By capturing the spotlight and forcing the conversation, progressives are gently nudging the Democratic party’s needle towards broad reforms.
Ukrainians have voted for political parties to immediately begin the process of reform. The reform hopes to help steer Ukraine “into the West’s democratic fold”.
Hong Kong– Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protesters Tuesday held their first talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralyzed parts of the city, after its leader ruled out major reforms. Chief executive Leung Chun-ying, in an interview late Monday, said open elections for his successor as demanded by demonstrators would result in […]
In an effort to curb police brutality in Balitmore, the U.S. Department of Justice plans to investigate the Baltimore Police Department.
By Steve Miletich, Mike Carter and Jennifer Sullivan, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — In a highly public rejection of federally mandated reforms, more than 100 Seattle police officers filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a federal judge to block what they called “mechanical” and unrealistic use-of-force policies imposed on them under a court-ordered consent decree. The 43-page […]
Washington (AFP) – In a major congressional step towards curtailing widespread surveillance of millions of Americans, a House panel voted Wednesday to end the dragnet collection of telephone metadata. The rare unanimous vote by the House Judiciary Committee provides strong bipartisan support for a measure that is backed by civil rights groups and could serve […]
Brussels (AFP) — The European Parliament on Thursday endorsed a sweeping package of European Union telecommunications reforms, including a much-awaited measure to end roaming charges for cross-border mobile phone use. A plenary sitting of parliament in Brussels voted to ban mobile phone surcharges which hit users as they cross national borders in the E.U. — […]
Athens (AFP) – Eurozone officials urged France’s incoming government on Tuesday to stick to reform pledges, and Greece to capitalize on its austerity sacrifices in return for a long-delayed 6.3-billion-euro slice of bailout cash. The loan disbursal announced at a two-day meeting of European finance ministers, after seven months of tough talks between Greece and […]
By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As the minority party, House Democrats have little power to move legislation over Republican objections, but they launched a long-shot effort Wednesday to push House Speaker John A. Boehner to bring an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws to a vote. The maneuver began with a news conference […]