You Are Not Guilty
America, let’s talk...

America, you can stop hiding your face in shame: you are not guilty.
Trump didn’t win in 2016. And I’m not talking about Trump losing the popular vote. Trump lost the Electoral College. That is, he lost if you count all the votes burgled, jacked, swiped, shoplifted, purloined, filched, fiddled and snatched from citizens not of … READ MORE

Black Lives Matter protest, Minneapolis. May29, 2020. Photo: Zach D. Roberts

We Still Have Apartheid Elections

They’re hostile to counting the vote in the US for voters of color and for young people, that’s just the truth. We still have an apartheid vote counting system and they will do everything to get in your way.

There were 7.9 million votes not counted or voters blocked in the 2016 election. That figure is from the US Election Assistance Commission, which keeps track not only of our votes, but … READ MORE

Democracy? Greg Palast & Lee Camp

If We Don’t Have Democracy, What The Hell Do We Have?

Is the 2020 election already stolen? Can we steal it back? (Yes and hell yes!) Why were 17 million Americans purged from the voter rolls between 2014 and 2016? And why aren’t our elected officials screaming to high heaven about all these vanished voters? What’s a provisional ballot? What’s a residual vote? Do we have a functioning democracy? And should we be more worried about … READ MORE

Occupy Wall Street joined the NAACP to defend voting rights, midtown Manhattan, December 10, 2011. (Michael Fleshman, Flickr)

Last Vestiges of this Tattered Democracy

Donald Trump will win reelection. I take no pride in saying that. We — the American people — have a right to participate in the last vestiges of this tattered democracy. I will feel no thrill or joy to witness the Oval Office occupied for another four years by the most