We've hit a social movement trifecta: a racial justice uprising and pandemic in an election year where everything is on the line.
By Max Elbaum The COVID-19 pandemic and the uprising to defend Black lives have cast a spotlight on a level of deep-rooted inequality, ruling class degeneration, and public-health-be-damned behavior that makes the U.S. unique even among capitalist countries. My next column will examine the sources of these pathologies in a nation founded on racial slavery […]
Lessons for left organizers today from the Travis Air Force base uprising in 1971.
Time's up for Donald Trump! You will get blasted in the popular vote and crushed in the Electoral College.
The Movement for Black Lives' call for action on Juneteenth is a key next step to orient the progressive front toward organizing for the long haul.
What are the roots of the uprisings we see across the country following the murder of George Floyd? How do we make sense of the intersecting crises faced by Black communities?
Persuading voters on issues is important, but Sanders should have done more to convince them he could win.
By Max Elbaum Donald Trump tweets so many outrageous things and tells so many lies, it’s easy for any particular statement to get buried in the shitstorm. But a presidential call to “liberate” states led by elected officials of the opposition party while Trump supporters carry guns into their state capitols shouldn’t be one of […]
Trump can win again in November, argues SURJ National Director Erin Haney. Beating him requires organizing whites against his strategic use of racism.
by Whitney Maxey The next few months are decision time for the left. Either Donald Trump or Joe Biden will be inaugurated President on January 20, 2021. Millions of people, including the vast majority of voters of color and of workers of all backgrounds who reject bigotry and lies, will cast their ballots for Biden. […]