Category: Repression

Max Elbaum: Beating Trump: Absolutely Essential, Also Not Enough

The top strategists of Trumpism see an authoritarian state whose mass support is built on a promise to preserve “white Christian America” as necessary to implement their full program of fossil fuel-driven, no-limits capitalism and a militarized ‘America First’ global hegemony

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Toward A New Universal Declaration of Human Rights I

The supposed historic triumph of human rights is leading to an unprecedented degradation of the expectations of a decent life for the majority of the world’s population

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Vijay Prashad: What the Right Wing in Latin America Means by Democracy Is Violence

This extreme violence undermines the possibility of democracy and allows the oligarchy to be re-elected in polling booths where the Left not dare enter

Robert Koehler: FBI, King and the tremors of history

That the FBI — the agency that saw King and the civil rights movement as a communist plot, subjected him to merciless surveillance and may have tried to get him to commit suicide — should, 50-plus years after his murder, purport to honor him was simply too much

Andrew Fishman: Criminalizing Reporting

Glenn Greenwald Faces Cybercrime Complaint After Exposing Scandal in Brazil

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Glenn Greenwald: Bolsonaro Under Fire

Dismisses His Culture Minister For Giving a Nazi Speech, But It Is Still Representative of Brazil’s Governing Ethos

Misty Cross: Militarized Eviction

We look at the fight for affordable housing in the Bay Area with Moms 4 Housing, the unhoused and insecurely housed mothers who were evicted Tuesday by a militarized police force from a vacant home they had been occupying in Oakland, California

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Walden Bello: Democracy and charisma: a dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?

Sarang Narasimhaiah: Unraveling India’s authoritarian nightmare

As nationwide protests and a general strike have paralyzed the country, the oppressed and exploited peoples of India deserve our solidarity in their fight against authoritarian Hindu nationalism

Olivia Arigho-Stiles: Period of Calm Obscures Deepening Crisis of Democracy in Bolivia

The streets may now be peaceful in La Paz but as developments unfold which steadily erode the democratic foundations of the state, Bolivian democracy is more imperiled than at any time since the dictatorships of the last century

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