What We Are Up Against: Fascism In The United States

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Last week, I wrote about what is needed in this moment and urged people to look more deeply, beyond the Biden-Trump spectacle, to understand where we are as a country and what we must do to [...]

Preempting Progress In The South

By Hunter Blair, David Cooper, Julia Wolfe, and Jaimie Worker, EPI. -

A new report from the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) at EPI and the Local Solutions Support Center (LSSC) describes the ways in which state interference—in the form of [...]

Fortress On A Hill: Understanding The War Industry

By Danny Sjursen, Fortress on a Hill. -

Christian Sorenson stops by the podcast to discuss his new book “Understanding the War Industry”, a detailed look at contracting within the U.S. military industrial complex and how its giant war [...]

How The Far Right Took Over The Mainstream

By James Downes, Open Democracy. -

In European politics, extensive statistical research has demonstrated that male working class voters tend to hold a much stronger propensity to vote for far-right political parties. While we need [...]

Venezuela: From ‘Magical Realism’ To Parliamentary Elections

By Ociel López, Venezuelanalysis. -

Elliott Abrams, White House Special Envoy for Venezuela, recently referred to [far right politician] Maria Corina Machado’s foreign intervention appeals as “unwise” and “magical realism.” In so [...]

Pledge Of Resistance: Stop Austerity This Fall

By People's Strike. -

We are living in tumultuous times. The core capitalist countries are rapidly abandoning any pretense of democracy and advancing toward war. We, the oppressed peoples and working class people of [...]

Democratize Justice!

By Dakota Lilly, Orinoco Tribune. -

One of the main reasons so many people cite their intention to vote for Biden is because of the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Let’s assume this is a valid reason, I [...]

Political Trials And Electoral Bans

By Guillaume Long, Open Democracy. -

Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno and his allies have gone to great lengths to prevent former president Rafael Correa and his political movement from returning to power. In order to achieve [...]

The Day After Election Day

By Rob Urie, Counterpunch. -

For the second election in a row two of the least favored politicians in American history represent the range of choices speaks to the vacuity of the ‘process.’ In the throes of electoral [...]

Democrats Are Officially Republicans

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

The Democratic Party has ended any debate or dispute about its true nature. It is a party representing neo-liberal interests and international gangsterism, just like their putative opposition, [...]

For Democracy And Transparency In The Plurinational State Of Bolivia

By Progressive International. -

We are witnessing the systematic destruction of democracy at the hands of the de facto government of Jeanine Añez and its allied forces of repression in the streets, on the highways, and the [...]

Reforms Are Won When Social Movements Inflict Real Costs On The Economic Elite

By Justin Vassallo, Truthout. -

In an interview over email, co-author Kevin A. Young discussed the limits of electoral politics to advance a more egalitarian social contract and the strategies today’s social movements can [...]

Voter Suppression Has Haunted The United States Since It Was Founded

By Amy McKeever, National Geographic. -

In 1787, the Founding Fathers wrestled over how to address suffrage in the U.S. Constitution. At the time, voting was restricted to wealthy white landowners. The framers debated whether it should [...]

Bolivia: The Scream Of Áñez Out!

By Ángel Guerra Cabrera, La Jornada. -

Áñez Out is the main demand of the current popular protest mobilization in Bolivia. Barely a week ago the demand was: Elections, now!  That was calling for September 6, agreed date by the [...]

‘Dialogue’ Called by Añez In Bolivia Failed; New Election Date Set

By Ultimas Noticias. -

After more than five hours of dialogue between the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) and the Bolivian social movements, a consensus was not reached to define a [...]