In Kerala, The Present Is Dominated By The Future

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Kerala, a state in the Indian union with a population of 35 million, has re-elected the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to lead the government for another five years. Since 1980, the people of Kerala [...]

First 100 Days: Has Biden Kept His Promises To Black America?

By Dr. Amara Eniya and Maurice Mitchell, NewsOne. -

Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris agreed with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott that the United States is not a racist country. Generations throughout history have made it plain that all our [...]

Women’s Rights In Nicaragua Under Attack From An Unlikely Source

By John Perry, Popular Resistance. -

Gioconda Belli, the Nicaraguan writer perhaps best known for her autobiography The Country Under My Skin, has been described as ‘an icon of Latin American feminist literature’. She spoke recently [...]

Don’t Open The Door Further To Dark Money

By Lisa Graves, The Progressive. -

On April 26, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could unmoor decades of transparency laws, even as dark money spending by special interests continues to rise.  The [...]

US Role Behind The Defeat Of Ecuador’s Leftist Presidential Candidate

By Roger Harris, Orinoco Tribune. -

The US role in the defeat of leftist Andrés Arauz in Ecuador’s presidential contest on April 11 was not overt because it did not need to be, according to a high-ranking Latin American diplomat. [...]

How The United States Stole Democracy In Ecuador

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The second and final round of the presidential election took place in Ecuador on April 11. Clearing the FOG speaks with Leonardo Flores, the Latin American campaign coordinator for CODEPINK who [...]

The Dirty Campaign Underlying Ecuador’s ‘Free And Fair’ Election

By Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores, Popular Resistance. -

Ecuador’s April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be. On the surface, it was a [...]

Zambia Is The Tip Of The Tail Of The Global Dog

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

On 12 August 2021, the people of Zambia will vote to elect a new president, who will be the seventh person elected to the office since Zambia won its independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 [...]

Indigenous Group Launches Campaign Against New Voting Bills

By Jared Gans, The Hill. -

An advocacy group for Native Americans is putting up billboards in various states to oppose measures that it says would increase voting restrictions. The campaign launched by the Global [...]

Ecuador’s Election Is A Test Of Our Solidarity

By David Adler, ROAR Magazine. -

On 11 April, the people of Ecuador will cast their final vote to elect the country’s next president. But as we approach the second round of Ecuador’s presidential election, the attacks on its [...]

Ecuador’s Socialists Set To Defeat Neo-liberalism

By Lee Brown, Labour Outlook. -

A young left-wing economist, Andres Aruaz, is favourite to win Ecuador’s presidential election later this month, in what would be the latest victory for progressives in Latin America after [...]

Tens Of Millions In Florida Properties Linked To Ecuadorian Candidate

By Jake Johnston, CEPR. -

In March 2017, ahead of Ecuador’s second-round presidential election, CEPR reported that Florida-based shell companies linked to then-candidate Guillermo Lasso owned 144 properties in Broward and [...]

Five Lessons From Israel’s Election

By Jonathan Cook, Electronic Intifada. -

Benjamin Netanyahu may be deeply immersed in a trial on multiple corruption charges. He may have dragged Israelis to four elections in two years. And he may have held his political rivals – [...]

Financial Press Fears Brazilians Will Elect President Of Their Choice

By Alan Macleod, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

The Brazilian Supreme Court this month dismissed all charges against former President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva. A towering figure in national politics, Lula was the country’s president for [...]

Ecuador’s Pseudo-Left Candidate Yaku Pérez Echoes Call For Military Takeover

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

Ecuador’s third-place presidential candidate, Yaku Pérez Guartambel, has called for direct military intervention in his country’s political system, requesting a purge of electoral authorities and [...]