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Bernie Sanders' Presidential Bid Represents a Long Tradition of American Socialism
Long deployed by the right as an epithet, this form of left-wing populism is as American as apple pie.
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Tim Carpenter, founder of the Progressive Democrats of America, died this week at the age of 55 after a long battle with cancer. (Credit: pdamerica.org) Views
Tim Carpenter's Politics of Radical Inclusion: In the Streets and in the Polling Booth
Tim Carpenter never lost faith in the very real prospect of a very radical change for the better. And he never lost his organizer’s certainty that the tipping point that would make the change was just a few more phone calls, a few more rallies, a few more campaigns away. So he kept on organizing...
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Rediscovering American Poverty
How We Cured “The Culture of Poverty,” Not Poverty Itself
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Note to GOP Candidates: Obama is No Socialist
Asked whether Barack Obama was a socialist—as Texas Governor Rick Perry, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have all agreed is most certainly—former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney tried to talk his way around the most predictable question of Thursday...
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Frances Fox Piven Defies Death Threats After Taunts by Anchorman Glenn Beck
Frances Fox Piven is not going into hiding. Not yet. The 78-year-old leftwing academic is the latest hate figure for Fox News host Glenn Beck and his legion of fans. While she has decided to shrug off the inevitable death threats that have followed, she is well aware of the problem. "I don't know...
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One Nation Fails to Impress Corporate Media
NEW YORK - Thanks to the efforts of independent media outlets like Free Speech TV (10/2/10), GritTV ( 10/4/10 ) and Democracy Now! ( 10/4/10 ), you may have been able to follow the happenings at last weekend's One Nation Working Together rally. Organized and endorsed by hundreds of progressive...
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One Nation Rally Energizing Liberals
WASHINGTON - Progressive groups hope to draw tens of thousands of their supporters to the Mall on Saturday and create a show of force that will rival the conservative tea party movement. The One Nation Working Together march is the culmination of months of planning begun by civil rights...
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Socialists Get Newfound Attention as 'Red-Baiting' Draws Interest From Youth
The socialist agenda that some conservatives see lurking around every corner, hidden in everything from health insurance reform to stimulus spending to President Obama's policies, exasperates Louisvillian Fred Hicks. As the leader of a local socialist group, Hicks says the use of the "S-word" as a...
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Where Are All The Socialists? Here, There and Everywhere
A recent column by Greg Kesich asked where the socialists are (" Looking for socialists in all the wrong places ," Oct. 29). During the recent election, the specter of socialism in its creeping form was raised in numerous op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and accusations that Barack Obama was a...
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For the Left, This is Not the Time to Relax
Lest anyone misunderstand what we are about to say, let us make it perfectly clear that the election of Barack Obama and the strengthening of the Democratic majorities in Congress please us greatly. It will take all of the energy, strength, focus and determination demonstrated by President-elect...
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