A brief history of UK, US and Australian democracy

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rearvision/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-political-party-britain-us-australia/7298018 This focuses on the forming of the original major parties in each country but doesn’t look at minor parties.

Global protest grows as citizens lose faith in politics and the state


If the “new protest” can be summed up, it is not in specifics of the complaints but in a wider idea about organisation encapsulated on a banner spotted in Brazil last week: “We are the social network.”

Burma on the road to democracy

http://www.smh.com.au/world/joy-in-the-streets-as-voters-embrace-suu-kyi-20120402-1w71r.html Aung Sun Suu Kyi has won a seat in the country’s parliament and her party has won 44 of 45 constituencies in the same election. Official results may take a week to confirm and maybe according to international observers their seems to be no or limited vote rigging compared to past elections.