How Clintonites Are Manufacturing Faux Progressive Congressional Campaigns

By Eric Draister, Counterpunch -

Jeff Beals, a self-identified “Bernie democrat” whose campaign website homepage describes him as a “local teacher and former U.S. diplomat endorsed by the national organization of former Bernie [...]

Police Urging Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election

By Simon Davis-Cohen and Sarah Lazare, In These Times -

Law enforcement is pressuring legislators to clamp down on protests—and specifically, on protests against police violence. “Cops are going to keep pursuing ways to keep themselves above the fray [...]

Top Republican: Trump Won Wisconsin Because Of Voter ID law

By Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -

Attorney General Brad Schimel this week suggested Donald Trump won Wisconsin in 2016 because the state had its voter ID law in place. His comments drew a rebuke from liberals, who said they [...]

Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And ‘Media Influencers’

By Michelle Fabio , Forbes -

Regarding the DHS media database, we are entering potentially dangerous territory with the government keeping track of the "sentiment" of citizens and foreign nationals. If not legal challenges [...]

March On Harrisburg Barnstorms Across Pennsylvania To Restore Democracy

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Last week, the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th District made national headlines when the Democratic candidate for the state legislature, Conor Lamb, beat incumbent Republican Rep. Rick [...]

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 [...]