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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 […]

22 US House Democrats Press Obama to Adopt ‘No-First-Use’ Nuclear Weapons Policy

Barbara Lee, PDA and the Congressional Progressive Caucus Took the Initiative By: Joe Gould Defense News Oct 13, 2016 – WASHINGTON — Twenty-two more US House lawmakers are calling on President Barack Obama to adopt a policy of no-first-use of nuclear weapons, part of a tide of Democratic lawmakers pushing for restraint on atomic arms […]

Why We Are Protesting in Charlotte

By WILLIAM BARBER II New York Times Opinion SEPT. 23, 2016 – Charlotte, N.C. — Since a police officer shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday afternoon, the ensuing protests have dominated national news. Provocateurs who attacked police officers and looted stores made headlines. Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of […]

Sleepwalking into a Big War

Soldiers rehearsing for this year’s 9 May Victory Day parade in Moscow Sefa Karacan / Anadolu Agency / Getty West fearful as it loses military advantage The major powers are planning for war and claim that’s the best way to defend against war. Will this mutual hawkishness lead to armed conflict? by Michael T Klare […]

Slim’s Perspective: Trump’s Calculated Deceptions

By Rev. Walter ‘Slim’ Coleman Chicago, wrevcoleman@gmail.com   One of the “principles” of right wing racialist movements is the affirmation of deception as means to achieve power. This goes back to the Nazi’s and propagandist Goebbels: “Tell a big enough lie often enough and loud enough and you can get the public to accept it.” […]