Peter Bloom

Peter Bloom

Dr. Peter Bloom is a lecturer in the Department of People and Organizations at the Open University. He has published widely on issues of 21st-century democracy, politics, and economics in both scholarly journals and in publications including the Washington Post, The New Statesman, Roar, Open Democracy, The Conversation, and Common Dreams. His books include Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization and Beyond Power and Resistance: Politics at the Radical Limits released in November 2016.

 

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Former President Barack Obama endorsed Medicare for All in a speech in Illinois on Friday, calling it "a good new idea." Views
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Ending the Democratic Blame Game
After months of intense media coverage and campaigning, the New York Democratic primary was finally held this week. It is not usual - for much of the country or even most of the State’s residents - to focus on a primary. Yet this year was different as it was the latest front in the battle between...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated her victory in New York's 14th congressional district with supporters on June 26. (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images) Views
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Strong Progressives Vs. Weak Conservatives
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the US political status quo by winning of the Democratic primary in New York City over her establishment rival and predicted Party leader in waiting Joe Crowley. Since then she has become a flashpoint for both hope and controversy. For progressives, she is a sign...
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Saturday, March 24, 2018
The March for Change Represents the Chance to Build an Intersectional Progressive Movement
The tragic Parkland shooting has spawned a new movement for gun control and safety. The consistent and effective campaigning of student survivors has led to an international March on Washington this Saturday. While the focus is on changing US gun policy, its political impact has the potential to be...
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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Seeing Only Red: Turning the Threat of a New Cold War into a Global Struggle to Save Democracy
After months of speculation and investigation, the US government has formally indicted 13 Russians with “election meddling”. While these indictments did not include suspected charges of Trump’s collusion, they did seem to validate ideas that Russia was guilty of directly undermining American...
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Political Resignations are a Radical Cure for our Politics of Resignation
After weeks of speculation, Senator Al Franken publicly resigned due to growing allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior to women. Immediately this called into question why Donald Trump has not resigned in the wake of even worse accusations of sexual assault by numerous women. It was also in...
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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Do We Really Know What He Signed Up For?
President Trump has ignited another public firestorm over his woeful attempt to console as Commander in Chief a war widow. After first lying about whether past presidents phoned the partners of fallen soldiers, he then shockingly told the grieving wife and mother that her husband “knew what signed...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017
Corbyn and Labour are Fighting for a New Progressive Political Mainstream
On April 18 the newly selected Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May called a general election for June 8th, declaring it "the only way to guarantee certainty for the years ahead." This was a complete reversal from her previous promise not to hold an election. For the cynics, this U-turn (the...
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Democrats Should Stop Wishing on a "Star" and Start Helping to Build a Progressive Movement
Only a few months after taking office, President Trump have confirmed all the worst fears of progressives and liberals. From his potential ties to Russia to his almost beyond belief retrogressive budget , the new administration is promoting an agenda that is as economically elitist as it is...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Progressives Wake Up: It’s Time to Put Centrism to Rest
The prospects of a Trump presidency appear more deplorable by the day. In the first week of presumptive reign he has installed a confirmed white nationalist as head of his transition team and threatened to register all Muslims. The "quiet man" behind his gilded electoral victory – Mike Pence – is...
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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Corporate Authoritarianism and the New American Anti-Democracy
Numerous allegations of sexual assault have delivered what may be a fatal blow to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. His lewd remarks have been rightly condemned in the strongest terms by the mainstream media, his Liberal opponents and even members of his own Party. More than just heading for...
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