Scheer Intelligence: Don’t Believe Anything You Were Told About Populism

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

The word “populism” gets a bad rap these days as corporate media warns of its alleged dangers and President Barack Obama goes so far as to blame Sarah Palin for its recent rise. But, according to [...]

Three Populists And Three Women

By Thomas Klikauer and Nadine Campbell, Counterpunch. -

Looking at the total Covid-19/Coronavirus global death statistics on Saturday, 13 June 2020, three things become noticeable. The first remarkable issue is that Donald Trump’s USA has just [...]

Reclaiming Populism

By Thea Riofrancos, Boston Review. -

In the years between Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 Republican primaries and the 2018 midterm elections, a rash of opinion pieces compared him to Latin American leaders, contemporary and [...]

On Contact: The New Republic

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to D. D. Guttenplan, the editor of the Nation, about the history of populism in America, its current rise and the problem of democracy. His new [...]

Populism Is Not The Answer To Neoliberal Fascism

By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout.org -

We have entered an ominous age of political conformity. Support is growing for a right-wing populism that views liberal democracy as both an anachronism and a curse. Meanwhile, many of those who [...]

Facing Populist Assault, Global Elites Regroup In Davos

By Paul Wiseman and Jamey Keaten, Apnews.com -

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — As the world’s financial and political elites convene here in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties is [...]

Two Populisms, Not One

By Paul Street, Counterpunch. -

Two very different “populisms” that have arisen in response to neoliberal capitalism in the West. A left-leaning social-democratic “progressive populism” targets the capitalist concentration [...]

The Establishment’s Bi-Partisan Fear Of Popular Revolt

By Gareth Porter, Truthout.org -

The two most powerful think tanks in Washington, representing center-left and center-right political elites, have responded to the populist shocks of the 2016 presidential election by trying to [...]

Mexico’s New Populist President Considers Foreign Pipeline Plans Despite Indigenous Protests

By Martha Pskowski and Steve Horn, Desmogblog.com -

Andrés Manuel López Obrador looked out at the crowd of reporters at a Mexico City Hilton Hotel the night of July 1. It was a moment that he had waited years for: his victory speech for the [...]

Localisation: A Strategic Solution To Globalised Authoritarianism

By Helena Norberg-Hodge, Longreads.tni.org -

For those who care about peace, equality and the future of the planet, the global political swing to the right over the past few years is deeply worrying. It has us asking ourselves, how did this [...]

Noam Chomsky On Populist Groundswell, U.S. Elections, Future Of Humanity, And More

By Lynn Parramore, Ineteconomics.org -

I don’t know if you know, but as late as 1966 in Boston we could barely have an anti-war action because it would be violently broken up with the support of the press and so on. By then, South [...]

Populism Of Hope Begins When People Feel Their Own Power

By Nathan Schneider, Yesmagazine.org -

The waning years of the 1800s bore an uncanny resemblance to the present. The U.S. economy was transforming and globalizing, leaving behind many hardworking people. Then, as now, a populist [...]

Poverty Fuels European Extremism

By Andrew Spannaus, www.counterpunch.org -

By Andrew Spannaus for CounterPunch. Less stable employment conditions and the stagnation or regression of salaries have created the fertile ground for populist movements on the right in [...]

Would America’s First Populists Recognize Trump’s Populism?

By Caleb Maupin, www.dandelionsalad.wordpress.com -

By Caleb Maupin for Dandelion Salad - This isn’t from a Donald Trump speech. This isn’t from an alt-right rant against globalism. The above text comes from “Why Communism? Plain Talk on Vital [...]

Trump’s Phony Populism On Military Spending

By Miriam Pemberton, www.otherwords.org -

By Miriam Pemberton for Other Words - The president says he'll protect our interests against the boondoggle weapons makers. Don't believe him. There’s a lot of misdirection going on these days. [...]

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