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The popularity of the pro-democracy protests will be tested in Sunday’s local district elections, which are about the only real democracy left in the Chinese territory.
I want to acquaint you with thinkers who are wrestling with issues close to the Monitor’s heart. First up: activist and minister Duncan Newcomer.
Global views on whistleblowers got a boost after one in the U.S. made allegations against President Trump. Even Ukraine just passed a law protecting whistleblowers.
By the thousands, young Iraqis have created a “ministate” in downtown Baghdad that resembles the government they want – one not based on dividing up power by faith.
Rene Burciaga casts his ballot in the midterm elections at Su Nueva Laundromat in Chicago on Nov. 6, 2018.
Secret documents from the Communist Party reveal strong party dissent over the repression of an innocent minority. Officials with a conscience are exposing the party’s fears and tactics.
A holiday of gratitude and rejoicing that Lincoln used to bind a broken nation can again heal a people who increasingly see themselves on the edge of civil war.
The rise of Latino power in California began with Proposition 187, a 1994 ballot initiative that sought to deny services to unauthorized immigrants.
Letters to the editor for the Nov. 18, 2019 weekly magazine. Readers discuss solutions for climate change, the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, and more.
Remember the dogged, wisecracking reporters of yore? As in “Good Night, and Good Luck” and “All the President’s Men”? That spirit is still alive.
Selling shares in its giant oil company, Aramco, could force a repressive monarchy to be held accountable, not just by investors but by restless, freedom-seeking Saudi youths.
Compelling readers to recalibrate their own opinions – to look at the world dynamically and flexibly – is healthy. And it’s how fake news is defeated.
A new federal focus aims at supporting citizens and communities to keep guns away from troubled individuals. Short of banning guns, local efforts may be the best prevention.
Months of demonstrations have spiraled down to sheer hatred between protesters and police. The only way up is to listen to those who have conquered such hate.
Protesters in Chile and Bolivia have thrown off their reputation for low political participation with mass protests that are bringing basic democratic reform.
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