Capitalism is many things, to many people. "The problem" is not one of them.
The political histories of the US and the UK have often mirrored each other; from Reagan and Thatcher to Clinton and Blair, and most recently, Trump and Brexit. Our two nations have often been complicit in the bad, and now too, it seems, in the good. Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn have reignited the dormant progressive Left in both our countries and helped us identify a common enemy: Neoliberalism.
In the late 1970s, Bernie Sanders and his supporters started the Independent Coalition to address a then Red rural state in Vermont. And they did this to create the conditions for real progressives to be able to viably run for office. It resulted in Bernie being elected to Mayor of Burlington as a Socialist, electing down-ticket progressives to support him, and eventually breaking into Congress as an Independent.
At the People's Summit in Chicago this past weekend after Bernie Sanders addressed over 4000 activists and supporters from across the country, National Nurses United Director Roseann Demoro told the dozens of Draft Bernie members, "I want to thank all the Draft Bernie people, 'I'm with you.' Nurses are we with them? Are you all with us? As I say heroes aren't made, their cornered." The endorsement from one of the most prominent Sanders supporters provides another boost to a movement started in February 2017 by former Outreach Coordinator for the Bernie Sanders Campaign Nick Brana.
What follows is Part 2 of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, frequently using Powell’s own words, which instead offers a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages the corporate oligarchy has committed on the American people and restore the freedoms and protections to which we are entitled.
On a macro-scale, the academic and political exploration of the “Sanders Phenomenon,” which are a series of events that unleashed a populist wave of democratic socialist political ideology within the U.S. electorate, has been mostly ignored. The purpose of this research is to explore, compare, and draw similarities in each author’s analysis to build a concise understanding of how the paradigm of previous generations’ support for neoliberal policies have affected the political revolution we experience today.
The Tom Perez and Bernie Sanders unity tour is forcing people like me to wonder if it's meant to create unity, or the illusion of it?" The unclear answer points to a much more foundational problem.
In episode 2 of the Real Progressives web-series, the team breaks down Obama and the Dakota Pipeline.
As much as we respect Sen. Sanders for starting this Revolution, the formation and organization of Our Revolution has proven to be unnecessarily messy and ineffective in doing what we believed the organization would do: support down-ticket Progressive candidates.
This year, we have seen some of the strangest phenomena in politics in a very long time. From Trump basically inserting his foot in his mouth every time he speaks to Clinton’s gross misappropriation of government emails, it has not been any ordinary election. In fact, it’s a vital election season. We need to make sure to vote our consciences, and not be triangulated by the two corporate parties, their candidates, and the mainstream media; otherwise, we may never get another chance to correct our political system.