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Inequality and American democracy

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Under the banner of the "war on terror," the past decade has seen a relentless expansion of executive power, from indefinite detention and military commissions, to domestic spying and the development of vast databases of communications.

Democratic forms of rule are not compatible with the enormous levels of inequality that pervade American society.

The defense of democracy and opposition to inequality are inextricably connected, and both depend on the development of an independent political movement of the working class in opposition to capitalism, the economic foundation upon which the modern aristocracy rests.

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Joe Kishore is the current National Secretary for the U.S. of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP)   which is a Trotskyist political party, one of several Socialist Equality Parties around the world affiliated to the (more...)
 

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"both depend on the development of an independent ... by Ad Du on Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 at 8:05:03 AM
Substantial second incomes, independent of jobs an... by Mark Goldes on Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 at 4:09:39 PM
"development of an independent political movement ... by George Flower on Sunday, Feb 17, 2013 at 9:38:10 AM