Unions that supported Sanders are uniting in the new Labor for Our Revolution network By Rand Wilson and Peter Olney Senator Bernie Sanders’ candidacy for president in 2015-16 opened up new political contradictions in the U.S. labor movement. Unlike other Western democracies where organized labor has had a role in founding social democratic parties of […]
This Power Point Discussion Guide and List of Additional Resources are available for download here: Post-Election 2016: Changed Terrain Demands a New Orientation Power Point Post-Election 2016: Changed Terrain Demands a New Orientation Resource Guide In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory November 8 partisans of equality, justice and peace are grappling with a number […]
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Donald Trump was right: the system is rigged! But it is rigged for the Republicans, not the Democrats, for conservatives, not progressives. And the result is the election of an extreme racist, misogynist authoritarian who may change the course of U.S. and even world history. Belatedly we learn that Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by […]
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These three 2016 Election Curriculum Modules are available for download here: Organizing on Shifting Terrain (A Changing Electorate and Rising Economic Inequality) Organizing on Shifting Terrain – Facilitator’s Guide The Right, the Far Right, and the Rise of Donald Trump The Right, the Far Right, and the Rise of Donald Trump – Facilitator’s Guide The […]


 

A. Unfolding events of the past several months have confirmed that the presidential contest now underway is the most historically significant in at least the last 50 years. The reasons for this are several:

1. Racism and nativism, perpetual undercurrents in U.S. politics, have been explicitly tapped as rallying points for discontented voters. Dispensing with dog whistles, signifiers and symbolism, and building on the racial resentment carefully cultivated by Republican (and not a few Democratic) politicians in the post-Civil Rights era, straight up racism and xenophobia have come in from the margins and been incorporated at the center of a presidential campaign.

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Rebecca Tumposky reports on the high stakes battle in Washington over the Iran negotiations as the P5+1-Iran interim agreement takes effect, stressing that further diplomatic progress is crucial for de-escalating conflict throughout the Middle East and dealing a blow to the Israel Lobby’s constant promotion of war, occupation and Islamophobia.  Diplomacy between the P5+1 powers […]
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/01/14/130114fa_fact_hessler

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My Louisiana Love  follows a young Native American woman, Monique Verdin, as she returns to Southeast Louisiana to reunite with her Houma Indian family.  But soon she sees that her people’s traditional way of life- fishing, trapping, and hunting in these fragile wetlands — is threatened by a cycle of man-made environmental crises. Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil leak are just the latest rounds in this century-old cycle that is forcing Monique’s clan to adapt in new ways.  Monique must overcome the loss of her house, her father, and her partner-and redefine the meaning of home.

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It’s subversive to take care of ourselves because for centuries black women worldwide have been taking care of others, from the children of slave masters to those of business executives, and often serving today as primary caregivers for the elderly as home health workers and nursing home employees. Black women’s self-care is also subversive because […]
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