Articles about Elections & Democracy
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Wake up Democrats, Warns Sanders, This Populist Unrest Cannot Be Ignored
Brexit win has much to teach Democrats about Trump threat, warns senator, and elites ignore frustrations of workers and the poor at their own peril
It Feels Like the Tragedy of a Generation, but We Need to Gear up Not Give Up
It’s been a couple of days since the shocking referendum result, and it feels no better than it did on the night. In fact, if anything, it feels worse. Many of the worst...
Why the British Said No to Europe
The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open...
Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation
Appointees by Clinton and Wasserman Schulz resoundingly reject numerous proposals put forth by Sanders surrogates
Is Brexit Win a Warning Signal for Trump-Era America?
"The uprising has begun. The question now is, who will lead it going forward?"
After Brexit: We Must Unite the Working Class Across Europe to Defeat Neoliberalism and the Far Rght
The following is a statement by the Left Unity Executive Committee following the outcome of the referendum vote in the UK: Left Unity deplores the Leave outcome of the EU...
As Britain Exits, the Need for a Strong Climate Movement Remains
Britain’s vote last night to leave the European Union will be a disaster for the climate — both physical and political — on both sides of the Atlantic. Most obvious are all of...
Grieve Now If You Must - but Prepare for the Great Challenges Ahead
A working-class revolt has taken place, and frustration is spilling out in all sorts of directions. If Britain is to have a future, the escalating culture wars have to stop
Brexit and the New Global Rebellion
Things are changing. A major crack has appeared in the edifice of globalization, and the neoliberal order that has dominated the world’s economy since the end of World War II...
Beyond Bernie: Still Not With Her
Since the June 6 California primary, the historic upheaval that coalesced around Bernie Sanders’ campaign has continued to defy the demands of the political establishment, but...
Brexit Wins. An Illusion Dies
What now for the radical left in Labour and beyond?
Halle/Chomsky: an Eight Point Brief for LEV (Lesser Evil Voting)
Among the elements of the weak form of democracy enshrined in the constitution, presidential elections continue to pose a dilemma for the left in that any form of participation...
UKIP Shaped the Referendum's Rhetoric - Remember That When Voting
There may well come a time when walking away from the EU is the right thing to do, but that time is not now.
Should the United Kingdom Leave the European Union?: Challenging Eurosceptics on the British Economy
On 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom will vote to decide whether the country is to remain or leave the European Union. For the first time in a generation, the general public...
Con Vs. Con
During the presidential election cycle, liberals display their gutlessness. Liberal organizations, such as MoveOn.org, become cloyingly subservient to the Democratic Party...
Why Global Capital Fears 'Brexit'
While the leadership of the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ camps portray their positions as fundamentally different, neither side is challenging the stranglehold of corporations that run...
25 of the Best Documentaries That Tell the Truth About How Government Really Works
And 6 that show how people are responding.
Clinton and Sanders Agree on Trump Threat, but Neither Ready to Endorse Other's Vision
While Clinton won Washington, DC contest as primary season came to an official end, neither camp shows much willingness to offer concessions to the other
This Feminist Is #Still Sanders
I write as a feminist, a well-seasoned historian of American women, and a die-hard supporter of Bernie Sanders. Long-time colleagues disparage my loyalty to the Sanders...
Another Neocon Endorses Clinton, Calling Her "2016's Real Conservative" and "The Candidate of the Status Quo"
Wall Street has thrown its weight behind Hillary Clinton. Some of the biggest names in the U.S. right-wing establishment have also expressed support for her. Another neocon...
Democrats Will Learn All the Wrong Lessons From Brush With Bernie
Instead of a reality check for the party, it'll be smugness redoubled
An Open Letter to the Democratic Party From the Berniecrats
The time for status quo shortsightedness, superficiality, and consumerist distraction has passed- and your permission is not required.
As Establishment Lines up Behind Clinton, Calls Resound to 'Let It Bern'
"The Bernie campaign didn't get this far by deferring to the powerful, and there's no good reason to start now," says Norman Solomon of RootsAction
What Changed?
Suddenly Hillary is deemed to have "clinched" the Democratic nomination, when there has been no real change in the situation.
Bernie or Bust? No, It's Justice or Bust
Can we actually achieve a more just America as one of the outcomes of this political revolution? Yes. I believe we can.
