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 [...]

Ecuador Elections: Arauz And Lasso Advance To Second Round

By Telesur English. -

Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) confirmed on Friday that Creating Opportunities' (CREO) candidate Guillermo Lasso would face the first-round winner Andres Arauz on the second round of [...]

Will Andrés Arauz Be The Next President Of Ecuador?

By Vijay Prashad and Pilar Troya Fernández, Peoples Dispatch. -

In Ecuador’s presidential election held on February 7, 2021, Andrés Arauz won the largest number of votes but could not prevail in the first round against 15 other candidates; he won 32.71 [...]

Understanding The Complicated Politics And Geopolitics Of The Coup In Myanmar

By Vijay Prashad, Pressenza. -

On February 1, 2021, Myanmar’s military—known as the Tatmadaw—invoked Article 417 of the 2008 constitution, dismissed State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, and arrested her and other members of her [...]

André Arauz Wins First Round Of Ecuadorian Presidential Election

By People's Dispatch. -

Andrés Arauz of the progressive Union for Hope alliance (UNES) won the first round in the Ecuadorian presidential elections that were held on Sunday, February 7. He obtained 31.74% of the votes, [...]

India’s Farmers’ Protests: ‘This Is History In The Making’

By Sarang Narasimhaiah and Mukesk Kulriya, ROAR Magazine. -

On January 26, 2021, India observed its 71st Republic Day under historically unprecedented circumstances. On an occasion meant to commemorate the adoption of the Indian Constitution, two fiercely [...]

Are We Not All In Search Of Tomorrow

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

In 2019, 613 million Indians voted to appoint their representatives to the Indian parliament (Lok Sabha). During the election campaign, the political parties spent Rs. 60,000 crores (around US $8 [...]

Haitians Intensify Struggle Against President Jovenel Moïse

By Tanya Wadhwa, Orinoco Tribune. -

Haiti has been experiencing a new wave of protests against US-backed President Jovenel Moïse. Since January 10, thousands of citizens, students, workers, members of various social movements and [...]

Bolivarian Missions: Mision Nevado

By Dakotah Lilly, Popular Resistance. -

While it could be compared to a social program, or as our oligarchs call them here in the United States “entitlement programs,” it is clearly defined as much more than that. Not only is the [...]

The ‘Insurrection’ And Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited

By Ramzy Baroud, Counterpunch. -

History is being written in the United States today. Even the most pessimistic about the prospects of American democracy have rarely ventured out this far while offering a bleak analysis of [...]

Opening The Door To A More Democratic UAW

By Nelson Lichtenstein, Labor Notes. -

In December the leadership of the United Auto Workers reached a settlement with the Justice Department that opens the door to election of top union officers by referendum vote of the membership. [...]

Disenfranchisement: An American Tradition

By Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, Dissent Magazine. -

During the 2020 election, liberal pundits and politicians repeatedly warned that democracy was “on the line,” “at stake,” “in peril,” and facing “an existential threat.” There was occasion for [...]

Our Democratic Prospects: What The Ming Dynasty Can Tell Us

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org. -

How best to understand the assault on the Capitol this week? Might some historical perspective help us better comprehend how endangered our democracy has become? Could that perspective point us [...]

Sara Nelson, The Labor Movement Leader We Needed Most

By Esther Wang, Portside. -

In January of 2019, weeks into Donald Trump’s government shutdown, Sara Nelson accepted the labor federations’ MLK Drum Major for Justice Award with a soaring, and startling, speech. The annual [...]

The Death Of Democracy In Brazil

By Michael Fox, Alborada.net. -

The dismantling of Brazil’s democracy, which culminated in the jailing of former president Lula Da Silva as he looked certain to be reelected, is the subject of a new English-language [...]