The Enemy Within

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Our democracy is not in peril—we do not live in a democracy. The image of our democracy is in peril. The deep state—the generals, bankers, corporatists, lobbyists, intelligence chiefs, government [...]

Campaign For Community Control Of Police Goes National

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

From November 22 to 24, the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, founded in 1973, will be relaunching itself in Chicago, IL. A major part of the conference will be focused [...]

Rethinking U.S. Election Law

By Erica Frazier, Portside.org -

The United States has come to a political crossroads. Few Americans have favourable opinions of Congress. There is not a single third-party member of Congress, though there is widespread support [...]

First International Congress Of Communes, Social Movements And Popular Power

By Orinoco Tribune. -

Venezuela - “The communal councils serve more than 6 million 407 thousand 651 families representing more than 80% of the families of Venezuela that participate in urban, rural or indigenous [...]

Democracy Shouldn’t Be About Celebrating Military Overlords

By William J. Astore, Truthout.org -

When Americans think of militarism, they may imagine jackbooted soldiers goose-stepping through the streets as flag-waving crowds exult; or, like our president, they may think of enormous parades [...]

Supreme Court Of New York Stops Pacifica’s Attack On WBAI

By Pacifica Radio in Exile, Popular Resistance. -

Berkeley-In the morning, a crew of Pacifica Foundation board members led by brand new IED John Vernile, locked out the staff at WBAI-FM in New York and then fired them all, told the landlord to [...]

Hundreds Of Groups Oppose Corporate-Governance Agreement Between UN & World Economic Forum

By Transnational Institute. -

The UN Secretary General and the World Economic Forum signed on June 13 a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the implementation of the 2030 agenda (SDG). More than 240 organisations signed the [...]

Three Takeaways From The Historic D.C. Statehood Hearing

By Amanda Michelle Gomez, Washington City Paper. -

The House of Representatives held the first hearing on D.C. statehood since 1993. The point of the hearing was to jump-start the process to vote on (and likely pass) H.R. 51, which would make the [...]

The Climate Crisis Means The Wrong People Are Running The World

By Tamara Pearson, Commondreams.org -

A sophisticated greenwashing industry has been evolving over the last few decades to not just mask the environmental destruction of corporations while passing the blame on to consumers, but to [...]

Opposition Sets Democracy On Fire In Bolivia

By Hugo Moldiz Mercado, Resumen English. -

The fragmented and heterogeneous right-wing opposition bloc in Bolivia has found in its increasingly sharp and violent attack on democracy and the institutions of the Plurinational State its [...]

Advancing Rights Restoration: Where Should Civil Rights Stop?

By Sawari Amani, Sawari Mi. -

This week was called by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS) to be Unchain the Vote Week focused on bringing attention to the unconstitutional, dehumanizing act of felony disenfranchisement that plagues [...]

Thousands Protest Buckingham Palace Over Brexit, ‘Stop The Coup’

By Nick Duffy, i News. -

London - Protesters have marched on Buckingham Palace, in a show of anger at the Queen over her role in permitting the prorogation of Parliament. The unusual scenes in central London on [...]

Democracy Needs Unions

By Christine Owens, Otherwords.org -

You deserve to have a say in matters that affect you. Everyone does. That’s democracy. This shouldn’t change when you go to work. Democratic rights in the workplace — including the right to form [...]

Make ‘Em Laugh Or They’ll Kill You + The Math Of A Broken System

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Building and healing civilizations: as we stare down the 2020 presidential elections, here's a little food for thought on how our system is built – and what advanced math of all things can tell [...]

History Often Proceeds By Jumps And Zigzags

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research. -

As one door sharply bangs shut in Kashmir, another opens in Argentina. That is the nature of our struggles. In 1859, Friedrich Engels wrote, ‘History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags’. To [...]