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In An Oligarchy, Voting Is A Tool To Manufacture The Illusion Of Consent

Posted by on November 2, 2020 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
In An Oligarchy, Voting Is A Tool To Manufacture The Illusion Of Consent

The oligarchy still needs us to believe that we are free so that we won’t get serious about revolution, and voting is the best tool for maintaining this illusion. #vote2020

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The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

Posted by on March 27, 2020 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

Today, the great divide in American politics isn’t between right and left. The underlying contest is between a small minority who have gained power over the system and the vast majority who have little or none. #riggedsystem

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This Revolutionary Moment: Action Around the World

This Revolutionary Moment: Action Around the World

We are in the midst of a week of wonderfully creative actions to raise awareness of the need for real democracy all around the world. Podemos!

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Corporate Oligarchy or People’s Democracy?

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Government with 0 Comments
Corporate Oligarchy or People’s Democracy?

For more than a decade, radical analysis has provided reams of studies revealing the political and economic dominance of an increasingly narrow sector of the U.S. and European corporate and financial elite. However, the warnings and political implications of this domination have received little attention beyond radical and left circles. It took a study by Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University—and the current best-selling book by Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-first Century—both emanating from liberal academia, for the warnings and some of the political questions associated with the consequences of this domination to finally penetrate mainstream discourse.

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