After a decade of chaotic "democracy" in Russia the President established a two-party system. "A Just Russia" is a government-in-waiting, not an opponent of the constitutional order. Will they step into the power vacuum when Putin's time is done?
A story of Russian communists regrouping after the Fall of the USSR; their performance in elections; the strategies used against them.
Russia's oldest opposition party is a right-wing populist sideshow. Led by a man compared to Hitler and a Court Jester, the LDPR channels popular rage into imperial policies.
The activists of Perestroika claimed to be champions of liberal values, but their work brought forward a new generation of Nationalists.
The infamy of Neo-Nazis obscures the role played by other radical Nationalists in Post-Maidan Ukraine. Their histories show us the big picture, the long-term goals and trajectory of the Nationalist project.
Ultranationalists in Ukraine have appropriated Nazi symbolism while denying that they are National Socialists. Are they right-wing provocateurs trolling their opponents? Or is this something deeper than fascist aesthetics?
Historians treat the Royal Proclamation of 1763 as an "Indian Bill of Rights." These rights were not granted, but won by Anishnaabe people in a protracted war of resistance.
In Canada's status quo election the Tories suffered the greatest disappointment. Their campaign to capture the political center was attacked from the rear by the People's Party. A right-wing split may be part of the Liberal strategy in the next election.
I've been listening to Transmissions from Jonestown and wrote down some thoughts.
A speculative exploration of the question: "When was the destruction of the World Trade Center first planned?"