What Does It Mean to Be an American Liberal Today?
Liberalism is “an ideology rooted in a nation founded upon imperial conquest and rabid capitalist exploitation.” Its main proponent is in the Democratic Party, which “has...
Sanders' Moment of Truth
The corporate media mob this week tried to string Bernie Sanders’ leftish presidential campaign from a tree and kick the chair out from under his feet. By the time primary...
Hillary Clinton: a True Pioneer of Historical Firsts
This landmark election cycle has been narrated seemingly ad nauseam in the corporate media world - but could there be even more monumental trends to this story than meets the...
'The Struggle Continues': Sanders Refuses to Bend the Knee to Establishment
'We will take our fight for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice to Philadelphia,' senator declares
HRC Is Not the Nominee
Superdelegates don't vote until July; but the media can try to influence the election every damned day of the week.
What Happens Next? People's Summit to Fortify Sanders' Political Revolution
Speakers at the Summit, taking place June 17-19 in Chicago, comprise a roster of progressive luminaries
The UK Might Leave the European Union. Here’s Why.
Brilliant comic sums up tough choices around EU Referendum
A Monthly Income Just for Being Human, and Other Sensible Ideas
Unconditional basic income, a policy option that seems radical by American standards, is gaining new traction across Europe, Canada, and even a few places in the United States...
Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate
On June 2, a few days before the California primary, Hillary Clinton gave up trying to compete with Bernie Sanders on domestic policy. Instead, she zeroed in on the soft target...
Why Trump Voters Are Not "Complete Idiots"
A common trope when trying to understand voters who vote differently from you is to simply call them idiots. This is particularly true this year, when discussing Trump voters...
A Definitive Guide to Exactly What Is Going on in the US Elections! Sort Of.
How Do Bourgeois Democratic Elections in the US Work? A decade and a half into the 21st century, the answer is that they work badly. Very badly. The basic function of the...
Will You Vote to Leave or Remain in the European Union?
Hear arguments from both sides and then vote in our poll
Establishment Democrats Courting Disaster
In the 1964 film classic, Dr. Strangelove, Slim Pickens is seen riding a nuclear bomb down to his certain death – and perhaps to the end of us all – while he calmly inventories...
Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: Why Hillary Refuses to Debate Sanders Before the California Primary
After Hillary Clinton recently reneged on her promise to debate Bernie Sanders in California, the real reasons for the refusal appear to be very different. The longer the...
Trump Turned Down the Debate for Fear of a Sanders Nomination
Trump recently waffled about debating Sanders; he said he would for $10M to charity. He must not have expected the money to materialize. It did; and he bailed. But why? It...
5 Reasons the Fight for Energy Democracy Starts in Communities
It is a sunny April Saturday and I’m running late to an event. This itself is not remarkable – but this time it is because the street I’m looking for in Lambeth is not marked...
Amid Election Chaos, Communities Show Where the Real Power Is
In every community I visited, I found people working hard to lay a different foundation for our society.
Why I'm Leaving the Democratic Party
The Democratic party has done everything in its power to alienate me—and, I suspect, my generational peers of similar political proclivities. Let’s start with the Political...
The Inevitable Rise of the Berniecrats
"A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill." - Robert A. Heinlein
New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a "Coup"?
Brazil today awoke to stunning news of secret, genuinely shocking conversations involving a key minister in Brazil’s newly installed government, which shine a bright light on...
KING: Why I'm Leaving the Democratic Party
Many of you aren't religious, so please forgive me for recalling my roots as a preacher and starting us off with a simple verse of scripture. "The love of money is the root of...
Make No Mistake, Sandersism Has Defeated Clintonism
In 2008, Hillary Clinton — on her way to losing the Democratic nomination — won nine of the final 25 nominating contests. In 2016, she may well — despite being treated as the...
Should Progressives Unify With the Democratic Party Establishment? Hell No!
In countless ways over the last 35 years, our society has become less economically equal and more dominated by corporate power. Less just and more jailed. Vast urban and rural...
This Is How Democratic-Socialism Comes to America
(In response to Robert Kagan’s ‘This is how fascism comes to America’)
Face It: Our Democracy Is a Sham. We Don't Have a Real Say in Most Decisions That Affect Our Lives
Are we able to stop fracking and other threats to the environment from coming into our communities?  Are we able to protect local farming from sewage sludge or factory...