Political party – Jury Team http://juryteam.org/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 03:07:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://juryteam.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-10-120x120.png Political party – Jury Team http://juryteam.org/ 32 32 Assam political party leader detained for “trying to sow discord” https://juryteam.org/assam-political-party-leader-detained-for-trying-to-sow-discord/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 02:22:27 +0000 https://juryteam.org/assam-political-party-leader-detained-for-trying-to-sow-discord/ Himanta Biswa sarma. Photo by DASARATH DEKA *** Local Caption *** Himanta Biswa sarma. Photo by DASARATH DEKA Assam political party leader detained for “trying to sow discord” Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed on Saturday that a political party – as part of its efforts to expand its base in the state […]]]>

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Assam political party leader detained for “trying to sow discord”

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed on Saturday that a political party – as part of its efforts to expand its base in the state – was sparking a language-based controversy and was trying to foment divisions between different communities.

Hours after Sarma’s remarks in Guwahati, police arrested Pradip Datta Roy, president of the Barak Democratic Front (BDF), Cachar district, after a local organization lodged a complaint against him.

Cachar Police Commissioner Ramandeep Kaur confirmed that Datta Roy was arrested on Saturday afternoon.

Earlier this week, Datta Roy gave Cachar’s deputy commissioner a 48-hour ultimatum to suppress a government hoarding written in Assamese, threatening to launch massive unrest if his demand was not met.

Without naming the BDF, Sarma said that a little-known organization in the Bengali-dominated Barak Valley region recently defaced government billboards written in Assamese in black ink, while another organization issued an ultimatum to the state government to remove the sign.

“Bengali-speaking Hindus are a minority in the Barak Valley. A motivated section is trying to make Bengali Hindus who stay in the Brahmaputra valley vulnerable, ”he told media.

Sarma said that if these organizations really cared about the Bengali people, they would not have done such an act because there are a large number of Bengali speaking people living in the Brahmaputra valley.

“Any kind of language-related action in the Barak valley causes a corresponding reaction in the Brahmaputra valley. BJP leaders in the Barak Valley are trying to find details of the instructions of who these people are working, ”the chief minister said, adding that“ it is not possible to erase the Assamese language from our hearts. “.

He, however, referred to the Trinamool Congress as “the party behind this incident”, which is leading a “motivated campaign”.

“Congress has never engaged in such acts,” he said.

Datta Roy, before his arrest, said that after the historic linguistic movement of 1961 that killed 11 in police shootings, the language law of Assam was changed, making Bengali the official language of the valley. of Barak comprising three districts – Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi – inhabited by more than four million people.

The hoarding of the “Jal Jivan Mission” also led to protests in October by various organizations, including the BDF and the Bengal Youth and Student Organization.

Another industry department hoarding written in English and Assamese installed in neighboring Karimganj district was suppressed after the October protests.

The influential All Assam Students’ Union had opposed the degradation of hoarding, saying it was an insult to the Assamese language while demanding the arrest of those involved in the case.


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BJP ready to form alliance with like-minded political party: Malik https://juryteam.org/bjp-ready-to-form-alliance-with-like-minded-political-party-malik/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 20:35:32 +0000 https://juryteam.org/bjp-ready-to-form-alliance-with-like-minded-political-party-malik/ Top BJP leader MP Shwait Malik, who was in town on Thursday, did not rule out the possibility that the Saffron Party would form an alliance before or after the poll with “any like-minded political party.” Malik, who was in town to gather feedback from industrialists, traders, small entrepreneurs and sales tax lawyers, said the […]]]>

Top BJP leader MP Shwait Malik, who was in town on Thursday, did not rule out the possibility that the Saffron Party would form an alliance before or after the poll with “any like-minded political party.”

Malik, who was in town to gather feedback from industrialists, traders, small entrepreneurs and sales tax lawyers, said the policy was about permutation and combinations. “We cannot rule out the possibility of forming an alliance with a like-minded political party. Nevertheless, we have decided to present candidates for the 117 seats, ”said Malik, when asked about the possibility of forging an alliance with the new Punjab Lokhit party of the former chief minister, Captain Amarinder Singh.

Regarding the repeal of the three farm laws, Malik said: “We are fortunate to have a compassionate prime minister who repealed the farm laws and did not make it an ego issue, although the three laws were in the best interests of farmers. Almost 80% of farmers had welcomed the new laws, but only farmers in Punjab and Haryana were moved. The Prime Minister therefore decided to repeal the laws.

Besides congressional leaders, former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and SAD chairman Sukhbir Singh Badal also praised the three agricultural laws. SAD chief Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who was a minister at the time, had read the ordinance and even signed the laws, he said.

Asked about the chances of renewing his alliance with the SAD, Malik said such decisions were taken by the party’s high command.

