Articles Tagged ‘Election’

  • Justin Trudeau on electoral reform: deception, cynicism, and misrepresentations

    Canadian Politics

    The year 2015 will be the last federal election under the First Past The Post (FPTP) electoral system. This was the promise Justin Trudeau made during the 2015 campaign. But Trudeau’s Liberals have abandoned this campaign plank, based on a cynical series of lies and misrepresentations of their own promise, along with what the actual effect of ER is.

  • What’s the Matter with America?

    USA Politics

    Thomas Frank is the founder of The Baffler magazine, author of What’s the Matter With Kansas? and Listen Liberal, and past columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper’s Magazine. He delivered the 2017 annual Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture, on Donald Trump’s election and what it means for the USA. Introductions by Byan Evans and Ron Vogel, Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University.

  • ​French Socialists choose leftwing rebel Benoît Hamon for Élysée fight

    Europe

    Hamon secured a clear win of more than 58% over the centrist former prime minister Manuel Valls on around 42%, according to the first partial results. It was a victory for the party’s leftwing rebels against the pro-market, centre-left policies of François Hollande – a damning verdict by voters against what many on the left consider as the failed presidency of an unpopular leader.

  • President Trump: Nationalist Capitalism, An Alternative to Globalization

    USA Politics

    During his inaugural speech, President Trump clearly and forcefully outlined the strategic political-economic policies he will pursue over the next four years. Anti-Trump journalists, academics and experts, who appear in the Financial Times, New York Times and the Washington Post have repeatedly distorted and lied about the President’s program as well as his critique of existing and past policies.

  • It Can Happen Here

    Canadian Politics

    We must find a way to defend all of the groups and interests now under threat while building a movement that can bring about a future embodying all of our common values, including cooperation, equality, individual rights, economic security, and environmental sustainability. Fully securing those values will ultimately require passing beyond the capitalist system.

  • Trump’s racist travel ban requires more than just condemnation

    Canadian Politics

    Justin Trudeau has been rightfully credited for being more open to Syrian refugees than Harper’s Conservatives. But we must demand more. With the rise of the far right in the U.S. and worldwide, not to mention a future in which climate refugees will become ever more numerous, Canada needs to welcome more asylum seekers and refugees.

  • The Empire Has No Clothes

    USA Politics

    And now Donald the Ripper sits with other vicious and all-too transparently sociopathic swamp creatures like the quasi-fascist Steve Bannon atop the visible U.S. state, where marketing and branding matter to those wielding real and continuous behind the “marionette theater” of electoral and parliamentary politics. The Empire, once again, has no clothes.

  • Trump Trumpets His Real Plans

    USA Politics

    Whatever the media makes of the inevitable intrigue, in-fighting and likely resistance by the civil service to adhere to their lawful missions, it is the people who will be paying the price. President Trump will use the media to sugarcoat, falsify, distract, intimidate, glorify and massify the millions of people who believed, once upon a recent time, that he would “Make America Great Again.”

  • Will Trump Stand Up To Big Business, GOP, Dems & China on Trade?

    USA Politics

    Prof. Wolff joins Thom Hartmann on RT’s The Big Picture. Donald Trump has promised big things for the economy once he takes office. But were the populist policies he embraced on the campaign trail just a front for another trickle-down presidency? Wolff argues that working class Republicans were duped into voting for Trump; he will not deliver on his promises.

  • The Revival of the Working-Class Concept

    USA Politics

    The polarization in the country following the Trump electoral victory is not what Karl Marx called the “class struggle.” But it reflects an underlying class struggle which is a real thing, surely, in this country and globally. This struggle between capitalists and workers has never been totally eclipsed by struggles over anything else, including those involving “culture wars” and ethnic identity.

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