by Adamu Chan The question of identity is a question involving the most profound panic – a terror as primary as the nightmare of the mortal fall. An identity is only questioned when it is menaced, or when the mighty begin to fall, or when the wretched begin to rise, or when the stranger enters […]
by David Duhalde As long as there has been a socialist movement in the United States, there have been questions about how it relates to the Democratic Party. These include but are far from limited to: do we build our own party, should we be an organized faction within the Democratic Party to take it […]
Silicon Valley organizer Andrew Lee reviews Richard A Walker’s Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area The tech boom brought more to the Bay Area than fleets of Teslas gliding past ever-growing homeless encampments. Despite its self-branding as an unsentimental force of rational disruption, […]
In the wake of the Whig Party's disintegration, the Radical Republicans became the one truly revolutionary party this country has ever had. Can we build the next one?
by Jon Liss I’m old, but a little too young to have lived through the New Communist Movement of the 1970’s and it’s battles to form revolutionary parties and pre-parties, that is, to build a disciplined band of professional revolutionaries to carry out a political line. That’s another article for another author. On the other […]
by Jon Liss The battle over ideas (both in form and content, and as measured by PAC, party, and candidate spending) is breeding cynicism and driving down voter turnout. Inspired by the disaster of Trump and Trumpism two years out most organizers are engaged in barroom or coffee shop speculation about the 2020 election. […]
U.S. and China relations will have a profound impact upon the fate of the planet. And there is growing potential for climate activism to spark a fierce fire of green internationalism.
Chicago's 2019 municipal elections delivered significant victories for socialists and progressives. Read about the organizing that made those wins possible.
In 2019, there is a diversity of left electoral projects and experiments unfolding. An ultimate goal is easier to name than the path to get there: we need to deepen and extend democracy into the most important, collective aspects of our lives including especially the places we work and the neighborhoods and buildings we live in. But before we can name a path – a strategy – to get there, we first need some awareness and understanding of current efforts, as we give them the time they need to develop.
April Freeman and Bennett Foster interviewed by Mary Jo Connelly Background: How & Why Memphis for All Was Founded After the 2016 Clinton defeat the founders of Memphis for All concluded that status quo Democratic Party politics had moved away from a core progressive agenda because it was so disconnected from progressive constituencies and bases, […]