He accused Congress and the Aam Aadmi party of making false promises before the legislative elections. “Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Chairman Navjot Singh Sidhu blames Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in public for making false promises. Not to be outdone, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also taking the people for a walk on the issue of agricultural laws. We will only make promises that can be kept, ”said Malik.

Senior tax lawyer Varinder Bobby Sharma stressed the need to simplify the GST, while senior lawyer KL Sikri insisted on the introduction of effective lease laws.


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In my right to speak against the political party, its leader: Elgar Parishad accused in connection with a request for release on bail https://juryteam.org/in-my-right-to-speak-against-the-political-party-its-leader-elgar-parishad-accused-in-connection-with-a-request-for-release-on-bail/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 02:41:10 +0000 https://juryteam.org/in-my-right-to-speak-against-the-political-party-its-leader-elgar-parishad-accused-in-connection-with-a-request-for-release-on-bail/ Two defendants in the 2018 Elgar Parishad case approached the special court responsible for the affairs of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), asking for bail. The two, Ramesh Gaichor and Sagar Gorkhe, are believed to be members of the banned Kabir Kala Manch organization. They were arrested by the NIA in 2020 and charged with […]]]>

Two defendants in the 2018 Elgar Parishad case approached the special court responsible for the affairs of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), asking for bail.

The two, Ramesh Gaichor and Sagar Gorkhe, are believed to be members of the banned Kabir Kala Manch organization. They were arrested by the NIA in 2020 and charged with sedition under the Indian Penal Code and the Illegal Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for allegedly giving incendiary performances at the Elgar Parishad event held at Heart of the city of Pune, which led to the Bhima Koregaon riots in 2018.

Attorney Nihalsingh Rathod, appearing for both defendants, argued that the NIA had failed to establish a prima facie case under the strict UAPA. The charge allegation specifically against the duo was that they had performed a skit at the Elgar Parishad event, which was about ‘peshwai’ (rule of the Peshwas) against Lokshahi (democracy), and the script reportedly affected peace and quiet, ”he added. Rathod said.

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The lawyer argued that there was no evidence with the investigative agency to show that Gaichor and Gorkhe did not cooperate with the investigation in order to show the need for an arrest. He also said that an indictment had also been filed against them, that there was no reason to continue to keep them in detention in the present case.

Rathod argued that the Elgar Parishad event which was supposed to be the cause of the riots was an event organized to discuss anti-caste ideology, but somehow the prosecution claimed the event was aimed at to propagate ideas against the government.

He highlighted some of the cultural programs that were presented at Elgar Parishad where, in a skit, a woman’s monologue deals with “samajik ladha” (struggle for a social cause) against casteism prevalent in society. The other speeches also only criticized a political party, the BJP, which was the party in power then and today.

“I was just saying that the party is casteist in nature. Where is the sedition in there? They say they will defend the constitution and democracy. I have the right to criticize the government. BJP-RSS is not a country. They do not constitute a nation. They took a jibe against Modi, against his policy. How is this sedition? Rathod argued.

READ ALSO | Bhima Koregaon accused Milind Teltumbde, 25 naxals killed in clash with police in Gadchiroli

He further stated that the only act of violence that occurred in the entire Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon episode were the riots, which were in fact alleged against other people and that no investigation was carried out. had been opened against them. Rathod again stressed that there was nothing to qualify Elgar Parishad as a “terrorist act” or as a propagation of CPI (Maoist) ideology.

Rathod tried to deliver a copy of the parliamentary proceedings to the court, however, Judge DE Kothalikar asked, “Can the court consider anything other than the indictment while considering bail?” Rathod said there were citations in other cases to establish that it could be done.

He added: “With the exception of the comments I have made against a political party, I criticize its political leader, I have spoken against his party and its policies and I have every right to do so and it is my duty. Other than that, there is no case that is established and I should be enlarged on bail. “

The NIA’s arguments over the bail application will be heard on December 1.


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Each political party fights for its own program: Speaker of the Odisha Assembly | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News https://juryteam.org/each-political-party-fights-for-its-own-program-speaker-of-the-odisha-assembly-odisha-news-latest-odisha-news/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 10:31:22 +0000 https://juryteam.org/each-political-party-fights-for-its-own-program-speaker-of-the-odisha-assembly-odisha-news-latest-odisha-news/ Bhubaneswar: Odisha assembly chairman and seven-time minister Surya Narayan Patro has said that each political party in India is fighting for its own agenda and its own benefits. While addressing the conclave of political CEOs and the 2021 awards organized by the Institutes of Political Entrepreneurs and Election Management (IPEEM) as the main guest, he […]]]>

