Archive for the ‘democracy’ Category

Democracy in action YET AGAIN: Billionaires earn $10.2 TRILLION thanks to Covid crisis

    Thanks to a Guardian report, we’re found out about some really really upsetting and troubling thing. Had it not been for this report, we wouldn’t have known about it so basically the report is saying that the world’s billionaires “did extremely well” during the coronavirus pandemic, growing their already-huge fortunes to a record […]

Preempting Progress In The South

By Hunter Blair, David Cooper, Julia Wolfe, and Jaimie Worker, EPI. October 4, 2020 | Educate! Above photo: NPR. State interference in local policymaking prevents people of color, women, and low-income workers from making ends meet in the South. A new report from the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) at EPI and the Local Solutions Support Center (LSSC) describes the […]

Fortress On A Hill: Understanding The War Industry

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:41 — 31.4MB) | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | Blubrry |  | More Christian Sorenson stops by the podcast to discuss his new book “Understanding the War Industry”, a detailed look at contracting within the U.S. military industrial complex and how its giant war chest gets funneled to an endless list of contractors, without question to its necessity […]

Activists go to High Court after Knesset restricts protests during lockdown

A petition was filed at the High Court of Justice Wednesday and several critics reacted with outrage after the Knesset passed legislation curtailing public protests during lockdown. The new legislation gives the government the power to ban traveling over one kilometer (0.6 miles) from home to attend a protest, and to limit outdoor gatherings to […]

How The Far Right Took Over The Mainstream

Above photo: Rassemblement National President Marine Le Pen. 1 May 2020. Lafargue Raphael/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images. While white male voters tend to still make up a large proportion of far-right parties and right-wing extremist organisations in Europe, a more worrying problem exists. From the Center for the Analysis of the Radical Right. NOTE: This article correctly points out […]

Macron whose facing the Yellow Vest protests for years tells Lukashenko to be Democratic and Quit Power

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko must accept the logic of democracy and quit power, French President Emmanuel Macron told le Journal du Dimanche. Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by street protests since authorities said Lukashenko won an Aug. 9 election by a landslide. More than 12,000 protesters […]

Pledge Of Resistance: Stop Austerity This Fall

NOTE: Popular Resistance supports the call to mobilize for the issues outlined in the demands below no matter who is elected president in November. We are clear that there is bipartisan consensus in Washington, DC against what is needed to protect people and the planet and that we are living in a failed state. It […]

Democratize Justice!

Democratize Justice! Above photo: DL/OT. One of the main reasons so many people cite their intention to vote for Biden is because of the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Let’s assume this is a valid reason, I don’t necessarily agree that it is but for argument’s sake we will go with […]

Bolivia’s ‘interim president’ withdraws from upcoming election, one day after poll shows pro-Morales candidate in the lead

Home » Communism, Politics, South-Central America » Bolivia’s ‘interim president’ withdraws from upcoming election, one day after poll shows pro-Morales candidate in the lead     The acting president of Bolivia, Jeanine Anez, has declared that she will not run in next month’s presidential race, citing the need to consolidate votes in order to defeat […]

Another step towards real democracy

Did you know that a drag queen was elected last year as a neighborhood councilwoman in Silver Lake, CA, an area in Los Angeles? She ran against Adam Schiff for Congress this past March (lost, of course).  But I think this is an important positive thing in our political history. I know nothing about her […]

How a dire shortage of poll workers imperils American democracy

Image Credit: REUTERS/Gary Cameron This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute. Kristi Serwin knows that Americans clamoring for social justice and decent treatment of working people can correct the nation’s course only with a fair, accessible election. But she’s also observed the nation’s dire shortages of poll workers result in long lines and […]

Is NZ a test case for the world?

Some pertinent information for what’s going on right now in NZ … EWR [embedded content] Seemorerocks97 1.2K subscribers I have taken segments from two podcasts from Billy te kahika and jami-Lee Ross of Advance NZ/NZPP as well as a discussion between Dr. Rashid Buttar and Billy te Kahika. Image by Manfred Bast from Pixabay Share […]

“The Seven-Step Path from Pandemic to Totalitarianism” (we are at step 6)

As if it was planned in advance, billions of people around the globe are being forced step by rapid step into a radically different way of life, one that involves far less personal, physical and financial freedom and agency. Here is the template for rolling this out. LINK: https://off-guardian.org/2020/04/23/the-seven-step-path-from-pandemic-to-totalitarianism/ Photo: off-guardian.org Share this: Like this: […]

The Day After Election Day

The view passed down from on high in the U.S. is that elections are the effective and legitimate means of collective decision-making in the realm of the political. Conversely, on matters of war and peace, economic distribution, environmental wellbeing, healthcare, education, housing, and social welfare— the areas where collective outcomes matter, these are either considered […]

