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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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
If Sanders Has Lost, What Have the Democrats Won?
In the midst of an intensifying primary, the mainstream media joined as one to announce Hillary Clinton as the presumptive Democratic nominee for President. While she lacks a clear majority of pledged delegates, the expected support of as yet to vote superdelegates has apparently handed her a hard...
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Sanders Voter: Protesting American Privilege at Home and Abroad
Even as Sanders "path to victory" increasingly narrows, the passion for his candidacy grows in intensity. Recent victories in Indiana and Oregon reflect the continuing desire for a progressive alternative to Clinton and Centrist Democrats. It also reveals a hardening divide in the Party and beyond...
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Thursday, May 05, 2016
The Threat of Evangelical Clintons
After being proclaimed close to politically dead, Bernie Sanders resurrected his campaign with an upset victory over Hillary Clinton. Despite this win – many in the mainstream continue to portray Sanders and his allies as bordering on delusional. “ Sanders declares war on reality ” blared the...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Democratic Stockholm Syndrome
After weeks of hard and increasingly heated campaigning, Hillary Clinton scored a decisive victory over Bernie Sanders in last night’s New York Democratic primary. Despite losing a majority of the state’s counties, she won in huge margins in New York City and the popular vote overall. The triumph...
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Thursday, April 07, 2016
Sanders is Right: Clinton Not Qualified To Be a Progressive President
The Democratic primary has dramatically intensified in the wake of Bernie Sanders resounding double digit victory in Wisconsin earlier this week. With the delegate rich battleground of New York nearing, the rhetoric between the candidates has taken on an increasingly combative “ tone ”. The most...
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Monday, March 28, 2016
The Smart Con: Clinton vs. Trump
Even in the face of Bernie Sanders recent blowout victories , the pundits continue to proclaim that the 2016 presidential race is now firmly between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The stakes of this contest supposedly go far beyond conventional partisanship. It is a struggle for the...
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Saturday, March 19, 2016
Sanders Must Build a Progressive Movement All the Way to the Convention and Beyond
Hillary Clinton’s sweep of all five states last Tuesday seemed to signal the end of Bernie Sanders’ insurgent “socialist” Presidential campaign. While Sanders is far from being mathematically eliminated, Clinton has taken a commanding lead in the march toward the White House. 

The mainstream media...
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Saturday, March 12, 2016
Fighting a Dangerous Establishment: Chicago Protestors Stand Up to Mainstream American Politics of Fear
The hotly contested 2016 Presidential election erupted in violence on Friday, as protestors and supporters clashed at a Trump rally in Chicago. The event was soon cancelled due to security concerns and fears of more violence in the future. "The rise of Trump is just the latest in a long tradition...
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Incumbent Lessons: What Obama’s Presidency Can Teach Sanders’ Revolution
Bernie Sander’s call for political revolution is taking much of the country by storm. Once a fringe candidate, he has surged in the polls to legitimately challenging frontrunner Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination with a resounding win in New Hampshire. More than just taking on...
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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The Failed Record of the Establishment: Why Talk Is Cheap in 2016
The 2016 election is defying traditional political expectations. On the Democratic side the once inevitable frontrunner Hillary Clinton is fighting off a surging Bernie Sanders while Donald Trump has emerged as an unexpected and dangerous frontrunner for the Republicans. It appears that this is the...
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