Archive for the ‘democracy’ Category

In 2021 Orwellian USA: Words are violence, Voting is terrorism, Free speech is a threat

    Determined to stamp out ‘wrongthink’ in all forms, the media establishment has declared a holy war against free speech. Once the bedrock of US society, it faces a redefinition into something more convenient – or oblivion. If everyone is permitted to speak freely, their reasoning goes, people’s lives will be put at risk. […]

Disenfranchisement: An American Tradition

Disenfranchisement: An American Tradition Above photo: Rudolph Giuliani conducts a news conference on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on November 19, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images. Invoking the specter of voter fraud to undermine democratic participation is a tactic as old as the United States itself. During the […]

Our Democratic Prospects: What The Ming Dynasty Can Tell Us

‘Good government’ has always rested on equitable distributions of wealth and power. How best to understand the assault on the Capitol this week? Might some historical perspective help us better comprehend how endangered our democracy has become? Could that perspective point us to a more promising post-Trump path? A global team of anthropologists from the […]

Uganda Shuts Down All Social Media Ahead of Election Due to US Meddling

    President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda president has blocked Facebook from operating in his country, just days after the social media company removed “fake accounts” linked to his government ahead of a hotly contested general election set to take place on Thursday. Note that we have no idea or evidence that these were “fake […]

Democracy is a Function of Capitalism

An Overview of Systems of Government. H.L. Mencken said the typical American voter was a boob and the system was booboisie. In order to understand the submission “ Democracy is a Function of Capitalism” one has to delve deep into Social, economic, and political evolution of human race and subject it to critical analysis. Let […]

Peru clashes with Pfizer over Big Pharma’s LEGAL IMMUNITY for Covid-19 vaccine side effects

    Wow, we didn’t even know Pfizer benefits from legal immunity, we just found out about this now due to this Peru report and we were stunned, speechless to say the least. Unbelievable that there is such a thing as “legal immunity”. Democracy at work again boys and girls! Don’t we all just love […]

Trump’s vilest legacy

Image Credit: Hollywood Reporter Most of the 74,222,957 Americans who voted to reelect Donald Trump—46.8 percent of the votes cast in the 2020 presidential election—don’t hold Trump accountable for what he’s done to America.  Their acceptance of Trump’s behavior will be his vilest legacy.   Nearly forty years ago, political scientist James Q. Wilson and […]

Venezuela Votes To End Neocolonialism, Create Its Own Path

On December 2, the Embassy Protection Collective (EPC) members, who were arrested in May 2019 when the United States illegally invaded the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC, completed their probation, ending the risk of the 30 days in prison that was being held over their heads. I am one of the four who were arrested. […]

The most dangerous man in America

Anyone can ride a train, only a wise man knows when to get off.  ~Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) It has been 70 years since Eric Hoffer’s brilliant little book, The True Believer, first appeared. Hoffer was the son of immigrants born in the Bronx. His insights into the social  psychology of mass movements were based on […]

Who Pressed the Great Reset Button?

November 20th, 2020 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World What is this “Great Reset” we’re now hearing about? In a nutshell, the Great Reset refers to a global agenda to monitor and control the world through digital surveillance. As explained by journalist James Corbett in his October 16, 2020, Corbett Report above,1 the Great […]

The rule of law & the recidivist in the White House

No man is above the law… -Theodore Roosevelt Does the need to obey the law only apply to the powerless?  Is it still true in America that no one is above the law? Can a president who has failed “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” pardon himself? In the Trump […]

Trump: It’s payback time for your betrayal of America and its democracy

The walls around Trump are quickly collapsing and he is lapsing into a state of panic. He fears his life going into the future will be like a never-ending nightmare, and it most certainly will. And, what will his legacy be?. He will go down in history as a president who was totally unfit for the job, and one who betrayed this country and its democracy in a great time of need. Remember […]

After Bolivia, Never Again

After Bolivia, Never Again Gathered in Bolivia at the inauguration of Luis Arce, leaders from across the international Left sign the ‘La Paz Declaration’ – reaffirming support for democracy and calling for an end to right-wing coups d’état. They said that the beasts and savages would never return to Bolivia, as they killed our brothers, […]

Belarusian Leader Calls US Election a Hoax and a Travesty for Democracy

    America’s long-running and heavily disputed presidential election has made a mockery of democratic values, says Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who himself is no stranger to wrangles over electoral legitimacy. Speaking on Saturday, Lukashenko, who has run Belarus since 1994, told reporters to “look at what’s going on with these elections. It is a […]

Shahid Buttar: The Crisis Is Constitutional

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. November 9, 2020 The presidential election has been called for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I speak with Constitutional lawyer and activist Shahid Buttar about what that means for our work on issues of social justice, his campaign to challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her congressional seat, and […]

U.S. democracy: The four-year rule?

You know about the five-second rule. According to conventional wisdom, food that has dropped on the floor can be safely eaten if retrieved within five seconds. Some scientists have even set up experiments to confirm this folk saying. Of course, all bets are off if your toast falls on the floor buttered side down and you haven’t […]

The World now sees that there’s No Exceptionalism or Grandeur in American Democracy but only Chaos & Injustice

    Even if Trump loses, the truth is that to many Americans Trumpism isn’t a pathology but a new normal which is a product of a massive social divide caused by dissatisfaction with the political system and life in general. The world watches with bated breath as the US Presidential election sits at a […]

America on trial

This election is a referendum on democracy and a whole lot more “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God.” ~Oath of […]

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 […]

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