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 Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Fighting between the Government of Senegal soldiers and rebels for the Movement of Democratic Forces for the Casamance has adversely affected the potential of the Casamance to contribute fully to the economy of Senegal.
In 1997 a renewal of fighting in the Casamance area in the southern part of the country between the Government and the secessionist Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC) caused many civilians to flee their villages.
Sporadic fighting continued during 2001 in the Casamance area in the southern part of the country between the Government and the secessionist Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC).
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/para/mfdc.htm   (3090 words)

 Encyclopedia: List of political parties in Cyprus
The Movement for Social Democracy (Greek: Kinima Sosialdimokraton) is a political party in Cyprus.
The Democratic Rally (Greek: Δημοκρατικός Συναγερμός), or DISY, is a conservative political party in Cyprus, led by Nikos Anastasiadhis.
The Fighting Democratic Movement (Agonistiko Dimokratiko Kinima) is a political party in Cyprus.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-political-parties-in-Cyprus   (1144 words)

The DSM is campaigning for the release of all the detained workers and labour leaders, an end to all cases against activists and a stop to state repression of the trade unions and socialists.
These emergency services would show the working masses that the labour movement is not just simply interested in paralysing society and it would increase support for the strike action by various layers of the working people in urban and rural areas.
The capitalist system needs to be replaced by a democratic socialist system in which the commanding sectors of the economy such as oil industry, banking, manufacturing, etc, are put into public ownership with democratic control and management of the economy and society by the working people.
www.labournet.de /internationales/ng/nigeria2.html   (3041 words)

 The Guardian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Democratic Party won nine, the Movement of Social Democrats got four and the United Democrats one — all down one seat from the previous parliament.
Three new parties, New Horizons, the Fighting Democratic Movement and the Ecologists, entered parliament for the first time winning a seat each in the 56-strong House of Representatives.
Government Ministers have been accused of nepotism and graft, particularly in the building industry, and the public as a whole is angry at the staggering rise in crime, shown by the almost nightly bomb blasts and arson attacks and the alarming increase in drugs and prostitution.
www.cpa.org.au /garchve4/1048akel.html   (378 words)

 Democratic Socialist Movement
The question of land, the landless movement and the question of agrarian reform and the question of the demand of the students' movement that is very strong, etc. So, there is prospect that the mass movement will be done with more force than before.
So, there is a growing mood of anti-Bush sentiment and that is crystallised in the anti-war movement in the US which is big now, before the war on Iraq has actually started, as was the anti-Vietnam war movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s after 5, 10 years of fighting.
Democratically elected committees of workers and the poor must be set-up in the work places and neighbourhoods, with armed defence militias.
www.socialistnigeria.org /paper/2003/feb-mar/10.html   (4937 words)

 Build and safeguard the unity of the movement!
During the struggle against apartheid, the ANC-led Alliance and the broad democratic movement represented unity of purpose among the broadest range of social forces that fought to end apartheid and replace it with a non-racial, non-sexist, united and democratic South Africa.
It was the movement's ability to unite this broad range of forces behind a common vision and a fighting programme of action that finally led to the defeat of the apartheid regime in 1994.
In today's context, a lot of factional activity in structures of the broad democratic movement is driven by the pursuit of positions that are associated with influence and resources.
www.anc.org.za /ancdocs/pubs/umrabulo/umrabulo22/build.html   (2663 words)

 Lagos State NCP statement : Democratic Socialist Movement
The second major feature also confirmed by the "election" is that the various self-serving capitalist politicians of all the ruling parties will always manipulate the electoral processes and state’s apparatuses including the judiciary, to retain themselves and their ilk in power against the wish of the vast majority of the working people.
Independent and democratisation of institutions like Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), such that its composition, funding and activities are democratically controlled by the people through their political organisations.
Democratic management and control of public companies and parastatals by committees comprising elected representatives of workers, consumers, trade unions, NLC and the government with immediate effect.
www.socialistnigeria.org /NCP/2004/NCP31-3-04.html   (2681 words)

