Archive for the ‘democracy’ Category

What Are The Fundamental Differences Between Capitalist And Socialist Democracy?

Above Photo: Hand flips a dice and changes the word “Socialism” to “Capitalism”, or vice versa. (Fokusiert / Getty Images). Staying True To The Theme Of Democracy, This Article Is An Amended Speech That Analyzes The Differences Between Capitalist Vs. Socialist Democracies And Advocates A Defense Of The Latter. The United States hosted a “Summit […]

America’s struggle at home

Almost a year after Joe Biden’s narrow election victory over Donald Trump, the United States remains on a knife-edge. Many political outcomes are possible. These range from the gradual economic and political reform that Biden is seeking to the subversion of elections and constitutional rule that Trump attempted last January—and that he and the Republican […]

Biden’s ‘Summit for Democracy’ is a vile circus for new Cold War

U.S. President Joe Biden’s two-day “summit for democracy” was a farce even before it began this week. Now it has turned into a vile circus for Cold War hostility that greatly threatens world democracy, human rights and peace—the very antithesis of what the hubristic Americans claim. On the second day of this video conference hosted […]

US Shouldn’t Be Invited To Summit For Democracy, Let Alone Be Its Host

Above Photo: President Joe Biden listens as he meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Nov. 15, 2021. Susan Walsh / AP. In Every One Of The Countries The United States Has Intervened In Over The Past Decades, Anti-Democratic Means Are Almost Always Used Towards […]

Nicaragua’s Evidence-Based Democracy Threatens US Oppression

Above Photo: President Daniel Ortega shown dancing with musicians and supporters at the first public event after his and Vice President, Rosario Murillo’s reelection on November 8. Lauren Smith. Domestically and Abroad. Despite Washington’s best effort to derail Nicaragua’s electoral process through hybrid warfare, strong voter turnout resulted in a decisive victory by the Sandinista National […]

Next Steps In Recovering Democracy In Honduras After Historic Left Victory

[embedded content] Following Xiomara Castro’s victory in the Honduran elections, Bertha Zúniga Cáceres, Coordinator, COPINH, spoke to Peoples Dispatch about what this means for people’s movements in the country. She talks about the government’s plans in its first 100 days, what movements like COPINH think are the next steps for rebuilding democracy, and more. Source

Seven Day March In Defense Of Democracy Concludes In Bolivia

 March for the Homeland reached the Bolivian city of La Paz on November 29 after covering a distance of more than 180km over seven days. March for the Homeland reached the Bolivian city of La Paz on November 29 after covering a distance of more than 180km over seven days. Over a million people […]

In first, US labeled ‘backsliding’ democracy as global authoritarianism grows

Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images) For the first time in its four years of compiling annual data on the state of democracy around the world, an international think tank added the United States to its […]

The Organization Of American States Is Not Credible

Above photo: ‘The findings were clear – and damning: while the OAS found no evidence of fraud in the election of President Evo Morales, it lied to the public and manipulated its own findings to help depose him.’ Jorge Bernal/AFP/Getty Images. We need a new observatory of democracy in the Americas. On 20 October, the […]

Whose money is it?

Let me throw out some very basic propositions. Please correct me if I’m wrong.  Starting with a question: In a democratic country — government of the people, by the people, for the people — who “owns” the government’s money? Either money is privately owned (people, companies, corporations, investment banks, etc) or it’s publicly owned. If […]

The last progressive

In a provocative recent essay in the New York Times, the political historian Jon Grinspan places the distemper currently afflicting American politics in a broader context. In essence, he contends that we’ve been here before. Grinspan describes the period from the 1860s to 1900 as an “age of acrimony,” with the nation as a whole […]

Nicaragua Has A Public Relations Problem

Not a Democracy Problem. Managua, Nicaragua – US President Joe Biden hectored Nicaragua about their November 7 elections accusing them of “a pantomime election that was neither free nor fair, and most certainly not democratic.” Three days earlier, the US lavished a $650mil arms deal on Saudi Arabia, a monarchy where they don’t even pretend […]

Can The United Auto Workers Be Democratized?

Above Photo: Workers picket outside of John Deere Harvester Works facility on October 14, 2021 in East Moline, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images. For decades, the United Auto Workers has been controlled by a tight-knit group of insiders. Now members are voting in a historic referendum on how the union elects its central leadership. For decades, […]

‘March Of Millions’ In Sudan Revives Spirit Of December Revolution

Above Photo: Millions of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets in a show of force for the ‘Millions March’ in cities and towns across Sudan on Thursday, October 21. SCP. While declaring their readiness to confront the military, the revolutionary forces which mobilized for the protests also made it clear that they no longer trust […]

Green Mountain Spinnery And Flat Iron Cooperative

Above Photo: Marti Stone. Green Mountain Spinnery is a 40 year old cooperative based in rural Vermont. They mill high quality yarns made in the U.S., support regional sheep farming, and develop ways of producing natural fibers that are environmentally friendly. Flat Iron Cafe is a cooperatively owned coffee shop based in Vermont. They are […]