Bhubaneswar: Odisha assembly chairman and seven-time minister Surya Narayan Patro has said that each political party in India is fighting for its own agenda and its own benefits. While addressing the conclave of political CEOs and the 2021 awards organized by the Institutes of Political Entrepreneurs and Election Management (IPEEM) as the main guest, he said each political party has its own agenda. The Congress is fighting to make Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister. The BJP is fighting to take control of the whole country. And the regional parties are fighting for their own existence.
He briefly discussed the important role played by NRI as Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru in the struggle for freedom. Also talks about the scenario during and after the state of emergency declared by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Speaking at the “Idea of ​​India” session, Maroof Raza, defense analyst and strategy consultant, expressed his displeasure with the way the central government has handled the Kashmir issue. The government repealed Section 370 as a sudden shock. Plan prepared only for this purpose. After that, the government no longer has a plan or model for Kashmir. For many people and parties, Kashmir is just a Dhanda (business). “
Ashok Tanwar, former MP and President, Apna Bharat Morcha said that “IPEEM not only plays a major role in creating future political leaders for Odisha but also for the whole country. This institute helps aspiring leaders understand the entire election management system and can prepare a strategy accordingly. It will also create a number of electoral entrepreneurs in the state. Young people, women and the underserved will also understand the use of technology to stay on an equal footing with other established leaders.
On this occasion, Kailas Singh, founding president of IPEEM, said that “the main objective of this institute is to feed anyone interested in entering politics or wishing to contribute to the political spectrum in one way or another. . New leaders will learn integrity, democratic values ​​and good governance. They can make valuable proposals to the party and the government and can play a major role in the management of elections.
On this occasion, “do not laugh at politics” by Professor DK Giri was launched by distinguished guests.
Other dignitaries present at the event are the former director, PMO Satya Narayan Sahu; political commentator Abhay Dwivedi; Political leader Manoja Manjari Devi; Dr DK Giri, Director, Schumacher Center Delhi; Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, editor, Sambad and MP; political commentator Deba Prasad Dash; Shishir Miglani, member, Politec; Bishnu Sethi, deputy head of the Legislative Assembly of Odisha; Panchanan Kanungo, former Minister of Finance, Odisha; Prasad Harichandan, former chairman, Odisha Pradesh congress committee, Pradip Kumar Majhi, political leader, Prafulla Kumar Sahu, co-founder, CYSD; Sanjeev Mallick, provincial deputy; Sulochana Das, Commissioner for People with Disabilities; Dr Netaji Abhinadan, Associate Professor, University of Ravenshaw; Dr Urmila Das, former director, WSRC, University of Berhampur; Prof Dipti Patnaik, HoD-English BHU and Harish Bijoor.


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Do you feel like you don’t belong to any political party? here’s why https://juryteam.org/do-you-feel-like-you-dont-belong-to-any-political-party-heres-why/ Wed, 10 Nov 2021 20:33:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/do-you-feel-like-you-dont-belong-to-any-political-party-heres-why/ The idea that Americans are polarized gives the impression that there are only two sides in politics – Liberal and Conservative, Democrat and Republican. But Americans are much more complicated politically, as a new typology from the Pew Research Center shows in a study that gives a clearer picture of the full spectrum of American […]]]>

The idea that Americans are polarized gives the impression that there are only two sides in politics – Liberal and Conservative, Democrat and Republican.

But Americans are much more complicated politically, as a new typology from the Pew Research Center shows in a study that gives a clearer picture of the full spectrum of American political opinion.

Americans are divided not only by party, but also by in them, enough for Pew to ideologically classify Americans into nine distinct categories (one more than in his last typology four years ago, with decidedly different contours).

Clear lines emerge when it comes to race, inequality and what the government should be doing about it. There are also starkly different views on the role of government as a whole, economic policy, immigration, religion, the position of the United States in the world, and – for Republican-leaning groups – the former. President Donald Trump.

Plus, although polls have found broad support for a third outside of the main two, the study shows that there is no magic medium. In fact, the study finds that the three groups with the most self-identified independents “have very little in common politically”.

There are also clear implications for oversight of Congress. While there has been a lot of attention on the Democratic divisions between the progressive and moderate wings in Congress, the study finds that there is more division among Republican groups on these issues. But where Republicans have an advantage is having more of a sense of urgency about who is in charge in Washington. Stronger Republican groups more than strongest Democrats think next year’s midterms “really matter.”

The typology was created from more than 10,000 survey interviews over an 11-day period last July. A typical national survey has around 1,000 respondents. This is the eighth typology that Pew has created since 1987.

Here’s a look at Pew’s nine categories (to see where you rank you can take the Pew quiz here):

Conservators of Faith and Flag (10% of the public)

Committed curators (7%)

Populist law (11%)

Ambivalent right (12%)

Stressed Sideliners (15%)

Left exterior (ten%)

democratic pillars (16%)

Establishment liberals (13%)

Progressive left (6%)

Republican-oriented groups

Republican-leaning groups largely believe that government does too much, that everyone has the capacity to succeed, the obstacles that once kept women and non-whites from advancing are now gone, whites generally don’t benefit no societal advantages over blacks, that political correctness is a major issue, and that military might is key to keeping the United States a superpower.