 New DEAL Movement Condemns the Renewed Fighting in Liberia
The New DEAL Movement, Liberia's social democratic party, strongly condemns the LURD, MODEL and Charles Taylor forces, the for the recent wave of fighting and the terror of death unleashed on the innocent and armless people of Liberia.
This recent wave of attack on the Capitol, Monrovia, by the LURD and the terror of MODEL in the Buchanan area is a blatant violation of the June 17, 2003 cease fire agreement signed in Accra, Ghana.
The New DEAL Movement, Liberia's social democratic party, once again reiterates its condemnation of LURD, MODEL, and the Charles Taylor government forces for the senseless killings of civilians and call on all sides to immediately halt the fighting in the interest of peace and stability.
www.theperspective.org /newdealcondemnsfighting.htm   (785 words)

 The Labor Movement and the Anti-War Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Due to their bureaucratic conservatism and support for the Democrats and capitalism, the current AFL-CIO leadership is incapable of providing a way forward for either the labor or anti-war movements.
Significantly, many in the student anti-war movement are linking the economic concerns of working class people with Bush's war drive, indicating a changing mood in society.
For unions to overcome their crisis and attract the newly radicalized young people in the anti-war movement, the unions must be transformed into fighting, democratic organizations that stand up for the interests of all workers - at home and abroad.
www.socialistalternative.org /justice34/16.html   (441 words)

 The Eritrean Independent Democratic movement...
The TPLF as a truly peoples’ movement was the only democratic movement in the Horn for a while that is until it was later joined by the EPDM and the OPDO.
When it started Eritrea which for over a decade has been fighting a defensive war, a war of attrition was not in a position to withstand the Derg’s onslaught.
Eritrea had been fighting a defensive war, a war of attrition, it had no experience of mounting an offensive.
www.aigaforum.com /getahun0406.htm   (3182 words)

Higher-level indifference was apparent in Columbus last week even as university and citizen leaders reported on the focus groups' broad support for assertive state action and incentives to help regions curb sprawl and repair inequities to older communities.
It's worth remembering the civil rights movement was not born or matured in election campaigns, or the halls of political power.
And now the movement has a clever slogan -- the "smart growth" phrase Maryland's Glendening chose for his program to deny state road and school subsidies for development encroaching on the open countryside.
www.citistates.com /prevpub/npc101898.htm   (742 words)

 World Movement for Democracy: Third Assembly
At its biennial assemblies, the World Movement for Democracy pays tribute to democratic groups and movements that have demonstrated exceptional courage in their work and who have struggled for the most part outside the spotlight of world attention.
Largely unrecognized and often at great personal risk, this democratic movement is exerting increasing pressure on all sides of Sudan’s 20-year civil war to end the fighting, and is building the foundations for sustainable peace, democracy, and human rights in the country.
Previous Tribute recipients were Colombia’s Democratic Mayors, the Civil Society Movement of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran’s Pro-Democracy Student Movement, the Chechen NGO LAM, and the Tiananmen Mothers Network in China.
www.wmd.org /third_assembly/courageTributes.html   (733 words)

 kenya national democratic movement
I gave a simple overview of the social forces that would be fighting for this new Kenyan society placing the working people, women and youth at the core with the petit bourgeoisie and what can pass for the patriotic national bourgeoisie as unstable allies.
A revolution is simply a moment or process in time and space where one group of rulers(not individuals but social groups and/or classes) are replaced in terms of political power by another, previously marginalized social group/ class/alliances of various classes who then proceed to undertake a fundamental restructuring of that society.
It flows from this definition that a revolution is not an elitist conspiracy but a moment when millions and millions of ordinary wananchi are galvanized by a well-organized political and social movement with a strong leadership achieve ownership and immediate agency in enacting new pathways to the future.
www.kenyasocialist.org /kswsfiles/nationaldemocraticmovement.html   (4958 words)

