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All About Pete | Current Affairs

Source: All About Pete | Current Affairs Only accept politicians who have proved they actually care about people other than themselves… by Nathan J. Robinson Sample first page. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is being hyped as the “Democratic celebrity” of the moment. Buttigieg has been the subject of buzz since 2014, … Continue reading »

I Was Sexually Harassed on Sanders’s 2016 Campaign.

Accusations of sexual misconduct should not be weaponized to serve a political agenda. Nor should claims be ignored to protect a beloved candidate. Source: I Was Sexually Harassed on Sanders’s 2016 Campaign. “As was the case throughout the 2016 campaign season, my personal experiences as a woman of color were sublimated to serve an establishment … Continue reading »

How to Win

Without unions to institutionalize them, waves of activism dissipate. As the nation and the labor movement shift to the left, progressives need to push forward policies and politics that strengthen those working-class organizations. The 2018 election reinforced the critical role unions play in electing progressive, pro-worker candidates. In Michigan and Pennsylvania, union-household voters made up … Continue reading »

Infinite Frontier

The eternal return of American expansionism. By Jedediah Britton-Purdy Review in The Nation of Greg Grandin’s The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America “Grandin’s book demonstrates that American myths about open frontiers have always been dangerously simplistic, covering up inequality and violence both at home … Continue reading »

Blue Wave?

Check out the Blue Wave Facebook page. What do you think of this? Follow @Rebels_Band

Obama Pushes Neoliberal Myths on Health Care at Fundraiser

Multimillionaire former President Barack Obama, 2017’s Kennedy prize winner, traveled all the way to Germany over the weekend in orderto scold what he called American health care “purists” who have the crazy nerve to challenge the status quo. He called the current battle between Congressional centrists, like Pelosi, and progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pramila … Continue reading »

Rochester Mayoral Contest 2017

Here are links to some items posted at Rochester Indymedia on two of the candidates in this year’s mayoral campaign. The Reinvention of Jim Sheppard and the Rise of the New Jim Crow BEHIND THE CURTAIN: How Lovely Warren and the party of Trump have taken over the City of Rochester Follow @Rebels_Band

National Popular Vote

Half of the campaign events in the 2016 general-election campaign for President have been in just 4 states (Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio). The map below shows the number of campaign events in each state between the nominating conventions and the first debate.  Twenty-nine states have been totally ignored in this consequential race for President.  Virtually all (88%) of the events were in … Continue reading »

History of Right Wing Populism in the US

Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS) sponsored Webinar. Right-Wing populism did not just arise with Donald Trump. In this session, we will cover US historical view of right-wing populism:  Bacon’s rebellion, the rise of Andrew Jackson, and the rise of the KKK​. Chapter 1-3 in Right-Wing Populism in America by Chip Berlet and Matthew … Continue reading »

Zephyr Teachout email May 4, 2015

Dean Skelos has been arrested on corruption charges. You may not be shocked, but you should be angry. Of the three men in the room who control our state, two have been arrested (Silver and Skelos), after the third, Governor Cuomo, shut down the Moreland anti-corruption commission, saying its work was done. You should be … Continue reading »