When The Invisible Hand Gives You The Finger

By Dorothee Benz, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Since the days of Adam Smith, capitalists have been arguing that unfettered markets are the best way to organize the economy. Smith famously said that the rich are “led by an invisible hand” to, [...]

What Are The Political Views Of People Who Are Incarcerated?

By Nicole Lewis, Aviva Shen and Anna Flagg, Themarshallproject.org -

Asimple question at a Bernie Sanders town hall last spring sparked a debate new to prime time: Should incarcerated people be allowed to vote? Sanders said yes—his home state of Vermont (and its [...]

How Do You Blow The Whistle On A Whole Society?

By David Swanson, Davidswanson.org -

Like perhaps most people who visit Los Angeles, I consider it my duty to offer a brilliant new idea for a film script. My idea is in the genre of science-fiction mafia, a genre that I think has [...]

The Centrist Delusion: ‘Middle Ground’ Politics Aren’t Moderate, They’re Dangerous

By Raoul Martinez, Novaramedia.com -

In eighteenth century Britain, centrists endorsed slavery, reformists called for improved working conditions for slaves and radicals demanded the abolition of the entire institution. As historian [...]

A Urinal In A Scottish Pub Reveals Why Toilets Matter In International Politics

By Rhys Crilley and Robert A Saunders, Intrepidreport.com -

If you wanted to see international politics in action, where would you go? Maybe the UN headquarters in New York to see diplomats debating resolutions of global import? Or drop in on one of the [...]

The Empty Radicalism Of The Climate Apocalypse

By Ted Nordhaus, Issues.org. -

At a moment when advocates make a range of demands that are simultaneously vague and controversial, from ending capitalism and economic growth to rejecting materialism and consumption to [...]

You Can Handle The Truth

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

Sometimes the truth is painful to hear, but if we don't know what is going on or what we are up against, it's impossible to change it. We speak with political comedian Lee Camp about how he began [...]

After Rahm’s Destruction, Can Chicago Creative A Cooperative Economy?

By Matt Stannard, Occupy.com -

When Rahm Emanuel announced last month that he would not seek a third term as mayor of Chicago, he broke no hearts among people opposed to neoliberal privatization and the power of finance [...]

Democratic Socialism And Political Power

By Rob Urie, Counterpunch.org -

Occasionally a phrase supports a wide range of political posturing while bearing little determinable relationship to actionable politics. ‘Income inequality’ is one of these phrases. Few using it [...]

“Get up” – Sahra Wagenknecht In An Interview About Her Collection Movement

By Fabienne Rzitki, Web.de -

A movement can not compete in elections in Germany. But when we get strong, we can build up so much pressure that the parties open their lists for fellow campaigners. However, our primary concern [...]

A New Model For Progressive Politics In The Heart Of Deindustrialization

By Bruce Vail, Inthesetimes.com -

It’s startling when your hometown is labeled the worst city in the United States for African Americans. That’s what happened in Peoria in late 2016 when a survey by the online publication 24/7 [...]

National Consensus For Progressive Transformational Change Grows

By Jim Naureckas, Fair.org -

The Pew Research Center (3/1/18) recently released a survey on political attitudes by generation. “America is politically sorted by generations in a way it never has before,” was the takeaway [...]

The Complex Political Realities In Venezuela

By Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis.com -

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans could be seen marching down Caracas’ principal Urdaneta Avenue under the sweltering Caribbean sun. No, this was not a protest against the government, which we are [...]

Corpses Of Souls

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Walker Percy in his 1971 dystopian novel “Love in the Ruins” paints a picture of a morally degenerate America consumed by hedonism, wallowing in ignorance, led by kleptocrats and fools, [...]

Open Letter To American People From Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales

By Staff, taskforceamericas.org -

For the past century, the owners of the fruit companies called our country “Banana Republic” and characterized our politicians as “cheaper than a mule” (as in the infamous Rolston letter). [...]