Finding Populism Today

To find populism flowering today, take a road trip across any stretch of America, or take a gander around your community. You will find a splendid array of ordinary folks rebelling against the bosses, bankers, big shots and bastards who dare subjugate us to their greed, including

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In Chiapas, A Revolution That Won’t Go Away

The government was chingando, he said, which translates roughly as deceiving, cheating, and otherwise screwing someone over. It was, he said, stealing their lands. It was extracting the region’s natural resources, forcing people from the countryside into the cities. It was disappearing the indigenous languages through its version of public...

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Real Change Is Closer Than You Think

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers www.popularresistance.org http://www.popularresistance.org/popular-resistance-newsletter-real-change-is-closer-than-you-think/ Successful people-powered movements follow a similar arc of development. The best description comes from Bill Moyer’s The Movement Action Plan: A Strategic Framework Describing The Eight Stages of Successful Social Movements. Moyer expanded this 1987 article into, Doing Democracy, a book published in 2001, a year...

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Listen Up, Budget Cutters. Austerity Can Lead to Blood on the Streets, Even in America

Lynn Stuart Parramore AlterNet http://www.alternet.org/economy/austerity-and-riots Squeeze and push. Punish and strain. Since the global financial crisis of 2008, elites across the world have been on a tear against ordinary citizens, promoting austerity policies that strip hard-working people of their jobs, their security, and their dignity.  In many places, people have...

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Shielding a Flickering Flame

Chris Hedges TruthDig.com http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/shielding_a_flickering_flame_20131124 With the folly of the human race—and perhaps its unconscious lust for self-annihilation—on display at the U.N. Climate Talks in Warsaw, it is easy to succumb to despair. The world’s elite, it is painfully clear, will do little to halt the accelerating destruction of the ecosystem...

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