Socialists and the 2020 Election

Solidarity By Linda Thompson and Steve Bloom January/February 2020 issue PROSPECTS FOR SOCIALISM are off in the future. The 2020 presidential election is here and now, and confronts us with a right-wing menace unlike any that has been faced before. When asked what our goals are in the 2020 elections the majority of left activists in the USA will say: “to defeat Donald Trump.” Many are even more specific: “We are Bernie or Bust.” If we are honest with ourselves, however, we must acknowledge that many of these will also end up urging people to vote for the eventual Democratic…

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Iran and the Need for Black Activism

Black Agenda Report By Margaret Kimberley January 8, 2020 Black Americans, as perpetual targets of US lies and attacks, should be the first to reject Washington’s rationales for war with Iran. Even the most disparaging Donald Trump critic, such as this columnist, can still be shocked by the president’s rash behavior and inexplicable decision making. Such was the case when Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian Quds general Qassem Soleimani and Abd Mahdi al-Muhandis, commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces. The drone attack in Baghdad killed the two men and eight others. The United States was well aware that Soleimani was on…


Deep Green Declaration

Produced by a collective of Green Party members, this appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of Green Horizon Magazine. The text was written by Linda Cree and Steve Welzer based upon contributions from (in alphabetical order): Greg Gerritt, Bruce Hinkforth, Margaret Human, John Rensenbrink, Sid Smith, and Howard Switzer. We are at a critical turning point for human civilization. All around us we see a world in crisis — a world facing overwhelming environmental and social threats. Our “way of life” is literally shredding the biosphere we depend on. Greens have been in the forefront of asserting that unless we make a…


Greens should rethink our relationship with Labour after its disastrous defeat

Green World By Molly Scott Cato December 24, 2019 Labour has just suffered its worst election result since 1935; as a result we will all suffer at least a further five years of Tory rule. But it could have been so much worse for Labour had we – and the Liberal Democrats – not provided our helpful and unrewarded service of stepping aside in some seats where Labour might have made gains and mostly focused our campaigning away from Labour’s more vulnerable seats. Many Greens also voted tactically, and in some cases called on Green candidates not to stand, advocating…


Ralph Nader: Democrats have no excuse for dealing with Trump

Truthdig By Ralph Nader December 23, 2019 While attention was focused on the House of Representatives’ impeachment of Donald J. Trump, legislators from both parties were secretly huddling with White House aides to seal a $1.4 trillion budget deal to fund the government until next September. They were rushing to do this to avoid a partial government shutdown starting December 21, 2019. Had the budget been deliberated in open Congressional hearings, the media would have reported on this backroom deal and the people of this country would have had a chance to weigh in during the proceedings. Instead, a degraded…