Why ADOS “Reparationists” oppose free tuition and student debt forgiveness

Black Agenda Report By Bruce Dixon April 27, 2019 Reparationists have been around for a long time, but for some reason this season the bipartisan right, both Republicans AND Democrats, both insist that reparations will be the make or break issue for black voters in the 2020 election. The new cry for reparations isn’t coming from the streets, if it ever did. It doesn’t arise from grassroots black organizations with mass black followings, if any such things can be said to exist. The current reparations noise comes from David Brooks at the New York Times. It comes from Forbes magazine…

Read More

Betrayed and Outraged: Winning The Rural Vote In Today’s Political Climate

IVN by Dr. Lynn S. Kahn March 19, 2019 Let’s just call everything outside major urban centers, the rural vote. Betrayed by politicians of every political party, left out of every agriculture-related policy decision in every government agency, on the short end of every economic development strategy at all levels of government, the rural vote is changing. Still broken and outraged, a newly energized coalition now demands integrity in elections and true representation for the people of rural and small town economies. You want that vote? Start here. 1: Do Your Homework Understand the basic issues from the point of…


No Image

How Democrats are blocking Progressives and what to do about it

Clearing the FOG By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese February 18, 2019 Progressives have been trying in earnest to make the Democratic Party move to the left and adopt their agenda since Senator Bernie Sanders started running for president in 2015. Like the many who have tried before them, they have failed. We speak with Nick Brana, the former national political outreach director for the Sanders campaign and a co-founder of Our Revolution who was on the inside of that effort, about what happened when they tried, where the party is now and what he sees as a path forward…


The Left Must Finally Break With the Democrats

Black Agenda Report A Discussion with Nick Brana February 13, 2019 It is vitally important to create a mass-based and corporate-free party of working people. “The Democratic Party is so conservative that Pelosi is now left of center.” Intro Note: The following discussion with Nick Brana, executive director of the Movement for a People’s Party and organizer for the Labor-Community Campaign for an Independent Party (LCCIP), is reprinted from the February 2019 issue of Unity & Independence, the monthly labor supplement of The Organizer newspaper.  Nick Brana was an organizer for Draft Bernie for a People’s Party. Brana is now…


Venezuela: The U.S.’s 68th Regime Change Disaster

The only things that will force such a radical change in U.S. policy are public outrage, education and organizing, and international solidarity with the people of Venezuela Common Dreams By Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies February 4, 2019 In his masterpiece, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II, William Blum, who died in December 2018, wrote chapter-length accounts of 55 U.S. regime change operations against countries around the world, from China (1945-1960s) to Haiti (1986-1994).  Noam Chomsky’s blurb on the back of the latest edition says simply, “Far and away the best book on the…