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Nicolas Maduro Did Not Steal the Venezuelan Election

Greg Palast Vice
The Venezuelan election was nearly stolen – by the US-backed anti-Chávistas. How? That’s what Chávez wanted Maduro to find out from me: how could US operatives jerk with Venezuela’s voter rolls? It wasn’t a mere policy question: they knew Chávez wouldn't be allowed to survive through another coup. My answer: They could steal the vote the same way Bush did it in Florida – in fact, using the very same contractor. Take a look at these documents.

Donald Duck Quacks Again as Chile Elects a New President

Ariel Dorfman The Nation
A half-century after it fed the Pinochet regime’s bonfire of heretical books, a celebrated “handbook of decolonization” has new relevance to a country on the brink of a momentous choice.

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How to Rebuild the Democratic Party

Natalie Shure The New Republic
Strikers on picket line. With prospects dimming for national Democrats to wield power, the time is ripe for the party to go local.

Meet the Detroit Socialist Running to Rein in the Police

Interview by Courtney Smith Jacobin
Landis Spencer is a socialist running for the civilian board that oversees the Detroit Police Department. His goal: to curb police power and shift public money to poor and working-class residents.

Raising the Ceiling of Political Possibility in Boston

Beth Huang Organizing Upgrade
Michelle Wu's candidacy for Mayor, building on years of work by a variety of grassroots organizations, is cohering the kind of multi-racial coalition that could change the political landscape at both the city and state levels.

How the GOP Will Try To Subvert Our Elections

Marc Elias Democracy Docket
We are one, maybe two, elections away from a constitutional crisis. The future of our democracy rests on whether those committed to free and fair elections will prepare to defend that democracy.
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