Bulgaria’s election spiral: what does the future hold?– Radosveta Vassileva – In an earlier article for the FBPE Blog, I raised awareness of the mass protests against the corruption of Boyko Borissov’s government and General Prosecutor Ivan Geshev which marked the year 2020 in Bulgaria. For months citizens were demanding both the resignation of the… Continue reading Bulgaria’s election spiral: what does the future hold?
I’ve seen a load of campaigning on Twitter the last few days – against individuals who are simply other Twitter users. Screenshotting, requests to block/unfollow, and not so subtle requests to “call out” (AKA viciously attack) people. Please give this article a read first. Here is adult entertainer (or porn actress if you prefer) August… Continue reading Think twice before deciding that you’re going to destroy someone on social media
Who are we? What are our objectives? The increase of populist movements is alarming. At the same time social media are used on a wide scale to spread fake news and lies. All this led to dramatic changes of the political landscape of several European countries. As a result, one of our oldest allies, the… Continue reading FBPE: who are we, and what stance do we take towards political issues?
– By Bartosz Lech – For most, elections mean listening to or watching an election campaign, selecting the candidate on election day and waiting for the results in the evening. When thinking of foreign interference in electoral processes, some imagine spy stories from war films, others picture scenes straight out of The Matrix. This depends however on… Continue reading The threat posed by foreign interference in elections is serious, urgent, and international
The top reason absentee ballots are rejected is that they arrive too late. By Kat Cary Can I tell you a secret? It’s quite easy to vote overseas nowadays. I was active duty military for over a decade, and I have voted more times overseas than I have under them. It’s gotten so much easier… Continue reading 4 Tips to Ensure Your Absentee Ballot Arrives on Time
By Dr. Radosveta Vassileva Do you know that there are currently mass protests in Bulgaria against the third government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov as well as against General Prosecutor Ivan Geshev? Protests erupted spontaneously on 9 July 2020 after the Prosecutor’s Office raided Bulgaria’s Presidency based on obscure charges against the President’s advisors. President… Continue reading Bulgaria: EU’s ignored rule of law crisis
On the 17th of May Jackie Harrison-Knapp, who used the twitter handle @SwearalotFbpe, died. Many people in the UK liked and respected her, for she was a brilliant campaigner and a very kind lady. Her death is a tragic loss for our #FBPE-movement and for all remainers in the UK as well. Her daughter Sally… Continue reading In Memoriam Jackie Harrison-Knapp (1952-2020)
Image courtesy of berniesanders.com Published by Kat Cary @kat_cary I knew that this was coming, but the timing seemed off. About an hour before the campaign livestream, news broke that Senator Bernie Sanders was suspending his bid for the Democrat nomination. As I listened to the broadcast – tuning out from time-to-time as Bernie… Continue reading Bernie Sanders is a Genius: Here’s Why
by: Tyler Cary Global Environmental Politics and Society MSc Student University of… Continue reading Coronavirus and human rights: Not just violated by mishandling of information.
Brexit will unravel of its own contradictions. I believe this will be sooner rather than later. Brexit’s implosion will come from either what I call external socio-economic, political, environmental shocks or “internal combustion”, due to the underlying inherent instability of the Tory party and the self-destructive nature of Brexit, which has already claimed two Prime… Continue reading Brexit Futures – Let’s Change the Game