Yellow Vest Movement Struggles To Reinvent Democracy

By Richard Greeman, Popular Resistance -

After five months of constant presence at traffic circles, toll-booths and hazardous Saturday marches,  the massive, self-organized social movement known as the Yellow Vests has just held its [...]

The Force Of Peace In Algeria’s Protests

By the Christian Science Monitor. -

An iconic image of the 1960s shows a young American placing flowers in the barrels of soldiers’ rifles during protests against the Vietnam War. Such symbols of peace (“flower power”) helped turn [...]

International Observers To Venezuela’s Election Pen Letter To The EU

By Jeremy Fox, Jospeh Farrell, Calvin Tucker, Dr Francisco Dominguez - Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, UK, Venezuela Analysis -

We were unanimous in concluding that the elections were conducted fairly, that the election conditions were not biased, that genuine irregularities were exceptionally few and of a very minor [...]

The Movement And The 2020 Elections

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The political system in the United States is a plutocracy, one that works for the benefit of the wealthy, not the people. Although we face growing crises on multiple fronts - economic insecurity, [...]

Corruption And The Crisis Of Democracy, US Seen As More Corrupt

By Staff, Transparency.org -

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today by Transparency International reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing [...]

Democracy In Cuba: A Referendum On A New Constitution

By Staff, En.granma.cu -

On February 24, the Cuban people will vote in a popular referendum on the new Constitution. We offer some details of the process. ON February 24, the Cuban people, exercising their sovereignty, [...]

United States Doesn’t Even Make Top 20 On Global Democracy Index

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams.org -

A new index released this week offers a sobering look at how democracy is faring in the United States. According to the 2018 edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index, the U.S. [...]

The New Congress and the Rolling Catastrophe of the US Body Politic

By Roger Harris, Popular Resistance -

The American body politic is in a deep malaise with the current administration. But Trump is the symptom, not the disease, which is the neoliberal rule. The conditions that allowed the ascendency [...]

The Decline Of Empire And Rise Of Trumps

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

In his new book, "America: The Farewell Tour," based on his travels around the United States, Chris Hedges describes the decline of society and how that brought President Trump into power. Trump [...]

The Man From The North Commentary On The Elections

By Rivera Sun, Essays by Man From the North -

The Vote - the beloved, abused, scorned, corrupted, stolen, hijacked, pointless, profound, hopeful, depressing, hard-won, cherished vote - is not the only way to take action for meaningful [...]

Lessons On Building Democracy After Nonviolent Revolutions

By Jonathan Pinckney, Wagingnonviolence.org -

In 2011, Egypt began a political transition following a nonviolent revolution. There was tremendous optimism both from within the country and abroad that the transition was likely to lead to a [...]

The Contradictions Of The #Resistance

By Branko Marcetic, Jacobin -

Trump’s bizarre vendetta against Sessions has apparently disguised for some the fact that the president couldn’t have asked for a more loyal underling than Sessions, his recusal aside. One need [...]

Election Rigging And The Decline Of American Democracy

By Dan Sisken, Occupy.com -

In the mid 1990s, scholars of politics in the Arab world published a book titled “Democracy without Democrats?” It appeared in the midst of a period of liberalization in some Arab countries that [...]

Communities Use Direct Democracy To Save Democracy

By Wisconsin United to Amend, Popular Resistance. -

Madison, WI  – On Tuesday, November 6th, Wisconsin residents in nine communities will vote on whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only humans should have constitutional rights [...]

Exclusion Of Candidates Violates Rights Of Voters

By The Green Party US. -

Green Party candidates have been excluded from debates and polls across the country by news media and polling criteria that favor Democratic and Republican candidates. Exclusion means Green Party [...]