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Fight White Supremacy, Racism,and Fascism Everywhere!

CCDS Statement on Charlottesville We condemn the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally and violent assaults against anti-racist demonstrators which occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017, resulting in the murder of one anti-racist protestor and severe injury to over a dozen more. We indict the Trump Administration for refusing to name and condemn the […]

Defend Net Neutrality!

Net neutrality activists in Washington. The Trump administration is trying to overturn Obama-era regulations that protected it. Photograph: UPI / Barcroft Images About 200 internet companies and activist groups are coming together this week to mobilize their users into opposing US government plans to scrap net neutrality protections. The internet-wide day of action, scheduled for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Donald Trump, American hustler: The Frightening Fascist Tendencies of his GOP Rise

Previous right-wing leaders had a healthy fear of the rage they unleashed from their base. Not this one By Rick Perlstein Washington Spectator Oct 7, 2015 – Donald Trump is not a fascist––probably. His ex-wife Ivana once claimed he kept a volume of Hitler’s collected speeches in a cabinet by his bed, and read from […]

Know Your Battlefield: Taking Stock of the Terrain

What Donald Trump Understands About Republicans By Thomas B. Edsall New York Times Op-Ed Sept 2, 2015 – Donald Trump’s success is no surprise. The public and the press have focused on his defiant rejection of mannerly rhetoric, his putting into words of what others think privately. But the more important truth is that a […]

Why Trump Could Win the GOP Nomination

By Robert Creamer Huffington Post Since he entered the GOP contest, most pundits and GOP insiders have treated Trump as a sometimes humorous — sometimes infuriating — distraction from the real race for the Republican nomination. Now they are beginning to wake up to the fact that Trump is not going away. He is, in […]