progressives

Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing?

August 10, 2018

Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Andy Ellis, Green Party Candidate for State Delegate MD-45, who argues that some of the most popular ideas in the post-Bernie Sanders era emanate from Green Party organizing

Explosive Report Shows Unchecked Sexual Assaults in Chicago Public Schools

July 6, 2018

Troy LaRaviere, challenger for Mayor of Chicago, says understaffing and mismanagement at CPS and by Rahm Emanuel has resulted in unchecked sexual assault of Chicago Public Schools students

Can Ben Jealous Unify Democrats against Larry Hogan?

July 3, 2018

Ben Jealous takes viewer questions and discusses what his primary win means for the future of the Democratic Party

MD Voters Weigh-in on Progressive vs. Establishment Showdown

June 24, 2018

The Real News talked to voters about the intra-party battle over how best to reform the criminal justice system, improve education, and fight back against Trump

Progressive vs. Establishment Candidates Locked in Tight Race for Maryland Governor

June 22, 2018

TRNN speaks to the two leading candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor, Ben Jealous and Rushern Baker, and their supporters, in the days before the election

Primaries Expose Bitter Fight in Democratic Party

June 8, 2018

Down with Tyranny blogger Howie Klein says corporate Democrats fight to undermine and defeat progressive candidates in spite of Sanders’ proven success in working class districts

Progressive Candidates vs. Corporate Democrats

Progressive Candidates vs. Corporate Democrats

May 17, 2018

A panel of activists involved in supporting primary campaigns challenging establishment Democrats discuss key issues facing their work; with Alexandra Rojas of Justice Democrats, Eugene Puryear of D.C. Movement for Black Lives, and R.L. Stephens of Democratic Socialists of America with host Paul Jay

The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us

The Ghosts of ‘New Democrats’ Are Haunting Us

May 1, 2018

Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Twenty-five years ago, the so-called New Democrats were triumphant. Today, their political heirs are eager to prevent the Democratic Party from living up to its name. At stake is whether democracy will have a chance to function. A fundamental battle for democracy is in progress—a conflict over whether to reduce the…

Fighting the Oligarchy Inside the Democratic Party

April 19, 2018

Paul Jay hosts a panel of activists organizing to challenge corporate Democrats in primaries leading up to the 2018 elections; with Justice Democrats’ Alexandra Rojas, Moumita Ahmed of Millennials for Revolution and Eugene Puryear of Stop Police Terror Project-DC

Top Democrats’ War on Progressives Backfires in Texas

March 8, 2018

Despite open opposition from the DCCC, Houston progressive candidate Laura Moser advanced to a runoff in one of the first contests of the 2018 primary season. Larry Cohen of Our Revolution discusses the struggle for progressive Democrats under a corporatist party leadership