 World Movement for Democracy: Third Assembly
The Democracy Movement in Sudan; the Mano River Union of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea; the Democratic Movement in Belarus; and IPCRI/ Panorama have been selected to receive Democracy Courage Tributes at the John Hurford Memorial Dinner.
The Democracy Movement in Belarus The democratic movement continues to be heavily repressed for opposing the Lukashenko regime.
The Democracy Movement in Sudan Largely unrecognized and often at great personal risk, the recent resurgence of a democratic movement in Sudan is exerting increasing pressure on all sides of Sudan’s 20-year civil war to end the fighting, and begin building the foundations for sustainable peace, democracy, and human rights in the country.
www.wmd.org /third_assembly/demo_courage.html   (317 words)

 About Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Democratic party that supports a solution of the Cyprus problem based on the acquis communautaire and EU principles, and considers as a basis for a solution the existing Constitution with the incorporation of the EU acquis.
(The Movement of Free Democrats (KED) of Mr George Vassiliou and the Democratic Socialist Reform Movement (ADISOK) of Mr Michalis Papapetrou merged on 1 December 1996 to form the United Democrats.
The Movement is administered by a 11-member Political Committee and a 56-member Pancyprian Coordination Committee.
www.cyprus.gov.cy /cyphome/govhome.nsf/LookupIDs/871DB09035B229B0C2256B6B002E9475?OpenDocument&languageNo=1   (985 words)

 Political parties and leaders. The World Factbook. 2003
Democratic Party of Cote d'Ivoire-African Democratic Rally or PDCI-RDA [Aime Henri Konan BEDIE]; Ivorian Popular Front or FPI [Laurent GBAGBO]; Ivorian Worker's Party or PIT [Francis WODIE]; Rally of the Republicans or RDR [Alassane OUATTARA]; Union for Democracy and Peace or UDPCI [leader NA]; over 20 smaller parties
Democratic Front or FD [Youssouf MOUSSA]; Mahoran Popular Movement or MPM [Ahmed MADI]; Federation of Mahorans or RPR [Mansour KAMARDINE]; Movement for Department Status Mayotte or MDM [Mouhoutar SALIM]; Socialist Party or PS (local branch of French Parti Socialiste) [Ibrahim ABUBACAR]; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Henri JEAN-BAPTISTE]
Democratic Party or PD [Traian BASESCU]; Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania or UDMR [Bela MARKO]; National Liberal Party or PNL [Theodor STOLOJAN]; Romania Mare Party (Greater Romanian Party) or PRM [Corneliu Vadim TUDOR]; Social Democratic Party or PSD [Adrian NASTASE], formerly known as the Party of Social Democracy in Romania or PDSR
www.bartleby.com /151/fields/54.html   (4007 words)

 Why this movement for reform?
Our movement provides an avenue for them and for others like them to be identified with a good cause.
Our movement is an attempt to educate our citizens and to raise their level of political awareness so that they will be ready for political change.
If our reform movement discovers that there is overwhelming response to its mission and if the people at that point demand a political response to the situation, we will not disappoint them.
www.muslimedia.com /my-crisis/adil.htm   (1296 words)

 Organisational Democracy and Discipline in the Movement
The ANC is a democratic organisation whose policies are determined by the membership and whose leadership shall be accountable to the membership terms of the procedures laid down in the constitution.
These principles assist in achieving organisational unity, capacity and political cohesiveness which enables the ANC to lead the alliance, the mass democratic movement and society in general, as well as to be the leading party in government, the driving force for transformation and to exercise effective political and organisational leadership at all these levels.
The democratic culture of the ANC, and indeed its organisational and political discipline, is central to the character of the ANC.
www.anc.org.za /ancdocs/discussion/discipline.html   (3154 words)

 news2001_5_29   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The AKEL party won the most seats in Sunday's parliamentary elections with 20 seats, followed by the ruling Democratic Rally party with 19, in a reversal of the two parties' positions from the previous elections five years ago.
The Democratic Party (DIKO) won 9 seats and the Movement of Social Democrats (KISOS) won 4, both losing one seat each.
The New Horizons party, the Fighting Democratic Movement (ADIK) and the Ecologists Movement gained a seat each for the first time.
www.kypros.org /PIO/news/dailynews/news2001_5_29.htm   (229 words)

