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Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Criticism

Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Criticism

September 8, 2018

This week: Updates on new approach to Labor Day; DNC accepts fossil fuel donations; Turkey’s crisis as typical capitalist instability; collapse of Genoa toll bridge; exploding gap between CEO and average worker pay; Gallup Poll on capitalism vs socialism in US; and Professor Wolff interviews Dr. Harriet Fraad on why U.S. workers don’t rebel more…

Victory in Superdelegates Fight Means: Grassroots Can Win

August 27, 2018

By Norman Solomon When members of the Democratic National Committee voted to take power away from themselves and other “superdelegates” — removing their leverage over the presidential nominating process — they took a big step toward heeding a sign that activists held outside their decisive meeting: “Democratic Party: Live Up to Your Name.” Outside that…

Democrats Spar on Eve of Superdelegate Reform Vote

August 24, 2018

Some superdelegates are fighting grassroots pressure to reform the way Democrats choose their presidential candidates

DNC Reverses Ban on Accepting Fossil Fuel Industry Money

August 16, 2018

DNC Chair Tom Perez reversed an agreement to ban accepting money from the fossil fuel industry that created a firestorm of protests, we speak with Janet Redman, climate change director at Greenpeace

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

With Superdelegate Reform, is the Democratic Party Now Democratic?

July 3, 2018

New Democratic Party rules scale back the influence of superdelegates in choosing the presidential nominee. But DNC Unity vice-chair Larry Cohen of Our Revolution says the party still has a long way to go towards real reform

Does the DNC Want to Stop the Next Bernie?

June 13, 2018

A proposed rule change might not stop Bernie Sanders from seeking the Democratic nomination in 2020, but it could be used to exclude future independents like him, says attorney and activist Anoa Changa

November’s “Revolution” Will Not Be Televised

May 23, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. Photo by Steve Bott | CC BY 2.0 If, as is widely predicted, Democrats trounce Republicans in the 2018 mid-term elections, the political scene in the United States could become a tad less awful. That is the good news. The bad news isn’t news at all; it is that Democrats…

Democratic Establishment Tries To Keep Progressives Off Congressional Ballots

January 30, 2018

Several congressional candidates are facing expensive lawsuits from the Democratic establishment, who are challenging their ballot petitions

Will DNC Rules Committee Widen Clinton-Sanders Rift?

January 25, 2018

Reforms agreed upon by the DNC Unity Reform Commission are being contested and debated by Clinton supporters