Articles about Politics
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Greece's Referendum: One No, Many yeses!
A victory for OXI (No) would not just help restore a sense of dignity to Greece; it would strengthen the ground for anti-austerity struggles across Europe.
An Economic Hit Man Speaks Out: John Perkins on How Greece Has Fallen Victim to ''Economic Hit Men''
John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, discusses how Greece and other eurozone countries have become the new victims of "economic hit men."
In Defence of Greece: 6 Myths Busted
Syriza’s negotiations with the Troika have fulfilled a pedagogical role : of showing the unwillingness of undemocratic institutions such as the EU and IMF to respect the...
The West Has Normalised Racist Wars - But You Can't Solve Complex Problems with 1,000lb Bombs
‘Radicalisation’ is our new dirty word in the US and UK, yet radical change is needed. Here’s an idea: stop trying to fix the world with high explosives
TiSA: The Scariest Trade Deal Nobody's Talking About Has Suffered a Big Leak
Wikileaks has blown the lid off another trade deal being negotiated 'on our behalf' by our governments, in secret without democratic scrutiny or debate, that threatens people...
How White People Got Made
'There’s a perception that whiteness is working for white people. It’s not. Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated.'
It's Official -- Bernie Sanders Has Overtaken Hillary Clinton In the Hearts and Minds of Democrats
Bernie Sanders represents a new era in American politics; one where values trump Citizens United cash or cold pragmatism.
Daughter of a Mexican Migrant Has Something Beautiful to Say to Donald Trump
Donald Trump has made an entire career out of being an odious bile merchant. So it came as no surprise that during his presidential campaign announcement this little turd came...
The Future Candidate
Politics, they say, is the art of compromise. Candidates, in order to succeed, have to soften their views. Candidates have to make their views more palatable to the general...
Buen Vivir: A New Era of Great Social Change
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller Our...
Worshippers of the Almighty Invisible Hand
The fantasies of a faith-based neoliberal economics laid bare
The Electoral Farce
I intend to devote no more time to the upcoming presidential elections than walking to my local polling station on Election Day, voting for a third-party candidate, most...
How to Steal from the Taxpayers While Blaming the Poor
It's a vicious circle of hypocrisy: Americans dependent on the safety net are urged to "get a job" by the same free-market system that pays them too little to avoid being...
9 Quotes from John Pilger on Media and Power
"The whole essence of media is not about information. It’s about power.” “Today the media is, as the father of propaganda, Edward Bernays described, ‘an invisible...
10 Scholarly Critiques of Capitalism and Imperialism
1. “Capitalism is the accumulation of resources by means of exploitation in the production and sale of commodities for profit. Capitalist exploitation is an unequal exchange...
Explosive Intervention by Pope Francis Set to Transform Climate Change Debate
The most anticipated papal letter for decades will be published in five languages on Thursday. It will call for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind...
Iceland Jailed Bankers and Rejected Austerity - and It's Been a Success
Instead of imposing devastating austerity measures and bailing out its banks, Iceland let its banks go bust and focused on social welfare policies. It has now repaid 85 percent...
A Democratic Socialist Manifesto
A movement is taking over America - the movement against inequality.
After the Uprising: Lessons from Rojava for Baltimore
The Baltimore uprising showed that direct action can force concessions from the state. What is still lacking is a coherent strategy for radical change.
It's Counterintuitive, but Tax the Rich, Not the poor
Take some money from the wealthy, give it to the poor -- why not do it?
A Charter for Democracy
Whatever happened to the 15-M Movement? Where did Occupy go? Three years after the groundbreaking revolutionary ruptures of 2011, violent repression and media invisibility have...
Basic Income: The World's Simplest Plan to End Poverty, Explained
Happy Basic Income Day? May 1st may be better known as International Workers' Day, but some activists are trying to rebrand it. "Labor Day should not be about demanding ‘more...
Keep Calm and Stay Revolutionary
Revolution is what sets our movement apart from establishment candidates such as Clinton.
"We Are In a Revolutionary Moment": Chris Hedges Explains Why An Uprising Is Coming, And Soon
The status quo is doomed but whether the future will be progressive or reactionary is uncertain, Hedges tells Salon
The American Spring: United Against Inequality
We don’t have to pick sides in this movement. We are all on the same side. We are all on the side of justice.
Dear America: Please Get Your Head Out of Your Ass About Bernie Sanders
Seriously, though, come on, guys.