 Struggle on Many Fronts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The vibrant national democratic movement is fighting for the end of US control over the Philippines and for self-determination and democracy.
In 2001, the movement entered the electoral realm with the Bayan Muna (“People First”) party, winning mass support nationwide and resulting in the election of three long-time national democratic movement leaders to the lower house of Congress.
Just as the Philippine movement will not be deterred by the repression, CHRP also is committed to advancing the fight for human rights, freedom and democracy for the Filipino people.
www.resistinc.org /newsletter/issues/2004/04/ramiro.html   (1035 words)

 Time to stop bosses rolling back a century of gains
Union power declined and the movement was in a weakened position when Coalition governments moved to introduce individual contracts, non-union agreements and the Workplace Relations Act in 1996.
We now have the paradox where at a time when workers are most in need of union protection, the movement is at its lowest ebb for a century.
The task of militant unionists is to rebuild the movement as a fighting, democratic social movement for all workers and oppressed groups regardless of race, ethnicity or gender.
www.knowledgecollegetutors.com /pl2.htm   (2671 words)

 Townhall.com :: Columns :: Iran at the tipping point by Jonah Goldberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ledeen is convinced, as are numerous Iranian activists and exiles, that Iran is poised for a democratic revolution.
If Iran were to throw off the shackles of the mullahocracy in favor of anything like a sane, decent and democratic regime, it would be the most significant advance for freedom and decency since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
It would also have a profound teaching effect on the entire region that democratic change is inevitable and that everyone should get onboard the freedom train.
www.townhall.com /columnists/jonahgoldberg/jg20041001.shtml   (938 words)

 Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC)
The Government reportedly blocked a trip by Diamacoune to France to meet with the leader of the MFDC's external wing to coordinate policy in peace talks with the Government.
Sporadic fighting continued through 1999 in the Casamance area in the southern part of the country between the Government and the secessionist Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC).
In January the Government and the leadership of the MFDC began a new peace initiative with a meeting between President Diouf and MFDC head Abbe Augustine Diamacoune Senghor.
fas.org /irp/world/para/mfdc.htm   (1148 words)

 What is the NDF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF) is the principal alliance of progressive and revolutionary organizations fighting currently for national freedom and genuine democracy; it is led by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
The NDF believes that true national liberation requires a two-stage revolution-the national democratic revolution currently being waged and the subsequent socialist revolution that will immediately be undertaken upon the nationwide victory of the current stage.
Led by the CPP, the NPA is fighting a protracted people's war, which fundamentally depends on the political unity and organization of the masses.
www.etext.org /Politics/MIM/fil/ndf.html   (425 words)

 List of political parties in Cyprus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cyprus has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and a third party that is electorally successful.
Movement for Social Democracy United Democratic Union of Centre '*Kinima Sosialdimokraton Eniaia Dimokratiki Enosi Kentrou)
Index of political parties to browse parties by name
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Cyprus   (154 words)

 Fighting For Democratic Rights In The U.S. : AZ IMC
September 11 was the excuse, but not the reason, for the Democrats and Republicans taking away many basic democratic rights by passing the Patriot Acts.
Instead of pursuing real fight back policies they betray the working class by endorsing anti-homeless and anti-union Democrats and others in the elections.
Now instead of cutting the too fat police budget, Tim Fitzmaurice and the rest of the anti-working class lot on the Santa Cruz City Council, along with their friends on the Board of Supervisors, are cutting needed social programs and SEIU jobs.
arizona.indymedia.org /mail.php?id=11248   (3123 words)

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