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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 […]

Sanders Candidacy Has Evolved Into an Inspiring World-Changing Success

By Miles Mogulescu Huffington Post May 30, 2016 – Peter Rosenstein has written a much-circulated Huffington Post article entitled “Sanders Candidacy Devolving into an Arrogant Insufferable Self-serving Disaster.” The article couldn’t be more wrong. This is a rebuttal. The article is is consistent with a not-so-subtle campaign by Clinton surrogates to discredit Sen. Sanders in […]

To Counter Trump and Far-Right, Labor Leaders call for ‘Global New Deal’

Concern over disaffected workers being swayed by radical rhetoric spurs an international call to action from labor groups By Lauren McCauley, staff writer Common Dreams May 11, 2016 – Concerned about the rise of right-wing extremism and how it has preyed on the fears of working people across the world, labor leaders from nearly a […]

Successful ‘Labor for Bernie’ Meeting at Labor Notes

By Joshua Koritz Workers’ Movement April 14, 2016 – On April 1, over 100 people packed a room near O’Hare Airport in Chicago in advance of the biennial Labor Notes conference. Reports were shared from union locals across the country – all reflecting the still growing momentum for Bernie Sanders within the labor movement. Though […]

Why Progressives Need a National Electoral Strategy—and Fast

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. [1] / AlterNet [2] April 12, 2016  – Every electoral cycle gives me the sense of “Groundhog Day” within progressive circles. It feels as if the same discussion take places over and again. No matter what has transpired in the intervening years; no matter what mass struggles; no matter what theoretical […]

Sanders Still Rising; Republican Nightmare Worsens

By Robert Borosage Campaign for America’s Future March 7, 2016 – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders won three of four state contests over the weekend. On the Republican side, Ted Cruz emerged as the leading challenger to Donald Trump in what is quickly becoming a two-man race. And the seventh Democratic debate, in Flint, Mich., […]

Standing Against the Right

By Bill Fletcher Telesur Dec 18, 2015 – It is not just Donald Trump; nor is it just Trump and Marine Le Pen (leader of the Front National in France). The specter of right-wing populism haunts the planet and places us all in a state of perpetual anxiety. Right-wing populism is not equivalent to the […]

Trump’s Demagoguery Threatens Democracy Itself

By Chip Berlet Daliy KOS Dec. 10, 2015 – Now is the time for blunt talk. Donald Trump is a dangerous demagogue generating "scripted violence." Trumpism threatens not just the First Amendment but democracy itself. I call him a right-wing populist using fascistic rhetoric to target scapegoated groups. Other journalists and scholars have dubbed him […]

Donald Trump, Nasty Rhetoric, and Scripted Violence

December 4, 2015 By Chip Berlet Demagogic rhetoric targeting unpopular groups of people can incite violence. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump can claim he never told his followers to hurt anyone, and perhaps avoid legal consequences, but Trump is morally responsible. His nasty vilification produces “scripted violence.” The victims of Trumps rhetoric are piling up. The […]