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Facing Down Corporate Election Greed

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In Richmond, California, a slate of progressive candidates faced off against a challenge from pro-business candidates backed to the tune of more than $3 million by the energy giant Chevron. For years, Chevron has treated Richmond like a company town and its large refinery there has been a constant source of health and safety concerns.

Electing Our Leaders Today: The Torah of Our Choosing

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

You may set, yes, set over you some to hold office, Who are aware that the Breath of Life is One, Uniting all, breathing into life all God's Creation.

In "Politics Before People," Andrew Cuomo "Exceeds Proficiency Standard"

Alan Singer | Posted 10.03.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

In his approach to education, Andrew Cuomo shows that he is a political machine who continually puts politics before principles and people.

Hawaii's 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Parties Bring It On!

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 11.08.2014 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

Well, at the risk of being called, "the Ralph Nader blogger of 2014", by the Democrats, I am going out on a limb here and saying, this could be, "The Year of the Multi-Party Government."

I Wore a "Free Palestine" T-Shirt to the Pete Seeger Tribute Concert at Lincoln Center

Alan Singer | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

Pete Seeger died in January 2104 at the age of 94. Seeger was a pioneer in the modern folk music revival as well as lifetime political activist involv...

Can Politics Be Different in Hungary?

John Feffer | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
John Feffer

Hungarian environmentalists had been trying to create an authentic Green Party ever since the end of Communism. When they pulled together a new initiative on 2009, they didn't call it a Green Party. Instead, they wanted to transform the entire process of doing politics in the country. The name of the party said it all: Politics Can Be Different.

Voter Suppression: Because if the Poor All Vote, They'll Vote the Bums Out

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Region III of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) convened in Columbus this week. A highlight of the event was the address by honored guest and keynote speaker, Ohio Senator, Nina Turner.

Frack Call Response

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

None of the Pennsylvania Democrats running for governor want to stop fracking.

Country May Adopt World's Highest Minimum Wage

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business

* Swiss to vote on proposed minimum wage on May 18 * Follows votes to curb immigration, executive pay * Poll shows 64 pct reject the measure ...

Differences In Candidates Highlight Internal Green Party Struggle

Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. | Daniel Flatley | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

WATERTOWN -- One is known for his baking, the other for his dancing, but those aren't the only differences between candidates Matthew J. Funiciello an...

Duck Dynasty, the Green Party, and Steady Statesmanship

Brian Czech | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Brian Czech

Protect the environment and all the awesome potential of the United States can be achieved. Lose focus on the environment and the rug will be pulled from posterity's future. It won't matter if the grandkids are gay, duck hunters, or America's Idol. They're all gonna need clean air...

Drones in Yemen, Hunger Games in America, and Corporate Espionage

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

We hear the haunting yet absurd steps taken by the NSA to monitor citizens. Unfortunately for activists, revolutionaries, and other agents of social change, that's only the "state" prong of surveillance.

Climate Change Fail

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dennis Trainor

In what should be another colossal embarrassment for the United States -- recently leaked internal documents show how little our government is prepared to take responsibility for the damage done by climate change.

Watch: The Path of Positive Resistance

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Between them, doctors Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers have been arrested nine times. In the face of injustice in America, rather than look the other way and stick to practicing medicine, they decided to do something about it.

The Grassroots Effort To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use In Portland, Maine | Asher Platts

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dennis Trainor

Asher Platts, known to many of you through his work as the Punk Patriot, joins the Resistance Report team to give us the story behind the story of how grassroots - no pun- organizing helped bring legalized Marijuana to Maine.

Maintaining a Moral Politics

John Feffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

In the early days of the changes in 1989, a new kind of politics emerged within the opposition movements poised to enter parliaments and governments. Many dissidents had a deep distrust of political parties and of political compromise.

Two-Party Frustration and the Race in Syracuse

Brian Krewson | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics
Brian Krewson

Small parties have obstacles at the federal level. The major parties have inexhaustible funds and internal support. A third-party candidate can't compete against those forces. If smaller, more agile, parties are to compete at the national level, they will first need to succeed locally.

Enough Left vs. Right Blame Game: Shutdown Was a Failure of Two-Party System

Travis Irvine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Travis Irvine

Any Republican or Democrat who replaces another Republican or Democrat will still be a Republican or Democrat and likely buckle to the Republican or Democrat establishment interests.

Inside Outsiders

John Feffer | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
John Feffer

In explaining the fall of Communism, most analysts talk about pressure from the inside (dissidents) coupled with pressure from the outside (Gorbachev, Reagan). But equally important were the inside-outsiders.

These Parties Are Lame

John Michael | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
John Michael

Being an American voter is like being stranded in the desert and choosing between espresso and moonshine. Both seem to be choices of flavor over utility.

Another State Sued Over Controversial Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

The Tennessee Green Party filed a federal lawsuit Monday to get rid of Tennessee's voter ID law, calling the legislation unconstitutional and unfair t...

President Obama's Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

Tom Weis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

The president opened his speech with a poetic tribute to the Apollo program, a generational mission championed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago. But no comparison can be made between Kennedy's bold vision and Obama's timid plan.

Dr. Jill Stein Gets Personal: How a Health Scare Got Her Into Politics (VIDEO)

Joanne Spataro | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Joanne Spataro

Stein made a full recovery, but she was never the same when it came to how she wanted to run her life. She transitioned from trying to make change as a non-partisan educator and physician to a full-fledged advocate. Ten years later, she entered politics with the Green Party.

Dr. Jill Stein on Politics, Local Food and Doing Push-Ups in Jail (VIDEO)

Joanne Spataro | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Joanne Spataro

There are not many former presidential candidates that you can kick back with and share a bowl of blueberries.

The Implosion of the GOP, and the Rise of Third Parties

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The Democrats of today are not the champions of labor and the enemies of high finance like they were in the days of FDR. Rather, today's Democratic Party is a center-right version of the Republican Party -- just as corrupt, but not inherently evil.