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Biden’s Defense of “Democracy” Is Deeply Hypocritical

While the president of the United States assures the public that the U.S. has “fought for freedom, expanded liberty, defeated totalitarianism and terror,” the reality is completely different.

Luigi Morris

March 4, 2022

Chile’s Latest Assault on Democracy: 12 Parties Will Be Forced to Dissolve

A dozen smaller parties will be excluded, by law, from participating in Chile’s elections. It’s more proof that the new Boric government is just more of the same.

La Izquierda Diario Chile

February 12, 2022

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 Wood

July 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 Péru

November 12, 2020

California Parolees Win Right to Vote

Californians overwhelmingly voted to restore voting rights to citizens on parole, but the California prison system is still incredibly unjust.

B.C. Daurelle

November 6, 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 Brain

November 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. Mehta

November 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 Zaynor

October 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 Carliner

October 18, 2020