Analysis: To Understand The Presidential Primaries, Recognize The Impact Of Movements

Movements on the right and left are changing the political culture. Their impact can be seen in the Democratic and Republican primaries, but the media does not report it.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, left, and vice presidential candidate Cheri Honkala sit at the entrance to Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, after being informed that they wouldn't be able to enter and participate in the second presidential debate. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

BALTIMORE --- Confusion reigns in the Democratic and Republican primaries. Huffington Post political reporters write, “It's Time To Admit: Nobody Knows Anything About The 2016 Campaign,” now that “the old ‘rules’ of presidential politics no longer seem to apply.” Why the confusion? Media pundits have not given credit to the popular movements on

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Occupy Kenya: Protesters March In Nairobi For An End To Violence

A march and sit-in dubbed Tumechoka, meaning ‘We are tired’ in Swahili, protests government inaction in the face of rising insecurity and terrorism in Kenya.


NAIROBI, Kenya — Apathy and thuggery greeted an attempt to kickstart an Occupy movement in Kenya to protest against government inaction in the face of rising insecurity and terrorism. The march and sit-in dubbed #Tumechoka, meaning “We are tired” in Swahili, was called on Tuesday after the execution of 28 people on a bus in Mandera in the far

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3 Questions As Chaotic Protests Continue In Hong Kong

Riot police officers use batons against protesters at a main road in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Hong Kong riot police struggled to hold back hundreds of defiant pro-democracy activists who returned to a district that officers had partially cleared earlier Friday. Police used pepper spray and batons to […]

HONG KONG (AP) — Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong's government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city. Since then, a movement that began as peaceful sit-ins in key business districts to press for democratic reforms has

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WATCH: Footage Of Beating Prompts Outrage At Hong Kong Police

Footage from Hong Kong broadcaster TVB shows police allegedly assaulting Ken Tsang, a member of a pro-democracy political party, in the early hours of Oct. 15, 2014.

HONG KONG—Televised footage that appears to show police officers beating a protester early Wednesday prompted outrage in Hong Kong, putting the police and government back on the defensive just a day after they declared their first victory over the protests by opening a main road. The video was shot in the early morning hours and shows half a

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WATCH: This Is What ‘Occupy’ Looks Like In A Rio Slum

Thousands of poor Brazilians are sheltering in squalid quarters in an abandoned plastics factory in the Alemao favela complex because they say their slum became too expensive.

A homeless man sits on a sofa where houses were demolished in the Favela do Metro shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Residents of communities like Metro, located on the surroundings of the Maracana stadium, are being pushed out of their homes to make way for new roads, Olympic venues, and other projects as part of preparations to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — They call it an invasion. In the early hours of March 23, hundreds of people from this city’s massive Alemao complex of shantytowns streamed into a closed-down factory on one of the slum’s main streets. The former Tuffy Habib factory, a plastics plant owned by a Brazilian businessman of the same name, ceased

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Hong Kong: Now The Hard Part, Kick US Out, Build National Consensus

When protests in Hong Kong exploded, knowledgeable people looked for US involvement. It was not hard to find.

When protests in Hong Kong exploded, knowledgeable people looked for US involvement. It was not hard to find. The overt intrusion of the US is available in budgets, documents and websites; the covert involvement has not yet been uncovered but is no doubt there.  What does US involvement mean for the credibility of the protest movement and the

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