‘We Will Defend Democracy In Ecuador’

By Progressive International. -

In countries like Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Chile, popular movements have risen to express their discontent and demand a new economic model — only to be met with street violence, government [...]

‘The Envy of the World’: Still No Functioning Democracy Here

By Paul Street, Counterpunch. -

I walked up to Chicago’s Trump Tower down the middle of Michigan Avenue last Saturday night. Within four blocks of the hated structure, both sides of the street were jammed with cars full of [...]

After Bolivia, Never Again

By La Paz Declaration signatories. -

They said that the beasts and savages would never return to Bolivia, as they killed our brothers, persecuted and detained us and burned our houses and radio stations. But we have returned, [...]

Shahid Buttar: The Crisis Is Constitutional

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The presidential election has been called for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I speak with Constitutional lawyer and activist Shahid Buttar about what that means for our work on issues of social [...]

Scheer Intelligence: How To Save American Journalism

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

It’s no secret that the U.S. funding model for journalism is broken, and that this had terrible consequences for our democracy, but it may not be without repair. As advertising revenue newspapers [...]

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, [...]