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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…


Why the Black Alliance for Peace Opposes U.S. Intervention in Venezuela

The Black Alliance for Peace January 26, 2019 We, the members of the Black Alliance for Peace, uphold our political stance in the face of aggressions waged by the United States. Two of BAP’s core principles are an unwavering commitment to self-determination for peoples and nations alike and opposition to imperialism in all its varied and brutal forms. Therefore, unlike so many who are confused about Venezuela, we say without equivocation that we oppose the illegal and immoral attempts by the United States and their Organization of American States (OAS) allies to interfere in the internal affairs of Venezuela. No…


The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace

Common Dreams By Medea Benjamin, Alice Slater January 8, 2019 The time has come for a New Peace Deal that repudiates endless war and the threat of nuclear war which, along with catastrophic climate change, poses an existential threat to our planet A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their numbers in Afghanistan appears to have slowed down his attempt to bring our forces home. However, in this new year, demilitarizing US foreign policy should be among…