.
Even Assad Supporters Aren't Immune to Syria's Kings of Looting
Talks of “banal death”, “corruption”, “war profiteers” and “price peaks” are no longer confined to private spheres.
Can Japan’s Opposition Parties Compete?
This article is by Corey Wallace and was originally published in East Asia Forum. The article is republished on Global Voices under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 license. On 10 July, Japan will hold its upper house elections with half of its seats to be contested. This will be the first time...
‘I'll Stay as Long as the Queen Allows Me to Stay’ and Other Brexit Reactions From the Portuguese-Speaking World
"Brexit...whatever happens from now on, no one can erase these results from citizens' memories."
The Uncertain Future of the Syrian Revolution
With its many factions dispersed, the Syrian Revolution is now staggering between an internationally-planned political solution and the long, lost dream of military triumph.
Political Sniping Follows India's Failure to Win Nuclear Suppliers Group Membership
"Those dissing govt becoz india not part of nsg : this is the reason we not respected : letting politics come in way of standing by nation"
What Consequences Could the UK's Brexit Have for People in Africa?
"If the UK sneezes Africa will … well Africa will say 'bless you' and move on."
Tanzanian Prosecuted for ‘Insulting’ the President on WhatsApp
Mulokozi is the latest victim of Tanzania's relatively new Cybercrime Law, which attempts to address issues such as child pornography, cyberbullying, online impersonation, and the publication of false information.
After Brexit, Timor-Leste Workers Are Worried About Their Future in the UK
"European leaders must display serenity and begin to re-imagine a Union that is more peoples-based, reconnecting with the real people, less focused on the stifling Brussels-based bureaucrats."
The Caribbean Considers the Ripple Effects of Brexit
Economic fallout, a hostile view towards immigration, and a world where Donald Trump could be the next US President. Surprise: many Caribbean Internet users are not pleased about Brexit.
As Delhi's Ruling Party Demands Full Statehood, Could Dexit Follow Brexit?
On the heels of Brexit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, says that Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood -- but is a referendum even constitutional?
Manila's Pride March Advocates to “End the Hate and Let Love In”
"This year, we need everyone to come together and advance the campaign for love. We call on all Filipinos to let love into their homes, communities, and the whole country."
Balkan Right-Wing Populists Gloat Over #Brexit
While the official reactions by most Balkan governments included expressions of guarded concern for the EU after the Brexit, Europhobic representatives of right-wing parties expressed joy via social networks.
Brexit: Heartbroken, But Not Broken
"Ignoring what's been going on in our country's politics is what got us here today. We were too uninvolved in decisions that have made a huge impact on our lives."
Founder of Protest Reporting Outlet Goes Missing in China
Lu Yuyu has been missing since June 15. Yuyu has been reporting news of mass demonstrations in China via his platform "Not in the News" since 2013.
In the Battle for More Transparency in Mexico, Politicians Win This Round
"The #3of3Law has gone to shit, once again congressmen protect their own interests rather than the interests of the people. They’re a bunch of thieves and backstabbers!"
‘Well Done Baku'?: Azerbaijan's F1 Forray Leaves Inequality Firmly in the Driving Seat
"While taxpayers ultimately foot the bill for this, two privileged citizens have been massively enriched by the games: the president’s daughters."
Chinese Village Leader Who Planned to Protest Land Seizures Suddenly Confesses to Corruption. Suspicious?
"'Anti-corruption' is such a useful word. It can be used to attack your political opponent and to incriminate the people's hero."
10 Athletes From Four Countries Will Compete at the Olympics Under One Banner: Refugee
"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."
India's LGBTQ Community Accuses Prime Minister of Hypocrisy Over His ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ for Orlando
"Your 110 character tweet was missing five important characters. Five characters that would reveal a truth that your government is refusing to acknowledge-LGBTQ’!"
As Election Day Approaches, Zambia's Largest Independent Newspaper Shut Down by Tax Authority
"The government itself owes contractors, food suppliers, stationery suppliers, pensioners, utility companies, and civil servants and nobody, NOBODY, has shut them down...."