Socialism

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…

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What’s your solution to fighting sexism and racism? Mine is: unions

  The Guardian By Bhaskar Sunkara September 2, 2018 No one concerned about equality can deny that we live in a racist and sexist society. Unfortunately, substantive ideas of what we are to do about it are in short supply from American liberals. For writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, racism won’t ever go away. It’s a kind of original sin, to be atoned for, not vanquished. For Hillary Clinton, her best 2016 campaign pitch involved reminding voters that Wall Street regulation wouldn’t end racism, sexism or LGBT oppression. Those conclusions suggest that we should just try to cleanse ourselves of…


Red-Green Alliance?

Medium Keith Brumley July 2, 2018 In November of 2016, like many others, I joined the Democratic Socialists of America  in response to the election of Donald Trump. I was at the first organizing meeting of the Milwaukee, WI chapter. I am an active member of the chapter and have found a “home” politically with DSA. Admittedly, I had a shallow grasp on what democratic socialism is when I first joined. However, I’ve read deeply (and continue to do so) and am now more conversant. Also, we have great “educationals” at chapter meetings which help new socialists understand democratic socialism…


Will Black Become the New Green?

Counterpunch By Don Fitz November 3, 2017 On November 7, 2017, Elston McCowan could well become the first Green Party candidate to defeat a Democrat in Missouri. If he wins the Ward 2 race in St. Louis City he will also become the first Green Party candidate to beat a Democrat in an overwhelmingly black district. And it might not be crazy to think that McCowan can actually win. In 2015, he received 37% of the vote as the Green Party candidate against an incumbent. That incumbent left her position to work in the government of the new mayor, infamous…


Wealth Inequality In the U.S.

It’s Worse Than Most of Us Think  —  But We Can Do Something About It By Rich Whitney Most American workers are certainly aware in a general sense that the United States is a vastly unequal society, with extremes of wealth and poverty of long standing. Many are probably aware that the gap between rich and poor has become more extreme in recent years and decades, especially since the turn of the century. Many may also be aware that the wealth gap in the U.S. is more extreme than any, or nearly any, other nation, depending on the survey. But…