NOTES TO THE PEOPLE : Towards a New Constitution for a New Republic

NOTES TO THE PEOPLE Towards a New Constitution for a New Republic By sumanasiri liyanage Sri Lankan Parliament has enacted the 20th Amendment replacing some of the articles of the 19th Amendment and adding new articles entrenching the powers of the president. Nonetheless, the government spokespersons have informed the public that this would be a transitional measure and a new constitution replacing the second republic constitution in its entirety would be presented to the Parliament within next twelve months. There is a public announcement asking general public and peoples’ organizations…

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Whoever Wins, This Election Is Not the End of Trumpism

USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS Whoever Wins, This Election Is Not the End of Trumpism Sunday 8 November 2020, by Barry Eidlin Joe Biden and the Democrats have steadfastly refused to articulate a compelling alternative political vision to Donald Trump’s reactionary right-wing politics. Trump looks likely to have lost, but without creating an alternative to defeat it, Trumpism could return with a vengeance four years from now. The results are still being tallied, but the electoral contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is far tighter than polls had predicted. An estimated 160…

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We Fought Trump, Time to Fight Biden Too

At long last, it has been announced that Joe Biden has defeated Donald Trump for the presidency. While none of us will be sad to see Trump go, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are no friends to the working class and the oppressed.  After five days of Election Day, five days of counting votes, five days of CNN electoral maps, and five days of learning about every single county in Pennsylvania and Georgia, the United States has it’s newest imperialist in chief: Joe Biden. Some will celebrate Trump’s loss as…

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