Search Results for "Morocco " : 3

by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:40 am / in Africa, Issue, Main Menu, World

Morocco’s Growing Pains

…major role for women in the fulfilment of our country,” according to liberal newspaper La Gazette du Maroc. Yet, Morocco remains far from democratic, as its pervasive election fraud and corrupt legislature indicate. Political liberalization, in terms of meaningful opposition to the state and substantial alternation of power, remains elusive, as does true inclusion of minority groups like women and homosexuals. Morocco’s slow progress seems surpri…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:14 am / in Middle East, World

Stuffed Democracy

by Illustration by Liz Lee Offset against grey skies and the black uniform of an average Istanbulite bundled against the cold, the bright yellow and turquoise banners of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) bring a hint of the Arab Spring to Taksim Square. Occupying the symbolic heart of a vibrant, modern Turkey, Kurdish demonstrators have gathered to protest a move to ban 12 of their candidates from the Turkish general election – a ri…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:06 am / in Issue, Main Menu, Middle East, World

Evolution and Revolution

by The age of the Arab dictator is over. The current wave of unrest sweeping the Middle East has deposed two dictators, spilt much blood and fundamentally shaken the status quo. Already, the movement that began with a few street demonstrations in Tunis has led to a regime change in Egypt and threatens to overthrow the monarchy in Bahrain, a military regime in Libya, a dictatorship in Yemen and many other governments throughout the regi…

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