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Let’s Get Serious About Inequality and Socialism

By Michael D. Yates. This article was first published on Truthout. Supporters cheer during a campaign event with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a Democratic presidential hopeful, at Drexel University in Philadelphia, April 25, 2016. (Photo: Mark Makela / The New York Times) Thanks to the presidential candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders, economic inequality and […]

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Should Progressives Unify with the Democratic Party Establishment? Hell No!

By Jeff Cohen. This article was first published on Huffington Post. In countless ways over the last 35 years, our society has become less economically equal and more dominated by corporate power. Less just and more jailed. Vast urban and rural areas decline as government subsidizes economic elites. Funds for education and social services are […]

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What will it Take to Create Climate Justice?

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. This article was first published on Popular Resistance All of the elements required to create climate justice seem to be in place. The climate movement can put hundreds of thousands on the streets, organize creative civil resistance, get thousands to risk arrest and mobilize blockades of tar sands, fracking, […]

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The Real Story Behind the Detroit Pension Fight and What it Means to America’s Future

By Lynn Stuart Parramore. This article was first published on Alternet. When the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in July 2013, America sucked in a collective gasp. This was the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history by the amount of debt ($18–20 billion), and Detroit was the largest city ever to […]

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The Secret of the Sauce: What Democrats Need to Know About North Carolina’s Kick-Ass Populism

Lynn Parramore A native explains how the people of North Carolina have been giving hell to fatcats for over 300 years. Stretching past scrubby pines and open fields where tobacco once grew, Highway 70 East guides you to a low-slung, red-roofed building where the scent of smoldering oakwood hangs thickly in the air. You have […]