Government / Politics

Amb. Samantha Powers Defends Promotion of Democracy While Ukrainian Govt. Moves In on Protesters


At tonight/s 30th Annual Democracy Dinner for the National Democratic Institute, Ambassador Samantha Powers didn’t hold back in defending the American promotion of Democracy to all peoples. She posed important questions to the audience on the symptoms of democracy, the false assumptions surrounding less-than-democratic countries, and contends, for example, “Is democracy accountable for polarization…. or is it an outcome of decades without democracy?”

Meanwhile, in Ukrainian protesters fight for their right to peaceful protest while the Ukrainian Government storms upon them. Pro-European protesters in Ukraine illustrate the importance of civic duties and liberties as they push the Government toward accepting a trade deal with the European Union.

Watch is live streaming.

How is Russia covering the protests in Ukraine? Check out this article in The Atlantic.

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