Tag Archives: 2016 election

Trump’s Voter Fraud Endgame by Richard L. Hasen

BCJ report found total of 30 cases of possible noncitizen voting—that’s 30, not 300, 3,000, 30,000, 300,000, or 3M

Norman Solomon | ‘Russiagate’: When Progressives Sound Like Demagogues

It’s sad to see so much eagerness to trust in the absolute credibility of institutions like the CIA and NSA—institutions that previously earned wise distrust.

International Journalism Prize Awarded by Mexico to John Pilger for Julian Assange Interview

Julian Assange:
It’s the world without sunlight, but I haven’t seen sunlight in so long, I don’t remember it.

Mazin Qumsiyeh | Meddling in Elections

A Palestinian perspective

Mr. Fish | Holiday Punch 2016

To add a bit of glee, rage, tough love and hopefulness to your holiday season. . .

HERE’S THE PUBLIC EVIDENCE RUSSIA HACKED THE DNC – IT’S NOT ENOUGH

The refrain of Russian attribution has been repeated so regularly and so emphatically that it’s become easy to forget that no one has ever truly proven the claim.

Greg Palast | The Election was Stolen – Here’s How

Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives.

Louisiana: Police Pepper-Spray Protesters Outside David Duke Senate Debate

Editor’s Note: So much for freedom of speech in America. The action of the police was unconstitutional. Does it sound like Germany before WWII and the attacks on groups opposed to Hitler? The Brownshirts? Democracy Now! Headlines  November 03, 2016 In local election news, in Louisiana, police attacked protesters with pepper spray, as the group demonstrated […]

Millennials ‘Search for Truth’ on Election and Distrust Media, Intelligence Firm Reports

“If millennials vote en masse, they have a chance to determine the election’s outcome,”

Lauren McCauley | As Election Day Nears, Military Hawks Circle to Promote New Wave of War

“D.C. foreign policy elite are giddy that hawkish Barack Obama will be replaced by much more hawkish Hillary Clinton.”

David Korten | The Elephant in the Room: What Trump, Clinton, and Even Stein Are Missing

No candidate is addressing the global power imbalance issue.

Masculinity Metaphors Dominate Mainstream Media Coverage of Election

The frequent use of boxing and football metaphors in political discourse did not cause violence to become such an important force in our politics, but this usage is one measure of how presidential campaigns can be less about policy differences and complex political agendas than they can be about the selling of a certain kind of executive masculinity, embodied in a particular man whom the public comes to know largely through television and other technologies of mass communication.

“Dog Whistle” Is the GOP’s Longtime Political Weapon of Choice

“Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class”: The interview is an insighful analysis of race in politics, including but not limited to the current race between Hillary and Trump.

Tomgram: Arlie Hochschild, Trumping Environmentalism

I had come to visit Mike Schaff because he seemed to embody an increasingly visible paradox that had brought me to this heartland of the American right. What would happen, I wondered, if a man who saw “big government” as the main enemy of local community, who felt a visceral dislike of government regulations and celebrated the free market, was suddenly faced with the ruin of his community at the hands of a private company? What if, beyond any doubt, that loss could have been prevented by government regulation?

Paul Jay Interviews Henry Giroux | Neofascism of the Law and Order Candidate (Video/Transcript)

How do the conditions that inform today’s social and economic struggles differ from those that prevailed in the 1930s, when the United States entered an era of progressive reform?

In part, the U.S. today lacks organized labor movements, and the ruling class exhibits no sense of obligation to guarantee the well-being of the general public, cultural critic Henry Giroux tells The Real News Network’s Paul Jay. (Alexander Reed Kelly on Truthdig.com)

Joe Scarry | The Election 2016 Diet: Invest 100 Hours for Peace

This year seems to underline a difficult truth: in the run-up to the US presidential election, it always seems axiomatic that this will be the opportune time to make headway on the antiwar agenda; but in the craziness of election season itself it becomes obvious just how far out of the action we antiwar people are.

Chris Hedges | The Algebra of Revolution (Video)

The [capitalistic] system is incapable of internal reform. I obviously want to see a revolutionary movement that is nonviolent.

(Videos) Paul Jay interviews Henry Giroux on Donald Trump, neofascism, and an independent people’s struggle

I think that what you’re suggesting, and what I believe is actually quite true, is that Trump and the Democrats really represent two different elements of the same coin. I mean, what you have is a savage form of neoliberalism that now dominates most of the globe, in which questions of power and questions of justice are completely removed from any sense of accountability.

The Millennial Revolt Against Neoliberalism

By attempting to frame the Sanders-Clinton divide as one determined solely by race and gender, Clinton surrogates have tried not only to remove from view Sanders’s support among the young, but also to avoid any discussion of class — an element of American society that is inextricably linked to issues of race and gender.

Aprés Nice: Why We Need an Antiwar Movement

Unless we revive an antiwar movement in the United States, none of this will occur in the present time. It is war that is destroying our economic being and our future. Ultimately, it will be our refusal to oppose and work to end war that will destroy our souls.