At A Convention Like No Other, Teamster Challengers Turn A Corner

By Alexandra Bradbury, Labor Notes. -

This was a Teamsters convention like no other—and not just because it was held online, avoiding the usual Las Vegas spectacle where a few brave reformers run a gauntlet of booing red-vested [...]

What Mike Gravel Meant

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

I first met Sen. Mike Gravel in the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York in early 2006 after a mutual friend told me Gravel was contemplating running for president.  Our Waldorf [...]

Democracy Dies At The Washington Post Editorial Board

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Washington — The Washington Post’s glaring conflicts of interest have of late once again been the subject of scrutiny online, thanks to a new article denouncing a supposed attempt to “soak” [...]

Democratic Unions Get the Goods

By Alex N. Press, Jacobin Magazine. -

A new report coauthored by labor analyst Jane McAlevey presents overwhelming evidence that democratic unionism that puts workers at the center of collective bargaining wins strong contracts. Just [...]

Why One State in India Is Showing Promising Signs of Democracy

By Vijay Prashad and Subin Dennis, Toward Freedom -

The right wing in Kerala has typically claimed that the Left is not equipped to build the state’s infrastructure. But this time, the right wing had no grounds to make its typical complaints. [...]

Alliance Of Democracies Summit

By Alan Macleod, MintPress News. -

Copenhagen, Denmark — The United States is the nation that most threatens democracy worldwide, far more than Russia or even China. That is the headline finding from a new worldwide poll of 53 [...]

How The United States Stole Democracy In Ecuador

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The second and final round of the presidential election took place in Ecuador on April 11. Clearing the FOG speaks with Leonardo Flores, the Latin American campaign coordinator for CODEPINK who [...]

Vietnam Veterans Descended On The Capitol 50 Years Ago This Week

By Chris Lombardi, Waging Nonviolence. -

On Sunday, CBS News’ “60 Minutes” profiled the Oath Keepers, a white-supremacist veterans’ group founded when President Barack Obama assumed office. The program traced the group’s history from [...]

On Contact: Securing Democracy With Glenn Greenwald

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to the US journalist Glenn Greenwald about how his reporting exposed the corruption that is rife among Brazil’s political, judicial, and economic [...]

Financial Press Fears Brazilians Will Elect President Of Their Choice

By Alan Macleod, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

The Brazilian Supreme Court this month dismissed all charges against former President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva. A towering figure in national politics, Lula was the country’s president for [...]

H.R. 1 Has Poison Pill To Kill Minor Party Competition

By Mike Feinstein, Maryland Matters. -

With much fanfare among voting rights, electoral reform and good government advocates, H.R. 1 — the For the People Act — has passed the House and is now on the way to the Senate. Authored by [...]

National Weekend Of Action: US Out Of Haiti

By Popular Resistance. -

March 29 is the anniversary of the 1987 Haitian Constitution written after the 1986 overthrow of the brutal Jean-Claude Duvalier dictatorship. The 1987 Constitution was designed to create "a [...]

Coup Leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi Betrayed Democracy In Burma

By Ramzy Baroud, Counterpunch. -

What is taking place in Burma right now is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an unwarranted action as the dismissal of the government by military decree and the [...]

How The Third Way Turned Its Back On Democracy

By Stephanie Mudge, Tribune Magazine. -

The problem of democratic representation has always turned on the question of the ‘have-nots’ — that is, not only those without wealth and property, but also those marginalised on the basis of [...]

Red Lines: Vijay Prashad Explains Myanmar Coup

By Anya Parampil, The Grayzone. -

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Vijay Prashad, historian and Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter, about the military's recent takeover in Myanmar. "The first thing that people should [...]