Chile Is Taking The Final Steps Of Dismantling Dictatorship

Renowned Chilean author and human rights activist Ariel Dorfman delivered these remarks at the 45th anniversary Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Program on September 19, 2021. Renowned Chilean author and human rights activist Ariel Dorfman delivered these remarks at the 45th anniversary Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Program on September 19, 2021. A collection of photos from the event has been made available […]

Understanding The Basics Of 21st-Century Democracy, Autocracy, And Capitalism

Above Photo: Nathaniel St. Clair. Democracy exists if and when a community organizes its self-governance around the full participation, on an equal basis, of all the members of the community. Its other, autocracy, exists when a community organizes (or allows) its governance by an individual or subgroup of that community, a ruler. Universal suffrage is […]

Indigenous Peoples In Mexico Defend Their Right To Water

Above photo: The Chichipicas spring is one of the San Huitzizilapan indigenous community’s water sources, in the Lerma municipality, in the state of Mexico -adjacent to Mexico City-, where several community systems manage the resource. Emilio Godoy / IPS. Lerma/Coyotepec, Mexico – In the San Lorenzo Huitzizilapan Otomí indigenous community, in the state of Mexico –adjacent […]

How Can America Wake Up From Its Post-9/11 Nightmare?

Above photo: CODEPINK. Looking back on it now, the 1990s were an age of innocence for America. The Cold War was over and our leaders promised us a “peace dividend.” There was no TSA to make us take off our shoes at airports (how many bombs have they found in those billions of shoes?). The […]

Protect the filibuster or preserve our democracy, which shall it be?

The filibuster is alive and well in the U.S. Senate and now appears to have become a permanent part of that government legislative body. Minority leader McConnell uses it as a club to “kill” any legislation that he determines is not in his best interests.  What’s ironic is that the Democrats have the power to […]

Why did a military superpower fail in Afghanistan?

The speed and efficiency with which Taliban forces were able to complete the occupation of most of Afghanistan, as well as the quick collapse of the Afghan government, has led to criticism of President Joe Biden’s decision to end U.S. military presence in Afghanistan and of the withdrawal’s logistics. But the criticisms, while valid, may […]

Dem Rep. Escobar: Unless We Pass Voting Laws, ‘We Are Going to Lose Our Democracy’ When TX Dems Return

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) said that unless federal voting legislation is passed, “we are going to lose our democracy” when the Texas House Democrats who are breaking quorum return to Texas. Escobar said, “In a state like mine, Texas, literally, we are going to lose our democracy through Texas […]

At A Convention Like No Other, Teamster Challengers Turn A Corner

Above Photo: Teamsters United. This was a Teamsters convention like no other—and not just because it was held online, avoiding the usual Las Vegas spectacle where a few brave reformers run a gauntlet of booing red-vested delegates. Even in person, the 2021 convention wouldn’t have gone down that way. The opposition slate didn’t just squeak […]

The Democracy vs. Freedom Dispute

July 1, 2021  by Lawrence Davidson Part I—Democracy and Freedom In the United States, there is a dispute over whether democracy and freedom are compatible. Some, such as Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, have questioned their compatibility, and even asserted that freedom, rather than democracy, is what the U.S. really stands for. These terms are […]

The GOP is trying to outlaw democracy

Image Credit: Khalil Bendib/OtherWords.org Ralph Waldo Emerson told of a dinner guest who went on and on about the virtue of honesty, offering his own life as a model of perfect rectitude. “The louder he talked of his honor,” said Emerson, “the faster we counted our spoons.” That’s my reaction to the cacophony of phony […]

We can have the filibuster or democracy, but not both

The American political system is complicated, but fixing it doesn’t have to be. Voters of all stripes broadly agree on the kinds of changes they’d like to see. We need less money in politics. It should be easier to vote — early, in person, or by mail. And voters should be able to pick their […]

Democracy Dies At The Washington Post Editorial Board

Above Photo: Antonio Cabrera. In the Soviet Union, everybody was aware that the media was controlled by the state. But in a corporate state like the U.S., a veneer of independence is still maintained, although trust in the media has been plummeting for years. Washington — The Washington Post’s glaring conflicts of interest have of late […]

UK Police Arrests Man over the Severe Crime of Chasing BBC Reporter and telling him ‘Traitor’

    Western Democracy at work… if this is what democracy is then no thank you, we renounce democracy, we don’t need it, we don’t like it. This has got to be one of the most demented reasons in the history of UK for an arrest but regardless, here’s the story from the Daily Mail: […]

Why One State in India Is Showing Promising Signs of Democracy

Above Photo: Kerala morning / Bruno Arunjunai Just before the state elections in Kerala, in southern India, a television channel ran a program called “The Great Political Kitchen.” The anchor went to kitchens across the state to talk to homemakers about their views on politics. In one kitchen, the anchor asked a woman about a dispute surrounding […]

THE GREAT RESET IS ONE OF THE GREATEST THREATS TO DEMOCRACY & FREEDOM

Independent MP Craig Kelly says the great reset is “one of the greatest threats” facing our freedoms and our democracy.“ https://odysee.com/@WhatIsTruth_WasIstWahrheit_2:f/THE-GREAT-RESET-IS-ONE-OF-THE-GREATEST-THEATS-TO-DEMOCRACY—FREEDOM:e Share this: Like this: Like Loading… Source

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