Two-thirds also believe the Republican Party should not accept elected officials who have openly criticized Trump.

However, they are divided on economic, social and foreign policy. Economically, there are divisions over whether companies are making a good amount of profit and whether taxes should be raised on the rich. They also don’t quite agree on what is most important – the expansion of oil, coal and natural gas or the development of alternative energy supplies.

On social issues, they differ over whether same-sex marriage or abortion should be legal, whether government policies should reflect religious beliefs, and even whether they feel uncomfortable about it. ” hearing people speak a language other than English in public places. There are also differences over whether electoral changes that make it easier to vote would make elections less secure.

On foreign affairs, some believe that the United States should take into account the interests of its allies; Others don’t.

Conservators of Faith and Flag

  • 23% of Republicans and Independents with a Republican tendency
  • bias the older ones from the Republican leaning groups
  • deeply conservative on almost all issues
  • religious and want Christianity to be at the center of public life
  • very politically engaged; nearly 9 in 10 think who controls Congress after next year’s mid-terms ‘really matters’ – highest of any group
  • overwhelmingly white and Christian
  • among Trump’s strongest supporters – most believe Trump definitely or probably won the 2020 election
  • about 4 in 5 say too much attention was paid to the January 6 uprising

Committed curators

  • only 15% of Republicans and Independents with a Republican tendency
  • highly educated, loyal and very politically active Republicans; almost 8 in 10 think 2022 election results ‘really matter’
  • pro-business
  • want limited government
  • less restrictive on immigration than the other two GOP trend groups
  • more “globalist” – in other words, they think US involvement with the world and with its allies should be a priority
  • less enthusiastic about Trump, but generally big fans of former President Ronald Reagan

Populist law

  • 23% of Republicans and Independents with a Republican tendency
  • among the least likely to have a college degree and among the most likely to live in rural areas
  • immigration hardliners, even more so than Faith and Flag conservatives
  • very critical of the American economic system; a majority believe that “the country’s economic system unfairly favors powerful interests, that companies in this country are making too much profit, and that taxes on household income over $ 400,000 should be increased.”
  • strong supporters of Trump; 4 in 5 would like him to remain a prominent political figure, and almost 6 in 10 would like him to run again
  • about 8 in 10 people think the 2022 election results ‘really matter’

Ambivalent right

  • 18% of Republicans and Independents with a Republican tendency
  • the youngest and among the least religious and politically active of the Republican-leaning groups
  • most do not identify as ‘conservative’ politically, but are economically conservative, on race issues and in that they prefer a smaller government
  • more moderate than other Republicans on immigration, abortion, same-sex marriage and the legalization of marijuana
  • lean towards the GOP but don’t fall in love with it; nearly two-thirds would like Trump not to remain a national figure and, in fact, one-quarter identify with Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents
  • the only GOP-oriented group to say that President Biden definitely or possibly rightfully received the most votes in the 2020 election, and only about 4 in 10 think the 2022 election results ‘really matter’

Crosses

Stressed Sideliners

  • 15% of Republicans and Independents with a Republican tendency and 13% of Democrats and Independents with a Democratic tendency
  • financially stressed and tend to lean to the left economically and socially conservative
  • the group that Hispanic Republicans are most likely to belong to
  • largely disengaged from politics; only about 4 in 10 people voted in 2020, and less than half think the 2022 election results ‘really matter’

Democratic groups

While the Democratic-leaning groups generally agree on many issues and say there are issues of race and economic inequality, there is a gap in intensity as to what needs to be done about these issues. problems and how radical the solutions must be.

Pew notes that in past typologies he found loopholes among Democratic groups on social issues like abortion, same-sex marriage and the legalization of marijuana, but these no longer exist. Instead, now the divisions are on How? ‘Or’ What liberal the party should be.

These Democratic-leaning groups believe in a strong federal government, which should do more to solve the problems. They also agree that the economic system unfairly favors the powerful and that taxes on big business and corporations should be raised, along with the minimum wage (to $ 15 an hour).

They believe that more needs to be done to achieve racial equality, that non-whites face at least some discrimination, that significant barriers remain for women to progress, and that the vote is a fundamental right and not should not be restricted. When it comes to major foreign policy decisions, they agree that the allies should be considered.

Cracks exist when it comes to US military might and, to a lesser extent, social and criminal justice, as well as immigration.

