Articles Tagged ‘Elections’

  • The US Election: an Exercise in Mendacity

    USA Politics

    The Trump supporter thinks, what difference does it make if he makes up stories about Muslims? The Clinton supporter asks (with increasing indignation towards the questioner), what difference does it make if she lied about her emails, and about Benghazi, and got her party’s nomination through the machinations of mendacious people like Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

  • The 1 Percent’s Useful Idiots

    USA Politics

    It will require anger and courage. It is the greatest moral imperative before us. Those who do not defy the evil become its accomplice. We may not succeed. But we must be among those of whom future generations will say: They tried. They dared to dream. They dared to care. They dared to love. They enabled those who followed to press on in the struggle.

  • Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Lesser-Evilism: The Liberals who Cried Wolf?

    USA Politics

    The American people don’t deserve Trump, the world doesn’t deserve Trump, and even the average Democratic voter doesn’t deserve Trump. But liberal elites across the developed world do. It was their cuts to social programs, their imbalanced trade deals, and their attacks on the organized working class that set into motion such a potential catastrophe.

  • Brazil: Coup or Fiasco?

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    This will be no more easy than it was for the PT in 1980. The difference between 1980 and now is the degree to which the modern world-system is in structural crisis. The struggle is worldwide and the Brazilian left can either play a major role in it or slip into global irrelevance and national misery.

  • NDP inhibits internal democracy with steep leadership race entry fee

    Canadian Politics

    We are seeing an unanticipated socialist moment in North America due to the Sanders campaign in the U.S. Given the repudiation of the establishment the membership just delivered when it ousted Mulcair as leader, one would have every right to think that maybe, just maybe, now was finally the time where something might occur to shake up the deadening centrist rot that has been eating away at the NDP.

  • Is representational democracy possible?

    Policy wonks can look to this book for working examples of labour value realization, as well as untested frontiers of social libertarian public policy that respond to a neoliberal capitalist system that is failing most of whom it’s supposed to represent.

  • Progressives want to win the next election. George Lakoff tells us how.

    Canadian Politics

    Ryan Meili, founding director of Upstream: Institute for A Healthy Society, sat down with George Lakoff to discuss and expand upon the ideas of political framing and progressive values and give a preview of what is to come this Saturday.

  • Bolivia’s Transformation

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    It is a sometimes overly rich recipe, starched with violence and populism, but Latin American politics is something to behold.

  • Vancouver Votes: Hope for COPE?

    Canadian Politics

    For a city embraced by mountains on one side and ocean on the other, Vancouver can seem like an unhappy place. And with a civic election scheduled for November 15, smack in the middle of the rainy season, it will take some major mobilizing to improve the mood of left-wing residents.

  • Stephen Harper’s ‘Strategic’ Path to Ruin

    Stephen Harper hates losing, maybe even more than he likes winning. If that’s the case he may well resign rather than face the humiliation of defeat on his single most important commitment.

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