Archive for the ‘democracy’ Category

Tell the Senate to pass the For the People Act

More than 200 bills have been introduced in many states nationwide taking away voting rights that now more than ever the For the People Act needs to be passed in the Senate. The bill, which passed in the House on March 3, is a comprehensive reform package that will help protect and expand access to […]

Black Islamist Rams Car Into White Capitol Cop Near White House, White People Get Blamed Anyway

Home » Crimes, North America, Terrorism » Black Islamist Rams Car Into White Capitol Cop Near White House, White People Get Blamed Anyway     The suspect shot dead after ramming his car into barriers outside the US Capitol has been identified by NBC News and other media outlets as Noah Green, a 25-year-old black […]

‘Hijacking of democracy in plain sight’: Georgia GOP transforms 2-page bill into 93-page assault on voting rights

Democratic lawmakers and civil rights groups are accusing Georgia state Republicans of launching an ambush attack on the franchise after GOP lawmakers transformed a two-page bill limiting who is permitted to send absentee ballot applications into a sprawling 93-page omnibus package that would significantly alter election laws and curtail voting rights. The anger began to build Wednesday afternoon when Republican lawmakers […]

How The Third Way Turned Its Back On Democracy

The Third Way which conquered the centre-left during the 1990s brought with it a hostility to democratic politics – the public would have to adapt to the demands of market, not the other way around. The problem of democratic representation has always turned on the question of the ‘have-nots’ — that is, not only those […]

Red Lines: Vijay Prashad Explains Myanmar Coup

[embedded content] Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Vijay Prashad, historian and Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter, about the military’s recent takeover in Myanmar. “The first thing that people should know is that Aung San was the state councilor based on an agreement made between the military in Myanmar, the opposition movements that had been […]

Sitrep: How Democratic is China?

February 21, 2021 Locally called Happy Grandpa By Godfree Roberts – selected from his extensive weekly newsletter : Here Comes China You can get it here:  https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Having recently read Godfree’s latest book, Why China Rules the World, I learned about trial spots, the history of these and how basically everything that is accepted by the population, gets trialed first, […]

Ecuador Elections: Arauz And Lasso Advance To Second Round

Above photo: According to the CNE, over 80,97 percent of the electoral roll participated in the elections. Twitter/ @AgenciaTelam. With 100 percent of the ballot records processed, the electoral body reported that the Union for Hope (UNES) Andres Arauz won with 32.72 percent of the votes while Lasso received 19.74 percent. Ecuador’s National Electoral Council […]

Will Andrés Arauz Be The Next President Of Ecuador?

Above photo: While Andrés Arauz came won the largest vote share in the elections held on February 7, the next steps in the process are unclear. Twitter. Uncertainty looms over the electoral process in Ecuador as it has still not been made clear who will face off against front-runner Andrés Arauz in the second round […]

Understanding The Complicated Politics And Geopolitics Of The Coup In Myanmar

On February 1, 2021, Myanmar’s military—known as the Tatmadaw—invoked Article 417 of the 2008 constitution, dismissed State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, and arrested her and other members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Condemnation of the coup was swift, although there would be reason for hesitancy in the reaction: Aung San Suu […]

Americans are Sick of Democracy: Only 16% Support it According to AP Poll

    In a shocking shift of new developments, it appears that the vast majority of Americans no longer support democracy and would prefer another form of government instead. The alternatives to democracy is only authoritarian nationalism or authoritarian communism or monarchy. There are only 3 alternatives so either way, whichever is their preferred alternative, […]

André Arauz Wins First Round Of Ecuadorian Presidential Election

Above photo: (From left) Andrés Arauz, Guillermo Lasso and Yaku Pérez. Pichincha Comunicaciones. Heads to run-off on April 11. According to the quick count, Andrés Arauz of the progressive Union for Hope alliance (UNES) won 31.74% of the votes. However, its still unclear who his opponent will be as two candidates are technically tied for […]

B’Tselem’s historic declaration: Israel’s open war on its own civil society

“A Regime of Jewish Supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is Apartheid,” was the title of a January 12 report by the Israeli rights group B’Tselem. No matter how one is to interpret B’Tselem’s findings, the report is earth-shattering. The official Israeli response merely confirmed what B’Tselem has stated in no […]

Why There Are So Many Policy Failures Despite the Existence of Democracy and Batteries of Experts

The incidence and frequency of major policy failures has been increasing in some of the major countries of the world , including the USA, UK, Brazil, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India and Pakistan, to mention only some of the more obvious examples. This has brought immense and avoidable distress to hundreds of millions of people, apart […]

Opening The Door To A More Democratic UAW

Above photo: The Auto Workers struck General Motors in 2019. A referendum on direct elections of top officers creates an opening for new leadership and new strategy in a union that has accepted wave after wave of concessions during seven decades of one-party rule. Jim West/jimwestphoto.com. In December the leadership of the United Auto Workers […]

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 […]

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