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Bolivia has transformed itself by ignoring the Washington Consensus | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

By breaking with orthodox prescriptions for progress, Evo Morales has helped to forge a new Bolivia centred on ‘living well’. Continue reading…

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Why Are We Forced to Worship at the Feet of ‘Mythical’ Financial Markets Controlled by the Elite? | Alternet.com

We are told to appease the market gods or face eternal financial damnation. Read more…

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UC Davis Chancellor Called to Resign After Police Pepper Spray Students | The Dissenter

UC Davis Chancellor Called to Resign After Police Pepper Spray Students. Read more…

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Oakland Policeman Throws Flash Grenade Into Crowd Trying To Help Injured Protester – YouTube

Footage from the Occupy Oakland protest, October 25th, 2011. After protesters ran to the aid of a badly-injured person, Oakland Police deliberately lobbed a flash grenade into the crowd. Watch…

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New State Voting Laws: Barriers to the Ballot? | Testimony of Judith A. Browne-Dianis Co-Director, Advancement Project

The threat to an inclusive democracy – full participation by Americans in the electoral process – is quite real and quite pernicious. It is being effectuated through a well-organized and well-financed campaign. The right to vote, particularly for racial minorities, young voters, senior citizens, the working poor and people with disabilities, is under assault. Download pdf…

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In Greece, we see democracy in action | Costas Douzinas | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The public debates of the outraged in Athens are the closest we have come to democratic practice in recent European history. Read more…

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