Loyalty

By Dakotah Lilly, Popular Resistance. -

Whenever I wear one of my many shirts, necklaces, or buttons adorned with the faces of great leaders such as Hugo Chavez, Nestor and Cristina Kirchner, Che, or Evita, I will commonly get a [...]

What Mike Gravel Meant

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

I first met Sen. Mike Gravel in the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York in early 2006 after a mutual friend told me Gravel was contemplating running for president.  Our Waldorf [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Political Cartoon Is Dead

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Political cartoons have helped us make sense of the world in which we live since they first appeared in the 18th century–though some, like the iconic cartoonist Mr. Fish, argue the art predates [...]

Building Black Working Class Power In Maryland

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The state of Maryland and Baltimore City in particular have been dominated by Democratic Party politics for decades, yet many residents struggle under a repressive police force, a lack of [...]

Assassination Strengthens Iranian Hardliners

By Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold, Consortium News. -

Israel used all four years of Trump’s presidency to entrench its systems of occupation and apartheid. Now that Joe Biden has won the U.S. election, the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear [...]

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 [...]