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The Left Needs A United Front In Every State

Anthony Thigpenn and Jon Liss Organizing Upgrade
There has been a growing movement of grassroots state power building independent political organizations (IPOs). Drawing lessons directly from this experience, the authors share three specific state-based strategies for organizers and activists.

Left Organizers Should Join the Fight for Impeachment

Claire Tran and Jacob Swenson-Lengyel Organizing Upgrade
As Congress returns to Washington, the impeachment proceedings are likely to gain steam. The authors argue the left can't afford to sit this fight out, but should be a part of the broad anti-Trump front working to protect and expand democracy.

Tidbits - Oct. 17, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment and Rule of Law; Sanders, Warren and Trolls; Biden corruption; Chicago Teachers Strike; Turkey, Kurds, Syria; "Glass Floor"; Housing; Stopping Workplace Sexual Harassment; Announcements

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Reader Comments: Impeachment and Rule of Law; Sanders, Warren and Trolls; Biden and corruption; Chicago Teachers Strike; Turkey, Kurds, Syria; "Glass Floor"; Housing; Puerto Rico; Resource: Stopping Workplace Sexual Harassment; Announcements (lots)

Tribal Sovereignty and the Struggle for Democracy in 2020

Jacob Swenson-Lengyel Organizing Upgrade
audience of Native Americans listening to Candidate Sanders In Indian Country, we’re in a political moment which is ripe for Native grassroots organizing, the best in my lifetime. Tribal sovereignty will only be realized for all Indian Nations with a broad and deep democratic system.

Sanders and Warren: The Need For a Progressive Front

The Organizing Upgrade Editorial Collective Organizing Upgrade
We believe that base building groups should assert themselves in the primary process and we believe firmly that the different decisions groups reach to endorse either Sanders or Warren should not produce irresolvable contradictions.

How Disinformation Could Sway the 2020 Election

Paul M. Barrett The Conversation
While foreign election interference has dominated discussion of disinformation, most intentionally false content targeting U.S. social media is generated by domestic sources.
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