Headlines December 14, 2022 from Democracy Now!

Oregon Governor Commutes Death Sentences of 17 Prisoners Before Leaving Office

Dec 14, 2022

Back in the U.S., outgoing Oregon Democratic Governor Kate Brown has commuted the sentences of all 17 people on death row to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Governor Brown called the death penalty “dysfunctional and immoral.”

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Headlines December 13, 2022 from Democracy Now!

Protests Erupt in Tunisia Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

Dec 13, 2022

In Tunisia, protesters took to the streets of Tunis Saturday to oppose upcoming parliamentary elections, which are taking place under a new constitution enacted under President Kais Saied, who critics say has orchestrated a coup. This is opposition politician Jawher Ben Mbarek.

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Headlines December 12, 2022 from Democracy Now!

Peru Plans 2024 Elections, After Crowds Protest Removal of Pedro Castillo

Image Credit: Melania Diaz

In Peru, two teenagers were killed Sunday in the Andean city of Andahuaylas as police tried to quell protests demanding the release of ousted leftist President Pedro Castillo and calling for new elections to be moved up. At least 20 others were injured.

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Right Wing Putsch Dismantled in Germany

Vermummte Polizisten führen nach der Durchsuchung eines Hauses Heinrich XIII Prinz Reuß (2.v.r.) zu einem Polizeifahrzeug Foto: dpa
Prinz Reuß   Foto: dpa

INDYRADIO (8dec22) At least 25 have been arrested while German police continue to dismantle an "anti-constitutional" group with it's own government "councils" preparing to take power in Germany. Most of the story developed in the early hours Wednesday. The German prince, who was to be their figurehead, is seen being taken into custody at right and links to original, auf Deutsch. Royal titles have no legal recognition in Germany for more than a hundred years, though some former royalty choose to preserve their history, especially in Baden-Württemberg, where most of the warrants have been served. According to BZ-Berlin:

"Since November 2021, the members of the council have met regularly in secret to plan the intended takeover of power in Germany and the establishment of their own state structures," said a spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office.
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