Progressive left

  • 12% of Democrats and independent Democrats
  • young and highly educated
  • 4 out of 5 say they are “liberal”, 42% of whom say they are “very liberal”
  • the largest Democratic group to say they supported Sen. Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic primaries (although members of that group fought heavily for Biden in the general election against Trump)
  • very politically engaged; just over 8 in 10 think 2022 election results ‘really matter’
  • more than two thirds white
  • extremely liberal political positions

Establishment liberals

  • 23% of democratic groups
  • very politically engaged; 77% say 2022 election results ‘really matter’
  • support for the Democratic Party and its leaders
  • liberal spirit, but prefer more measured approaches
  • when it comes to race they say they recognize the ills of society and that more needs to be done to correct them, but instead of global change they say it should come from laws and institutions existing
  • more likely to support compromise and more welcoming to those who agree with Republicans on certain things
  • generally optimistic about politics and country

democratic pillars

  • 28% of democratic-leaning groups, making them the largest of the democratic-leaning groups
  • older, less likely to have a college degree than other Democratic groups
  • most identify as moderate
  • Black Democrats are concentrated in this group, although the group is the most racially and ethnically diverse of all the groups.
  • have liberal views on race, economics and the social safety net, but are more conservative on immigration and crime and are mostly pro-military
  • 73% say 2022 election results ‘really matter’

Left exterior

  • 16% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning groups
  • the youngest of the groups that lean Democrat
  • liberal, especially on issues of race, immigration and climate
  • are less politically active than other democratic groups, are less reliable voters, are more likely to identify as independent; when they vote, they massively break the democrats
  • not excited about the Democratic or Republican parties – or the country as a whole, for that matter
  • most say other countries are better than the US, and almost 9 in 10 think there are no candidates who represent their point of view
  • only about half say 2022 election results ‘really matter’

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New Milford resident says political party is using fear to get votes https://juryteam.org/new-milford-resident-says-political-party-is-using-fear-to-get-votes/ https://juryteam.org/new-milford-resident-says-political-party-is-using-fear-to-get-votes/#respond Thu, 28 Oct 2021 14:56:24 +0000 https://juryteam.org/new-milford-resident-says-political-party-is-using-fear-to-get-votes/ Running in a local election takes effort and commitment. I admire all those who raise their hands to make a difference. I approach every election in search of the best candidate, regardless of the party. I’m doing my best to follow both sides to understand our options. Those of us on social media have seen […]]]>

Running in a local election takes effort and commitment. I admire all those who raise their hands to make a difference.

I approach every election in search of the best candidate, regardless of the party. I’m doing my best to follow both sides to understand our options.

Those of us on social media have seen a campaign by the Democratic City of New Milford committee over the past month that appears to be aimed at getting people to vote out of fear. Pictures of the national embarrassment of January 6 or Charlottesville became the strategy.

I felt that this campaign was diverting the attention of the candidates. Why use fear rather than amplifying candidates and what they want to accomplish? So I shared my concern, pointing out that the campaign could actually cost votes and reconsider a focus on the city. Rather than consider the comments, I have been deleted and can no longer view the page.

I hope that as a city we can find a way to stop the ever growing division of right against left. It is not about winning “your party”. It’s about selecting the right people, with the right intentions, to make the right decisions we need them to make. I hope those leading this committee will have a chance to pause and reflect, and find a better way forward – a way forward that unites.

The essence of politics is to debate, discuss and disagree, but then come together, collaborate and align on the path forward that is best for those they serve. We have to come back to it.

I wish all applicants good luck and thank them for the effort it takes to make a difference for our city.


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Which political party? | Manila weather https://juryteam.org/which-political-party-manila-weather/ https://juryteam.org/which-political-party-manila-weather/#respond Mon, 25 Oct 2021 15:45:05 +0000 https://juryteam.org/which-political-party-manila-weather/ If there is any evidence to convince us that the party system in this country is practically nonexistent, if not dead, just look at the ridiculous spectacle we are now seeing unfolding for the 2022 election. As of this writing, I have yet to see the senatorial makeup of former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and […]]]>

If there is any evidence to convince us that the party system in this country is practically nonexistent, if not dead, just look at the ridiculous spectacle we are now seeing unfolding for the 2022 election.

As of this writing, I have yet to see the senatorial makeup of former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Mayor of Manila Francisco Domagoso.

But with the exception of the one proposed by union leader Leodegario de Guzman, what we see emerging from the lists proposed by Vice-President Maria Leonor Robredo and Senators Emmanuel Pacquiao, Panfilo Lacson and Ronald dela Rosa are blatant assaults on all. political parties.

In an ideal, normal, healthy and rational world, political parties are supposed to be aggregators of political interests where political differences take on a face through groups that form around certain political ideologies. These are well-established organizations that recruit and train members for future participation in electoral competitions not only as candidates, but as campaign workers and as voters. In some countries, they have wings in all walks of life, from students to workers and professionals. In the United States, people are allowed and encouraged to register their affiliation with a political party. And in countries where there is a multiparty system, the ideological division among and between parties is still very well articulated, and their location in the ideological spectrum from left to right is well defined.

But not in our beloved Philippines, where political parties are seen as simply labels to be worn conveniently, and therefore can easily be discarded and acquired another. They are not permanent aggregators of public interest, but simply temporary ports for selfish interests alongside.

