Category populism

UKIP victories a political earthquake

For the first time in modern history, Labour and Conservatives did not win a British national election. Xenophobic, EU-skeptic, populist UKIP bested them both. Lib Dems got wiped out, Greens came in 4th. Only a very strong vote in London…

A revolution led by Russell Brand?

Taking No Chances, The Empire Strikes Back With the BBC  “Russell Brand, who are you to edit a political magazine?” asks BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.) interviewer Jeremy Paxman with all the arrogant irrelevance required of an establishment shill at the beginning of an…

Rent Strike in Sunset Park, Queens

First published here. My local Occupy group, Occupy/Ocupemos Sunset Park, has been immersed in a local struggle, a rent strike in a series of buildings on 46th street in this Brooklyn neighborhood. Here are some of the flyers we’ve been…

We have been this way before

Erik Loomis at Lawyers, Gun$ and Money continues his excellent series on Labor History today with a look at the first convention of the People’s Party in  Omaha, Nebraska, in 1892. During the late 1880s, Farmers’ Alliance members began reaching…