Peter Cronau finds the latest Lowy polling encouraging: despite the pro-war stance of most mainstream media, the public — particularly younger people — are not persuaded.
Why the Media Fear Julian Assange
In threatening to bring democratic accountability to the press and the security services, WikiLeaks exposes their long-standing collusion, writes Jonathan Cook.
Workers and Democracy
Vijay Prashad highlights workers’ struggles in the second half of the 20th century against Third World dictatorial regimes put in place by anti-communist oligarchies and their allies in the West.
Everybody In, Nobody Out
Liz Theoharis imagines building a pro-democracy movement attuned to the needs and dreams of everyday people.
The Double Standard on US Campaign Contributions
Sam Pizzigati offers a reminder of how the Supreme Court aided the plutocracy in 2010 with its Citizens United decision.
Chris Hedges: Destroyers of US Democracy
With the U.S. midterm elections on Tuesday, Biden and other establishment politicians hope to paper over the rot and pain of the system they created with the same decorum they used to sell the country the con of neoliberalism.
SCOTT RITTER: A ‘Dangerous, Bloody & Dirty Game’
Vladimir Putin’s address at the Valdai Club last week, coming on the heels of the Biden administration’s release of its National Security Strategy, shows how the battle lines have been drawn.
Destroying Western Values, To Defend Western Values
The “fight for democracy” grows ever-more tyrannical, says Caitlin Johnstone. Now we learn that the U.S. intelligence cartel has been working intimately with online platforms to regulate the “cognitive infrastructure” of the population.
Chris Hedges: The Puppets & the Puppet Masters
The judicial proceedings against Julian Assange give a faux legality to the state persecution of the most important and courageous journalist of our generation.
India Far Less Committed to Liberal Values Than Imagined, Data Shows
Age, income and wealth make no difference to regressive attitudes, the data reveals, begging the question of what will: Betwa Sharma in conversation with data journalist Rukmini S.