Category: Coups

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Max Elbaum: ‘The Blood-Dimmed Tide Is Loosed’

The first step toward defeating the MAGA bloc in 2022 and 2024 is setting our sights on it. And then keeping our eyes on the prize until it is done

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Bernie Sanders: Bernie Sanders: The Time for Senate Talk Is Over. We Need to Vote.

If we cannot pass a comprehensive piece of legislation, we should divide it up into separate bills and members of the Senate should have to vote on the very popular agenda we are fighting for. That’s how you win elections

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Jack Rasmus: Another Nail in the Coffin of American Democracy

After giving the ‘deep six’ to Biden’s Build Back Better bill last month, Democrat Senators Manchin & Sinema followed up with a coup d’ grace for Voting Rights too. Both desperately needed bills are now DOA

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Frances Moore Lappé: Now’s Our Chance—We Can Reverse Democracy’s Decline

Fed up, everyday citizens are stepping up to reverse a whole slew of assaults on our democracy—from voting rights to gerrymandering to removing money’s grip

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Jake Johnson: Poor People’s Campaign Readies ‘Massive, Nonviolent’ Effort to Save Democracy

“We are not in this for a moment, but for a movement,” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. “Our deadline is victory.”

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Walden Bello: Bin Laden and Trump: Two Bookends to America’s Imperial Decline

What we can learn from the 20 years between the 9/11 attacks and the January 6 coup attempt

Ken Hughes: How democracy gets eroded – lessons from a Nixon expert

Now that a full year has passed since the Jan. 6, 2021, it’s evident that the attack never really ended. Instead, it spread out to other, less visible, more vulnerable targets

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Richard Falk: January 6th: A Year Later

Smoothing the rough edges of this American political crisis may buy some needed time to reinvent humane politics in the 21st century

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Andrew Fishman: Bolsonaro Gave Brazil’s Army New Powers

President Jair Bolsonaro’s 2022 electoral hopes have dimmed, but the military isn’t ready to give up its new riches and influence.

Stephen Marche: The next US civil war is already here – we just refuse to see it

The right has recognized that the system is in collapse, and it has a plan: violence and solidarity with treasonous far-right factions

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