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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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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Monday, February 01, 2016
Democratic Myths: Challenging Mainstream Misconceptions Before the Iowa Caucus
After months of campaigning and speculation, the 2016 Presidential election is finally about to begin. The Iowa caucus is the first stop in what is shaping up to be a landmark election. While Republican deal with the rise of Trump, the Democrats are locked in a battle between the establishment...
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Monday, January 25, 2016
Off With Their Heads! Why Change Demands Progressive Hearts, Not Centrist Brains
The Iowa caucus is only a week away and the Democratic race for the presidency has seemingly been turned upside down. The once inevitable nominee Hillary Clinton is experiencing déjà vu from 2008 as her poll numbers continue to slide . Yet this year her upstart challenger is not the hopeful Barack...
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Friday, December 18, 2015
Can Star Wars Be A Force for Revolution, Not Just Empire?
The new Star Wars movie is opening this week to massive fanfare and rave critical reviews. It promises to be the biggest blockbuster of the holiday season – and perhaps ever . Much of its cross generational appeal lies in its telling of an epic adventure “a long long time ago in a galaxy far far...
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Thursday, December 03, 2015
Beware the Moderate Extremists in Syria and at Home
The question of how and whether to bomb Syria continues to dominate headlines around the world. For much of the Western political establishment, it is seen as a necessary and urgent measure to fight terrorism domestically and internationally. In the face of such triumphant rhetoric, are growing...
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