Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Sarah Smith Takes on 21-Year Incumbent Adam Smith in Washington’s 9th Congressional District

August 7, 2018

Sarah Smith worked on the Bernie Sanders campaign. She is a young working class woman who was asked by Brand New Congress to run the Washington’s 9th Congressional district seat against a long time liberal incumbent. She has knocked on 13,000 doors with her message of health care for all and making the Democrats the…

The Fight for the Future of the Democratic Party Comes to Missouri

August 7, 2018

Community activist, nurse, and minister Cori Bush is challenging 10-term Congressman William Lacy Clay, son of the Congressman who preceded him. Cori Bush, who is part of a wave of progressive challengers to the established Democratic Party became a major community presence and leader in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson

Obama Abandoned Palestinian Rights, Will Ocasio-Cortez?

July 17, 2018

Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada discusses Barack Obama’s abandonment of Palestinian rights and why, after recent comments that drew concern, new progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be encouraged to defend them

Democratic Party Elites Feel the Grassroots Heat

July 7, 2018

A proposal to curb superdelegates and the primary win of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are putting Democratic Party elites on edge, says Norman Solomon

What Joe Crowley’s Defeat Has to Do With Democratic Party ‘Superdelegates’

June 29, 2018

By Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Conventional wisdom said that powerful Congressman Joseph Crowley couldn’t be beat. But his 20-year career in the House of Representatives will end in early January, with the socialist organizer who beat him in the Democratic primary in the deep-blue district poised to become Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The defeat of Crowley…

Progressives Make Gains in Primaries, but Long Fight Remains Against Corporate Neoliberals

June 28, 2018

Activist Anoa Changa discusses the struggle of progressives against neoliberal Democrats in the midterm primary elections, from Maryland to Colorado; the striking teachers running for office in Oklahoma; and the spread of voter ID laws that disproportionately target voters of color and the poor

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defeats Corporate Democrat in NY Primary

June 27, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina socialist, defeated top Democratic Congressman and notorious neoliberal Joe Crowley in the New York primary election. Activist Anoa Changa says this is a sign of the growing grassroots left-wing movement against corporate Dems and the DNC and DCCC

Progressive Challengers Won Big in Races Across The Country and in Maryland Tuesday Night

June 27, 2018

Primary victories for candidates who rebuked the Trump administration’s xenophobic policies—and put the Democratic Party establishment on notice

Heated NY Primary Pits Corrupt Establishment Democrat Against Young Democratic Socialist

June 16, 2018

In the closely watched upcoming primary in New York, democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is challenging neoliberal Joe Crowley, the chair of the House Democratic Caucus, who Howie Klein says is “the most corrupt Democrat in the House.”