So what we are getting now is the parody of Robredo as the president of the Liberal Party posing as independent, her party even tolerating him. In places where rational politics exist, she would have been kicked out of her party. We see the spectacle of politicians, from Domagoso to Marcos to Pacquiao, pledging allegiance to their new partisan affiliations with the sole aim of having a banner to carry in the 2022 elections. In countries where political parties are more mature, members are refined and shaped within their parties, where they climb the ranks, before they can dream of being their standard bearers. And then we have the dominant party of an incumbent president who is at the heart of his qualified majority in Congress unable to nominate a serious candidate for the presidency they still have to nominate a candidate who, had he not been sitting senator, would have been the perfect exposure for an unwelcome candidate.

It can no longer be debated. What we have for a party system is just a joke.

And this image is further aggravated by the senatorial formations that are proposed to us.

Lacson’s lineup wins the award for being the most accommodating, except for an election that only has 12 seats up for grabs, he offered us a menu of 14 names. Meanwhile, Pacquiao can only come up with 10 names, while Robredo first gave us 11, ensuring that the 12th unfilled seat is left open to those who represent the sectors she called the “laity”. “or those who are marginalized. In one act, she practically undermined her supporters’ image of her as a protective mother of the marginalized when she granted assured seats to mainstream politicians who represent the elite political classes of society at the time. that it would let those who truly represent the marginalized prove first who among them deserves to be the progressive token. The new survivor of this confrontation is union leader Sonny Matula. It was a fundamental slap in the face of the progressive sector. What made the cut even deeper and fatally injured was former party list representative Neri Colmenares’ claim that he was removed from the list due to opposition from the former senator Antonio Trillanes.

And this is where Robredo’s programming becomes a portrait of contradictions and a perfect example of transactional politics without principles. She and her staunch supporters have sacked Domagoso so as not to be a real opposition, but her lineup includes Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri. And then we see the spectacle of Senator Leila de Lima’s chief executioner in the Senate, Richard Gordon, joining her on the team, as we also see former Vice President Jejomar Binay now part of a lineup that includes prominently the sworn enemy of the latter, Trillane.

It is normal for parties to split up and have internal divisions, like those seen within the Democratic Party in the United States. But these happen because of political positions around issues, and less because of grudges and personal ambitions. And it leaves a bad taste in your mouth that Robredo is willing to have a slate with these nemesis sharing the stage but hasn’t spared Neri Colmenares a siege just because Trillanes would have objected.

And then we have the most palpable atrocity inflicted on the rationality of any political party system. We see this in the overlapping applications, where the applicants are included in more than one Senate formation, that one can easily use them as material for quizzing math students on how to construct a Venn diagram. Political parties are meant to be a stable anchor for ideologically grounded politics that it is unimaginable that one has two. But because our parties are designed for convenience and expediency, and candidacies are no longer contained in a cohesive party system, these alliances and lines of candidates no longer make sense.

This parody only deepens the transactional nature of our politics and inflicts a deep wound on the ability of our political system to evolve and become more mature. With an already personalist and communal political culture, what could have been the role of the parties would have been to provide structure and certainty. Instead, we get a party system that becomes a breeding ground for opportunistic and unscrupulous political butterflies to party.


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Splinter group will not make a political party: Karnataka HC https://juryteam.org/splinter-group-will-not-make-a-political-party-karnataka-hc/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:07:45 +0000 https://juryteam.org/splinter-group-will-not-make-a-political-party-karnataka-hc/ The High Court has said that coming out from a political party and forming a splinter group will not make such a group the political party. The court observed this while dismissing the petition filed by seven councilors of Kollegal City Municipal Council (CMC), challenging the disqualification from the membership of the council. The petitioners […]]]>

The High Court has said that coming out from a political party and forming a splinter group will not make such a group the political party. The court observed this while dismissing the petition filed by seven councilors of Kollegal City Municipal Council (CMC), challenging the disqualification from the membership of the council.

The petitioners Pavithra and six others were elected as councilors on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket in the elections held in 2018. After two years of the constitution of the council, notification for the elections to the office of the president and vice-president was issued on October 22, 2020. The BSP national party had issued instructions to vote in favor of the mandate of the whip.

The petitioners voted in favor of a rebel candidate and the official BSP national party candidate secured only two votes. The deputy commissioner of the Mysuru district disqualified the petitioners from the membership of the Council on September 6, 2021, based on the complaint by the lost candidate on the ground that they had violated the direction and had defected from the party.

It was informed to the court that the petitioners had resigned from the primary membership of the party long before the elections to the office of president and vice-president. The petitioners contended that there is a complete failure of Sections 3 and 4 of the Karnataka Local Authorities (Prohibition of Defection) Act, 1987. It was also contended that section 3A of the Act protects the disqualification of a member in case of a split in the political party.

