elections

What the Bernie Sanders 2020 Campaign Means for Progressives

What the Bernie Sanders 2020 Campaign Means for Progressives

February 20, 2019

By Norman Solomon Presidential candidate Kamala Harris began this week in the nation’s first primary state by proclaiming what she isn’t. “The people of New Hampshire will tell me what’s required to compete in New Hampshire,” she said, “but I will tell you I am not a democratic socialist.” Harris continued: “I believe that what voters do…

Bernie 2020 Campaign Has Corporate Democrats Running Scared

February 12, 2019

By Norman Solomon With a launch of the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign on the near horizon, efforts to block his trajectory to the Democratic presidential nomination are intensifying. The lines of attack are already aggressive — and often contradictory. One media meme says that Bernie has made so much headway in moving the Democratic Party…

What We Know About 2020, Eighteen Months Out

What We Know About 2020, Eighteen Months Out

February 8, 2019

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. Those of us who had been looking forward to a substantial span of time after last year’s midterm elections when interest in electoral politics would subside enough for real politics to happen have been disappointed. We had been hoping to be able to discuss and act upon the pressing environmental,…

Bernie’s Likely 2020 Bid Could Transform the Political Landscape

Bernie’s Likely 2020 Bid Could Transform the Political Landscape

January 29, 2019

By Norman Solomon / Truthout. Another Sanders run could stoke productive tensions between grassroots activism and electoral politics. The likely Bernie Sanders campaign for president offers a boost and a challenge to progressives. From the outset, the campaign’s strength would largely depend on how much synergy develops with social movements on the ground. Much more…

Will Coming Israeli Elections Change Anything? (Pt 1/2)

Will Coming Israeli Elections Change Anything?

January 15, 2019
David Sheen divided Israel political parties into their positions on segregation, integration, domination and elimination. He joins us to debate Real News Correspondent Shir Hever on what it really means.
Who Cares Which Democrat Comes Out on Top?

Who Cares Which Democrat Comes Out on Top?

December 28, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. The new Congress will not be sworn in until after the New Year, but, at long last, the results of the 2018 midterm elections are finalized and certified. It looked good for Democrats from the moment the polls closed on Election Day; it looks even better now. The “blue wave”…

Dem. Rep. of Congo Postpones Election While US Props up President Kabila

Dem. Rep. of Congo Postpones Election While US Props up President Kabila

December 24, 2018

After 58 years of repression, the battle for democracy picks up in the DRC, while PResident Joseph Kabila continues to enjoy unquestioned support from the US and has an Israeli security company working for him. We speak to Maurice Carney

Can Democratic Challenger Mike Espy Pull Off an Upset Victory in Mississippi's US Senate Race?

Mississippi Special Election: Can Democrat Mike Espy Pull Off an Upset Victory for the US Senate?

November 26, 2018

“Mississippi voters do not like to be embarrassed,” says Professor Gerald Horne while analysing the upcoming special election between Democrat Mike Espy against incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith

Stacey Abrams, Greg Palast review Georgia Purge list 2014 – Photo by Zach D Roberts

What We Must Do Now: Abrams, Georgia & Something Extraordinary

November 17, 2018

By Greg Palast / Truthout A week ago, I received a call from Stacey Abrams’ lead attorneys. Our investigative team had “gold,” as they put it, for litigating the election: Expert analysis proving 340,134 voters were wrongly purged by her opponent when he was Secretary of State. Plus, we had, on camera, victims of the purge, including the…