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

What We Will Miss with the End of the Trump Presidency

Stansfield Smith On January 6, President Trump and his “deplorables” made the US Empire look dysfunctional to the whole world by overtaking the Capitol, causing those corporate tools, our “elected representatives,” to run and hide. Does that set a bar for what is needed to bring health care for all, to end what Martin Luther … Continue reading What We Will Miss with the End of the Trump Presidency

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

What the US Constitution Specifies about Choosing the New President; How it is Stacked against the People

Stansfield Smith Regardless of the traditional bluster about the Founding Fathers and the world historic nature of the US Constitution, the electoral system it set up to choose a new president is far from democratic. We now find Trump attempting to use the Constitution as written to be “re-elected.” Those who laud “our great democracy,” … Continue reading What the US Constitution Specifies about Choosing the New President; How it is Stacked against the People

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

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 reading by … 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) 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 comparison of … 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