Justice M Nagaprasanna noted that the protection is not available since merely coming out from a political party and forming a splinter group will not make them a political party. “They should either form a political party and seek recognition or show that they have joined a political party which is recognized by the Election Commission of India. It is only then the petitioners can claim that they are protected under Section 3A of the Act, ”the court said.

The court further pointed out that while the elections, to the office of president and vice-president, took place eight months after the resignation, the petitioners have not produced any evidence to show that their splinter group is a recognized political party or they have joined any recognized political party.

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Andrew Yang’s new political party exposes farce of radical centrism https://juryteam.org/andrew-yangs-new-political-party-exposes-farce-of-radical-centrism/ https://juryteam.org/andrew-yangs-new-political-party-exposes-farce-of-radical-centrism/#respond Sun, 10 Oct 2021 16:49:46 +0000 https://juryteam.org/andrew-yangs-new-political-party-exposes-farce-of-radical-centrism/ “My fellow Americans, when I was young, I dreamed of being a baseball player. But tonight I say: we must move forward, not retreat; up, not forward; and still twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom. It may be a quarter of a century old, but the classic Kodos-as-Clinton by The simpsons has never really gone out […]]]>

“My fellow Americans, when I was young, I dreamed of being a baseball player. But tonight I say: we must move forward, not retreat; up, not forward; and still twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom. It may be a quarter of a century old, but the classic Kodos-as-Clinton by The simpsons has never really gone out of fashion or has ceased to be referred to as a shorthand for the absurdity of modern political rhetoric. After all, a phrase like “fly to freedom” is only a notch or two away from the kind of things mainstream politicians say quite regularly, and promising to “get things done” has become a piece of the liturgy. politics so omnipresent in the ideological world. spectrum that it is indeed meaningless.

To the extent that it conveys anything, “moving forward” is a sort of lazy appeal to an indeterminate but vaguely positive sense of movement, a signifier void of good intentions in the broad sense that usually only sheds light on it. very little. An arrow, by definition, is meant to point somewhere, and it inevitably comes down to us wondering what it is, exactly, we all move toward. In the mid-twentieth century, when dominant culture and politics maintained at least some ability to adapt to competing progress narratives, the rhetoric of “leading” could sometimes mean something. In an age when almost everything, including and most importantly politics, has been colonized by markets and brands, it is now virtually on par with slogans like “Choosing a New Generation” and “Think outside the bun. »: An ersatz call to the transgressive and avant-garde which speaks more of packaging than of use value and entirely concerned with present appearances rather than future destinations.

With exactly this in mind, various pipe-dreaming companies have periodically vowed to upset, disrupt, or transform America’s frozen political order while offering little or nothing in terms of structural change. The umbrella term “radical centrism” can be applied to a wide range of applications and projects, but the basic model is now quite familiar. Starting from the (quite correct) premise that the country’s sclerotic party duopoly is unrepresentative and ill-equipped to tackle the gravest problems, the radical centrist promises to demolish the system while promising to leave it intact – in some case, highlighting its worst characteristics and committing to accelerate them.

In this vein, the years 2001 The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics, by Ted Halstead and Michael Lind, argued that America was ready for New Deal and Civil War-wide “political transformations and realignments”, then argued for the “progressive privatization” of social Security. For so-called radical centrists, the journey from revolutionary premise to cookie-cutter platitude is invariably short, which is why passages from the book on “the technologies and circumstances rapidly emerging in the age of information ”would have seemed equally comfortable in your middle column of Tom Friedman.

Which brings us to the new party founded by former Democratic presidential candidate and New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, aptly named the Forward Party (a link to his recently published book Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy). As one would expect from a former political outsider, Yang’s opening speech for a third party carries a degree of obvious truth. “We are witnessing a cascade of crises, from a pandemic to a punitive economy via police brutality to the sale of our attention and our digital data to the highest bidders”, he argues in the introduction of the book . “Our democratic institutions falter to the right and to the left, and our systems are not designed for speed or significant change. . . . Confidence is fading. . . . Our political system is a fixed duopoly that will want to evolve slowly, if at all. Elsewhere he writes:

Our leaders are rewarded not by solving problems, but by accumulating resources and staying in office. . . . Media companies have their own set of incentives that cause them to operate on a different wavelength than most Americans. Local news is dying. And social media is pushing our daily talk and our sanity to unstable extremes. These are all crises, and they are all related in a way that we will detail in the pages to come.

While not exactly inflammatory stuff, there is some truth to this diagnosis. But, like all the projects of the radical center (the label being moreover a Yang seems eager to kiss), the effect is instantly blunted by the follow-up, which turns sharply into prescriptions that are both so vague and so bland and conventional that they ultimately raise more questions than they answer. Of the six guiding principles that Yang put forward as the pillars of his new party, four have nothing to do with politics. “Evidence-based governance”, “efficient and modern government” and “grace and tolerance” are not just boring and nonspecific propositions; they are totally indistinguishable from the empty bromides uttered daily by mainstream politicians. “Human-centered capitalism,” meanwhile, sounds like the kind of thread you’d hear someone like Bill Gates weave at an Aspen Ideas Festival panel sponsored by a consortium of tech companies – a clue as safe as any other it would be. The Protest Project operates for the most part on the same wavelength as the very system it claims to challenge.

