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Appalling. A profound attack on democracy. Lib MPs just voted - AGAINST Speaker’s finding - to stop Christian Porter’s anonymous donation being investigated by Parl’s Privileges Committee. Gov thinks Ministers can take $ & not say who it’s from. Turf this mob out. ICAC now.

"Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it." -- Alexis de Tocqueville

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A Mumbai court is set to deliver the verdict on #AryanKhan 's bail plea today.

Rio boss is asked how the new green strategy will create value for shareholders and deliver growth. He says it’s about future proofing the business and some of the decarbonisation initiatives make “economic sense.”

There’s nothing in Govt’s recent announcement that does anything to deal w immediate & growing pressures on social care & no new £ until at least 2023. This is disaster waiting to happen as head into winter. Budget next week must deliver a proper plan bcos #SocialCareCantWait  2/2

No more delays – the government needs to deliver urgently on climate investment | @Ed_Miliband 

Critics slam Surrey's new rules on political signs as 'a smack to democracy'

Bret Stephens: Hopkins president explores critical question of what universities owe democracy in new book | GUEST COMMENTARY (From The New York Times)

The future of the beloved 'democracy sausage' is hanging in the air ahead of December’s NSW local elections. READ MORE:

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If anyone had a right to question whether our democracy was worth redeeming, it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Because in the face of billy clubs and lynchings, poll taxes and literacy tests, he never gave in to violence, never waved a traitorous flag or gave up on our country.

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Canadians are deeply disturbed and saddened by the attack on democracy in the United States, our closest ally and neighbour. Violence will never succeed in overruling the will of the people. Democracy in the US must be upheld - and it will be.

In 2016, when Trump won PA, MI, and WI by a handful of votes, the election system worked just great. Now that he's losing, it's a "fraud" and they're "stealing the election." This is how demagogues destroy faith in democracy and move us toward authoritarianism. Count every vote!

So...UPS...Fedex...big opportunity here. Just offer to deliver any election ballot for free...or honor the postage on it...and get it there by Election Day. You'll overnight become the most beloved and respected organization in America. Go's the right thing to do.

I want to speak directly to the Black women in our country. Thank you. You are too often overlooked, and yet are asked time and again to step up and be the backbone of our democracy. We could not have done this without you.

Joe Biden will win the popular vote by over 4 million votes. The Democratic nominee for president has now won the popular vote in 7 out of the last 8 elections. One person, one vote. Democracy must rule. Yes. We should abolish the electoral college.

Let's be clear. This election won't be over when Trump says it's over. It will be over after every vote is counted. That includes mail-in ballots postmarked on Election Day, as well as military ballots. This is a democracy. Whether Trump likes it or not, we count every vote.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals. That’s how we remember her. But she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored. My statement:

No, Mr. President. We're not delaying the election. The American people are sick and tired of your authoritarianism, your lies, your racism. On November 3, 2020 democracy will prevail and your disastrous presidency will end. Bye-bye.

So much news today, but don't overlook the voting debacle happening right now in Georgia. This is a dire wakeup call for November - long lines, broken machines. It is a national outrage that undermines the legitimacy of our democracy.