by Alex Fischer Class war is heating up in America. Endemic to capitalism, class war is a crude term for the general struggle led by the poorer classes against the war led by the bourgeoisie or capitalist class over the fruits of the national economy.1 Basic human rights such as food, housing, healthcare, education, and transportation are increasingly unaffordable. The … [Read more...] about Class War and the 2020 Election
by Vijay Prashad On 10 November 2019, a coup d’état took place in Bolivia. The commander-in-chief of the Bolivian Armed Forces asked President Evo Morales to resign. The police had already mutinied, and society had already been destabilized — this had been triggered by a presidential election whose results had not been recognized by the opposition and whose results had been … [Read more...] about What Is Happening in Bolivia’s 3 May Elections?
Jeff Halper Editor’s Note: We have combined two Facebook postings by Jeff Halper that dealt with the September 17, 2019 election in Israel. The first appeared on September 14, three days prior to the election, and the second, on September 18, the day after. The titles for each section are ours. In a surprising twist since the election, President Reuven Rivlin chose Mr. … [Read more...] about Making Sense of the Recent Election in Israel
Ashley Velazquez interviews Ricardo Almodovar Si se puede translates to “Yes, we can” or “Yes, it is possible.” The slogan was created by Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America and has been used by countless worker and civil rights groups. Make the Road PA is an organization that builds power for justice in Latinx* and working class communities. … [Read more...] about Si Se Puede: Make the Road’s Organizing Efforts in the Lehigh Valley
Greta Browne and Guy Gray "If the poor of this country knew what is being planned for them, there wouldn't be enough streets to fit all the people protesting against it." Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff From our viewpoint on a small farm in the interior of Brazil, with limited access to the internet and other media, we watch the unfolding of a frightening phenomenon. … [Read more...] about Far Right Pulls the Wool Over Voters Eyes
With the media-hyped Obama-Romney presidential tsunami washing away everything in its path, it's hard to know that there are other presidential candidates (there are) whose platforms address vital issues and perspectives, missing from the blitz, that serve well the various constituencies making up the 99% and even, in some basic ways, the 1%. In his recent op-ed piece in The … [Read more...] about Boksenbaum: ‘The Electoral Tsunami vs Third Parties Options’
Some thoughts on what is needed to ensure the integrity of our votes if computerized equipment is used: 1. Open source code – Computer code in any machine used to record, count, or total votes should be available for examination and analysis by election officials and any qualified person. Secret 'proprietary' code cannot be permitted in any machine used to record, count, or … [Read more...] about Electronic Voting Machines