Elections, A New Leadership And BDS Are Pivotal For Palestine

By Yvonne Ridley, Middle East Monitor. -

Ever since President Donald Trump blundered blindly into the Middle East with his woefully inexperienced team of advisors, US foreign policy has swung wildly out of control. Predictably, it has [...]

Federal Court Restores Voting Rights To Hundreds Of Thousands Of Florida Prisoners

A federal court on May 24, 2020 ruled that a Florida law that created wealth-based hurdles to voting is unconstitutional. The decision restores voting rights to hundreds of thousands of people [...]

Bolivia: The Open Veins Are Bleeding Six Months After The Coup

By Verónica Zapata, Resumen English. -

On November 10, 2019, a violent coup d’état took place in Bolivia, navigated by the U.S., which managed to articulate the racist national oligarchy with the backing of the armed forces, the [...]

Bolivia: Can the Left Win An Election Without Being Able To Organize The People?

By Hugo Moldiz Mercado, Resumen. -

Is an efficient and effective electoral strategy, regardless of the relationship of forces between the dominant and subordinate classes, what is predominant, even unique, for a leftist candidate [...]

Fortress On A Hill: Interview With Robert ‘Bob’ Scheer Part II

By Danny Sjursen, Fortress On A Hill. -

Okay, let me answer a question that was raised before we got into this and some of the thoughts that Danny, connected with me, how do you get social change? And what is the role of electoral [...]

Curtains Up!

By David Perez, Information Clearinghouse. -

Welcome, everyone to the longest-running play in U.S. history: “Voting for the Lesser Evil.” The play’s strength, as you well know, is its easy-to-memorize script, combined with its [...]

What It Looked Like When Wisconsin Forced In-Person Voting During A Pandemic

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams. -

As footage of Wisconsin's crowded polling stations flooded the internet Tuesday, public health officials and civil rights advocates condemned the state's Supreme Court and Republican legislative [...]

Two New Coup Disappointments In Venezuela

By Marco Teruggi, Sputnik News. -

The Venezuelan right faces a sustained crisis in the ability to mobilize its social base. The latest actions have been an expression of that picture of little strength that cannot be [...]

OAS Should Retract Its Press Release On Bolivian Election

By Mark Weisbrot, CEPR.org. -

Washington, D.C. — The OAS statement yesterday on Bolivia’s election should be retracted, said Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. On Monday, October 21, [...]

Court: Florida Can’t Bar Felons From Vote Over Fines, Fees

By Bobby Caina Calvan and Curt Anderson, AP News. -

Tallahassee, FL  — Florida cannot, for now, bar felons who served their time from registering to vote simply because they have failed to pay all fines and fees stemming from their cases, a [...]

A Look At All The Presidents Reveals The System Is Hostile To Black People

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

As the presidential races heat up, Margaret Kimberley has a new book, "Prejudential: Black America and The Presidents," that exposes how every one of the forty-five presidents in the United [...]

The Democratic Party’s Theatrical Performances: Fooling Black Voters For Decades

By Solomon Comissiong, Black Agenda Report. -

The Democrats are terrible at passing legislation that helps Black and poor people but fantastically talented at political theater.  “The difference is that Republicans don’t pretend to be [...]

‘Kids Are Taking The Streets’: Climate Activists Plan Avalanche Of Events As 2020 Election Looms

By Lee van der Voo, News.yahoo.com -

Organizers in the youth climate movement plan an avalanche of activities beginning next week, determined to make the future of the climate the major issue of the 2020 election. Capitalizing on [...]

MAS Party Under Threat as Bolivia Moves Towards New Elections (Without Evo)

By Emily Achtenberg, Rebel Currents, NACLA -

As anthropologist Nicole Fabricant has argued, to defeat Bolivia’s ascendant right-wing forces—which will continue to be nourished and fortified by the Añez regime during the run-up to the [...]

Corbyn’s Loss: What It Means for Sanders And Where The Left Goes From Here

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

On December 12, Jeremy Corbyn, head of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom, suffered a great defeat as the conservative Boris Johnson became the new prime minister with a gain of 47 new seats. [...]