Runoff Election in Ecuador: The Fight for Democracy

Monica Palacios (National Assembly Representative, Unión por la Esperanza – Union for Hope)Ramón Mendes Rivas (Acción Revolución Collective Unión por la Esperanza – Union for Hope)David Adler (Progressive International Election Observer Delegation) Register here: https://act.dsausa.org/.../runoff-election-in-ecuador.../  The DSA International Committee is presenting a panel on the upcoming election in Ecuador. Ecuador faces a crucial runoff election … Continue reading Runoff Election in Ecuador: The Fight for Democracy

The Failure of Trump’s “Coup”: A Victory for the US Empire – but the Left gets on their bandwagon

Stansfield Smith The Democrats’ second trial of Trump ends like the first: the outcome known in advance, the entire process designed to sell to the anti-Trump masses that the Democrats were leading some progressive counter-attack. Both impeachments enabled these politicians to present a national diversion to avoid addressing real issues the US people suffer from: … Continue reading The Failure of Trump’s “Coup”: A Victory for the US Empire – but the Left gets on their bandwagon

February 25: Recent Latin American Elections Repudiate Neoliberalism, with Alex Main of CEPR

February 25,  4:00 pm PST/7:00 pm EST Alex Main will address the implications for the Americas of the recent elections in Bolivia, Venezuela, and Ecuador, as well as the coming elections in Chile and Peru. He will discuss how US policy towards Latin America may be affected by a new US president. Alex Main is … Continue reading February 25: Recent Latin American Elections Repudiate Neoliberalism, with Alex Main of CEPR

February 2 webinar – Ecuador’s Presidential Election: Monica Palacios, UNES candidate for North America, interviewed by Joe Emersberger

Tuesday February 2, 7 pm Eastern time On February 7, Ecuador holds important national elections. The progressive UNES party is leading in pre-election polls with the possibility of replacing the current rightwing government. Monica Palacios is a UNES party candidate for National Assembly. She is running for the seat that would represent Ecuadorians in North America.  She will be … Continue reading February 2 webinar – Ecuador’s Presidential Election: Monica Palacios, UNES candidate for North America, interviewed by Joe Emersberger

Chomsky and other Liberal Intellectuals ask us to Join them in Throwing in the Towel: their “Open Letter to the Green Party”

https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/chomsky-and-other-liberal-intellectuals-ask-us-to-join-them-in-throwing-in-the-towel/ https://mltoday.com/chomsky-and-other-liberal-intellectuals-ask-us-to-join-them-in-throwing-in-the-towel/ https://orbitt.net/author/stansfield-smith/ http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_86766.shtml Stansfield Smith Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bill Fletcher, Leslie Cagan, Ron Daniels, Kathy Kelly, Norman Solomon, Cynthia Peters, and Michael Albert wrote an Open Letter to the Green Party, asking them to support the 2020 Democratic candidate regardless who wins the nomination. It was in response to an article well worth … Continue reading Chomsky and other Liberal Intellectuals ask us to Join them in Throwing in the Towel: their “Open Letter to the Green Party”

Bernie Sanders’ Present Fight against Corporate Rule vs. the Bernie of 1989

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 12: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivers remarks at a campaign function in the Marvin Center at George Washington University on June 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Sanders discussed democratic socialism in his address. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/bernie-sanders-present-fight-against-corporate-rule-vs-the-bernie-of-1989/https://mltoday.com/bernie-sanders-present-fight-against-corporate-rule-vs-the-bernie-of-1989/https://blackagendareport.com/bernie-sanders-present-fight-against-corporate-rule-vs-bernie-1989https://www.opednews.com/articles/Bernie-Sanders-Present-Fi-by-Stansfield-Smith-Bernie-Sanders_Bernie-Sanders-2020_Bernie-Sanders-2020-Presidential-Candidate-190716-317.html Stansfield Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Recently, former leader of the … Continue reading Bernie Sanders’ Present Fight against Corporate Rule vs. the Bernie of 1989

Fascism? First Two Months in Power: Hitler vs. Trump

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/21/first-two-months-in-power-hitler-vs-trump/ http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/03/first-two-months-in-power-hitler-vs-trump/ https://www.opednews.com/articles/Fascism-First-Two-Months-by-Stansfield-Smith-Hitler_Hitler-Brownshirts_Nazis_Trump-Campaign-170321-41.html#comment651214   First Two Months in Power: Hitler vs. Trump With the hullabaloo about Trump and fascism, it is useful to review Hitler's first months in power, to get a sense of a real fascist regime. Hitler came to power January 30, 1933, Trump on January 20, making easy a chronological … Continue reading Fascism? First Two Months in Power: Hitler vs. Trump

Obama’s Hidden Role in Worsening Climate Change

http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/01/obamas-hidden-role-in-worsening-climate-change/ http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/18/obamas-hidden-role-in-worsening-climate-change/ http://forhumanliberation.blogspot.com/2017/01/ https://popularresistance.org/obamas-hidden-role-in-worsening-climate-change/ http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/obamas-hidden-role-in-worsening-climate-change/ Stansfield Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity It should be a scandal that leftists-liberals paint Trump as a special threat, a war monger - not Obama who is the first president to be at war everyday of his eight years, who is waging seven wars at present, who dropped three bombs an … Continue reading Obama’s Hidden Role in Worsening Climate Change

Bernie Sanders in 1989 and the Fight Against Corporate Rule

https://mltoday.com/bernie-sanders-in-1989-and-the-fight-against-corporate-rule/   Stansfield Smith July 7, 2016 “We need a new, progressive political party in the U.S. because on almost every important issue the Democratic and Republican Parties, both controlled by Big Money, are indistinguishable." The "Reagan Revolution… was brought about with the active and strong support of the Democratic Party which controlled the U.S. … Continue reading Bernie Sanders in 1989 and the Fight Against Corporate Rule

The Progressive Movement and Chuy Garcia’s Campaign for Chicago Mayor

http://mltoday.com/article/2180-the-progressive-movement-and-chuy-garcia-s-campaign-for-chicago-may/30 Many progressives, and leftists, disillusioned with, some even ideologically opposed to, the two-party system, were excited about Chuy Garcia's campaign for mayor of Chicago. In the end, Chuy lost the April 7 run-off election, receiving 44.3% to Rahm's 55.7%. Chuy's greatest backer was the Chicago Teachers Union, which led an exemplary and heroic 2012 … Continue reading The Progressive Movement and Chuy Garcia’s Campaign for Chicago Mayor