Texas Voting Rights Battle: All About Power, Not Democracy
Democratic lawmakers from Texas are attempting to prevent a vote on two bills that would restrict voting rights in their state. Republicans’ best shot at maintaining power may well be restricting ballot access, but the purpose of the Democrats’ response is to protect their own party’s power rather than to protect the democratic rights of Texans.
Olivia WoodJuly 22, 2021
Peru: Not Vizcarra. Not Merino. For a New Constituent Assembly.
The Peruvian parliament recently approved the ouster of the current president, Martín Vizcarra, deepening the already existing political crisis. Here, we publish the statement released by our comrades of the Socialist Workers Current in Peru.
La Izquierda Diario PéruNovember 12, 2020
Trump Wants to Steal the Election.
While the full results of the 2020 election aren’t known yet, it is clear that the race was closer than originally expected. As President Donald Trump ramps up his attempts to steal the election, it is clear that both Trump and the undemocratic nature of U.S. “democracy” are major threats to our basic right to vote.
Ezra BrainNovember 4, 2020
Everyone Must Be Allowed To Vote
It’s deeply undemocratic that undocumented people and people with felony convictions are barred from voting, and that many workers are unable to vote because of insufficient time. All people should be able to vote, and Election Day must be a federal holiday so people have the time off they need to participate in elections.
K.S. MehtaNovember 3, 2020
Representation Isn’t Liberation: The Case of Amy Coney Barrett
Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court has raised alarms. But the problem with "ACB" is deeper than Barrett and her right-wing politics. The problem is that unelected government officials have such despotic control over the policy that affects our lives.
Sophia ZaynorOctober 29, 2020
Thousands Protest for Democratic Reforms in Thailand
Protests in Thailand, set off by the student movement, are directed at the military-backed government and powerful monarchy. These protests are part of a string of global uprisings erupting around the world as the current crisis of capitalism deepens.
Sam CarlinerOctober 18, 2020
Their Democracy and Ours
The "greatest democracy in the world" is in crisis. The U.S. Constitution, once treated as a kind of holy text, is now seen as it is: a document written by enslavers and large landowners to protect their privileges. Communists are often accused of being anti-democratic. But the opposite is the case: we call for a much more profound form of democracy than the United States or any capitalist country can possibly offer.
Nathaniel FlakinOctober 17, 2020
Trump Is Mobilizing the Right Wing to Intimidate Voters
At the first presidential debate, Donald Trump made an explicit call to his right-wing base to “watch very carefully” at the polls --- a clear euphemism for voter intimidation. If the right-wing mobilizes on Election Day, then the working class must be prepared to protect its democratic rights.
Madeleine FreemanOctober 4, 2020