“I am not very ideological. I’m practical, ”Yang wrote in a recently published blog post explaining his departure from the Democratic Party. “Make partisan arguments – especially by expressing what I often consider to be a performative feeling,” he continues,

is sometimes uncomfortable for me. I often think to myself, “Okay, what can we do to fix the problem? I’m pretty sure there are others who feel the same way as I do.

I saw politicians gut publicly and then act collegially or amicably behind the scenes minutes later. Much of it is theater.

Again, Yang is partly right. Much of what the public sees in televised debates and political speeches is theater, and the artificiality of mainstream politics is a big reason why so many people shy away from it.

But what does it mean to be practical rather than ideological? It is impossible to operate in politics without some diagnosis of what is wrong and some ideas on how to fix it. This diagnosis and what follows from it will inevitably express value judgments, which is just a more familiar way of saying that they will reflect some kind of ideology. This was one of the main reasons for the “Not left, not right, but forward” schtick (also kissed by Yang) that formed the basis of the supposed “third way” between capitalism and socialism in the 1990s was so clearly wrong. (There is no non-ideological way to advocate for tax cuts, welfare reform, or welfare privatization, and those who insisted otherwise were actually telling us that their ideology was that of the dominant neoliberal capital.)

Yang’s other two structuring principles – open primaries and a universal basic income (RBI) – are at least semi-fleshed out political ideas. As for the first, there is at least a coherent rationale. Party primaries are a very restrictive model of electoral competition, and Yang’s accompanying proposal for the preferential choice ballot could presumably be an improvement over the status quo. It is far from revolutionary, however, and a somewhat shaky scaffolding on which to build a new political party. The same goes for Yang’s trademark proposal, which formed the basis of his Democratic presidential bid in 2020.

Without questioning the vast and extremely complicated debate surrounding UBI, it should be recognized that there are progressive versions of the idea. But, as Honda Wang argued strongly for Jacobin in 2019, Yang’s is not one of them: its philosophical roots can be found in Milton Friedman, and its assumptions about the relationship between individuals, society and the state reflecting a worldview that leans resolutely to the right (i.e. , that human freedom is best achieved by the market, which is better able to remedy social problems than the state). As Wang wrote, “[Yang] identifies the problems inherent in capitalism, but somehow believes that the same market forces that create these problems can solve them as well. When Andrew Yang says he’s practical rather than ideological, what he’s actually telling us is that his ideology is capitalism.

Like many projects of the Radical Center, Yang’s New Advanced Party rightly recognizes the many problems with the sclerotic two-party system in the United States and the compromised legislative results it generally achieves. Inequality, police brutality, media monopoly and political stagnation are all worthy and justified concerns. But they cannot and will not be dealt with by a pseudopopulism which is ultimately more of an effort to rebrand the status quo than to overthrow it. America is in dire need of a popular and transformative political movement. To build one, it will take leadership that points to a place other than the terrible present in which it is already mired.



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Ex-PM Philippe launches his own political party – EURACTIV.com https://juryteam.org/ex-pm-philippe-launches-his-own-political-party-euractiv-com/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/ex-pm-philippe-launches-his-own-political-party-euractiv-com/ Former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe revealed the name of his right-wing party – “Horizons” – on Saturday. Philippe however ruled out a candidacy for the next presidency, specifying that “my goal is that in 2022, Emmanuel Macron be re-elected”. In his party’s manifesto, Philippe, who served under Emmanuel Macron from May 2017 to July […]]]>

Former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe revealed the name of his right-wing party – “Horizons” – on Saturday. Philippe however ruled out a candidacy for the next presidency, specifying that “my goal is that in 2022, Emmanuel Macron be re-elected”.

In his party’s manifesto, Philippe, who served under Emmanuel Macron from May 2017 to July 2020 and claimed to remain “faithful but free”, explains wanting to build “a new political offer based on the openness and rejection of sectarianism” .

Philippe says he chose the name “Horizons” because France needs a long-term vision to “build a global strategy for France”, based on the “unity and cohesion” of the country around its values, its history and culture, to “ensure its long-term competitiveness, prosperity and strength”.

The ex-PM wants to bet on education, which he described as “the mother of all fights”, and without which innovation and progress were impossible. Other goals of the new party include enhanced ecological ambition, social justice and more decentralized management of the Republic.

Philippe declared that he did not wish to challenge President Macron and his political formation LREM (“The Republic on the move”) in the next elections. However, Macron’s re-election “will require a broadening of his electoral base,” he said.

(Magdalena Pistorius | EURACTIV.fr)


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