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Democratic Party “Leadership” Is Upside Down

November 27, 2018

By Norman Solomon When Democrats take control of the House in early January, they’ll have two kinds of leadership — one from the top of the party’s power pyramid, the other from its base. With formal control, Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer can brandish huge carrots and sticks to keep Democratic lawmakers in line. With…

Public Ownership for Energy Democracy

Public Ownership for Energy Democracy

October 3, 2018

Johanna Bozuwa / Socialist Project. Opportunities for Publicly-run Energy Utilities to Revolutionize Generation and the Grid Energy democracy – a new idea from the ranks of community organizers, labour, and renewable energy advocates who see our current energy system as broken and destructive – seeks to take on the political and economic change needed to…

Another global financial crisis for developing countries?

Another global financial crisis for developing countries?

September 19, 2018

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram / IPS news. SYDNEY & KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 18 2018 (IPS) – George Soros, Bill Gates and other pundits have been predicting another financial crisis. In their recent book, Revolution Required: The Ticking Bombs of the G7 Model, Peter Dittus and Herve Hamoun, former senior officials of the…

The Two-Trillion Bubble: What Aramco IPO reveals about MBS’s 2030 Vision

September 19, 2018

Dr. James M. Dorsey / Aljazeera. Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:26 Mecca The disconnect between Saudi imperatives and the expectations of Western governments and financial markets who repeatedly focussed on unmet Saudi time indications of the Aramco IPO rather than broader policy statements fit a pattern of misperceptions. A Saudi decision to indefinitely delay an…

Authoritarian Fordism in Ontario trumps the far right elsewhere

September 18, 2018

By Leo Panitch / The Star. On the day the Ford government’s ham-fisted attempt to alter the balance of political forces in Toronto came to a head in open confrontation with the judiciary, the international media’s attention was focused on a far right political party winning third place in the Swedish election with 17 per…

Mexico: Violence, Corruption and Inequality — AMLO to the Rescue?

July 30, 2018

Michael Roberts / Socialist Project. The victory in Mexico’s presidential election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), under the rubric of his relatively new ‘progressive’ Morena party, is both unsurprising and surprising. It’s unsurprising because AMLO had a huge and increasing lead in the opinion polls leading up to polling day. And Mexico’s 88 million…

America’s Regime Change Toolbox

June 30, 2018

By Barbara Koeppel / Truthdig. Regime change here, regime change there. Officials argue for or against it and the press and media routinely report on it. There are good guys (the U.S. and its current allies) and bad ones. Although the list shifts—today North Korea is trustworthy, Canada is not—one thing is unchanged: Regime change…

Italy: Going down the wrong path

June 1, 2018

By Heiner Flassbeck / flassbeck.com We are entering the next round of events in Italy and the wheels are spinning ever faster as we head for a train crash resulting in the end of the euro and the European Union. Northern Europe and Europhile doubters in the South foaming at the mouth with rage against…