Dynasty
I was born in 1980. I’ve lived my entire life under the Bush-Clinton dynasties. From 1981 to 2013, a total of thirty-two uninterrupted years, the Bush-Clinton families either...
6 Lessons for the U.S. from Spain's Democratic Revolution
How Spain’s 15M movement went from occupying city squares to city halls—without compromising its independence When tens of thousands of people occupied city squares across...
Images of International Borders Speak Volumes
History shows us just how easily national borders can change, but we still like to think that they are permanent fixtures. These photos of different national borders around the...
To Vote or Not to Vote: For Anarchists, Is There Only One True Way?
People can say with conviction and confidence that voting will never make a difference - but it's still a belief, and possibly one that may be too ideological for our own good...
How Mainstream Is Bernie Sanders?
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the presidential candidate for the Democratic nomination, has trouble being taken seriously by the corporate media, what with him being a democratic...
Bernie's Gonna Win This Thing
Forget the media. Forget the essay. Forget O’Malley. Forget Inevita-Billary (Inevita-Billary: the peculiar condition that repeatedly causes millions of people to falsely...
Bernie Sanders: Raging Against the Dying of the Light
Maybe all this campaign talk about a Political Revolution will fade away. Maybe all the people buried under mountains of student loan debt, with no prospect for a rising...
Revolution Now: 10 Reasons Why Activists Should Support Bernie Sanders
1. On Sanders’ Decision to Run as a Democrat Sanders is running in the Democratic Party primaries for practical reasons. As a Democrat, he  can easily get on the ballot in...
First We Take Barcelona...
Just under a year ago, a group of activists, members of social movements, and progressive political forces in Barcelona presented our plan to take back our city council for the...
What They're Really Saying When They Say Bernie Sanders Won't Win
Media pundits, when they declare that Bernie won’t win, want us to believe that our history has been foreordained. The pundits, it seems, have been granted supernatural powers...
We Are Bernie Sanders
If Bernie Sanders becomes the next President of the United States, it will be more than an upset. It will be an American Revolution. Bernie Sanders can’t win the election...
10 Prominent Advocates of Socialism
“Socialism” is considered a dirty word in the United States. Being a hard-working, “free market” capitalist is a part of our national mythology. But it wasn’t always this way...
Occupy The White House
The Revolution   Bernie Sanders is a socialist in the US Senate, the most deliberative, prestigious body of government in a nation that is at the helm of a global capitalist...
Make the Rich Panic
It does not matter to the corporate rich who wins the presidential election. It does not matter who is elected to Congress. The rich have the power. They throw money at...
Sanders Has Already Won
Bernie Sanders does not have to become president in order to win. Just by getting in the ring, he has already scored a major victory for the American working class. His...
Don't Give In: an Angry Population Is Hard to Govern; a Depressed Population Is easy
Hours after the Conservatives were re-elected, the government looked at cutting access to work schemes for the disabled. You'd think they'd at least have the decency to bring...
A Practical Guide to Campaign Planning
Projects and campaigns usually start because we feel inspired about an idea or passionate about a particular issue. Our first impulse is to throw ourselves into action...
Democracy Is for Life, Not Just Elections
A mate who I trust said to me; “You know what this election boils down to? Who do you want to be protesting against on May 8th? Or whenever they finish counting, negotiating...
What If Our Theories Are Horribly Wrong?
Miasma Theory was universally held and horribly wrong. What else might we be wrong about? In 19th century London, everyone was certain that bad air caused disease. From...
Top 10 Grassroots Movements That Are Taking on the World
Waiting for political change to come about once every few years at election time is not only frustrating, but is an almost sure-fire way of ensuring that the changes you...
Why Not Voting Is Such a Pitifully Ineffective Form of Protest
Of the most commonly recurring themes that keeps popping up in the comments sections beneath my work is the "if only everyone stopped voting ..." type is probably the most...
To Vote or Not to Vote, Is That the Question?
Thanks largely to Russell Brand, the question of whether to vote or not has been raised at national level this election. Yet the only argument made against voting has been...
How Easily The Fickle Rich Are Swayed, Russell Brand Puts Down His Pitchfork
It’s hardly surprising that Eddie Izzard, Alan Partridge and now even Russell Brand all want us to vote Labour.  They are the people the modern Labour Party represents after...
Why We Don't Make Demands
From Occupy to Ferguson, whenever a new grassroots movement arises, pundits charge that it lacks clear demands. Why won’t protesters summarize their goals as a coherent...