On the issue of Palestinian oppression, Israel ranks first. The US, as the financial/political enabler ranks a very strong second. I feel that both of these are well covered, but I feel that perhaps more coverage of Europe, as well as Muslim nations would be useful as well.
In the past Mondoweiss has drawn some sort of line between the narrow focus of the indigenous population of Israel and a broad over-arching world view. It definitely has had the world view, but has made sure that it has not overwhelmed the core issue of the site. Thinking back at things, my feeling is that I feel that they have gotten things correct. I feel that the US importance to this issue will increase with Trump, and with it, there will be more issues about the US and Trump. As long as the core issue is not lost, I think that this is good.
If we are talking about the US, I think it is worth considering if the label democracy is misplaced.
From the Jacobin magazine
According to data gathered by Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, in 1931 Illinois raised the petition requirement for third-party statewide candidates from one thousand signatures to twenty-five thousand. In California, the requirement was raised from 1 percent of the last total gubernatorial vote to 10 percent. In 1939, Pennsylvania suddenly decided it was important that the thousands of required signatures be gathered solely within a three-week period. In New York, according to one account, “minor-party petitions began to be challenged for hyper-technical defects.”
“Although these statutes have been assailed on all sides,” a 1937 Columbia Law Review article reported, “their severity is constantly being increased, probably because the interests oppressed seldom have representation in the legislatures.” Indeed, when the Florida legislature found socialists and communists advancing at the polls, it responded in 1931 by banning any party from the ballot unless it had won 30 percent of the vote in two consecutive elections; naturally, when the Republican Party failed to meet that test, the state immediately lowered the threshold.
Today, in almost every established democracy, getting on the ballot is at most a secondary concern for small or new parties; in many countries it involves little more than filling out some forms. In Canada, any party with 250 signed-up members can compete in all 338 House of Commons districts nationwide, with each candidate needing to submit one hundred voter signatures. In the United Kingdom, a parliamentary candidate needs to submit ten signatures, plus a £500 deposit which is refunded if the candidate wins at least 5 percent of the vote. In Australia, a party with five hundred members can run candidates in all House of Representatives districts, with a $770 deposit for each candidate, refundable if the candidate wins at least 4 percent of the vote.