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The Other Swing Voter

Ibram X. Kendi The Atlantic
No one’s paying much attention to one chunk of the electorate that could prove decisive in 2020. To recognize the other swing voter is to decenter the white moderate in the body politic—where she and especially he has been positioned.

The End of the Voter-Consumer

Jesse A. Myerson The New Republic
The work of organizing a politically legible coalition of nonvoters is functionally the same as what’s needed for the left to win elections.

Trump Unbound, Bernie Surges, Hard Road Ahead

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
Iowa and New Hampshire were big wins for Bernie, but in neither state did his vote total reach 30%. Bernie will have to substantially expand his base if he is going to capture the nomination, not to mention succeed in beating Trump in November.

Tidbits - July 11, 2019 -Reader Comments: Building Unity to Defeat Trump; Concentration Camps; History and Left contributions; Arnautoff Mural; Syriza Lessons; Ida B. Wells; Lights for Liberty demonstrations; Beyond NAFTA 2.0; more

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Reader Comments: Building Unity to Defeat Trump; Concentration Camps; Debating History and contributions from the Left; Arnautoff Mural; Syriza Lessons; Ida B. Wells; Lights for Liberty demonstrations; Beyond NAFTA 2.0; Resources; Announcements; more

Korean Women Take On Trump

Christine Ahn Foreign Policy in Focus
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis recently made the Trump administration’s first overseas trip. His destination: South Korea and Japan. In South Korea, Mattis’ first stop, women demanding genuine human security are at the forefront of the resistance.

Struggle for Peace Links to All Movements

World Beyond War World Beyond War
Anti-war, immigrant rights and communities of color, environmental rights, LGBTQ and women's rights -- all and more are linked to real justice and peace.

How to Oppose the Coming Tide of Right-Wing Planned Parenthood Protests

Katie Klabusich Truthout
Instead of demonstrating outside of Planned Parenthood, Joyce Arthur, executive director of Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC), suggests demonstrating outside a "crisis pregnancy center" -- one of the fake clinics run by ideologically extreme religious groups -- or at the office of a local anti-choice group. Also on her list are public areas like city hall.
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