Struggle for control – staying in power 2021

The Kremlin’s fears: How Russian authorities prevent opponents from running for office Stanislav Andreychuk Wilson Center August 3, 2021
On June 22, the Movement for the Defense of Voters’ Rights “Golos,” Russia’s leading independent election monitoring group, reported that around nine million Russian citizens have been effectively denied the right to run for any public office. Nearly one in ten Russians over eighteen years of age cannot stand even for a minor elected position.

Nicaraguan government arrests opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro  Ismael López Ocampo and Mary Beth Sheridan Washington Post June 2, 2021

Opinion: The Republican plot to steal the 2024 election Max Boot Washington Post June 1, 2021

The GOP is at a turning point. History is watching us. Liz Cheney Washington Post May 5, 2021 (Opinion)

Conservatives claim to hate “cancel culture” — but it’s the heart of the right-wing agenda Paul Rosenberg Salon May 2, 2021
Real “cancel culture”: The right’s decades-long campaign to stifle progressive ideas, protest and democracy itself

For Republicans, fealty to Trump’s election falsehood becomes defining loyalty test Ashley Parker and Marianna Sotomayor Washington Post May 2, 2021

Documents expose Brazilian dictatorship’s plot to overthrow Allende in Chile Tomas Castanheira World Socialist Web Site April 15, 2021

How GOP-backed voting measures could create hurdles for tens of millions of voters Amy Gardner, Kate Rabinowitz and Harry Stevens Washington Post March 11, 2021
At least 250 new laws have been proposed in 43 states to limit mail, early in-person and Election Day voting.

Here’s what H.R. 1, the House-passed voting rights bill, would do Peter W. Stevenson Washington Post March 5, 2021

China blocked Jack Ma’s Ant IPO after investigation revealed likely beneficiaries Lingling Wei Wall Street Journal February 16, 2021
Well-connected Chinese power players, including some with links to political families that represent a potential challenge to President Xi, were behind layers of opaque investment vehicles. The information added to concerns about financial risk and anger at Ma’s outspoken criticism.

See all the evidence presented in Trump’s impeachment trial Washington Post Staff February 10, 2021

‘Its own domestic army’: How the G.O.P. allied itself with militants David D. Kirkpatrick and Mike McIntire New York Times February 8, 2021
Actions taken by paramilitary groups in Michigan last year, emboldened by President Donald J. Trump, signaled a profound shift in Republican politics and a national crisis in the making.

Haiti braces for unrest as a defiant president refuses to step down Harold Isaac, Andre Paultre and Maria Abi-Habib New York Times February 7, 2021
Haiti is “on the verge of explosion,” with many accusing the government of supporting gangs to stay in power as a constitutional crisis looms.

77 Days: Trump’s campaign to subvert the election  Jim Rutenberg, Jo Becker, Eric Lipton, Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin, Matthew Rosenberg and Michael S. Schmidt New York Times January 31, 2021
Hours after the United States voted, the president declared the election a fraud — a lie that unleashed a movement that would shatter democratic norms and upend the peaceful transfer of power.

What Parler saw during the attack on the Capitol Lena V. Groeger, Jeff Kao, Al Shaw, Moiz Syed and Maya Eliahou ProPublica January 17, 2021

‘Hold the Line, Patriots’: New scenes from the Capitol riot Jonah M. Kessel, Timothy Wolfer, Edythe McNamee and Sarah Kerr New York Times January 7, 2021

Pro-Trump mob swarms Capitol New York Times January 6, 2021

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