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 [...]

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 [...]