The Day After Election Day

The view passed down from on high in the U.S. is that elections are the effective and legitimate means of collective decision-making in the realm of the political. Conversely, on matters of war and peace, economic distribution, environmental wellbeing, healthcare, education, housing, and social welfare— the areas where collective outcomes matter, these are either considered […]

The Day After Election Day

The view passed down from on high in the U.S. is that elections are the effective and legitimate means of collective decision-making in the realm of the political. Conversely, on matters of war and peace, economic distribution, environmental wellbeing, healthcare, education, housing, and social welfare— the areas where collective outcomes matter, these are either considered […]

The Day After Election Day

The view passed down from on high in the U.S. is that elections are the effective and legitimate means of collective decision-making in the realm of the political. Conversely, on matters of war and peace, economic distribution, environmental wellbeing, healthcare, education, housing, and social welfare— the areas where collective outcomes matter, these are either considered […]

The Day After Election Day

The view passed down from on high in the U.S. is that elections are the effective and legitimate means of collective decision-making in the realm of the political. Conversely, on matters of war and peace, economic distribution, environmental wellbeing, healthcare, education, housing, and social welfare— the areas where collective outcomes matter, these are either considered […]

For Democracy And Transparency In The Plurinational State Of Bolivia

Above photo: Protest in Bolivia. Corrado Scropetta. Members of the Progressive International call on the UN and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to guarantee fair elections in Bolivia. We are witnessing the systematic destruction of democracy at the hands of the de facto government of Jeanine Añez and its allied forces of repression in the streets, on […]

For Democracy And Transparency In The Plurinational State Of Bolivia

Above photo: Protest in Bolivia. Corrado Scropetta. Members of the Progressive International call on the UN and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to guarantee fair elections in Bolivia. We are witnessing the systematic destruction of democracy at the hands of the de facto government of Jeanine Añez and its allied forces of repression in the streets, on […]

For Democracy And Transparency In The Plurinational State Of Bolivia

Above photo: Protest in Bolivia. Corrado Scropetta. Members of the Progressive International call on the UN and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to guarantee fair elections in Bolivia. We are witnessing the systematic destruction of democracy at the hands of the de facto government of Jeanine Añez and its allied forces of repression in the streets, on […]

No democracy can last for very long

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Billionaires Make $53 Billion in One Week as Small Businesses Continue to Close

    Same old, same old… the rich keeps getting richer and the poor keeps getting poorer. Nothing new under the sun. At this point it should be obvious to everyone that democracy and capitalism simply doesn’t work. It worked for a while but now it doesn’t work anymore. We need a new system in […]

Voter Suppression Has Haunted The United States Since It Was Founded

Above photo: Demonstrators march through the streets of Winston-Salem, N.C., Monday, July 13, 2015, after the beginning of a federal voting rights trial challenging a 2013 state law. Election law experts say the case could determine how far Southern states can change voting rules after the nation’s highest court struck down a portion of the federal […]

Bolivia: The Scream Of Áñez Out!

Above photo: Bolivians protest the postponement of the election. Áñez Out is the main demand of the current popular protest mobilization in Bolivia. Barely a week ago the demand was: Elections, now!  That was calling for September 6, agreed date by the political organizations and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), for the elections to be held. That […]

‘Dialogue’ Called by Añez In Bolivia Failed; New Election Date Set

‘Dialogue’ Called by Añez In Bolivia Failed; New Election Date Set Above photo: Meeting held by Áñez de facto government. After more than five hours of dialogue between the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) and the Bolivian social movements, a consensus was not reached to define a new intermediate date for the […]

How Socialists Won Our Democratic Rights

Above photo: The fight for Democracy from Tribune Magazine. The myth of modern democracy is that it was handed down from on-high. In fact, the ruling class resisted extending the franchise at every turn – and it was socialists who fought them for the right to vote. Since the advent of the modern state, ruling […]

US Contracts Out Its Regime Change Operation In Nicaragua

Above photo: Mass rally in support of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua from Eyes on Latin America. NOTE: We are posting several articles on this topic because it ought to be major news but the regime change-friendly US media aren’t talking about it or that a sitting senator criticized President Trump for failing to overthrow […]

There’s a gathering tomorrow at NZ’s Parliament grounds (Thurs. 6 August)

The NZ Advance Party is gathering at Parliament for speeches & discussion on the state of our nation and a way forwards … looking towards the coming election. Be there if you can! Have a listen to Horowhenua’s ex Mayor on the state of corruption NZ has sunk into. Hear about the plans for tomorrow, […]

Reclaiming Public Health: The Communalist Healthcare Model

Above photo: New York City nurses and other hospital professionals protest dangerous working conditions and a change in sick leave policies during the Covid-19 pandemic on April 17, 2020. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images. The pandemic has exposed the failures of hierarchical, profit-based healthcare systems — but social ecology offers a model to democratize public health. […]

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