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US Should Not Politicize the ‘Belt and Road’ Mega-Infrastructure Project

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] By Caleb T. Maupin China.org.cn May 16, 2017 – The biggest and most important international gathering of 2017 has taken place in Beijing. Over 100 […]

Fight for 15 and Black Lives Matter Join Forces on Anniversary of MLK’s Death

Christopher Smith, right, leads chants during a protest for higher wages for fast food workers outside a McDonald’s in Memphis, Tenn., Thursday, April 14, 2016. Forty-nine years after King was assassinated, the left’s organizing vanguards seek to continue his work.  By Justin Miller American Prospect April 4, 2017 – On the April 4, 1968, Reverend […]

Looking at Fractions within the Working Class

By Allison L. Hurst Professor, Oregon State University From the USW Blog March 18, 2017 – This has been a rough year.  After the election, I reposted a few articles on my Facebook wall, as did so many of my friends, about the “working-class vote.”  Did the white working-class just elect Trump?  I didn’t think […]

Bernie Sanders Loyalists Are Taking Over the Democratic Party One County Office at a Time

In fight to define party in age of Donald Trump, Sanders followers want to transform it from the bottom up by taking control of low-level state and county posts   The followers of Sen. Bernie Sanders, shown above last week, are aiming to transform the Democratic Party’s power structure, starting with the lowest-level state and […]

Resisting Trump Is Not Enough

  Progressives also need to advance a concrete agenda, and that means taking on Democrats-In-Name-Only. By Robert L. Borosage The Nation Feb 16, 2017 – Keith Ellison, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, attends a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center where he and other members criticized many of President-elect Trump’s choices for cabinet […]

DSA Erupts in the Media Nationwide

Compiled by Bob Roman New Ground / Chicao DSA DSA’s Taylor Jones was among the scheduled speakers at an anti-inaugural Human Rights rally, according to Sloane Smith at The Austin Chronicle. Nancy Benac at the Associated Press included DSA in a pre-inaugural report, as carried by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, for example. A pre-inaugural political report […]

Full Transcript Of Angela Davis’s Women’s March Speech

By Lyndsey Matthews Elle.com Jan 21, 2017 – Civil rights activist Angela Davis spoke at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands who gathered in the nation’s capital to protest the Trump administration. Davis, who is known for writing such books as Women, Race, and Class, […]

Statement of the Committees of Correspondence on the 2016 elections

Reflect, Revitalize and Resist The movement for justice and progress in the U.S. has suffered a great setback. And the depth of the reactionary movement that led to this setback was underestimated by most on the left. It’s necessary to reflect on what it has taught us and about our shortcomings but it’s also vital […]

Millenial Power: Bernie Sanders Is Running a Shadow Campaign

By Leonid Bershidsky Bloomberg View Oct 21, 2016 – In Colorado, Bernie Sanders isn’t just acting as a surrogate for Hillary Clinton. He’s also holding separate events to keep his movement and its issues alive in a state he won handily in the June Democratic primary. Now he is urging his followers to support a […]

Jobs and the Future: Advancing the Next System with Advanced Manufacturing

Isthus Engineering, Madison WI, a robotics and advanced tool manufacturing coop with 50+ workers By Max Ogden, Nina Gregg et al The Next System via Portside Oct 17, 2016 – This essay is a polemic. As such, we argue with broad strokes. We welcome debate on the broad strokes as well as the details, knowing […]