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OBAMA’S VICTORY speech at the Xcel Center in St Paul, Minnesota, wouldn’t start until well after 8pm but by 5pm a youthful, festive line of 15,000 already snaked through the downtown streets. College students sat...

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Will Obama Win?

June 12, 2008

AFTER THE final state primaries, Barack Obama has effectively secured the Democratic nomination for the presidential election in November. The fact that the contest was between an African-American and a woman symbolises deep social changes...

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Over the next few months, supporters of Ralph Nader’s bid for President will be fighting to get on the ballot, but a myriad of undemocratic ballot access laws stand in the way. In many states,...

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It’s easy to get sick of the empty rhetoric and media circus that surrounds the ongoing horse-race between the main big business candidates. But in the 2008 elections, the independent campaign of prominent anti-war activist...

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“We must support the Democrats so we can continue to live like Republicans.” – Henry Ford II The Republicans have traditionally been the preferred party of big business, but in moments of political crisis corporate...

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“For the week ending May 9, just 32% of Americans approved of the way that George W. Bush performed his role as President. That’s down two percentage points from last week and the lowest level...

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Barack Obama denounced his former pastor of 20 years, retired Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Speaking at a press conference in response to Rev. Wright’s National press club speech Barack Obama said that Wright’s “comments were not...

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The race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination remains unresolved, with just a few primaries left. Obama appears to have an insurmountable margin. However, neither candidate is likely to gain the...

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On February 24, Ralph Nader declared he was running for President to challenge the corporate stranglehold over U.S. politics. Ordinary Americans have been “shut out of their government by two major parties that, in varying...

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On February 24, Ralph Nader declared he would again launch an independent, anti-corporate challenge to the two big business parties in the presidential elections. Four days later, Matt Gonzalez, a prominent Green leader and former...

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