Community Guards: Self-Protection And Peoples’ Autonomy

By Progressive International. -

An interview with the guard leaders of the Peasant, Cimarrona and Indigenous communities about the processes they have implemented since the beginning of the National Strike in Colombia. For [...]

Cuban Intelligence Chief Says ‘US Government Preparing Final Blow’

By W. T. Whitney Jr., People's World. -

Fabián Escalante helped establish Cuba’s state security services. He headed Cuba’s Department of State Security from 1976 to 1996, served as vice minister of the Interior Ministry, and after 1993 [...]

Green Mountain Spinnery And Flat Iron Cooperative

By Ebony Gustave, Grassroots Economic Organizing. -

Green Mountain Spinnery is a 40 year old cooperative based in rural Vermont. They mill high quality yarns made in the U.S., support regional sheep farming, and develop ways of producing natural [...]

It’s Time To Democratize City Budgets

By Editors, In These Times. -

Porto Alegre’s famous PB experiment put the city’s budget in the hands of its citizens (and included a sophisticated process to ensure broad participation), but more usually, PB has been [...]

Chile Is Taking The Final Steps Of Dismantling Dictatorship

By Ariel Dorfman, Institute for Policy Studies. -

The Institute for Policy Studies holds this program every year at the site of the 1976 assassination of IPS colleagues Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt by agents of Chilean dictator [...]

Ten Years After Occupy Wall Street, Its Real Legacy Is Anarchism In Practice

By It's Going Down. -

Lenapehoking, Turtle Island (also known as New York City) – Since its demise in the Fall of 2012, various individuals, websites, social media accounts, and politicians have tried to claim the [...]

Understanding The Basics Of 21st-Century Democracy, Autocracy, And Capitalism

By Richard D. Wolff, Counter Punch. -

Democracy exists if and when a community organizes its self-governance around the full participation, on an equal basis, of all the members of the community. Its other, autocracy, exists when a [...]

Indigenous Peoples In Mexico Defend Their Right To Water

By Emilio Godoy, Inter Press News. -

Lerma/Coyotepec, Mexico - In the San Lorenzo Huitzizilapan Otomí indigenous community, in the state of Mexico –adjacent to the country’s capital–, access to water has been based on collective [...]

On Contact: Inverted Totalitarianism

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

In his books ‘Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism’ and ‘Politics and Vision’, a massive survey of Western political thought that his former [...]

How Can America Wake Up From Its Post-9/11 Nightmare?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

Looking back on it now, the 1990s were an age of innocence for America. The Cold War was over and our leaders promised us a “peace dividend.” There was no TSA to make us take off our shoes at [...]

On Remembering Stanley Aronowitz

By Steve Early, New Politics. -

Brother Stanley Aronowitz was always ahead of the curve, with his criticism of the shortcomings of old labor and his envisioning of “a new workers movement” that might replace it. During the [...]

Mexico: Indigenous Communities Take Over Water-Bottling Plant

By Tamara Pearson, Green Left. -

For four months, Indigenous and local communities in Mexico have managed to blockade and shut down the Bonafont plant in Cuanala in Puebla state. Bonafont is a bottled water brand owned by [...]

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” [...]