Teaching Students How To Dissent Is Part Of Democracy

By Sarah Stitzlein, Theconversation.com -

In scenes unprecedented in previous school shootings, the past few weeks have been marked by students taking to the streets, to the media, to corporations and elected officials in protest over [...]

The National Endowment For (Meddling In) Democracy

By Daniel Lazare, Informationclearinghouse.info -

“They’re meddling in our politics!” That’s the war cry of outraged Clintonites and neocons, who seem to think election interference is something that Russians do to us and we never, ever do to [...]

This Is What Democracy Looks Like: The People’s Hearing On Offshore Drilling

By Steve Ahlquist, Upriseri.com -

DeChristopher was speaking near the center of the Providence Marriott Downtown’s Grand Ballroom where the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) was holding a “science fair” type event to reach [...]

Capitalism As Obstacle To Equality And Democracy: The US Story

By Richard D. Wolff, Counterpunch.org -

The Cold War displaced the legacies of the New Deal. Time and Trump are now displacing Cold War legacies. Where capitalism was questioned and challenged in the 1930s and into the 1940s, doing [...]

Crisis Of Social Democracy: From Norway To Europe

By Asbjørn Wahl, Socialistproject.ca -

The crisis of social democracy is being debated throughout Europe. Several of the historically strong labour parties have almost been wiped out in elections while others seem unable to recover [...]

War Preparations Against Venezuela As Election Nears

By Kevin Zeese an Margaret Flowers, PopularResistance.org -

Since we published "Regime Change Fails: Is a Military Coup or Invasion Next," we received more information showing steps toward preparing for a potential military attack on Venezuela. Stopping [...]

Latin American Resistance And US Imperialism

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Latin America is described as the back yard of the United States. There is a long history of US intervention in Latin American countries and vibrant resistance both to the US and to vicious right [...]

Accompaniment In Honduras

By Ken Jones, Common Dreams -

We came to Honduras at the urgent request of SHARE El Salvador, a humanitarian aid organization with a long history of solidarity work in Central America. Police and military repression in [...]

Brazil’s Democracy Pushed Toward The Abyss

By Mark Weisbort, Counterpunch.org -

The rule of law and the independence of the judiciary are fragile achievements in many countries — and susceptible to sharp reversals. Brazil, the last country in the Wessstern world to abolish [...]

The Invention of Capitalism

By Yasha Levine,  Sustainable Human Minds. -

Our popular economic wisdom says that capitalism equals freedom and free societies, right? Well, if you ever suspected that the logic is full of shit, then I’d recommend checking a book [...]

Iran’s Unfinished Democratic Revolution

By Rohini Hensmen, The Wire. -

The Iranian struggle for democracy goes back more than a century. The 1905 revolution, which resulted in the Constitution of 1906 establishing a parliament (Majlis), was essentially against the [...]

Stress Test: Democracy Confronts Climate Change

By Gus Speth, Thenextsystem.org -

Many climate scientists and others have reached the conclusion that, because we have dithered so long, we now face the prospect of either extreme rates of emission reduction or extreme impacts [...]

End Of US Empire May Be Our Best Hope For US Democracy

By Jacob Bacharach, AlterNet.org -

When the United States vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution asking nations not to build any more diplomatic missions in Jerusalem only to be drubbed 128-9 in the General Assembly, [...]

How Corporate Power Killed Democracy

By Richard Moser, counterpunch.org -

By Richard Moser for Counter Punch - The rise of Corporate Power was the fall of democracy. Over the long haul, US politics has revolved around a deep tension between democracy and an [...]

Protests Continue On Honduras Amid Curfew, Police Repression

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff for Telesur. Former Honduran president and coordinator of the Opposition Alliance, Manuel Zelaya, called on all Hondurans to take to the streets to defend presidential election [...]