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2014-03-27 23:00:14

Government is for the many not just for those with money and influence--asserts Congressman John Sarbanes Haverford PA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 On February 4, 2014, John Sarbanes announced that 100 Democrats and Republicans are backing a bill to help Americans have a stronger “voice” with their elected officials. As written, the bill, HR#20, encourages political candidates to rely on large numbers of small donations—instead large money donations from PAC’s, corporations Wall...

2013-12-23 08:23:04

NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MFC Industrial Ltd. ("MFC" or the "Company") (NYSE: MIL) today announced that on December 20, 2013, the British Columbia Supreme Court issued an injunction against Peter Kellogg / IAT Reinsurance Company, Ltd. (the "Kellogg Group") and others prohibiting the Kellogg Group from trying to improperly take control of MFC's board at the Company's upcoming annual general and special meeting to be held on December 27, 2013 (the "Meeting"). The temporary...

2013-12-18 08:23:14

All leading proxy advisory and corporate governance firms have now recommended that shareholders vote against Peter Kellogg as a director of MFC and his proposal to take control of MFC's board NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MFC Industrial Ltd. ("MFC" or the "Company") (NYSE: MIL) today announced that the other leading independent proxy advisory and corporate governance firm, Glass, Lewis & Co. ("Glass Lewis"), has recommended that MFC shareholders vote "AGAINST" Peter...

2013-11-21 08:23:56

STRASBOURG, November 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At a seminar on press freedom organised in the European Parliament in Strasbourg by the Brussels based Foundation for Democracy and Governance, fears were expressed of a crackdown on press freedom in Ukraine. "It is important that we look beyond the results of the Vilnius Summit, and ensure that there is full freedom of the press; this is a cornerstone of democracy and a fundamental right," a director of the Foundation said....

2013-11-18 08:27:16

BRUSSELS, November 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom of speech in the EaP countries will be discussed in the European Parliament ahead of the Vilnius Summit. The conference will take place on 20 November, 14.30h - 15.30h, room F-1042 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The host and Chairman of the conference is Fabrizio Bertot, EPP (Italy). The discussion is inspired by the Foundation for Democracy and Governance (Belgium). Freedom of speech has been restricted in...

2013-11-07 16:30:24

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CBMG) today reminded all its shareholders that the Board of the Company has set November 08, 2013 as the date for the Company's annual meeting of stockholders, to be held at 530 University Ave, Suite 17, Palo Alto, CA 94301, at 9:00am PST, and any and all adjournments or postponements thereof, and authorizes and instructs the mailed proxies to vote in the manner directed in each proxy card for each...

2013-10-15 12:04:57

Democracy aid can contribute to change, but only marginally and only under certain conditions. This is the conclusion of a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg. Since the early 1990s, democracy and human rights have become increasingly important in the field of international development assistance. Democracy aid includes, for example, support to political parties, parliaments, election authorities, ombudsman offices and civil society organizations promoting human rights....

2013-09-23 12:29:30

National Endowment for Democracy marks 30(th) anniversary with focus on youth WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The inspiring stories of 30 young democracy activists are featured in a new 30(th) anniversary campaign -- "30 Under 30"- launched today by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). A multimedia website, www.ned.org/30years, uses engaging videos, photos, and text to bring to life the innovative work of these promising young leaders, all age 30 or younger, who...

2013-09-12 12:29:31

PUEBLO, Colo., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Personhood USA successfully drew grassroots voters to the polls yesterday during Colorado's historic recall election. Planned Parenthood-endorsed Senate President Morse and Senator Giron lost their seats as local activists used the democratic process to make their voice heard. Planned Parenthood attempted to make the election about abortion, but the strategy backfired. Personhood contacted nearly 20,000 Pueblo households in...

2013-07-12 08:21:29

July Issue also features essays by Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way and by Donald Emmerson. WASHINGTON, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Why have the pacts that budding transitions to democracy need proven so hard to make and sustain in the Arab World?" Georgetown's Daniel Brumberg sets about answering this timely question in "Transforming the Arab World's Protection-Racket Politics," one of four essays on the region in the new issue of the Journal of Democracy (JoD). Other...