Articles Tagged ‘Us Politics’

  • 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.

  • How the Bernie Sanders Movement Must Last Beyond the Election

    Social Movements

    In a new video on The Real News Network, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer shares his views on the political movement that grew from the Bernie Sanders campaign. He explains that, despite Sanders’ political losses, the movement can still incite change—if it organizes successfully.

  • The Socialist Revolution Beyond Sanders and the Democratic Party

    Social Movements

    Sanders made it clear he was not interesting in making sure that workers owned the means of production, but a movement beyond his should make that goal paramount. Without empowering workers to own their own labor, the revolution quickly loses steam as capitalists find new ways to exploit that labor and beat the working class back into submission.

  • Second Thoughts on Bernie’s Viability

    USA Politics

    But with a leftish progressive and nominal socialist who rails against economic inequality and “the billionaire class” at the head of the Democratic ticket, I figured, a determinant lion’s share of One Percent political money would pick Trump. Now I’m starting to wonder about that.

  • The Canadian who shocked the White House

    Canadian Politics

    When Cabbagetown-born Carole Addesso (née Feraci) attended the Reader’s Digest 50th anniversary party at the White House as one of the Ray Conniff Singers in January, 1972, she defiantly challenged Richard Nixon to his face over his ongoing war in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

  • The New Global Financial Cold War

    Economic Crisis

    That’s how Germany industrialized and how the rest of Europe did. Bit the aim of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is to reverse and privatize public investment. Its ideology is that the economy should be owned and operated by private owners, private enterprise, whose aim is short-term profit.

  • Why America’s Next President Will Not Be a Socialist

    USA Politics

    With the latest polls showing US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders leading rival Hillary Clinton only weeks before the first two primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire, many Americans are contemplating the real possibility of having a socialist president in the White House.

  • Of course ‘socialism’ was most-searched term of 2015: its ideas fit our times

    Socialism

    There is a decisive mood of resistance in America – a backlash to the status quo. The Bernie Sanders campaign for president is capturing that mood, and it is no surprise that ‘socialism’ was the most looked-up word in 2015.

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