Category: Elections

Juan Cole: No, Donald Trump, Mideast wouldn’t be more Stable under Saddam & other Dictators

Donald Trump alleged this weekend that “of course” the Middle East would be more stable if dictators like Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still around or if Bashar al-Assad could be restored in Syria. The mistake Mr. Trump is making is to think ahistorically, that is, to think as though societies do not change Read more…

Alexandre Conceição: Brazil: ‘We need to fight the coup plotters and shift the government’s economic program,’ MST leader says

Interview on the current political situation in Brazil and the left’s response

Robert Scheer: Amid the Crowing of the GOP and Clinton, Sanders Is on the Rise

What makes Sanders appear less formidable to the party bosses is that although he is now matching Hillary Clinton in the all-important fundraising category, he has received mainly small contributions

Nomi Prins: Trumpocrisy

The Donald’s Finances and the Art of Ignoring Conflicts and Contradictions

Justin Miller: If Small Donors Were Amplified, Bernie Would Be the Frontrunner

Under public-financing plans proposed by candidates like Clinton, Bernie’s grassroots fundraising would put him over the top

Charlie Post: The Specter of Trump

Donald Trump speaks to an aggrieved and radicalized middle class with seemingly nowhere else to turn

Mark Bergfeld: Continuity over Change: Portugal Ahead of the Elections

Portugal’s economy is on the road to recovery but the human cost has been high: Poverty, wage cuts and emigration plague the country

Mark Solomon: Syriza and its “Left” Critics

The original vision of Syriza not only did not die, but the struggle for a just, democratic society goes on under the party’s banner

Alex Nunns: The unspun Jeremy Corbyn

Hours after being announced as the new leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn was addressing tens of thousands of demonstrators at a rally in support of refugees in London’s Parliament Square. Behind the stage, as his speech drew to a close, a phalanx of young volunteers in bright red “TEAM CORBYN” T-shirts arranged Read more…

Alex Doherty: The Meaning of Corbynism

The rise of Jeremy Corbyn and other left politicians in the global north is symptomatic of the breakdown of the neoliberal project

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