How Democracies Die

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Leo Tolstoy wrote that happy families are all alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. So too with failed democracies. There is no one route to the dissolution of the open [...]

Puerto Rico: Three Years For History

By José E. Rivera Santana, Resumen. -

As 2020 begins, it is worth taking a look back and commenting on the events that have taken place in Puerto Rico over the last year and identifying their links and possible consequences. The [...]

Grassroots Democracy And The Social Production Of Housing

By Cira Pascual Marquina, Venezuelanalysis. -

Pobladoras is a platform of organizations that have worked in a coordinated way for some fifteen years. That is one of its great successes: a fifteen-year history connecting different expressions [...]

Piñera Signs Decree Calling Constitutional Referendum

By Telesur English. -

Chile's President Sebastian Piñera Friday signed the decree that summons the constitutional plebiscite on April 26, 2020, which will allow Chileans to decide whether or not they want a new [...]

Let’s Talk About Democracy. Real Democracy.

By Cora Roelofs, Roarmag.org -

In the United States, we are taught as children that we live in a democracy and that this democracy assures our freedom. Then we are told to stand up and place our hands over our hearts and [...]

Chile: Democracy And Dictatorship Face Off

By Socialist Organizer -

In Chile there is a clash between democracy, on the one hand, represented by the mobilization of millions for their demands, for their rights, and who are the true people of Chile … and the [...]

TIME Magazine Won’t Say It, But Maduro Is The Man Of The Year

By  Iroel Sánchez, La Pupula Insomne, translation Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau. -

On January 4, 2019, the governments of the now decadent Grupo de Lima announced that from January 10 – the date on which, after winning elections whose numbers were better in terms of majority [...]

Iraq Protesters Form ‘Mini-State’ In Tahrir Square

By Qantara.de. -

With border guards, clean-up crews and hospitals, Iraqi protesters have created a mini-state in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, offering the kinds of services they say their government has failed to [...]

Rank And File Journalist Wins Presidency Of CWA NewsGuild

By Steve Early, Popular Resistance. -

After a much-contested election process, the largest union of journalists in North America has chosen a 32-year old reporter at the Los Angeles Times to be its new leader, in the U.S. and [...]

Build Independent Committees Of Action For Political Struggle Against Macron

By Anthony Torres, WSWS.org. -

France - Today’s strike against pension cuts in France will mark a major escalation of the class struggle. A year after the eruption of the “Yellow Vest” protests against social inequality, the [...]

What Is Happening In Spain?

By Vicente Navarro, Counterpunch.org -

The transition from dictatorship to democracy in Spain (1978) was carried out under conditions very favorable to the profoundly conservative forces that controlled the Spanish state and the [...]

The End Of The Rule Of Law

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Bruce Fein, a former senior official in the Department of Justice and a constitutional scholar, has identified 12 impeachable offenses committed by Donald Trump. But, as he notes, many of these [...]

The US Is Not ‘Losing’ Its Democracy, It’s Already Long Gone

By Richard Enos, Collective Revolution. -

The notion that citizens of the United States don’t actually live in a democracy has been picking up steam for decades, with scars from economic, social and political decay inflicting themselves [...]

Direct Democracy And The Passion For Political Participation

Yavor Tarinski and Eve Olney, Roarmag.org -

Yavor Tarinski is an independent researcher and activist whose publications and talks center on the possibilities of direct democracy and commoning practices as an alternative to the current [...]

The Enemy Within

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Our democracy is not in peril—we do not live in a democracy. The image of our democracy is in peril. The deep state—the generals, bankers, corporatists, lobbyists, intelligence chiefs, government [...]