Police fire shots during Hong Kong ‘riot’

Fires were still burning in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok Tuesday morning after a night of violence during the Chinese New Year holiday between riot police and protesters. Clashes erupted after government officials tried to evict street vendors from one of the city’s busiest shopping...

Bernie: Rhetoric Vs. Reality

What do the Zapatistas and Bernie Sanders have in common? Hint: Not a Revolution. To untangle this, let us back up a bit. Let me rely on my extensive academic and first-hand knowledge of the United States and Mexico’s relationship to political social change, in order to delve deeper into the...

My Generation’s Best Chance Is Socialism

International Workers of the World poster, first printed in 1911. Every election season is a time of bemoaning why millennials won’t vote for politicians boldly committed to picking at the edges of their problems. Consider a snapshot of the situation young people face: the unemployment rate for...

The truth about the Dem civil war: Bernie vs. Hillary might seem life-and-death — but it could always be much, much …

John Kerry’s 2004 White House run was the first political campaign I ever worked on. I was a student volunteer, given a roughly outlined script and notebooks full of prospective voters to ring up, reminding them to show up on Election Day. Kerry was the kind of candidate you needed bullet points to sell....

Missouri, Illinois March primaries will be in a decisive season

WASHINGTON • March is the decisive month in the 2016 presidential primaries, and Missouri and Illinois are smack in the middle of it. With New Hampshire’s Tuesday primary looming and South Carolina and Nevada showdowns coming later this month, February is mainly about sorting presidential contenders from...

Moral Monday rallies target Delaware’s death penalty

Buy Photo Kristin Froehlich, board president of Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty, join a group of people gather outside Legislative Hall Monday morning for a protest rally, the first in a series of planned rallies protesting state lawmakers’ failure to abolish Delaware’s death...

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