elections

Round Two of the Brazilian Election: Interview with Stedile of the MST

Round Two of the Brazilian Election: Interview with Stedile of the MST

October 11, 2018

Socialist Project. After votes were counted last Sunday and confirmed a second round between Brazilian presidential candidates Fernando Haddad (Workers’ Party – PT) and Jair Bolsonaro (Social Liberal Party – PSL), a member of the national board of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) João Pedro Stedile spoke with Brasil de Fato Radio about the next…

Communities Seek Solutions to Keep Billionaires Out of Local Politics

Communities Seek Solutions to Keep Billionaires Out of Local Politics

September 19, 2018

The Real News investigates how new laws are fighting the wave of cash pouring into state and municipal elections, and how local public financing of campaigns might work

Baltimore Parent Panel on Education

Baltimore Parent Panel on Education

September 12, 2018

Khalilah Harris joins a group of Baltimore City Public Schools parents to discuss expanding educational opportunity and community engagement in education policy making

General Elections in Zimbabwe: Results Uncertain, but 70 Percent Turned Out to Vote

August 1, 2018

From the ousting of Mugabe to the unprecedented voter turnout for this election, it is clear that the people are engaged and demanding change says Prof. Horace Campbell

Explosive Report Shows Unchecked Sexual Assaults in Chicago Public Schools

July 6, 2018

Troy LaRaviere, challenger for Mayor of Chicago, says understaffing and mismanagement at CPS and by Rahm Emanuel has resulted in unchecked sexual assault of Chicago Public Schools students

Venezuela — After the elections: What is to be done?

July 1, 2018

Marta Harnecker / Portside. The recent election results make it clear that although Nicolás Maduro won by a wide margin on May 20, there exists a significant majority made up of those who voted for the opposition and those who dd not vote in these elections. Recalling the context in which it emerged 1. By…

Progressives Make Gains in Primaries, but Long Fight Remains Against Corporate Neoliberals

June 28, 2018

Activist Anoa Changa discusses the struggle of progressives against neoliberal Democrats in the midterm primary elections, from Maryland to Colorado; the striking teachers running for office in Oklahoma; and the spread of voter ID laws that disproportionately target voters of color and the poor

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defeats Corporate Democrat in NY Primary

June 27, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina socialist, defeated top Democratic Congressman and notorious neoliberal Joe Crowley in the New York primary election. Activist Anoa Changa says this is a sign of the growing grassroots left-wing movement against corporate Dems and the DNC and DCCC

Turkey’s Erdogan Expands Authoritarian Powers with Fascist Coalition Election Victory

June 27, 2018

After 15 years in power, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will serve another 5 years as president of NATO member Turkey. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with activist Aral Balkan about the AKP’s victorious coalition with the far-right extremist MHP, and the implosion of Turkish democracy

What Does Maryland’s Gubernatorial Race Mean For Flood Management? (UPDATED)

June 20, 2018

In the wake of devastating floods in Ellicott City, some have criticized Larry Hogan’s repeal of the “rain tax.” This voting guide explains each Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s plan to improve floodwater management