Category: Elections

David Helvarg: My Oily Town — Richmond

If the Supreme Court is right that corporations are people and money is free speech, then Chevron is the biggest loudmouth in Richmond

Bécquer Seguín: The Syriza of Spain

Podemos, Spain’s newest political party, has put forth a radical program based on class politics

Iñigo Errejón: Spain’s Podemos

An inside view of a radical left sensation

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Marta Harnecker: El Salvador, a New Progressive Hope in Latin America

The new El Salvador government faces the challenge of deepening the pro-majority changes that have occurred, while updating the historic experiences of a fighting and conscious people seeking social transformation

Eleanor Bader: Stoking Fire: What’s Missing From Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’

Hard Choices is a fascinating glimpse into 21st-century politics that affirms Clinton as a conventional player whose administration—should she choose to run for president, and should she win—will be little different from the administrations of her male predecessors

Andy Piascik: Freedom Summers, 1964 and 2014

Before the latest attack on voting rights, the United States already ranked disgracefully low among nations of the world in voter turnout

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Victor Grossman: Political Parties, Left, Right and Purely Satirical

For several months there have been big “Monday peace demonstrations” in over forty German cities, reflecting popular rejection of any German military action

Gabi Zimmer: Interview with Gabi Zimmer

Recently re-elected at the head of the GUE/NGL parliamentary group, Gabi Zimmer (Die LINKE) delivers insights on the new GUE/NGL’s composition

Dennis Kucinich: On Iraq & Learning from Sweden’s Political Diversity

In Sweden to observe the political festival Almedalen Week, which brings together people from all points on the political spectrum. Kucinich says the United States needs a similarly inclusive political process

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Ralph Nader: Two November Chances for Progressives

There are few electoral challengers or pressures directly pushing progressive redirections for our declining political economy, beset with rising poverty and plutocracy

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